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Special Olympics truck pull photos

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KHS graduate has art exhibit in Berlin
Mixed-media artist Hannah Kaplan, a 2009 Kodiak High School graduate, will have an exhibition in her adopted city of Berlin, Germany, through June. Kodiakans may remember Kaplan primarily as a filmmaker, who scored a hit in Alaska with her short skateboarding documentary spoof. But while here she also studied Alutiiq mask-carving with Sven Haakanson and visual arts with Bonnie Dillard. Hannah, the daughter of Mari...
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Kodiak student soloist earns first-place in Anchorage
Kodiak High School student Christina Leithead earned first-place honors and a command performance in the recent Alaska School Activities Association State Solo and Ensemble Contest held in Anchorage. According to an email from KHS band director Dale Lhotka, 13 Kodiak soloists and groups competed with about 700 students from around the state. Their ratings were: Traditional vocal solo, Christina Leithead, first pla...
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Orcas dazzle with Spruce Cape training run
Shore-bound humans got a rare look at orca behavior Saturday when a pod of black and white cetaceans chased a pair of gray whales into the shallows off Spruce Cape. “Oh, my gosh, that was incredible,” said Kirsten Galliher, who started watching the drama at about 5:15 p.m. It appeared the orcas pushed an adult gray toward shore and then moved away, she reported. Then it appeared that the adult was protecting a cal...
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Kodiak kidnap sees 3 arrested and drugs seized
Alaska State Troopers announced on Tuesday a quick but major investigation and series of arrests involving kidnapping, robbery, a beating and thousands of dollars in heroin. According to trooper reports, the Kodiak Police were alerted on May 12 about an injured man hobbling into Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center who reported that he had been beaten in a robbery/kidnapping along with two other men. The police...
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Kodiak baseball gets the best of Kenai
With its two-game sweep of Kenai, Kodiak’s baseball team moved closer to clinching the Southcentral Conference South Division title The Bears beat the Kardinals 10-5 on Friday and 11-1 on Saturday at Baranof Field. Kodiak improved to 7-1 in the conference — 6-0 against South Division teams Kenai, Soldotna and Homer — and 10-6 overall. After sweeping all the South Division squads, the Bears are one win away from ea...
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PANDA founder to give talk in Kodiak
Bowling Green, Ohio-based activist Dan Johnson sees a looming danger to American civil liberties in provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012, and now travels the country talking about how cities can oppose the federal measure. “We do not want to see an American citizen, on this soil, detained without trial,” he said. Now 20 years old, Johnson suspended his college studies and founded PANDA, for...
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Earning an energy rating is an enjoyable process
To the editor, We just finished the energy rating on our house and we wish to convey how positive the experience was. First, our state generously recognizes and rewards efforts that produce energy conservation and good energy ratings. Second, good energy ratings result in continued energy and financial savings that are perhaps even more valuable than the state's rebate. And third, it makes you feel good to know th...
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ALSWalk4Life a success

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Alaska Science Forum: Minto Flats the home of hidden faults
Just over the hill from Fairbanks is a broad, swampy lowland pocked with lakes and sliced by crooked brown streams. You could hide Anchorage in Minto Flats, home to more moose, beavers and northern pike than people. The spongy surface of the flats is good for a few things: making mosquitoes and hiding the effects of frequent earthquakes. Seismologists can’t see any giant rips on the self-healing surface, but they ...
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