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17-year-old crowned rodeo's top female rider
Before the start of the Kodiak State Fair and Rodeo, Dakota Evans encountered a major problem — a stubborn horse. Ivory, her 7-year-old horse, wouldn’t stop bucking and kicking. Call it stage fright. When the lights went on, Ivory became the star of the show. “She completely turned around for it,” said Evans, who was pretty good herself. Evans, 17, rode her pal Ivory to the all-around cowgirl title, an award given...
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Former Kodiak setnetter takes on Don Young for congressional seat
A former Kodiak setnetter has announced his candidacy for Alaska’s lone seat in the House of Representatives, hoping to unseat 42-year incumbent Don Young. Paul Hannan, a recent law-school graduate who took the Alaska Bar exam last July, said he would be campaigning to bring back statesmanship in the congressional seat. “He’s a little brash,” Hannan, 51, said, referring to Young. “In other words, I think he doesn’...
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Sea Stories: Whaling for NASA on the Tom and Al
In last month’s column, I wrote about a 1914 expedition to the high Arctic whose people were rescued by the King and Winge, a historic fishing vessel known to many in Kodiak as a crab fishing boat, from the 1970s until it sank in the Bering Sea in 1994. Not quite as famous, but still well known in Kodiak and similar in looks to the King and Winge, was the Tom and Al, which had its own colorful life. Launched as th...
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KAC welcomes three new members at annual meeting
The Kodiak Arts Council welcomed three new members to its board of directors following elections during the organization’s annual meeting, Sunday at the Kodiak Public Library. New to the board are Ella Saltonstall, Marc Ignacio and Barbara Russell. They join continuing directors Cece Esparza, Melony Lechner, Mike Wall, Veronica Costa-Bolton, Wes Hanna, Skip Bolton, Laurie Murdock, Anthony White and Mary Beth Loewe...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Deer in tough weather
When I say “tough weather” you might picture the kinds of conditions that make people uncomfortable. Wind, rain, cold, and more. Deer certainly are affected by weather, but not the same weather in the same way as we are. Knowing the difference can yield big dividends when putting venison on freezer shelves. It pays to be able to read the weather and know how the deer will respond. It also pays to head out the door...
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Kodiak drops from football rankings
Kodiak’s stay in the Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network football poll was a short one. The Bears fell out of the rankings just a week after appearing in the medium-small school poll for the first time since 2013. Kodiak, ranked No. 5 last week, suffered a 46-18 loss to Kenai that dropped the Bears to 2-1 on the season (1-1 in the Northern Lights Conference). Kodiak only trailed by eight points midway through the t...
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Teeing Off: Former KHS football star tackles cows
When I entered the Dean Blake Arena to cover the Kodiak State Fair and Rodeo, I did a double take. Was that really Stuart McFarland dressed as a cowboy attempting to tackle a cow? After rubbing my eyes, I confirmed it was. For those new to the island, let me give you a brief history lesson on who Stuart McFarland is. For longtime residents enjoy the trip down memory lane. McFarland, a 2007 Kodiak High School gradu...
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Alumni update: Sabado returns to the court
Former Kodiak High School volleyball star Maureen Sabado helped a squad of University of Alaska Anchorage alumni upset the Seawolves’ current team Saturday at the Alaska Airlines Center. Sabado, who graduated from UAA last fall, powered down 10 kills in the alumni’s 3-1 (25-22, 15-25, 25-22, 15-13) win. Coaches voted this year’s UAA squad as the preseason favorite to win the Great Northwest Athletic Conference aft...
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Kodiak Island Births: Sept. 1
Silas Atkin Flett was born at 5:44 p.m. on Aug. 21, 2015, to Jesse and Rabecka Flett. He weighed 9 pounds and was 21.5 inches long. His parents are originally from Oklahoma and Idaho and now live in Kodiak. The baby’s mother works at U.S.C.G Aids to Navigation Team Kodiak, and the baby’s father works at U.S.C.G. Air Station Kodiak, 65 shop. Also welcoming him to the family is Paisley Flett. Grandparents are Jane F...
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UPDATE: 56 firefighters securing 30 homes in Chiniak
Update, 7:13 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 30: Almost 60 firefighters, backed by a helicopter, focused on securing about 30 homes in Chiniak on Sunday as winds gusted around the areas scorched by the wildfire that burned two homes and the local library. Phillip Bydenburg, the state Division of Forestry’s On Scene Incident commander, said 56 personnel were attacking the fire Sunday and 20 more firefighters were expected to jo...
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