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Kodiak Island Births: Sept. 8
Andrei F. Garcia was born at 5:42 p.m. on Aug. 27, 2015 to Andres Garcia Jr. and Flordeliza Garcia. He weighed 6 pounds, 1 ounce and was 19 1/4 inches long. His parents are originally from the Philippines and now live in Kodiak. The baby’s mother works at Walmart Pharmacy and the baby’s father works at Ocean Beauty Seafoods. Grandparents are Romie and Flora Fruto in Kodiak who are originally from the Philippines a...
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Kodiak spikers sweep Colony
After Colony scored the first five points of Kodiak’s season-opening volleyball match, fans might have been questioning coach Amy Willis’ bold preseason prediction that her squad was going to win regions. They weren’t questioning the veteran coach after the dust settled. Kodiak steamrolled Colony in a pair of Northern Lights Conference matches at Kodiak High School, winning 25-16, 25-15, 25-10 on Friday and 25-15,...
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Mary Brown wiped away tears Tuesday while talking about the fire that burned her home in Chiniak. Brown said she experienced the community’s generosity after a wildfire struck Chiniak last week. “There has been some really wonderful, giving, compassionate people since we had the fire, people that I don’t know,” she said. She said help came from the Kodiak Red Cross and from ordinary citizens. A Kodiak resident eve...
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Chiniak fire reaches 50 percent containment, burn ban still in effect
The Twin Creeks Fire, known locally as the Chiniak fire, is 50 percent contained, the Kodiak Police Department announced Thursday. Latest figures show the size of the fire at 4,868 acres, 400 acres fewer than a previous estimate of 5,268 acres. Rains on Thursday have an upside and a downside for firefighters working in Chiniak, according to Jim Schwarber, public information officer with the Alaska Division of Fore...
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Friday prep results
Kodiak's boys swept the top three spots to win the Fort Abercrombie Invitational Friday at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park. Junior Keith Osowski picked up his first career victory with a 5-kilometer time of 16 minutes, 37 seconds, while Michael Parnell was second in 16:44 and Jack Hannah third in 17:20. The Bears finished with 28 points, while Homer had 48 and East Anchorage 69. Homer's girls placed five ru...
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Smartphone app helps identify invasive weeds
A new smartphone application makes it easier for botanists and researchers to identify invasive plant species across Alaska. The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service with the University of Georgia and other partners developed the new app, Alaska Weed ID, which was released in late August. Gino Graziano, invasive plants instructor for UAF CES, said a mobile app was the natural progression in...
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KANA president meets Obama, talks about issues confronting Alaska communities
The president and CEO of Kodiak Area Native Association was among Alaska Native leaders who participated in a roundtable discussion with President Obama in Anchorage on Monday as the U.S. leader kicked off his three-day Alaska trip. Andy Teuber said Alaska native leaders spent an hour with Obama during which they discussed several issues confronting Alaska native communities, including health care. “We had the cha...
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Kodiak football travels to Soldotna
Thirty-two teams have tried. Thirty-two teams have failed. Kodiak’s goal in Saturday’s Northern Lights Conference football contest at top-ranked Soldotna is simple: not to become the 33rd straight team to fall victim to the Stars. “We are going up there to try and steal a win from them,” Kodiak first-year coach Bill McGuire said. “I know who they are and I have seen the things they have done.” What Soldotna, a sch...
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TAPESTRY: Daryl Horning came to the island during ‘wild and crazy’ time

Daryl Horning, retired Coast Guard aviation mechanic, came to Kodiak during a time when people did “wild and crazy” things. They were willing to take risks and, if their adventure didn’t turn out to their liking, at least they’d have a darn good story to tell. It was the peak of king crab fishing. Fishermen had lots of money that was burning holes in their pockets. “Their goal was to spend all of their money befor...
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Chiniak fire gets the rumor mill going
There is an old Chine Taoist fable — a story designed to have a moral — about an old farmer whose horse ran away one day. "What terrible luck you have," his neighbors all bemoaned. "Maybe so; maybe not," said the farmer, refusing to get all excited one way or the other, adding, "We'll see." A few days later the horse returned, with three mares following him. "What wonderful luck!" the same neighbors all told him. ...
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