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Public Safety Blotter: Oct. 8
Sept. 26 • Around 1:38 a.m., police conducted two bar checks downtown. • At 2:01 a.m., police responded to a suspicious vehicle on Mill Bay Road. It was unoccupied. • At 4:47 a.m., a caller reported a bear wandering around in the 1300 block of Mylark Lane. It was gone when police arrived. • At 6:14 a.m., a caller reported a bear outside his residence in the 1600 block of Selief Lane. It was gone when police arrive...
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Alumni update: Dunbar enjoying life as a pro
Kodiak High School’s cross country team welcomed back a former champion by winning a championship. Trevor Dunbar, a multiple state champion for KHS, witnessed Kodiak’s boys win the school’s first state team title since 2008 — a team Dunbar was on — on Saturday in Anchorage. Dunbar was also on hand when the Bears won their 13th Region III title on Sept. 27 at Bear Valley Golf Course. Kodiak’s most prolific runner d...
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Luck played role in silver derby winner’s catch
Kodiak fisherman Bryon Friend caught his 21.5-pound Kodiak Lions Club Silver Salmon Derby winner by being in the right place at the right time. Friend caught the fish in the Pasagshak Bay area, shortly after weighing in a large silver he’d caught. “I was actually out pleasure cruising, not really fishing seriously, I’d kind of worn myself out the day before, went through a whole bunch of them,” Friend said. “I had...
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The mammoth mystery of St. Paul Island
One foggy day on St. Paul Island, a woolly mammoth stepped onto a trapdoor of greenery. It plunged thirty feet to the floor of a cave. There was no exit. A few thousand years later, a scientist who descended by ladder found the mammoth's tooth amid the bones of other mammoths, polar bears, caribou, reindeer and arctic foxes. Radiocarbon dating showed the mammoth died about 6,500 years ago. Here was proof that mamm...
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Bishop, Haines, LeDoux, Rohrer, Skinner elected to council and assembly
In Tuesday’s municipal election, City of Kodiak residents retained their incumbent officials, while Kodiak Island Borough voters gave the boot to both of their incumbent assembly members, according to the unofficial results. Dan Rohrer, Larry LeDoux and Rebecca Skinner are Kodiak's new borough assembly members with 1,137, 1,121 and 671 votes respectively. Terry Haines and Randall Bishop retained their seats on the...
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South Anchorage, Soldotna top teams in final rankings
South Anchorage and Soldotna were voted the top teams in the final Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network high school football poll. South Anchorage (7-1) ended the regular season as the top team in the large school rankings. The Wolverines’ only blemish during the eight weeks was a loss to a Texas school. Lathrop (7-1) won the Railbelt Conference and finished second in the large-school rankings. West Anchorage (6-2),...
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Port Lions runner finishes season at state
Port Lions’ Chandra Christiansen concluded her cross country season Saturday at the state championships at Bartlett High School. The sophomore finished 104th in the 1/2/3A girls race with a 5-kilometer time of 27 minutes, 22.9 seconds. The race was Christiansen’s first at the state level, and only third of the season. “She ran with a certain freedom of having to achieve her goal for the season to make it to state,...
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Kodiak spikers split with Soldotna
It didn’t take long for Kodiak’s volleyball team to start a new winning streak. A day after seeing its 14-match Northern Lights Conference regular-season winning streak snapped by Soldotna, Kodiak bounced back Saturday and swept the Stars at Kodiak High School. Friday’s 25-21, 25-18, 16-25, 25-23 loss fueled the team in Saturday’s 27-25, 25-22, 25-22 sweep. “I think it opened our eyes that things are not going to ...
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Photo walk promises fun, prizes, rivalry
Kodiak photographers, whether experienced or new, will be taking part in the Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk this weekend. Groups from around the world get together at a pre-determined place, take photos, and can then enter their best photo, if they choose, into a competition for prizes including cameras, lenses, gift cards and subscriptions to KelbyOne, an online photography tutorial site. According to the Photo...
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Company casting for new ocean-based TV series
If you’ve ever dreamed of being on TV, now’s your chance. Al Roker Entertainment is casting for a new TV series about people who have an “extreme relationship” with the ocean who are “more comfortable on water than they are on land.” That includes fishermen who “go hard all the time,” “fish solo,” or are “the king of your fishery;” “live aboards;” captains who “make the guys on Deadliest Catch look like they shoul...
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