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Kodiak cross country shows no rust in Anchorage
The long rest didn’t bother Kodiak’s cross country team. Led by a pair of individual victories, Kodiak’s boys claimed the team title in Wednesday night’s New Balance Urban XC Classic in downtown Anchorage. Senior Levi Thomet won the top varsity race with a 3-kilometer time of 9 minutes, 15 seconds, while sophomore Keith Osowski won one of the other three varsity races in a time of 9:49, the seventh-fastest time re...
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Parks and Rec: Sept. 19-26
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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David W. Geddes Sr
David W. Geddes Sr. passed away peacefully on Aug. 21, 2014 after a long wonderful and exciting life that started Sept. 25 1919 in historic Pembina, North Dakota. He was the surviving child of three brothers and six sisters born to Mary and Alfred Geddes. He attended school in Pembina but left his home at 15 to join the Civilian Conservation Corp. The C.C.C. was a highly conservation program run by the U.S. Army, ...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Kasukuak - Akhiok
Kasukuak - Akhiok Kasukuarmiu’ak taugkuk. - Those two are from Akhiok. Surrounded by grassy hills and tundra flats, Akhiok is Kodiak’s southernmost Alutiiq village. The present location of this remote community, ninety miles from the City of Kodiak, was settled in 1881. Additional residents moved here from Kasukuak in nearby Humpy Cove. The original community was a sea otter hunting settlement established by Russi...
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Swimmers off to Soldotna
Kodiak’s swimming team competes at the Soldotna Pentathlon today at Soldotna High School. This is the most unusual swimming meet Kodiak will attend this season. Each swimmer participates in the 100-yard individual medley, the 50 backstroke, the 50 butterfly, the 50 breaststroke and the 50 freestyle. The times of the five swims are added up to determine the champion. The format makes for a friendly battle between K...
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Villaroya dishes up assists
Replacing a record-setting setter could by scary to some, but not for Kodiak’s Kyla Villaroya. The junior replaced graduated Summer McKechinie in Kodiak’s starting lineup and has excelled in the volleyball team’s first four matches. “I don’t really feel much pressure,” Villaroya said. “I just feel like it is a clean slate without those seniors — it is a new ballgame.” Using a jump set, Villaroya has racked up 98 a...
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Rehabbed harbor seal released in Kodiak
A harbor seal pup found wounded on a beach near Kodiak in June was released at Mayflower Beach in Kalsin Bay on Wednesday. Personnel from the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward, which rehabilitates injured marine mammals, brought the seal to Kodiak in a kennel. When the seal was released on the beach, he quickly waddled down to the water and swam away. He returned to the water’s edge for a minute before swimming away...
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Parnell announces third-highest PFD
Alaskans will receive a $1,884 Permanent Fund Dividend this fall, Governor Sean Parnell announced this morning. It’s higher this year than it’s been in a while, and it’s the third-highest ever. The highest was $2,069 in 2008 and the second highest was $1,963.86 in 2000. Alaskans will begin receiving their PFD on Oct. 2, when it will be direct deposited into bank accounts and checks will be mailed. Through the Pick...
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Harbor Advisory Board considers security cameras
The Harbor Advisory Board met Wednesday, and discussed security cameras due to a recent rise in crime in the harbor area. “There seems to have been a rash of crimes in the harbor that got the attention of some boat owners,” said harbormaster Lon White. “A couple (people) came today and spoke and asked that we consider camera surveillance which we have discussed in the past.” Boats have been broken into in the harb...
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Stage and Screen: 'Love is Strange' is touching and meaningful
“Love is Strange” (2014) is strange in an unexpected way. Actually, “Love is Strange,“ in point of fact, reveals that love is love – not strange. After 94 minutes of observing the trials and tribulations of an older same-sex couple one can only conclude that there is no difference between the love manifest by these two older men and the love demonstrated by a heterosexual couple at a similar stage in life. Ben (Jo...
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