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Rockin’ the diamond
Aaron Polasky is waiting for the perfect occasion to serenade his baseball teammates. The question is, when? “If we win state, maybe I will play them a song,” Kodiak’s senior third baseman said. If that happens, Kodiak coach James Arnold already knows what song he is going to request — the hallelujah Christmas song. It will be Christmas in June for the Kodiak baseball team — a state title accompanied with a victor...
May 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dry May causing capacity concerns for Monashka pump work shutdown
A dry May could put strains on city water capacity if water usage levels continue to be as high as they have been, the public works department warned the Kodiak City Council on May 20 Mark Kozak, the city’s public works director, told a council work session that above-average levels of water usage would strain Pillar Creek, the city’s secondary reservoir with the imminent work shutdown of Monashka Bay pump house h...
May 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fair weather expected for CrabFest
Kodiak’s CrabFest will likely be greeted with fair skies, highs in the 50s, some clouds, low winds and few chances of rain. The official forecast calls for partly cloudy skies most days, with highs in the 50s, lows in the 40s at night. “I don’t see any rain. The closest thing we get to rain is Friday afternoon the southern half of the island has a chance of showers. It’s halfway decent weather,” said Craig Eckert,...
May 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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City discusses possible sewer rate increase
A water and sewer expert proposed an across-the-board sewer rate increase for Kodiak City residents. Kurt Playstead, a water and sewer economist for C2HM Hill, told a Kodiak City Council work session on May 20 that a steady stream of rate increases totaling “roughly” 5 percent per year “with a little bit bigger bump in one year” would keep up with rising expenses and debt service levels. Kodiak ratepayers have not...
May 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Crab Festival Art Show opens Friday
The volunteer team behind the annual Crab Festival Art Show never knows what they have to put on exhibit until the evening before the big opening. "We usually have a variety of art from carving to quilting and everything in between," local artist Antoinette Walker said. "It's really exciting." The show opens Friday with a reception from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Kodiak Inn Harbor Room, featuring hors d'oeuvres and ...
May 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alaska State Troopers: May 22
Wednesday, May 14 Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance at a residence off of Perez Way. Investigation revealed a 31-year-old female of Kodiak assaulted a 31-year-old male at the residence causing physical injury. She was subsequently arrested for fourth-degree assault and transported to Kodiak Police Department Jail where no bail was set. Saturday, May 17 • At 1:15 a.m., Coast Guar...
May 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS baseball hosts Wasilla tonight
Kodiak’s baseball team faces Wasilla, the top team in the Southcentral Conference North Division, at 5 p.m. tonight at Baranof Field. Today’s game marks the beginning of a four-game homestand for Kodiak — the last home games of the season. Senior Tyler Hansen leads Wasilla with a .500 batting average. As a pitcher, he has not allowed a run this season. “We are looking forward to it,” Arnold said. “I feel really go...
May 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Playbook: May 22
Thursday, May 22 Baseball: Kodiak vs. Wasilla at Baranof Field. Junior varsity, 2 p.m.; varsity, 5 p.m. Friday, May 23 Baseball: Kodiak vs. Wasilla at Baranof Field, 1 p.m. Kodiak vs. Colony at Baranof Field, 5 p.m. Softball: Kodiak vs. Homer at East Addition Park. Junior varsity 3 p.m.; varsity, 1 and 5 p.m. Track: Kodiak at the state championships at Dimond High School in Anchorage, 9 a.m.
May 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pyles to continue hoops career in Wash.
Midway through signing her national letter of intent, the pen Megan Pyles was using dried up. Just like on the basketball court, Pyles did not miss a beat. She simply asked for another pen, which drew chuckles from the crowd of family, friends and coaches watching the ceremony on May 14 at Kodiak High School. “I thought that pen was working. It was going pretty good. It just died,” Pyles said. Pyles’ mom, Tammy, s...
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coast Guard: Boating deaths down in 2013
Boating fatalities are down nationwide, but alcohol and lack of life jackets remain the primary causes of recreational boating deaths. In a report issued as part of National Safe Boating Week, the U.S. Coast Guard reported that boating fatalities last year totaled 560 nationwide, the lowest number on record. Alcohol use was the leading contributing factor in fatal boating accidents and almost 77 percent of all fat...
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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