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Kodiak hosts Houston in pivotal NLC contest
As a former offensive lineman, Jim Schnick can appreciate his line’s work in last week’s 45-point win over Thunder Mountain. Kodiak piled up a team-record 532 rushing yards and scored nine of its 10 touchdowns on the ground. “It was fantastic. That is what we want Kodiak football to look like,” Schnick said. Now comes the hard part in trying to sustain that level of excellence over the final two weeks of the regul...
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Spikers to be tested in Anchorage
Kodiak’s volleyball team will put its undefeated season on the line at the West Anchorage Spiketacular that begins at 4 p.m. today. The Bears enter the tournament, which brings the state’s best teams together for two days, with a 10-0 record — 8-0 in best-of-5 matches. This will be Kodiak’s biggest test of the season. Kodiak coach Amy Willis is just lucky to be included in the field after finding out last week tha...
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Symmons runs for Assembly
Dennis Symmons is running for a seat on the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly where he hopes to shake things up and focus on finding solutions to the challenges that come before the borough. “The assembly has become predictable,” Symmons said. “With a predictable governing body there is a problem.” Symmons has lived in Kodiak for 18 years. He owns and operates Tree Service of Kodiak and Rockwells of Kodiak. He has be...
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Chiniak logging is devastating
To the Editor: The logging operations out in the Chiniak area have been going on now for over three years. The devastation is hard to believe — tens of thousands of trees removed. What’s left are stumps, thousands of piles of tree debris, tree limbs lying everywhere on the ground, mile upon mile of logging roads, open gravel pit sites everywhere, a large scale runoff of top soil into Chiniak Bay, impacted salmon s...
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Around Kodiak: Sept. 27
Kodiak Public Library will show “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” at 7 p.m. today as part of its regular movie night. Refreshments will be provided. St. Mary’s School is holding a fish fry from 5-7 p.m. today. Entry is $6 for kids under 12 and $10 for adults. St. Paul Lutheran Preschool is holding a multi-family rummage and bake sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Springhill Hall behind St. Paul Lutheran Churc...
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Public Safety Blotter: Sept. 27
Wednesday, Sept. 25 • At 12:29 a.m., a man was given a no bars warning, and was sent home in a cab. • At 3:31 a.m., a man was arrested for violating conditions of release. • At 4:12 a.m., a caller requested officer assistance in removing a man, possibly intoxicated that came in and just sat on the couch. He left when officers asked him to. • At 4:51 a.m., a man returned to sit on a couch. Officers told him to leav...
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Coast Guard Blotter: Sept. 27
Coast Guard Blotter: Sept. 21 - Kodiak-based Coast Guard helicopter crews rescued four fishermen from a beach on Unalaska Bay near Dutch Harbor Saturday. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisted the mariners from the beach and delivered them safely to emergency medical services in Dutch Harbor for evaluation Saturday. Coast Guard watchstanders at the 17th District command center in Juneau received a call from the ...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Mountain goat
PaRanaq; Pehnaiq - Mountain Goat Maani tang’rtaanitua parananek. - I never see mountain goats around here. Mountain goats (Oreamnos americanus) are one of four large ungulate species introduced to Kodiak in the early twentieth century. These docile alpine grazers live on steep, rocky mountain slopes, where they eat grasses, herbs, and low-lying shrubs. The have pointed black horns, a thick white coat, and distinct...
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Playbook: Sept. 27
Friday, Sept. 27 Swimming: Kodiak at the SoHi Pentathlon at Soldotna High School, 2 p.m. . Volleyball: Kodiak at the West Anchorage Spiketacular at West Anchorage High School, 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 Cross country: Kodiak at the Region III Championships at Seward High School. Boys junior varsity, 11 a.m.; girls junior varsity, 11:45 a.m.; boys varsity, 1:15 p.m.; girls varsity, 2:45 p.m. Football: Kodiak vs. Hou...
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Amazing Nature: New program brings scientists into rural schools
There is a new program in Kodiak, which brings local scientists to our rural schools to spend a day talking marine science and offering hands-on lessons. Last Thursday was a glorious, sunny fall day, perfect for our plans to fly to Port Lions for a day of marine science with the students there. As our plane took off over parts of our beautiful Island dabbed in fall colors and the pilot spouted astonishing historic...
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