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Discs fly against cigarettes
Discs of green, yellow and red flew threw the air at the Kodiak Island Raceway Saturday at the Muddy Fingers Disc Golf Tournament to promote smoking cessation. Children and adults participated in the tournament, while others came out just to have a good time and play without entering the competition. The event, sponsored by the Kodiak Island Native Association and Kodiak Alaska Revolution Against Tobacco, was plan...
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Smaller scenario for responders this year
Kodiak firefighters and police will take part in an emergency response exercise Thursday, part of the regular Alaska Shield. “It’s a pretty big exercise,” said Jeremy Zidek, a spokesperson for the Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. But even with Kodiak and 13 other Alaska communities involved, this year’s exercise will be “much, much smaller” than the last one, Zidek said. In April 2014...
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OUTDOOR KODIAK: Finishing winter with spring in your step
Many of us can measure winter in inches and pounds. Girth added to our waistlines and pounds to the scale. Even if you manage to avoid the winter spread, odds are good that muscle tone and endurance will crash over the winter. However you manage it, now is the time to start reversing the trend. Spring is just around the corner. Put off the conditioning too long, and you’ll start your favorite seasons without the c...
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Levi Fried earns All-American honors at NCAA Division II Indoor Championships
It didn’t take long for Levi Fried to make an impact at Black Hills State University. The freshman trackster earned All-American accolades by helping the Yellow Jackets’ distance medley relay team finish third at the NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships Friday in Pittsburgh, Kansas. “It is amazing, especially as a freshman,” said Fried Monday afternoon via phone from South Dakota. “The relay had a...
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Wasilla, Juneau earn top seeds for state tournament
The Wasilla girls and Juneau boys grabbed the top seeds for the 4A state basketball championships that begin March 24 at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage. Wasilla, the Northern Lights Conference champions, open against familiar foe Colony. The Warriors are 3-0 against the Knights this season, which includes a 49-35 win in Saturday’s NLC title game. Cook Inlet Conference champion Dimond earned the second see...
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Wandersee, Horn off to Elite Eight
Kodiak’s Hannah Wandersee and Alysa Horn helped cut down a net Monday evening in Azusa, California after the University of Alaska women’s basketball team claimed the NCAA Division II West Regional. With a stingy second-half defense, the second-seeded Seawolves rolled by fourth-seeded UC San Diego 72-57 and punched their ticket to the Elite Eight. UAA (36-2) advances to play Southeast Region champion Francis Marion...
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GUEST OPINION: Europe in throes of massive invasion
If not for the “Bombs For Democracy” campaign being waged by the U.S., Israel, Saudi Arabia and the other NATO countries, to topple mostly secular Muslim countries, there would be no Muslim refugee crisis — period. Many people, such as Ron Paul, have been screaming from the rooftops for decades that our illegal and immoral meddling and invasions in these countries would result in the exact scenario we see unfoldin...
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Public Safety Blotter: March 15
March 8 At 1:47 a.m., police arrested a driver in the 300 block of Birch Avenue on suspicion of driving under the influence. At 9:11 a.m., a person reported a man had called her about eight times, never gives his name, and sounds as if he might be mentally handicapped. Patrolling officers were advised. At 2:48 p.m., a citizen on Larch Street had questions about solicitation laws. Police advised them of their optio...
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SENIOR LIFE: Center celebrates wearin’ of the green
Kodiak Senior Center will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at noon Thursday, March 17. The party of green will feature the usual St. Pat’s menu of corned beef and cabbage, potatoes and carrots, Irish soda bread and Irish apple cake. Be sure to wear your green and come celebrate even if you aren’t Irish. The Golden Tones will entertain the group with everyone’s favorite Irish melodies. Family caregiver support informati...
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Kodiak Island Births: March 15
Finn Thomas Kutyna was born at 7:25 a.m. on March 6, 2016 to Bradley Kutyna and Kylee Quass. He weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces and was 21 inches long. His parents are originally from and live in Kodiak. The baby’s mother is a homemaker, and the baby’s father works on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Station Ship Oscar Dyson. Also welcoming him to the family is Bradley Kutyna Jr. and Graisyn Kutyna. Grandparents a...
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