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Teeing Off: Former KHS football star tackles cows
When I entered the Dean Blake Arena to cover the Kodiak State Fair and Rodeo, I did a double take. Was that really Stuart McFarland dressed as a cowboy attempting to tackle a cow? After rubbing my eyes, I confirmed it was. For those new to the island, let me give you a brief history lesson on who Stuart McFarland is. For longtime residents enjoy the trip down memory lane. McFarland, a 2007 Kodiak High School gradu...
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Alumni update: Sabado returns to the court
Former Kodiak High School volleyball star Maureen Sabado helped a squad of University of Alaska Anchorage alumni upset the Seawolves’ current team Saturday at the Alaska Airlines Center. Sabado, who graduated from UAA last fall, powered down 10 kills in the alumni’s 3-1 (25-22, 15-25, 25-22, 15-13) win. Coaches voted this year’s UAA squad as the preseason favorite to win the Great Northwest Athletic Conference aft...
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Kodiak Island Births: Sept. 1
Silas Atkin Flett was born at 5:44 p.m. on Aug. 21, 2015, to Jesse and Rabecka Flett. He weighed 9 pounds and was 21.5 inches long. His parents are originally from Oklahoma and Idaho and now live in Kodiak. The baby’s mother works at U.S.C.G Aids to Navigation Team Kodiak, and the baby’s father works at U.S.C.G. Air Station Kodiak, 65 shop. Also welcoming him to the family is Paisley Flett. Grandparents are Jane F...
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UPDATE: 56 firefighters securing 30 homes in Chiniak
Update, 7:13 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 30: Almost 60 firefighters, backed by a helicopter, focused on securing about 30 homes in Chiniak on Sunday as winds gusted around the areas scorched by the wildfire that burned two homes and the local library. Phillip Bydenburg, the state Division of Forestry’s On Scene Incident commander, said 56 personnel were attacking the fire Sunday and 20 more firefighters were expected to jo...
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Assembly OKs letter, approves additional school improvements
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly approved a letter regarding the environmental impact statement for a Gulf of Alaska Trawl bycatch management proposal. During its special meeting Thursday, the Assembly also approved a contract for additional improvements as part of the Kodiak High School project. The letter discusses the importance of fisheries to Kodiak and comments on alternatives for ground fish management cu...
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GARDEN GATE: Northern growers reap a heap of ‘love apples’
Thanks to hoophouses, covered raised beds, and our local farmers’ market, the tomato is becoming a Kodiak staple. Thirty years ago, we never dreamed of such a bounty. Still, the tomato carries its share of myths, legends and troubles. Through history, the rich, acidic fruit that we often call a vegetable has been considered a poison and an aphrodisiac. Despite its blended reputation, Alaska gardeners grow — or dre...
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FISH FACTOR: The Blob causing havoc on Alaska
Fish deaths, drought in California, tropical creatures appearing in cold waters – those freakish happenings and more are being blamed on a giant splotch of warm water that for two years has been pushing against coastlines on the West Coast, Canada and into Alaska. “They call it the Blob because of its original circular shape on the sea surface,” explained Dr. Carol Janzen, an oceanographer and Operations Director ...
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Kodiak football falls to Kenai
Kodiak’s new coaching staff found out on Saturday what it’s going to take to contend in the tough Northern Lights Conference. Kenai turned five Kodiak turnovers into three touchdowns, as the Kardinals handed the Bears their first football loss of the season, 46-18, at a drizzly Joe Floyd Track and Field. “We had some opportunities that we missed in the first half,” first-year coach Bill McGuire said. “Then the whe...
Aug 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak man sentenced in 2008 fatal hit-and-run
A Kodiak man will serve four years in jail for a hit-and run that led to the death of a homeless man on Pillar Mountain in 2008. He will also serve six years for perjury and criminal mischief. Bradford Blondin was sentenced Thursday. Blondin, 27, pleaded guilty in May to criminally negligent homicide as part of a plea deal with state prosecutors for the death of 43-year-old Justin McGriff. Judge Steve Cole sentenc...
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Cross country: Kodiak boys place third at Bartlett Invite
Kodiak’s boys put four runners in the top 22 and finished third at the Bartlett Invitational Saturday at in Anchorage. For the second meet in a row, junior Keith Osowski led the Bears, placing fifth with a 5-kilometer time of 16 minutes, 18.7 seconds. Osowski, who was the top Region III finisher, also placed fifth at last week’s season opener at the Tsalteshi Invitational in Soldotna. “He is looking good and is am...
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