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Kodiak swimming sends 23 to state
In terms of state swimming and diving qualifiers, Kodiak tops the state. The Bears qualified a state-best 23 athletes to the state championship meet that begins Friday at Bartlett High School in Anchorage. Dimond advanced 22 swimmers and divers, followed by Colony at 21 and South Anchorage at 20. A number of Kodiak athletes go in with the top-seed time in the state. Freshman Talon Lindquist is seeded first in the ...
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KHS spikers draw late match
After months of jockeying for position, the final seedings for the Northern Lights Conference Volleyball Championships were announced Monday. Palmer and Kodiak already knew they had sealed up the top two spots, but now each school knows what team it could be playing in the second round. The Bears, the conference’s second seed, will either play third-seeded Soldotna or sixth-seeded Kenai at 8 p.m. Thursday at Palme...
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Halloween in Kodiak
Kids and their parents in costumes ranging from sweet to scary trick-or-treated in downtown Kodiak on Halloween. The annual event draws hundreds, and there was a big crowd despite the persistent rain. Although costumes may have been covered by coats, that didn’t stop the kids from trooping in and out of most of the downtown businesses to collect candy. Signs on business doors welcomed trick-or-treaters, letting th...
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Yes, dear Kodiak, I’m finally home
I saw Kodiak for the first time two weeks ago, culminating a journey that took 4,700 miles and 17 years. Kodiak was never in my mental geography until 1997, when I received a call from Robin Taylor, an outdoors journalist who wrote for a firearms magazine that I edited in Southern California. Taylor, based in Bellingham, Washington, called me in 1997 from Kodiak after his hunting trip in Juneau. He pitched a very ...
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Strategic planning, nonprofit contingency funding discussed at work session
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly discussed the strategic planning and budget process at Thursday’s work session. The current plan, a two-page document with 11 goals, was adopted in March to serve as the strategic plan for 2014 to 2018. “It’s the document that sets the assembly goals, what you folks want to have done through the year,” said Bud Cassidy, the borough manager. “Obviously, that has bearing on the bud...
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Assembly gets update on code revision effort
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly received an update at Thursday’s work session about code revisions that affect all property in the borough. The Planning and Zoning Commission is working on updating titles 16, 17 and 18 of the KIB code. Those titles deal with subdivisions, zoning and borough lands, respectively. The Planning and Zoning Commission has held three of their four scheduled public hearings regarding t...
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Coast Guard responds to grounded barge
A 382-foot barge that officials said could potentially be carrying more than 2 million gallons of fuel products went aground Saturday about two miles from Kodiak. There were no injuries and no signs of pollution issues, officials said. The U.S. Coast Guard responded to the barge, which ran aground while being towed by the Bismark Sea, a 124-foot tug, a Coast Guard news release said. The barge was successfully refl...
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Public Safety Blotter: Nov. 3
October 18 • At 1:51 a.m., police conducted a security check on Mill Bay Road. • At 2:03 a.m., a 911 caller reported a dangerous driver on Thorsheim Street. It was gone when police arrived. • At 3:24 a.m., a caller reported a bear in the 1400 block of Larch Street. It was in a safe place, so police took no action. • At 4:24 a.m., police arrested a man on West Marine Way on suspicion of disorderly conduct. • At 4:3...
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Kodiak volleyball splits with Palmer
It was only fitting that the battle for the Northern Lights Conference’s top volleyball seed went the distance. Unfortunately, Kodiak wasn’t able to hold the lead. Palmer reeled off the final five points of the match and stunned Kodiak, 22-25, 25-20, 24-26, 25-16, 15-13 in the regular-season finale for both teams Saturday at Kodiak High School. With an 8-2 record, the Moose grabbed the top seed for the NLC Champio...
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Watermelons might become part of Kodiak’s future
While scientists are trying to predict the consequences of climate change, some regions are said to fare much better than others as safe havens from floods, droughts and storms. California and the Southwest are not safe zones due to drought and wildfires. And you can forget much of the East Coast, too. Hurricanes and rising sea levels are predicted to turn much of the area into a flood zone by 2100, according to a...
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