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Kodiak runners set PRs in quick 800
A trio of Kodiak runners zoomed to personal-best 800-meter times during a mini-meet against Anchorage Christian School Thursday at Bartlett High School. Kodiak’s Jack Hannah won the race with a time of 1 minute, 58.94 seconds, looping off .61 seconds off his previous-best time. Michael Parnell finished second with a time of 1:59.14, chopping more than two minutes off his personal-best time. Keith Osowski placed th...
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Amazing Nature: Velellae go wherever the wind takes them
Spring is here. There are many signs of it and it seems that every person I talk to enjoys a different little delight of spring. Yesterday, I spotted the first blooms of coastal anemones and a tiny violet on the side of Pillar Mountain, and a couple of days ago out on the water the first puffins were around. The puffins came all at once travelling in large groups from their winter grounds in the open ocean to recl...
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ROCKIN’ OUT: Idol with some heart
Carrie Marie Underwood is a U.S. country singer. She won the fourth season of American Idol. Her first album, “Some Hearts,” has sold 7 million copies. Underwood has won an American Music Award, eight Billboard Music Awards, and two Grammy Awards, plus many more. In 2007, she won a Grammy for Best New Artist. I think of her music as very inspiring. I like the instrumentation of her music. I like her voice because ...
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Homeport after 150 years
The Alutiiq Museum celebrates the grand opening of its new Qayat exhibit on Alutiiq maritime traditions Friday during the First Friday Art Walk. A rare Alutiiq kayak from the 1860s that is covered and tied traditionally is the focal point of the exhibit, with a variety of complementary artifacts to highlight how the kayak was made, and how it would have been used and maintained. A colorful hunting visor sits along...
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Unusual death rate not seen in local otters
In late summer and fall of 2015, the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward broke records for the number of calls about stranded sea otters, mostly from the Katchemak Bay area, but the deaths and strandings didn’t extend to Kodiak. “A lot of it is probably due to the fact that they have a good population out and about on beaches to see them there,” said Derek Woodie, ACS mammal curator “They could be in other areas of th...
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McDonald among finalists for education commissioner
JUNEAU (AP) — Interim state education commissioner Susan McCauley is among the finalists for the commissioner’s post. The other finalists, announced by the state board of education Wednesday, are Michael Johnson, Stewart McDonald and Robert Boyle. Johnson is superintendent of the Copper River School District. McDonald is superintendent of the Kodiak Island Borough School District. Boyle is superintendent of the Ke...
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KHS softball back on the road
If a singing competition broke out on the softball field, there is a good chance Kodiak would win. The Bears have had plenty of practice tuning their pipes as the team has played six of their first seven games on the road. That means lots of spare time spent in vans and airports. “We do a lot of singing and a lot of music videos get made,” first-year coach Michelle Stratton said. Expect more videos to be produced ...
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Kodiak baseball tops Palmer
Scoring in every inning but two, Kodiak cruised by Palmer, 12-5, in a Southcentral Conference baseball game Wednesday in the Mat-Su Valley. The Bears have won their past two conference games and are now 2-4, 3-6 overall. Kodiak scored 12 runs on only four hits — a single and a triple from senior Sam Bennett, a run-scoring double from freshman Nevin Lee, and a single from freshman Anders Hocum. The Bears benefited ...
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Public Safety Blotter: May 5
April 19 At 12:01 a.m., police received a report of a reckless driver in the Maple and Larch streets area. Police were unable to locate it. At 12:28 a.m., police arrested a man in the Selief and Mylark lanes area on suspicion of violating conditions of release and driving without a license. At 7:49 a.m., police received a report of a man sleeping in an ATM lobby on Marine Way. He left when police asked. At 9:25 a....
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Stephens had valued role on assembly
To the editor: If you run into Mel Stephens, please be sure and thank him for his service to this community. Thank him for the countless hours of research and study that he has contributed over the past seven plus years as an elected assemblyman. Thank him for setting an example and raising the bar for the rest of us. His intellect and wisdom will be greatly missed on the assembly. I am personally grateful for his...
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