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NOAA ship under way to Seward
A research ship that spilled diesel fuel into Womens Bay around noon Tuesday got under way on Thursday, headed to Seward for repairs. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration vessel Rainier had refueled at the Coast Guard fuel pier and had moved to the nearby cargo pier when the spill was noticed, according to Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation program specialist Jade Gamble. Absorbent boom...
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Bears look to end skid against Stars
One team is playing its first Northern Lights Conference game of the season, while the other team is playing its last. Talk about an unbalanced schedule. That is the scenario Saturday when Kodiak’s football team finishes NLC play by hosting top-ranked Soldotna — playing in its first NLC game — at 2 p.m. at Joe Floyd Track and Field. “I’m not happy about a lot of things with how the schedule was put together, but y...
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Orthodox mission teams become part of community ‘rhythm’
Orthodox Christian Mission Center church camp leaders in Old Harbor and Ouzinkie learned that it’s good to be flexible. “We didn’t come in with a program,” said Margo Kelley, team leader and one of four returning team members of the six serving Old Harbor. “Our first priority was to follow the rhythm of the village.” Teams in both villages were able to incorporate the visitation of the myrrh-streaming Theotokos (M...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Cimiyuq - Cilrayuk - Dragonfly
Cilrayuk - Dragonfly Cilrayuk alingtaakait. - They used to be afraid of the dragonfly. Did you know that Alaska has an official insect? In 1995, the state’s school children awarded the dragonfly this special honor. The four-spotted skimmer (Libellula quadrimaculata) took the prize. Like the other 30 species of dragonflies in Alaska, this insect can eat up to 600 flies or mosquitos a day and it is a spectacular fli...
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Kodiak helps fill bookshelves in Guyana
Donors have stepped up to fill bare bookshelves in South America, prompted by a Kodiakan on assignment there as a Peace Corps volunteer. Michelle Weekly, formerly a teacher at St. Mary’s Catholic School, has been living since April in Guyana, the only English-speaking country on the continent. Her first task there was to clean up the pigeon-infested library at Cornelia Ida Primary School. But then she also had to ...
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Playbook: Sept. 12
Friday, Sept. 12 Cross Country: Kodiak at the Frank Dieckgraeff Invitational at Seward High School. Junior varsity girls, 2 p.m.; JV boys, 2:45 p.m; varsity girls, 3:30 p.m.; varsity boys, 4:15 p.m. Swimming: Kodiak vs. Homer at the Kodiak Community Pool, 5 p.m. Volleyball: Kodiak vs. Kenai at Kodiak High School. C squad, 4 p.m.; junior varsity, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13 Football: Kodiak vs....
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Public Safety Blotter: Sept. 12
Aug. 11 • At 12:16 a.m., a caller reported loud music coming from a house on Larch Street. • At 3:03 a.m., a bar check was conducted on Shelikof Street. • At 8:02 a.m., a caller reported an abandoned vehicle on Mission Road. • At 11:50 a.m., an officer found a bike. The bike was placed into evidence for safekeeping. • Around 12:10 p.m., five bar checks were conducted downtown. • 12:49 p.m., a driver on Mill Bay Ro...
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Parks and Rec: Sept. 12-19
Joe Floyd Track and Field and Baranof Field — the baseball field — are state of the art facilities. With such outstanding facilities comes a responsibility to maintain and protect the investment of the City of Kodiak and Community. These rules and regulations are set in place to increase the lifespan of our facilities. Below are the rules and regulations in which the City of Kodiak Parks and Recreation will be req...
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Prep picks: Picking is for the dogs
I’m about ready to give this space to my dog Gizmo — he might actually do better at picking high school football games than me. Gizmo is a 3-year-old Japanese Chin who sits at home all day watching sports. Some days I leave the television on the MLB Network, while other days I spoil him with ESPN. On the ESPN days he greets me at the door with a doggie toy in his mouth. He hasn’t quite got the concept of football,...
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KHS volleyball opens home season tonight
Amy Willis is hoping to pack the Kodiak High School gymnasium when her volleyball team opens its 2014 home season tonight and Saturday against Kenai. The new gym has a seating capacity of 500 people, which is less when you factor in nearly 60 volleyball players in attendance. “If those 440 people want to sit, they better come early,” Willis said. “I would love to pack that gym — I don’t know what we would have to ...
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