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Santas to fill Kodiak streets in new fun run
Santa Claus is coming to Kodiak on Saturday. Check that. A hundred Santas are coming to Kodiak on Saturday. At least that is what Joe Bailor is hoping. Bailor, the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce economic development specialist, is the mastermind behind Kodiak’s newest fun run — the 5K Santa Run. Bailor is encouraging people to dress with holiday cheer for the event. “That is the whole point,” he said. “We want to make...
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Rural schools combine for success on volleyball court
Four village schools combined to make history last weekend. Students from Akhiok, Karluk, Larsen Bay and Ouzinkie combined to place third at the Southwest Region I Mixed 6 Volleyball Championships at Nikolaevsk near Homer. This was the first time a co-op team represented Kodiak Island at a regional tournament, rural schools principal Phil Johnson said. The team was called the Kodiak ESS Ravens. ESS stands for emer...
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Amazing Nature: Students study salmon near and far
Last Friday was the deadline, and with relief and a smile I clicked on the “send” icon on my email. Attached to the email addressed to the coordinator of the 2013 statewide Ocean Science “Tsunami” Bowl competition in Seward was the team research paper of the Kodiak High School team. After many weeks of work with the small group of students, it felt really good to send it off. The general topic was announced in ear...
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Time running out for rockfish appeal
The clock is ticking as Kodiak’s commercial fish processors consider whether to appeal a decision upholding new federal regulations covering rockfish. The Nov. 30 decision by Judge Marsha Pechman in the U.S. District Court for Western Washington, can be appealed to the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court within 60 days of the ruling. Without a decision in that timeframe, the rockfish program that began in 2012 will continue ...
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Ouzinkie fire department gets another gift
Ouzinkie's fire department has been continuing to upgrade its equipment with a recent donation of a radio from Aksala Electronics in Kodiak. On Nov. 30, Curt Law of Aksala traveled from Kodiak to Ouzinkie to install the narrow-band radio in the city's new fire truck. Law, a volunteer firefighter for Kodiak’s Bayside Fire Department, had heard Ouzinkie needed a radio for the new fire truck. Ouzinkie purchased the t...
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Playbook: Dec. 7
Today Wrestling: Kodiak at the Alaska Dual Tournament at South Anchorage High School, 4:30 p.m. Boys basketball: Kodiak blue/gold game at Kodiak High School, 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 Running: Santa 5K Run at Kodiak High School. Registration at 10 a.m., run at 11 a.m. Wrestling: Kodiak at the Alaska Dual Tournament at South Anchorage High School, 10:30 a.m.
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Perspective: My journey in El Salvador coming to an end
Sometimes a journey begins with an international airline ticket, a frantic call in the middle of the night, or just the opening of your front door. However they start, the accumulated little journeys make up the stories of our lives. I have been sharing my two-year journey in El Salvador with you, my Kodiak home, never expecting the end to come as suddenly as it has. In one week I’ll be flying towards the snow and...
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State shifts course on next generation of ferries
Citing increased costs, Gov. Sean Parnell has changed course on the Alaska Class Ferry project. Parnell announced Tuesday in Ketchikan that the state is ending design work on a proposed 350-foot ferry and is shifting its efforts toward two smaller ferries in the 250-foot to 300-foot range. The governor said recent cost estimates for the larger vessel, which originally stood at $120 million, came in at $150 million...
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Hughes competes at national swim meet
Ila Hughes is at her best when she is nervous.  Expect the Kodiak High School sophomore standout to be a bit nervous when she makes her national swimming debut today at the University of Tennessee.  Hughes is competing in the 2012 Speedo Winter Junior National Championships, an event she qualified for with a scorching fast 100-yard freestyle time at this year’s Alaska state championships.  The butterflies will be ...
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Book signing highlights second book swap
After the Kodiak Public Library Association raised almost $800 with its first-ever brewery book swap, KPLA has decided to try again. On Sunday after, the Kodiak Island Brewery will host another swap, with proceeds going to benefit the new library. The second edition, which runs 3-5 p.m., will be “bigger and better,” KPLA capital campaign manager Kelly Longrich said. The swap will be highlighted by the arrival of a...
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