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Watermelons might become part of Kodiak’s future
While scientists are trying to predict the consequences of climate change, some regions are said to fare much better than others as safe havens from floods, droughts and storms. California and the Southwest are not safe zones due to drought and wildfires. And you can forget much of the East Coast, too. Hurricanes and rising sea levels are predicted to turn much of the area into a flood zone by 2100, according to a...
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Coast Guard responds to grounded barge
A 382-foot barge that officials said could potentially be carrying more than 2 million gallons of fuel products went aground Saturday about two miles from Kodiak. There were no injuries and no signs of pollution issues, officials said. The U.S. Coast Guard responded to the barge, which ran aground while being towed by the Bismark Sea, a 124-foot tug, a Coast Guard news release said. The barge was successfully refl...
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Kodiak swimmers dominate at Region III Championships
It was a historic day for Kodiak’s swimming program at Saturday’s Region III Championships at Soldotna High School. The boys and girls cruised to team titles, while the Bears broke six regional records — four by the sibling duo of Tahna and Talon Lindquist, one by Ila Hughes and another in a relay. The girls picked up their eighth consecutive Region III title with 107 points, 39 points ahead of runner-up Soldotna....
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Kodiak third for seafood landings, officials say
Kodiak was third in the nation for both volume and value of commercial seafood landings last year, according to the 2013 Fisheries of the United States report released on Wednesday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Kodiak’s 426 million pounds of commercial seafood landings in 2013 were worth $154 million. Ahead of Kodiak on the volume list is Unalaska-Dutch Harbor, holding its first place spo...
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Jean Isbel (Perry) Rhines
Jean Isbel (Perry) Rhines Oct. 25, 1926 – Sept. 7, 2014 Jean Isbel (Perry) Rhines, 87, longtime resident of Kodiak, and most recently, Newport, Oregon, and Seattle, Washington, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sept. 7, 2014. She was born in Sprague, Washington, on Oct. 25, 1926 to Mary E. (McCaffery) and Harry W. Perry. Jean married Jack Rhines, in 1949, sharing 55 years of married life and adventures. They ...
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Death Notice: Alan Ryden
Memorial Service for Alan Ryden will take place 3 p.m. Sunday Nov. 2 at the Kodiak Baptist Mission “Heritage Center” (across from Mission Beach). Please bring a favorite Alaskan snack and story or memory to share.
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Public Safety Blotter: Oct. 31
October 17 • At 4:26 a.m., police conducted a bar check downtown. • At 7:12 a.m., after a 911 call from Pine Crescent Loop, a man was arrested on charges of hindering prosecution in the second degree. • At 8:05 a.m., a caller requested a subject removal on East Marine Way. A man left when police asked. • At 8:53 a.m., a caller reported someone spray-painted her vehicle the previous night. It’s under investigation....
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Kodiak volleyball hosts Palmer in crucial NLC matches
The Northern Lights Conference regular-season volleyball champion will be decided this weekend in Kodiak. The top two teams in the conference — Palmer and Kodiak — conclude the regular season with matches tonight and Saturday at Kodiak High School. Tonight’s match starts at 7 p.m., while Saturday’s begins at 1:30 p.m. Palmer enters with a 7-1 mark, while Kodiak sits at 6-2. The Bears must sweep the Moose to grab t...
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Seniors make their marks
One of Jimmy Fallon’s biggest fan clubs resides right here on Kodiak Island. The segment on his television show called “Ew” has become a hit with the Kodiak High School volleyball team, especially among the seven seniors who will be appearing for the last time at home this weekend against Palmer. They watch the comedy sketch that mocks high school girls every chance they get, even if that means before a match. Som...
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Tapestry: Leonard Helgason will be remembered as friend, mentor
Leonard Helgason thought the world of Tiger Lew. Nicknamed for his exotic hunting experiences in far-off places, Lew was a popular man in the village of Afognak, where he settled down. He gave candy to the kids and, better yet, told them funny, exciting stories. But one Christmas long ago, Tiger sorely disappointed Leonard. Santa Claus had come to town and, as expected, he sat children on his knee and asked what t...
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