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Pigskin picks: Madden 15 keeps football fans occupied
For football fans, Tuesday was a holiday with the release of Madden 15. I picked up my copy before work and stared at coverboy Richard Sherman the entire day — not much work got done that day. Since a Seahawk graced the cover, I thought about leaving the game in the package, but I thought better ...
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Thomet and Ostrander aiming to break course records
A pair of records could be in jeopardy tonight in a highly-anticipated high school cross country meet at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park. The state’s top two runners — Kodiak’s Levi Thomet and Kenai’s Allie Ostrander — will both be gunning to break Fort Abercrombie course records. Thomet i...
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Kodiak travels to Kenai for football showdown
Kodiak has a chance to improve its football playoff odds Saturday in Kenai. The Bears and Kardinals collide at 3 p.m. in a Northern Lights Conference contest that has major postseason implications. “This is a big week — it is huge,” Kodiak coach Jim Schnick said. Kodiak picked up an important 22-...
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Fair and rodeo kicks off on Saturday
Horse riding, cupcake wars, fair exhibits, pony rides and games are all in store this weekend at the Kodiak Rodeo and State Fair, along with new entertainment, a man who does pistol tricks. Deke Rivers calls himself “The Pistolero” and does fancy gun handling. He’ll be performing during both days...
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In the courts: Aug. 29
Theresa A. Carlson pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. Carlson was sentenced to 120 days in jail (114 suspended) and fined $4,000 ($2,500 suspended) and had her license revoked for 90 days and was ordered to use an ignition interlock device after regaining the privilege to drive and wa...
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Public Safety Blotter: Aug. 29
July 31 • At 12:32 a.m., a caller reported an assault on Hemlock Street. Charges of domestic violence assault in the fourth degree were forwarded. • At 2:12 a.m., police conducted a bar check downtown. • At 6:39 a.m., a 911 caller from Trident Way reported larceny from an aircraft. It’s under inv...
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Amazing Nature: Limiting factors decide what grows in the ocean
The last entry in my dive logbook was on August first, 1997. This August, seventeen years later, I signed up for a Scuba refresher class and I am looking forward to getting my face wet again. Diving is the only way to truly appreciate marine life in its natural habitat. Besides, I really missed t...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Muuguaq - Watermellon Berry
Muuguaq - Watermellon Berry Muuguat amlerpianitut maani, allrani kesiinikuutaartukut, piturnirtut. - There are not many watermelon berries around here, but sometimes we find them, and they’re delicious. The watermelon berry (Streptopus amplexifolius) is a slender, tall, leafy shrub. It grows to a...
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