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Alaska Science Forum: On the track of the wolverine
As I skied on a frozen river, a hairy creature trotted toward me. When the wolverine spotted me, it popped up in the air like an antelope, landed like a cat, and bounced away into the high country of the Wrangell Mountains. Nicknamed the devil bear, woods devil or carcajou, the wolverine has a Latin name, Gulo gulo, that means “glutton.” The Koyukon Indians have a better name, “doyon,” from the Russian “toyon,” wh...
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Playbook: March 18
Thursday, March 20 Boys basketball: Kodiak vs. West Anchorage at the 4A state championships at Sullivan Arena in Anchorage, 5:15 p.m. Girls basketball: Kodiak vs. Dimond at the 4A state championships at Sullivan Arena in Anchorage, 8:45 p.m.
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Fried brings state experience to the hardwood
Kodiak’s Levi Fried is used to competing on the big stage. Last year, the junior won the 800-meter state title and was part of the Bears’ state championship track and field team. Fried has also competed at the state cross country and wrestling championships. He is set to add another sport to his state championship credentials. Fried is a backup guard on the Kodiak boys basketball team that opens the 4A state tourn...
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Frick returns to state
Austin Frick is going to finish his Kodiak High School basketball career at the same place it started — the 4A state championships. After playing at state his freshman year, Frick didn’t think it would take until his senior year for him to be making a return trip to Sullivan Arena. “With our teams, I pretty much expected it, but we had a couple struggles at the end of the year,” Frick said. Kodiak did not struggle...
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The boys state basketball field
No. 1 West Anchorage Key wins — Lathrop, Service (three times), East Anchorage, Thunder Mountain. Losses — Monroe Catholic (twice), Anchorage Christian, Dimond and East Anchorage. No. 2 Lathrop Key wins — East Anchorage, Kodiak, West Valley, Colony Losses — West Anchorage, Monroe, West Valley. No.3 Service Key wins — Kodiak, East Anchorage (twice), Thunder Mountain Losses — Thunder Mountain, Monroe, West Anchorage...
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Alumni update: Dunbar’s Oregon Ducks claim national indoor track title
Trevor Dunbar can now add NCAA national champion to his already impressive resume. On Saturday, Dunbar’s University of Oregon Ducks hoisted the men’s NCAA Indoor Track and Field championship trophy in Albuquerque, N.M. The Ducks amassed 62 points, eight points ahead of runner-up Arkansas. Dunbar played a big role in helping Oregon seal its first title since 2009. The senior from Kodiak ran the final leg on Oregon’...
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Public Safety Blotter: March 18
Wednesday, March 12 • Around 1:25 a.m., three bar checks were conducted downtown. • At 2:22 a.m., a driver on E. Rezanof Drive was cited for no proof of insurance. • At 5:08 a.m., an officer stopped a vehicle on Birch/Hemlok and advised them to clear ice and snow from their windshield before driving off. • At 5:13 a.m., a driver on Shelikof Street was given a warning for a stop sign violation. • At 5:41 a.m., an o...
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Michael J. Winegarden
Former Kenai/Soldotna area resident Michael J. Winegarden, 43, died Sunday, March 9, 2014, at his home in Redmond, Wash. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Saturday, March 22, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Kenai.  Bishop Matthew Quiner will officiate.  Burial will be in the Kenai City Cemetery immediately following the funeral. Mike was born June 27, 1970 in Fairbanks, Alaska.  He moved with h...
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Austerman files for father’s House seat
Current Kodiak Island Borough Assembly member Carol Austerman announced her candidacy as a Republican for the Alaska House of Representatives District 32 seat on Monday. Under the recently enacted redistricting plan, District 32 will be the district including Kodiak, which is now in District 35. Austerman aims to succeed her father, Alan Austerman, as the representative for Kodiak, Yakutat and other Gulf of Alaska...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Take advantage of longer days in hunt for hares
Long seasons tend to fall under the radar. You start off with enthusiasm for the renewed opportunity, but slowly other interests take over. The season is still open, but you’ve moved on to other things. And finally, with little fanfare, the season has passed. Consider silver salmon as a prime example. Hopeful anglers almost literally pace the shores in anticipation of their arrival late in August. Yet most quit fi...
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