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Kodiak Island Births: June 2
Ethan Kal-El Wagner was born at 5 a.m. on May 6, 2016, to Tami Wagner and Robert Wagner. He weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20 3/4 inches long. His parents live in Kodiak. The baby’s mother works at Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center, and the baby’s father works at the pull tabs at Henry’s. Nova Leeann Mullen was born at 7:34 p.m. on May 12, 2015, to Garrett Mullen and Aubrey Strawn. She weighed 8 pounds,...
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Putting a face on the loss of a home
To echo Jamie Fagan’s excellent editorial about the apparent ambivalence of the community to the plight of those in the Jackson neighborhood: it is true that the homeowners there face a crisis that is less dramatic perhaps than a tsunami, but their suffering is no less tragic. I will share a personal story. I grew up in a high-dollar area on the western slope of Colorado, but my family wasn’t wealthy. We were dirt...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Dolly Varden in the ocean
Recent days have felt like summer. In fact, this is the first time in years our lawn has required mowing in May. But surely I don’t have to resort to the lawnmower just yet. It’s time for my favorite activity on lazy summer days, even if it’s not really summer quite yet. Kodiak’s shoreline now teems with sea run Dolly Varden. Yesterday afternoon we returned to shore in our boat, spooking such a large school of Dol...
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Joseph Hok Jr.
Joseph Hok Jr, 59 of Kodiak, passed away quietly at Pine Ridge Convelesant home in San Rafeal, CA on Saturday, May 23, after a long struggle with his health. Joe was born in Medford, OR on January 10, 1956 to the proud parents of Joseph Hok Sr and Ella Mae Hok. His siblings are Michelle Hok-Demott of San Rafael, Deborah Hok-Harrend (Dene) of Petaluma and Mathew Hok of San Rafael. Having spent much of his childhood...
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Playbook: June 2
Thursday, June 4 Baseball: Kodiak vs. Chugiak at the state championships at Mulcahy Field in Anchorage, 7 p.m. Friday, June 5 Baseball: Kodiak at at the state championships at Mulcahy Field in Anchorage, Softball: Kodiak vs. Hutchison at the small-school state championships in Fairbanks, 1 p.m. Saturday, June 6 Baseball: Kodiak at at the state championships at Mulcahy Field in Anchorage, Softball: Kodiak at the sm...
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Kodiak fishermen, tribal leaders protest Alaska military plans
Carrying signs and placards opposing planned military exercises in the Gulf of Alaska, commercial fishermen and tribal leaders staged their protest by lining up more than 20 boats and skiffs in front of the city dock Saturday. Spectators crowded the docks at Pier 2 and several kayakers also joined the protest. Boats and spectators carried signs with slogans such as, “Our livelihood is not a game” and “No war games...
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Kodiak boys win state track title
Jemuel Mangalus stepped off a Ravn Alaska airplane at the Kodiak Benny Benson State airport late Saturday night with a smile on his face and a trophy in his hands. He walked through a teammate-formed tunnel before entering the terminal to a steady round of applause — the kind of applause only champions receive. Hours before the Kodiak boys claimed their third state title since 2007 — first since 2013 — in dominati...
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Kodiak softball headed to state after sweep of Soldotna

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Building A Sustainable Future: Conversations With Alaskans
Next weekend, Lt. Governor Byron Mallott and I will kick off a series of conversations about the future of our state. The essence of these conversations is: What do we want our state to look like? What services do we want our government to provide? How will we pay for those services? As most of you know, the price of oil fell precipitously over the past year, and with it, Alaska’s biggest source of revenue. Alaska...
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Walker leads girls track at state
Richelle Walker paced the Kodiak girls at the 4A state track and field championships with a podium finish in the shot put. The junior recorded a runner-up finish with a toss of 33 feet, 8.75 inches. She also added a fifth in the discus with a mark of 107-04. “She was our big point-getter,” Kodiak coach Marcus Dunbar said. The weekend capped a record-breaking season for Walker, who broke the school’s shot put recor...
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