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Births: May 14
• Collin Danger Pruitt was born at 7:33 a.m. May 1, 2013 to Chris and Nichole Pruitt. He weighed 6 pounds, 5.4 ounces and measured 21 inches long. His parents are originally from Kodiak. His mother works at Kodiak Area Native Association and his father works for Miles Fish Company. Proud grandparents are Frank and Maryann Miles from Kodiak and Steve and Trisha Pruitt from Kodiak. • Bristol Rose Skonberg was born a...
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Kodiak softball goes 2-2
Battling through a slew of injuries, Kodiak’s softball team went 2-2 during a three-day swing through the Mainland. Kodiak started the trip with a costly 6-5 win over Bartlett Thursday in Anchorage Leading 5-2 in the fifth, pitcher Kaia Yatsik was drilled in the knee by a line drive. She came out of the game and was taken to the hospital Friday morning for x-rays. Head coach Sam Catt said the x-rays didn’t reveal ...
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Alumni update: Anthony, Bethea compete at GNAC Championships
University of Alaska Anchorage’s Dylan Anthony posted a pair of top four finishes at the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Outdoor Championships over the weekend in Monnouth, Ore. The Kodiak product was third in the 5,000 meters with a time of 15 minutes, 8.11 seconds. Anthony added a fourth in the 3,000 steeplechase in 9:22.87. Teammate Jaymi Bethea was sixth in the women’s 3,000 steeplechase in 11:26.69 and ni...
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Kodiak Middle School raises money for school in Mali
Students at Kodiak Middle School raised $1,000 to give electricity to a school in Mali, west Africa. The partnership between KMS and the middle school in Dielibougou, Mali began after Kodiak resident Heather Preece brought a longtime friend Mahim Toure from Mali to Kodiak last year. During his one-month Kodiak stay, Toure shared his culture with the people of Kodiak and gave presentations in classrooms and to the ...
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Kodiak is the safest place I have ever lived
To the Editor: In response to the letter about the downtown mall, this is perhaps a good time to bring up the bit about Kodiak being an inclusive community. You may have seen that sign driving near Dead Man’s curve. I have wondered what that means and who put that sign there. While I don’t have the answer, please let me offer my interpretation. For me, living in an inclusive city is understanding that people have ...
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Around Kodiak: May 13
The Kodiak GIS Users Group will hold a meeting at noon Tuesday in the Kodiak Island Borough conference room in the borough building. Terri Morganson, ESRI Inc.’s state and local government account manager, will be the guest speaker. The meeting is a chance for those who use ESRI products to ask questions and find answers to questions.
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Kodiak officer receives statewide Elks award
Kodiak Police Department school resource officer Jeffrey Holden has received a statewide Elks award for his work with drug awareness and prevention in Kodiak. The Elks Drug Awareness Program Enrique S. Camarena Award is given to a law enforcement officer who is a positive role model committed to a healthy lifestyle, has made a contribution to drug awareness and prevention and has gone above and beyond normal dutie...
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Kodiak baseball goes 2-2 on road trip
Kodiak’s baseball team had a mixed bag of results on its four-game swing through the Mat-Su Valley. The Bears went 2-2 during the two-day trip, which puts them at 3-2 in the Southcentral Conference, 4-2 overall. On Friday, Kodiak earned a pair of decisive victories, beating Homer 12-5 and Wasilla 16-4. Kodiak lost both Saturday games on walk-offs. Kenai completed a come-from-behind 6-5 win with a bases-loaded walk...
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Fish Factor: International currency variations affect seafood markets
Between 60 and 70 percent of Alaska’s seafood is exported to customers around the globe, and the strength of foreign currencies against the US dollar plays a big role in annual sales. Tracking by the Juneau-based McDowell Group for the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute shows mid-year ups and downs for Alaska’s biggest seafood buyers. On the downside: The Japanese yen has taken a 20 percent drop versus the dollar ...
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May is ALS awareness month
To the Editor: Why May? Google Kevin Packman of Miami, Fla., and discover his crusade for his father, Bruce. ALS stands for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, known as Lou Gehrig's disease in the U.S. In other parts of the world, it is known as motor neuron diseases (MND), of which ALS is the most common. If only the upper motor neurons (from the brain) are damaged, it is called primary lateral sclerosis (PLS). If onl...
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