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Kodiak boys, girls prepare for state swimming meet
For not liking the 500-yard freestyle, Michael Smith has gotten pretty good at it — good enough to set Kodiak’s school record in the event. The senior broke Austin Reed’s 2007 record at last week’s Region III Swimming and Diving Championships with a swift time of 4 minutes, 51.60 seconds. “That was pretty much my goal for that meet; I was pretty excited when I did it,” Smith said. Smith has bigger goals this week ...
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Vandals deflate business at Kodiak Bay Bounce
A late-night vandalism attack has deflated the hopes of a new small business. Early Tuesday morning, the Kodiak Police Department responded to a call reporting the doors of Kodiak Bay Bounce, an indoor playground, were wide open. When the owners responded, they initially didn’t find anything missing. When they tried to open their doors the next afternoon, however, they found large gashes in each of the inflatable ...
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Wind kicks up century-old volcanic ash
The 20th century’s largest volcanic eruption dropped a dusting of ash on Kodiak Tuesday. There were no injuries or damage from the eruption — it happened on June 6, 1912 in the Katmai region of the Alaska Peninsula. Even after 100 years of storms and rain, “there's a lot of volcanic ash that remains on the ground,” said David Hadley, an aviation meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Anchorage. The wea...
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Afognak Island elk season nears end
The Afognak Island elk season has all but ended for the year. On Wednesday, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced that effective Sunday, all elk hunting will be over except in far southwest Afognak Island. The department stated in a news release that good weather has allowed hunters to reach unit bag limits for the Duck, Portage, Waterfall and Marka herds. Those limits were reached despite an earlier or...
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NLC tourney streamed online
The Northern Lights Conference Volleyball Tournament begins today at Kodiak High School. No. 4 seed Kodiak opens against No. 5 Wasilla at 1 p.m. If you can’t get out of work for the matinee match, don’t worry. Kodiak is streaming the entire tournament at www.ustream.tv/channel/kodiak-sports. KHS students from Matt Bieber’s class are manning the cameras. KHS activities director Bryan Ferris said the school has been...
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Playbook: Nov. 1
Today Volleyball: Northern Lights Conference Volleyball Tournament at Kodiak High School. Kodiak vs. Wasilla, 1 p.m.; Colony vs. Kenai, 3 p.m. Palmer vs. Kodiak/Wasilla winner, 6 p.m.; Soldotna vs. Colony/Kenai winner, 8 p.m.
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At city-borough meeting, complaints about compost
A plan to turn Kodiak’s sewage leftovers into compost hit a literal bump in the road on Tuesday as the neighbor of the planned composting plant told a joint city-borough work session that he has problems with the proposal. Todd Hiner owns more than 80 acres of land in Middle Bay that wrap around the 5-acre parcel Quayanna Development Corporation purchased this week. The only road to the QDC land runs through Hiner...
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Kodiak opens NLC Volleyball Tournament at home Thursday against Wasilla
Kodiak is hoping for some home-court magic when the Northern Lights Conference Volleyball Tournament begins Thursday. No. 4 Kodiak opens the tournament against No. 5 Wasilla at 1 p.m. at Kodiak High School. The home team is usually slotted for an evening match, but the new tournament format has Kodiak playing in the first of a possible 11 matches over three days. “We got to win, so we could pack the house at 6 o’c...
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Counceller appointed to new state language council
A Kodiak woman will put her language skills to work on the governor's new Alaska Native Language Preservation and Advisory Council. Gov. Sean Parnell recently appointed April Laktonen Counceller, assistant professor of Alutiiq language and culture at Kodiak College and language manager at the Alutiiq Museum, to the council. "It's an honor, but also it's more of an opportunity to do more work," Counceller said. "We...
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To avoid bears, head downtown to find treats
Halloween’s a night of scares, but downtown businesses and police are hoping this year’s frights won’t involve bears. Both groups are asking trick-or-treaters to stick to the annual Downtown Trick-or-Treat beginning at 3:30 p.m. this afternoon. The event began almost a decade ago with MainStreet Kodiak. While that organization has gone defunct, the Halloween event lives on. “It was really elaborate in the early ye...
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