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Swimming hosts SoHi; Vball off to Colony
Kodiak’s volleyball team returns to action today in the Mat-Su Valley. The Bears take on the Colony Knights at 6:30 p.m. and then again at 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Both matches count in the Northern Lights Conference standings. Kodiak is 0-2 in the NLC after dropping a pair of matches to Soldotna two weeks ago. Colony has yet to play a conference game, but is 1-0 after opening with a win against 3A Grace Christian las...
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Amazing Nature: Mysterious sea star wasting disease may be here
Have you visited your favorite touch tank on Near Island recently? If yes, I am sure you noticed the eerie absence of one of the most common and endearing organisms that every child and many adults cherish: the sea stars. What happened to the sea stars? Usually, when a child at the touch tank asks a question it is something innocent and simple that we have an answer to. The question about what happened to the sea ...
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Amazing Nature: Mysterious sea star wasting disease may be here
Have you visited your favorite touch tank on Near Island recently? If yes, I am sure you noticed the eerie absence of one of the most common and endearing organisms that every child and many adults cherish: the sea stars. What happened to the sea stars? Usually, when a child at the touch tank asks a question it is something innocent and simple that we have an answer to. The question about what happened to the sea ...
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Uyak land eyed for EVOS fund preservation
As one timbering contract on Afognak Island nears its end, some are hoping funds from the Exxon Valdez oil spill settlement can save a portion of the property from logging. The land in question is located near Paramanof Bay near Thorsheim Lake. Sockeye and coho salmon run in a stream on the property, currently owned by Uyak Natives, Inc. Harbor seals, Kodiak bears, harlequin ducks and elk are among the species to ...
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Hampster balls, beer new at fair
The annual Kodiak Rodeo and State Fair is this weekend with promises of fun for the whole family with a new children’s play area, on- and off-island roping and bull-riding talent, and lots of food. “There’s going to be a pie-eating contest both days, and we are looking for tug o’ war teams, male and female,” said Joan Levenson, secretary for the rodeo and state fair board. New this year is the Kodiak Maritime Muse...
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Evidence submitted for new trial, motion timeline pushed back
Attorneys for the United States have an extra two weeks to respond to Wild Alaskan-owner Darren Byler’s motion for a new trial. Byler’s attorney filed a motion on Aug. 22 asking for a new trial. The U.S. attorney’s office had until Monday to file a response, but filed a motion of their own that day asking to extend the deadline two weeks until Sept. 12, a motion that was unopposed by Byler’s attorney, John Cashion...
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Alaska State Troopers: Sept. 1
Aug. 27 At approximately 9:30 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a hit-and-run motor vehicle crash on Buskin River Road. Investigation revealed a red 2002 Toyota Tacoma parked on the shoulder of the road sustained minor damage to the front passenger side. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Alaska State Troopers at 486-4121 or Crime Stoppers at 486-3113.
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Public Safety Blotter: Sept. 1
July 23 Police warned a driver in the Chichenof Street and Bartel Avenue area for having an unilluminated license plate. Police arrested a man in the 400 block of Hillside Drive on suspicion of violating conditions of release. At 3 a.m., police received a report of a fight in progress in the 300 block of Marine Way. Most were gone when police arrived. One man did not want to pursue charges, and refused medical hel...
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Hautala resigns as KHS wrestling coach
Mike Hautala’s stint as Kodiak High School wresting coach was brief. Hautala resigned after one season, said Debbie Rohrer, Kodiak Island Borough School District’s director of student activities. With the wrestling season starting at the end of September, the school is in the process of hiring Hautala’s replacement. “We are going to start doing the interviews for it,” Rohrer said Wednesday afternoon. In his only s...
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Week in Words: Singing the way to softer, gentler platform
49ers’ quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the national anthem as a protest against the current state of race relations in the U.S. has stoked all sorts of responses to the purpose of the tradition (it is a tradition, not a mandate), and to the anthem itself. “Anthem” comes from the Old English “ontemn” or “antefn” and generally referred to a song sung “antiphonally,” though most antiphonic songs a...
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