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Club wrestlers place at tourney
Kodiak’s Kid Wrestling Club didn’t get any titles at the Chugack Eagles Freestyle Tournament, but it scored plenty of placers Saturday in Eagle River. Earning runner-up finishes in the round-robin tournament were Sawyer Stevens (Bantam, 61-63 pound), Gage Lorring (Intermediate, 63-64), Khyler Kane (Schoolboy/girl, 65-71), Nicholas Doerksen (Intermediate, 65-71) and Kevin Lepola Sr. (Open, 172-178). Placing third w...
Apr 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alumni update: Anthony comes up short in 10,000
University of Alaska Anchorage’s Dylan Anthony failed to finish his only race at the Mt. SAC Relays Thursday in Walnut, Calif. The Kodiak product did not finish his 10,000-meter race that featured a field full of NCAA Division I runners.
Apr 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Snowstorm causes power outage
An April snowstorm broke records as it dropped more than four inches of heavy, wet snow on the island’s road system Sunday, briefly knocking out power to the Kodiak Electric Association grid. Shortly before 1 p.m., KEA’s main power line from Terror Lake stopped delivering power to Kodiak. In KEA’s operations center, power dispatchers and crews checked the power grid and put the electric cooperative’s backup diesel...
Apr 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Legislature pressures Alaska Aerospace to launch
On Sunday afternoon, a rocket soared to orbit from a launch pad on Virginia, a successful launch that may mean good news for the Kodiak Launch Complex 4,000 miles away. This spring, the Alaska Legislature voted to cut 1 percent (about $80,000) from the Alaska Aerospace Corporation’s FY2014 funding. Hidden within the funding for Alaska Aerospace — which operates the Kodiak Launch Complex — is a catch. If Alaska Aer...
Apr 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Boskofsky, Manifo claim pentathlon titles
A pair of rookies were triumphant at the Kodiak Invincible Pentathlon.  Port Lions’ Raissa Boskofsky and Kodiak’s Michael Manifo, both competing in their first pentathlon, proved to be the most diversified over the three-day event that concluded Saturday at a breezy Joe Floyd Track and Field.   Boskofsky won three of the five events to accumulate a meet-record 3,221 points. The impressive performance erased Linzee...
Apr 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Garden Gate: Herbal wisdom
Local herbalist Gayla Pedersen stopped by my organic gardening class recently to share some herbal wisdom. It was a delightful and engaging visit, full of personal stories, recipes, practical advice — all sprinkled with a little lore. Holding up a jar of homemade toothpaste in one hand and pointing to a group of potted herbs with the other, Gayla dove right in. “Herbs don’t like to be wet. They prefer a soil that’...
Apr 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Chinook research money passes through legislature
Chinook salmon research money made it through the Alaska legislature this session, but most other fish bills flopped. “The department asked and the legislature funded,” said Kevin Brooks, deputy commissioner of the Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game. “There is a little bit of repackaging, if you will, but there is a lot of money in this budget to do some good work on Chinook, and all species of salmon statewide.” Last ...
Apr 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Eighth-grader wants to spread inspiring message across the globe
Kodiak eighth-grader Alyssa Burnside is hoping that people will turn to the Internet on Tuesday to help her spread an inspiring message to every country across the globe. “Stand up, stay true, stand out,” is the message Burnside, 13, and other students at her online intermediate school, Williamsburg Academy, are hoping to share in a Wave to the World project. The point of the project is to see how many countries t...
Apr 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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New coaches help track and field team
Kodiak High’s track and field team has three new coaches roaming Baranof Park this season. Charlie Russell, Deb Cawthorn and Jim Schnick have replaced Sami King (now at Seward High), Linda Pena and Steve Aragon on the Bears’ coaching staff. Head coach Marcus Dunbar and assistant coach Rob Stauffer fill out the five-person team. All three new bodies offer something different: Russell coaches the jumpers, Schnick th...
Apr 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Editorial: Don't veto any Kodiak projects
Beneath our feet is an amazing network of pipes, conduit and cables. Buried under rock and dirt is the infrastructure that keeps modern life humming — our taps flow with clean water, our toilets flush, and our lights come on through the efforts of these hidden pipes and the people who maintain them. In the city of Kodiak, we’re fortunate that any problems with this infrastructure are rare. Unless something breaks,...
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