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School board named top in state
The Kodiak Island Borough school board was named the best in the state last week by the Association of Alaska School Boards. AASB presented the Kodiak school board with the Outstanding School Board of the Year Award at the organization’s 60th annual conference on Nov. 9 in Anchorage. The award was based on the school board’s work over the last 12 months. “I think it’s a recognition of student achievement in Kodiak...
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Summer without bears

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Kodiak goes 1-1 on first day of 4A state volleyball tournament
The dream of winning a 4A state volleyball title isn’t dead. It just got a lot harder to achieve. Hours after Kodiak earned its first state tournament win in more than a decade, perennial powerhouse South Anchorage swept the Bears out of the winners’ bracket, 28-26, 25-21, 25-21, in a quarterfinal match at the state championships Thursday evening at Chugiak High School. Now, Kodiak must fight through the losers’ b...
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Leo Soucy
Leo Soucy, 69, passed away Nov. 12, 2013 at Elmendorf Richardson Air Force Base in Anchorage. Services for Leo Soucy will be held at the Rendezvous Bar on Saturday. Inquire within for details. Leo's daughter and brother will attend. Please visit.
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Warmer than normal weather beats 1986 record
Winter hasn’t hit Kodiak yet. Unusually warm weather took down a 27-year-old record on Thursday when temperatures reached 59 degrees. Measurements taken by the National Weather Service show Kodiak broke the record at 4:36 a.m., said Ray Miller with the National Weather Service in Kodiak. The previous record for Nov. 14 was 54 degrees set in 1986. The National Weather Service said to expect warmer than normal tempe...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Cold
Pat’snarluni - Cold Uksumi pat’snartaartuq. - It is always cold in the winter. The Kodiak Archipelago lies in a maritime environment. Despite the region’s northern latitude, encircling ocean waters and prevailing weather keep air temperatures mild by Alaska standards. At sea level, Kodiak’s temperatures typically range from 40° to 60° Fahrenheit (4.4°–15.6° Celsius) in summer and hover around freezing (32° Fahrenh...
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In the Courts: Nov. 15
Dismissals A charge of fourth-degree assault against Clayton Zeeder, 39, was dismissed Nov. 4. Assault • Marcus Benton, 23, pleaded guilty to third-degree assault. He was sentenced to 36 months in jail (28 months suspended), and was fined $5,000 ($4,000 suspended). Benton will be on probation for three years once he is released. • Christina Lloyd, 24, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree assault. She was sentenced to 3...
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Get out and recycle for America Recycles Day
Friday is America Recycles Day. If you do not already recycle, this would be an auspicious day to start your program. Recycling saves resources, energy and pollution. Aluminum for example, an element, comes from bauxite. Although bauxite is plentiful, aluminum exists in it as particles. The bauxite must be extracted in tremendous volume (environment, energy, pollution), it has to be crushed to fine particles (ener...
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Tapestry: David Sharp gets ‘rush’ out of communication
Communication has come a long way since the days when Kodiak Islanders vociferously paddled their kayaks from village to village to relay an important message. Today cell phones, the Internet and other quick ways of getting the word out are becoming so common that we take them for granted. The Alutiiq couriers felt the urgency of the message in their arms as they rowed, and in their lungs as they caught their brea...
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Kodiak wrestling begins new season
The three-month wrestling season begins today for Kodiak. The Bears are partaking in the Peninsula Duals at Nikiski High School, an event the team placed second at a year ago. Many of the wrestlers from last year are back, which should not only set up for a good showing this weekend, but for the entire season. “We are looking pretty good region-wise,” third-year Kodiak coach Sean Costello said. “Even state-wise, I...
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