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Little League season begins
The Kodiak Little League will begin the 2015 season with opening ceremonies on Saturday at Coon Field. Festivities will start at 10 a.m. Players from every baseball and softball division — intermediate, Minors, machine pitch and T-Ball — will be introduced. Intermediate baseball will then make its Kodiak debut at 2 p.m. at Dark Lake Field behind Safeway. The intermediate division is for 11-through 13-year-olds and...
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Small earthquake near Kodiak
A small earthquake occurred just a few miles off Kodiak Island Thursday morning. The magnitude 3.0 earthquake occurred 21 miles beneath the ocean floor near Ugak Island off Narrow Cape, according to the Alaska Earthquake Center website. It occurred at 10:13 a.m. According to the U.S. Geological Survey Website, a magnitude 3.0 earthquake can usually only be felt by very few people “under especially favorable condit...
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Public Safety Blotter: May 1
April 12 At 4:47 a.m., police arrested a driver on Marine Way on suspicion of driving under the influence. At 8:51 a.m., a caller on Rezanof Drive reported a neighbor’s dog had been barking for an hour. No one was at home, and animal control will check back. At 9:03 a.m., a caller reported a disturbance on Kashevaroff Avenue. They left when police asked. At 9:53 a.m., a caller reported a loose dog on Simeonoff Str...
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Playbook: May 1
Friday, May 1 Baseball: Kodiak vs. Palmer at Baranof Field. Junior varsity, 1:30 p.m.; varsity, 5 p.m. Softball: Kodiak vs. South Anchorage at East Addition Field. Junior varsity, 3 p.m. Varsity, 1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.; Track: Kodiak at the Homer Invitational. Saturday, May 2 Softball: Kodiak vs. South Anchorage at East Addition Field. Junior varsity, 1 p.m. Varsity, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.; Track: Kodiak at the Homer In...
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Letter to a young Midwestern student
I recently received a request to send a postcard and lengthier email about Kodiak to a young elementary schooler in Seneca, Missouri. I thought I would share with you what I wrote to him: Dear Jaden, I just sent you two postcards from Kodiak, Alaska. There isn’t much space to write on a postcard, so I also sent this email to tell you more about Kodiak. Our island is in the middle of the Pacific Ocean just South of...
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Kodiak tops Palmer, 2-1
Josiah Chya pumped his right arm through the air. Palmer’s Sam Grogan squeezed his batting helmet in disbelief. Mere seconds before that scene, Palmer’s Ryan Kavalok was gunned out at home on Grogan’s single to center that ended a brisk 2-1 Kodiak victory in a Southcentral Conference baseball game, Thursday at Baranof Field. Chya had the best view of the play from his catcher position as he gathered in the throw f...
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REMOTE CHALLENGE: Students solve tasks using ROVs
By JULIE HERRMANN Mirror Writer Kodiak students built remotely operated underwater vehicles and spent a couple of hours Wednesday operating them through a series of tasks at the Kodiak Community Pool. Educators from the Prince William Sound Science Center regularly teach about ROVs in Cordova, and the center had brought ROVs to Kodiak students several years ago. Jane Eisemann connected with PWSSC’s new staff membe...
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Updated: Two vehicles destroyed in crash on Rezanof; drivers injured
A two-vehicle crash on Rezanof Drive left both drivers with injuries and both vehicles destroyed. According to an Alaska State Trooper report, Jeremiah Johnson, 29, crossed the centerline while rounding a corner at 40 mph in a Jeep Cherokee along Rezanof Drive near Fort Abercrombie. Trooper Dan Blizzard said in an email that Johnson said he was distracted by something on the side of the road and drifted into the o...
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Catt enters final softball season
When Sam Catt took over Kodiak High School’s softball program in 2011 he didn’t know what he was getting into. After all, he was a baseball guy. He has since transformed into a softball guy, and is now entering his fifth and final season as Kodiak’s coach. “When Dave Allen asked me to come do this, I was happy, but kind of scared,” said Catt, who is planning to move to Arizona next September. “I had never coached ...
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Julian Wayne Morrison
News was received this morning from Saint Helens, Oregon, of the passing of Julian Wayne Morrison, son of Julian Morrison and Nona Hubley Campbell. His parents preceded him in death as did his wife of 60-plus years, Karen Pauline Kessler. They are survived by their children, Karen Colleen Hogan of Saint Helens, Oregon; Douglas, Dale, John and Arthur; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Julian worked ...
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