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KHS track hosts West Valley
For only the second time this season, Kodiak High School’s track and field team faces outside opponents. The team is hosting West Valley Friday and Saturday at Joe Floyd Track and Field. Friday’s docket consists of a co-ed meet that begins with field events at 2:30 p.m., followed by running events at 3:15 p.m. Saturday’s schedule features a dual meet that starts with field events at 10 a.m., followed by running ev...
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KPD says goodbye to former K-9 officer
The Kodiak Police Department is mourning the loss of former K9 officer Max, who spent nearly eight years on the force until his retirement in 2014. According to Sgt. Michael Barnett, Max’s handler since 2006, “his old body just gave out on him.” Max came to Kodiak and began his career at KPD in December 2006, three months after Barnett traveled to Kasseburg Canine Training Center in Alabama to begin training as hi...
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Assembly prepares to decide on Chiniak trees
During an April 14 Kodiak Island Borough Assembly work session, Chiniak residents spoke up about what they want any logging in their area to look like. The assembly is due to vote at Thursday’s regular meeting on a contract for logging borough-owned trees burned last fall during the Twin Creeks Fire. Borough staff worked with the community group through its spokesman Scott Bonney during development of the contract...
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Pillans erases Kodiak track and field shot put record
With one smooth heave of the 12-pound shot put, Kordell Pillans erased the oldest standing record in Kodiak High School track and field history. Pillans’ second of three tosses during Saturday’s All-Comers Meet at Joe Floyd Track and Field landed 54 feet, 6 inches away from the circle, topping the old mark of 53-09.25, set by Floyd Galloway in 1973. “It was probably one of the easiest tosses for me that I have don...
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Public Safety Blotter: April 19
March 29 At 2:46 p.m., police warned a driver in the 200 block of Mill Bay Road to use turn signals when turning and say in his own lane when driving. At 2:50 a.m., police warned a driver in the 100 block of East Rezanof Drive for an improper lane change. At 5:38 a.m., a person in the 1900 block of Mill Bay Road received an automated IRS call and wanted the fraud call logged. At 9:59 a.m., a person requested polic...
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Nummer nets two titles
Josh Nummer scored a pair of first-place finishes to pace the Kodiak Kid Club Wrestling team at the Arctic Warriors Ultimate Challenge, April 8-9 in Wasilla. Nummer, wrestling in the cadet division in the 135- through 144-pound class, went 11-0 in the Greco Roman and freestyle tournaments. Truxton Troxell picked up a Greco title in the schoolboy division in the 174- through 188-pound class. In the freestyle compet...
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Kodiak Island Births: April 19
David Arturo Castro was born at 3:01 a.m. on April 11, 2016, to Dave and Ana Castro. He weighed 7 pounds, 2.3 ounces and was 19.5 inches long. His parents are originally from Guatemala and California and now live in Kodiak. The baby’s mother works at Petro Marine Service, and the baby’s father works in construction. Grandparents are Zoila Aguilar from El Salvador and Berni Garcia from Guatemala.
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Outdoor Kodiak: Rust spot sounds death knell for hooks
The first fishing trip of the season can be challenging. It seems that no matter how much you plan ahead and assemble your gear, you always discover you forgot something once you’re on the water. Or alongside it. For my wife, this year it was her waders. They were right by the door so she wouldn’t forget them, and they were still there waiting when we drove back home to retrieve them. For me it was the tackle box....
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City shifts investment work to committee
The Kodiak City Council is switching its financial investment process, removing the responsibility from resting entirely with the finance director and placing it with a committee of staff members who will select an investment manager. According to a memo in the city’s meeting information packet from Thursday, “Due to a slowly recovering economy, many investments are not providing substantial returns on investments...
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King Derby gets early start
The annual King Salmon Derby, sponsored by the Kodiak Association of Charterboat Operators and Discover Kodiak, is now under way. The 2016 derby officially opened Friday, earlier than last year’s May 1 start date. The closing date this year will be July 15. According to Discover Kodiak executive director Chastity McCarthy, the change in timeline was made in an effort to beef up the shoulder season of fishing in Ko...
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