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Hoka One One Postal National
Kodiak High School’s Rafael Bitanga competes in the Hoka One One Postal National, Saturday at Joe Floyd Track and Field. The Hoka One One is an event that pits cross country squads from around the nation against each other in a two-mile time trial — Kodiak runners ran 3,200 meters and then converted their times. Teams can compete anytime and submit times to Hoka’s website. The team’s top fives times gets added up ...
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OUTDOOR KODIAK: Snowshoe hares a challenge to find, target
While recent weather has been better suited for duck hunting, the close of the road system deer season signals the start of my favorite hunting season. In bluebird weather that usually spells poor duck hunting, so I happily switch to snowshoe hares. Even when the weather is poor I often hunt snowshoes instead. Best of all there’s no closed season and no bag limit, so you can hunt a lot. Snowshoe hunting is challen...
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Kodiak Island Births: Nov. 10
Westin Riley Christiansen was born at 1:55 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015, to Cassandra Walton and Wesley Christiansen. He weighed 5 pounds, 15.6 ounces and was 20 inches long. His mother is originally from Kodiak, and his father is originally from Old Harbor, and they now live in Kodiak. Grandparents are Ed Walton from Greensburg, Pennsylvania, Renate Walton from Ansbach, Germany, and Almeria Christiansen from ...
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Special session concludes
We wrapped up in Juneau as of Nov. 4, after what turned out to be a quick special session. When the governor compelled the Legislature to meet again it was to address three subjects. First, passage of legislation lifting the tax holiday on real property leased from the state containing threshold volumes of gas in order to ensure that producers are incentivized to commit their gas to Alaska liquid natural gas, or t...
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Swimmer of the Year: Lindquist nabs two state titles
Talon Lindquist displayed his diversity, while Marina Cummiskey extended a Kodiak streak at the state swimming and diving championships. The talented Kodiak High School sophomore touched the wall first in the 200-yard freestyle and the 100 butterfly during Saturday’s finals at Bartlett High School in Anchorage to help lead the Kodiak boys to a runner-up finish for the second consecutive season. The two state title...
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What next for mobile homes?
Kodiak Island Borough Assembly members have mixed opinions on what the next steps are in addressing mobile homes and parks as residents of Jackson Mobile Home Park prepare to move when the park closes in May 2016. Although it was not an agenda item at Thursday’s meeting, the assembly gave a wide variety of opinions on what the borough should or shouldn’t do during closing comments. Assembly member Larry LeDoux sai...
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Bycatch analysis deal put off due to higher cost
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly chose to postpone awarding a contract for economic analysis relating to Gulf of Alaska trawl bycatch alternatives over concerns about the cost and questions about city of Kodiak’s participation. The borough and city had planned to split the expected $30,000 cost equally, and the assembly had set aside $15,000 in its budget for the economic analysis. The contract with the selected...
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Bears claim third regional volleyball title in program history
After polishing off Wasilla in the Northern Lights Conference championship match, Kodiak volleyball players celebrated by piling on top of each other in the middle of Cliff Massie Court at Kenai High School. “They were pretty excited,” Kodiak coach Amy Willis said. “Every year it is a different group of girls with a different dynamic. This group is focused and hard working. They were very ecstatic. I turned around...
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Fish Factor: Expected Tanners fail to appear in west
The popular January Tanner crab fishery has been called off for the third year running throughout the Westward Region ( Kodiak, Chignik and the South Peninsula), leaving fishermen and managers wondering where all the crab has gone. State managers for several years have been tracking a huge plug of crab that appeared poised to enter the 2016 Tanner fishery, but based on this summer’s surveys, the crab have failed t...
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Garden Gate: Michael Ableman: author, farmer, inspiraion
As I sipped my coffee, a large British Columbia Ferry made its way through a narrow, rock-lined channel in front of the bed and breakfast we were staying in on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia. It was Oct. 11, an overcast day, the day before Canada’s Thanksgiving. Our hosts who lived upstairs, had provided a do-it-yourself breakfast in our fridge: a variety of muffins from a local bakery, strawberries, blueber...
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