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KHS boys swim team deep with talent
Kodiak’s boys swim team heads into the 2014 season with a lot of expectations. The Bears return most of their swimmers from last year’s squad and added nationally-ranked freshman Talon Lindquist to the mix. Kodiak has the talent to make a push to claim the program’s first boys state team title. “They have heard enough from me that nobody is giving us anything — and we haven’t done anything,” Kodiak coach John Lind...
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Swimmers flock to the pool
While Kodiak High School’s football team is lacking in players, Kodiak’s swim team is not. The 2014 swimming and diving team has 48 athletes — the most since John Lindquist took over the program in the early 2000s. “The program has developed itself,” he said. “Kids hear about what we do, and I don’t think kids are afraid to work.” The team has two practices a day, and Lindquist said close to 30 students show up fo...
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Lindquist, Hughes set for final swimming season
Kodiak High School’s girls swimming program has been blessed to have the top two swimmers in the state the past three seasons. Seniors Tahna Lindquist and Ila Hughes are determined to give their school one more season to remember as the 2014 schedule kicks into gear with Friday and Saturday home meets against Soldotna. Friday’s meet begins at 6 p.m. at the Kodiak Community Pool, while Saturday’s starts at 10 a.m. ...
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Opinion: Rockets must go up from somewhere
Less than one week ago, an experimental American rocket blew up shortly after launch. No one near the Texas launch site was injured, but SpaceX, the commercial space travel company, suffered a setback to its reusable booster program. A few days later, night owls in Kodiak saw the flash and heard the kaboom when a rocket carrying an experimental Army weapon blew up over Narrow Cape. Both these failures go to show, ...
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Alaska State Troopers: Aug. 28
August 14 • Alaska Wildlife Troopers cited a hunter for taking a doe deer during a closed season and using a rimfire (.22 caliber) cartridge to take big game. August 19 • Wildlife Troopers contacted a man who had been driving a pickup trick across the American River, which they had found out about from social media posts. The man was issued a summons to appear in court for operating a vehicle in a salmon stream. A...
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Public Safety Blotter: Aug. 28
August 28 • Around 1:10 a.m., police conducted three bar checks downtown. • At 2:11 a.m., police responded to a suspicious vehicle on Mill Bay Road and warned the driver to get an Alaska driver’s license. • At 7:17 a.m., police cited a driver in the Benny Benson and Rezanof Drives area for speeding. • At 7:53 a.m., a caller reported a traffic hazard on Mission Road. Patrolling officers were advised. • At 12:24 p.m...
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Council talks Mission Road parking, downtown, economic development at work session
At their Tuesday work session, the Kodiak City Council discussed prohibiting parking on the uphill side of Mission Road, discussed the downtown revitalization project and economic development. At tonight’s regular meeting, a resolution allowing the Kodiak Police Department to place signs prohibiting parking on the northwest or uphill side of the street from 12th Avenue to Erskine Avenue will be introduced for firs...
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UN Agenda 21 book author to speak in Kodiak
The author of a book about U.N. Agenda 21 is coming to Kodiak to speak on Friday. Agenda 21 is a non-binding sustainability plan for the world created in 1992 by the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development. Rosa Koire regularly travels to give talks about Agenda 21, and was invited to Kodiak by Jamie Fagan. The UN’s website describes it as “a comprehensive plan of action to be taken globally, nati...
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Aftermath ~ Patches of discolored ground at Launch complex
Aircraft are prohibited from flying closely over the Kodiak Launch Complex at Narrow Cape in the aftermath of Monday’s failed launch for an experimental weapon test by the U.S. Army. The Federal Aviation Administration issued a notice to airmen (NOTAM) on Tuesday morning defining a circle with a radius of two nautical miles around the launch pad where unauthorized aircraft are prohibited below 2,000 feet. The rest...
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Governor candidates to debate fisheries on Thursday
Thursday will see an influx of politicians as Sean Parnell, Bill Walker and Byron Mallott come to Kodiak for the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce’s gubernatorial debate. Sean Parnell is the incumbent Republican governor. Byron Mallott is the Democrat candidate, and Bill Walker is the Independent candidate. “It should be pretty lively,” said Laine Welch, the debate organizer. There will be questions chosen ahead of time,...
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