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KHS boys third at Joe T. Classic
A career performance from Austin Frick kept Kodiak from going winless at the Joe T. Classic. The senior sharpshooter drained a career-high 31 points in a 78-55 victory over Juneau-Douglas in a boys basketball game Saturday at Lathrop High School in Fairbanks. Frick connected on eight of his team’s nine 3-pointers to help Kodiak snap its four-game losing streak. The Bears leave Fairbanks with a 5-5 record. The seni...
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Kodiak girls claim Joe T. title
Three tournaments, three trophies for the Kodiak girls basketball team. The Bears defended their title at the Joe T. Classic with three blowout victories at Lathrop High School in Fairbanks. Kodiak outscored Monroe, Lathrop and Juneau a combined 177-46 en route to claiming its third tournament title this season. The Bears won the Lady T-Bird Classic in December and the Joe Floyd/Era Aviation Winter Classic Basketb...
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Garden Gate: Garden trends in 2014
People have been tilling the earth and tending gardens for thousands of years. So when I scanned the Garden Media’s 2014 Garden Trends Report, I thought wow, what do trends have to do with real-life gardening? I mean, really, in Kodiak? Admittedly, trend-checking can give us a fresh look, something to aspire to; or maybe just a good laugh. For example, the Garden Writers Association tagged composting as a 2014 tre...
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Preventing tragedy from happening
To the editor: On a recent afternoon my faithful companion, Miss Mutt, and I went for a walk along the road from the Abercrombie parking lot to Miller Point. Earlier it had been snowing lightly, and the nearby lake was beautiful with a light layer of snow covering the unsightly ice cracks and subsurface water currents that had been visible the day before. Temperatures were in the low 30s with no wind. About one-ei...
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Woman indicted for drugs
A Kodiak woman has been indicted for her alleged involvement in distributing meth in Kodiak. On Thursday, a Kodiak Grand Jury indicted Janice Alexanderoff, 25, on two counts of second-degree drugs misconduct with intent to deliver (a class A felony), one count of second-degree weapons misconduct for a drug crime (a class B felony), and one count of third-degree drugs misconduct with intent to deliver (a class B fe...
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Torrential overnight rain causes widespread landslides
Torrential rainfall has caused widespread landslides across the Kodiak road system. As of 10:15 a.m. Friday morning, Rezanof Drive between Coast Guard Base Kodiak and the Kodiak Island Fairgrounds was reopened. It had been closed for about two hours. Other landslides have been reported on Cope Street, Alder Lane and Natalya Way. City officials have encouraged homeowners on Natalya and Alder to leave their homes un...
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'Neigh' to brands
Last week, Rep. Mike Chenault of Kenai introduced a measure that would erase a bit of Alaska’s ranching history. House Bill 231, if approved by the Alaska Legislature, would eliminate the state’s duty to register cattle brands, a small change that may have big implications for Southwest Alaska. According to the Alaska Division of Agriculture, Southwest Alaska (including Kodiak and the Aleutians) has 8,800 of the s...
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Demolished home still causing issues
The house is gone, but problems remain. On Thursday night, the Kodiak City Council voted unanimously to place a lien on 1118 Mission Road, former site of a condemned home the city demolished last fall. According to city records, more than $27,000 in taxpayer money was spent demolishing a home considered dangerous as far back as 2001. During the meeting, owner Dolores Padilla-Kairaiuak testified by phone from Ancho...
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Observer program leaders say first year was successful
Spectators observed a calm scene Thursday morning as fishermen and fisheries managers met to discuss the progress of the new federal fisheries observer program. The tone of the meeting was a far cry to contentious debates that preceded implementation of the program last year. “Overall, it looks like the fishermen and the agency seem to be working pretty well together,” said city councilman and Terry Haines, who at...
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KIVC takes team to Anchorage
The nine ladies on the Kodiak Island Volleyball Club team traveling to Anchorage this weekend have become expert bakers. The group organized numerous bake sales to pay their way to Saturday’s tournament put on by the Midnight Sun Volleyball Club. “Some of them are getting there,” coach Merissa Koller-Williams said about her team’s cooking skills. Kodiak is the only squad flying to the competition, as the field inc...
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