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Fabricante, Walton grab more medals at Arctic games
Kodiak wrestlers Krystal Fabricante and Shaun Walton added to their medal count Wednesday at the 24th Arctic Winter Games in Nuuk, Greenland. Fabricante, a Kodiak High School junior appearing in her second games, grabbed the gold medal in the 55-kilogram round-robin tournament. She pinned Northwest Territories’ Tanya Aksakaq Tugak and defeated Yukon’s Emi Teramura in her claiming her second gold medal in as many d...
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Week in Words: Mushers, dogs march through March
This was some winter, huh? We all knew that it would be cool and wet, but this is pretty ridiculous. Anchorage had to ship snow from Fairbanks via train (even though they didn’t use any of it) just so the Iditarod could have a decent ceremonial start downtown. I love the Iditarod. Growing up in Anchorage, I was (and still am) a huge fan of Martin Buser. His wife, Kathy Chapoton, was a teacher in the school I atten...
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Kerry Powers reaches NCWA Championships
Kerry Powers, a former Kodiak High School standout athlete, qualified for the NCWA National Wrestling Championships that begins today in Kissimmee, Florida. Powers, a student at the United States Air Force Academy Preparatory School, is seeded second in the 235-pound bracket after winning last week’s Great Plains Regional Tournament in Fort Collins, Colorado. Powers, who plans to wrestle for the Air Force Academy ...
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KIBSD to administer controversial test again
Kodiak Island Borough School District students will take the Alaska Measures of Progress test one more time before the state replaces it next year. The test was first used last year, and it was controversial because of reporting delays quality issues, and after students scored low on the tests although it could not be compared directly to tests from previous years. In late January, then-Department of Education com...
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Longliner workshop set for Wednesday
Researchers from Washington Sea Grant and Oregon State University will present about albatross bycatch during a workshop for longliners on Wednesday. “We’re going to be providing an overview of albatross biology and why they are sensitive to bycatch, and give an update on conservation efforts,” said Amanda Gladics, a faculty research assistant at OSU. She’s one of two researchers coming to Kodiak for the workshop....
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Kodiak girls get new life at tournament
There is no sugarcoating it; the 2015-16 Kodiak girls’ basketball season has been challenging. Three games into the season the team lost one of its three returning players — Kahye Yu — due to early graduation. Near the end of the season, junior Nelly Hernandez, the team’s second leading scorer at 8.7 points a game, went down with a torn anterior cruciate ligament. The team lost its final 14 games of the season — t...
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Public Safety Blotter: March 9
March 4 At 12:17 a.m., a caller requested police assistance in removing a man from the 300 block of Center Avenue who was causing problems and refusing to leave. He left when police asked. At 6:19 a.m., a person reported lots of trash and refuse on Near Island in the 100 block of Alimaq Drive. Patrolling officers were advised. At 8:19 a.m., a woman requested police help with people blocking the door to her busines...
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Wrestlers snag gold at Arctic
Kodiak’s Krystal Fabricante and Shaun Walton captured gold medals at the 24th Arctic Winter Games Tuesday in Greenland. Fabricante and Walton won all eight of their matches to lead Team Alaska wrestling to the top of the podium during team competition. Alaska won all four of its duals by a combined score of 204-26, topping Northwest Territories (54-0), Nunavut (54-5), Yukon (54-5) and Alberta North (42-16). Albert...
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Historic kayak on its way home
A rare Alutiiq warrior kayak from the 1860s will soon go on display at the Alutiiq Museum after a lengthy conservation project. The kayak will be the subject of Thursday’s noon hour Brown Bag Lunch presentation at the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitor’s Center. In 2003, Sven Haakanson of the Alutiiq Museum and Elder Ronnie Lind visited Harvard University’s Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology in Massa...
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KKF finishes sixth in Oregon
Kodiak’s Talon Lindquist picked up three wins and led the Kodiak Kingfisher boys swim team to a sixth-place finish at the Senior/Region XII Speedo Short Course Championships over the weekend in Gresham, Oregon. The Kodiak High School sophomore notched victories in the 200-yard breaststroke (2 minutes, 7.26 seconds), the 100 backstroke (51.02) and the 200 back (1:50.23). He also finished eighth in the 100 butterfly...
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