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Thomet misses 1st on the nod
Kodiak High School and Alaska running stand-out Levi Thomet finished a mere tenth of a second behing the winner of the two-mile competition at the New Balance National High School Championships, Sunday in New York City. Thomet’s time of 8 minutes, 48.22 seconds earned him second place behind Drew Hunter of Virgina. “The guy just kind of leaned better,” KHS track cross country coach Marcus Dunbar said. He said Thom...
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Budget remains biggest Capitol topic
Hello again from Juneau. With a little over a month away from the legislature’s scheduled adjournment on Sunday, April 19, the Capitol is a busy place as Senate and House committees work through bills, resolutions and confirmation hearings for the governor’s appointees to the state’s boards and commissions. The biggest topic on the table remains the budget. Early Friday, March 13, the House approved its version of...
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Art teacher creates ornament for Capitol tree
A local art teacher was selected to create an ornament that will hang on the Capitol Christmas Tree in Washington, D.C., next year. Kodiak High School art instructor Bonnie Dillard was one of 10 Alaskan artists chosen for the project. Children and adults around the state will be creating the ornaments for the tree, which will be harvested from Chugach National Forest. Each year, a tree is harvested from a forest s...
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Kodiak Area Native Association seeks VPSOs
As the first three village public safety officers prepare to receive firearms training at a training academy in Sitka, the Kodiak Area Native Association has also started advertising for VPSOs to serve Larsen Bay, Old Harbor and Ouzinkie. Bethel radio station KYUK reported VPSOs from Hooper Bay and Noatak, as well as a roving VPSO based in Fairbanks, are advancing to the firearms training. The training follows a b...
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Assembly, P&Z talk future of land code
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly and Planning and Zoning Commission discussed the future of controversial proposed updates to three sections of borough land code. P&Z didn’t get a chance to talk about future plans before the joint work session due to failing to have a quorum at a work session on Wednesday. The assembly decided to give P&Z commissioners some time to figure out their plans. “Let’s let P&Z have a m...
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What hunters need to know about bear dens
Say “bear den” and for many, the cartoonish image of a cave comes to mind, the entrance littered with bones. Boyd Porter and his colleagues spent the past four years studying black bear dens on Prince of Wales Island in southern Southeast Alaska, and for him the word that comes to mind is “nest.” “They’re nesters, although people wouldn’t necessarily put them on a list of nesting animals in Alaska,” said Porter, a...
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Thomet ‘in the hunt’ for national win
Levi Thomet wasn’t planning on running any more races in the Lower 48 until the summer. His second-place finish in the 3,200-meter run at the Simplot Games in February changed his plans. The Kodiak High School senior couldn’t pass up an invitation to compete in the two-mile run at the New Balance National High School Championships on Sunday in New York City. Kodiak track coach Marcus Dunbar believes Thomet will be...
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Snailfish puts cuckoo’s egg in king crab
Spring was almost here, but now it feels like winter is back to remind us that we live relatively far north on the surface of our planet and it should be cold here. In my childhood days, when I was living somewhat south of here, spring would often come with the sounds of a cuckoo calling out for a mate. I always had a mixed relationship with this bird. Once the mating had succesfully taken place, the female cuckoo...
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St. Patrick vs. March Madness, spring training
This time of year is always a collision of interests for me, with the promises of baseball and an upcoming spring break trip to Arizona pending, March Madness shaping up with its bracket of 64 plus two teams, and, of course, St. Patrick’s Day. Oh, and there is the fact that my brother’s and sister’s birthdays are the 17th and 18th, respectfully, though almost an afterthought. Bad sister. In warmer climes I have li...
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Local faith leaders on ‘why’ of Jesus’ death
Our post-Christian culture may be trading Bible stories for vampire and “Hunger Games” tales. It may be more attuned to Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber than Moses and John the Baptist and care more about being politically correct than going to Heaven and avoiding Hell. But even with biblical ignorance sweeping the nation, most people know that Jesus Christ died. There are crucifixes. There are crosses on churches, tel...
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