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Playbook: May 9
Thursday, May 9 Softball: Kodiak vs. Bartlett in Anchorage, 7:30 p.m. Junior varsity vs. West Anchorage, 5:45 p.m. Friday, May 10 Baseball: Kodiak vs. Homer, 1 p.m.; vs. Wasilla, 7 p.m. at Wasilla. Junior varsity vs. Wasilla, 4 p.m. Softball: Kodiak vs. Service, 5:45 p.m.; vs. Dimond, 7:30 p.m. in Anchorage. Junior varsity vs. South Anchorage, 4 p.m. Track: Kodiak at the Region III Championships at Nikiski High Sc...
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Kodiak 4-H Emerald Isle equestrian team qualifies for nationals
On April 25, seven young women, their chaperones and head coach traveled to Fairbanks to compete in the 2013 Alaska State 4-H Horse Contest. The Kodiak 4-H Emerald Isle Equestrian team consisting of Madison Moir, Amanda Blott, Taylor Nicklas, Astrid Schick, Ali Kostelecky, Mallory Arnold and Sydney Mutch, aged 13 to 17, had been preparing for months studying horse knowledge (hippology) and horse judging with their...
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Crab festival without crab
Call it the Surimi Festival. The 55th annual Kodiak Crab Festival will not live up to its name. With time running out to register for space at the festival, no vendor has announced intentions to sell crab. There will be plenty of salmon and halibut, but no snow crab, no Tanner crab and no king crab. Kadie Walsh, a Crab Festival planner for the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce, said even with the late date, there’s still...
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Navy SEALS request use of state land
The U.S. Navy is planning to land on Kodiak Island. According to the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, the Navy’s special warfare center at Spruce Cape has requested permission to conduct brief training exercises on state land throughout the Kodiak road system. “The sites will be used for Navy SEAL training purposes up to six times per year,” the request form states. The Navy has long mounted training missio...
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Aleutian Homes project cheaper than anticipated
A project to replace water and sewer piping in the Aleutian Homes district is turning out to be cheaper than originally estimated, and the city of Kodiak is benefiting. On Tuesday night, the Kodiak City Council heard a proposal to enlarge the fifth phase of the project replacing 50-year-old water and sewer piping in Aleutian Homes. Bids for the project came in almost $400,000 below budget earlier this year, and in...
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Earth Day Triathlon registration ends Thursday
Time is running out to sign up for Saturday’s Earth Day Triathlon. The last day to register for Kodiak’s only triathlon is Thursday. The triathlon has been a Kodiak tradition since 1985. Participants have to navigate a 1 kilometer swim at the Kodiak Community Pool (22 laps), a 5-kilometer run and a 20-kilometer bike ride. The race begins at 10 a.m. The running course is being changed this year because of the const...
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Public Safety Blotter: May 8
Friday, May 3 • At 12:14 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Marine Way. • At 1:25 a.m., an intoxicated man was given a disorderly complaint warning. • At 2:15 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Trident Basin Road. • At 2:49 a.m., a man received a citation for no proof of insurance. • At 3:37 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Chichenof Street. • At 3:45 a.m., a man received a citation for driving witho...
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Local groups receive recognition for recycling efforts
Island Trails Network and Main Elementary have been honored by Alaskans for Litter Prevention and Recycling for their recycling efforts. ITN received ALPAR’s most prestigious award, the 2012 Joe Gulley President’s Award for Outstanding Leadership. The award is named for longtime ALPAR supporter and president Joe Gulley, who passed away in 2008, and is awarded to an organization or individual for outstanding servic...
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Billions of cicadas will take over the East Coast
WASHINGTON (AP) — Any day now, billions of cicadas with bulging red eyes will crawl out of the earth after 17 years underground and overrun the East Coast. The insects will arrive in such numbers that people from North Carolina to Connecticut will be outnumbered roughly 600-to-1. Maybe more. Scientists even have a horror-movie name for the infestation: Brood II. But as ominous as that sounds, the insects are harml...
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New owners at local businesses
Spring is a time of change and some local businesses in Kodiak have also changed hands and locations. Sara Bruce took over as the new owner of Kodiak Canvas Company, located at 2414 Mill Bay Road. She runs the business part-time and also works as a school counselor at Main Elementary part-time. This is Bruce’s first business, and she said the company was a good fit for her because it combined her interests. “I was...
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