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KFL dominated at home
On a finger-numbing Saturday afternoon, a pair of mainland teams heated up Joe Floyd Track and Field.  Palmer and Chugiak, both from the Mat-Su Youth Football Association, defeated a pair of Kodiak Football League all-star teams in the yearly matchup between the two football leagues.  The Palmer team, composed of fifth and sixth graders, used big plays to roll up a 48-0 win over Kodiak’s Cub Division all-stars in ...
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Garden Gate: Tips to minimize Halloween treats
Halloween is a festive day that kids enjoy because they dress up and get treats. But with all the talk of childhood obesity in the news right now, this might be the year to rethink your children’s Halloween candy allotment. By all means, enjoy the holiday with your kids. After all, you don't want to be the Grinch and take the fun of candy out of Halloween. But plan what you’ll do at your house to assure that healt...
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Kodiak blessed with string of clear days
A normal October in Kodiak should be blustery and overcast. It’s hard to find anyone complaining that this one isn’t. Since Oct. 17, the National Weather Service recording station in Kodiak has observed an unbroken string of sunny days. Arizonans might laugh, but that’s a big deal in Kodiak, where an average October sees only 5.8 sunrise-to-sunset clear days, according to figures from the Western Regional Climate ...
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Kodiak should look at how Fairbanks handles garbage
To the Editor: I read with interest Wednesday's article on the Kodiak landfill and the Advisory Board's questions and concerns related to extending the landfill's functional life. I was, however, particularly struck by Borough government reasons cited for opposing a re-use site, which seem to center around the presumed need for an employee to "prevent people from breaking the pay by weight system through re-use ab...
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Long-awaited airport plan goes public
The FAA is asking for Kodiak’s input as it puts the final touches on a seven-year-old plan to upgrade Kodiak State Airport. On Friday, the FAA released a draft environmental statement for the runway safety area improvements project at Kodiak airport. The report details how the airport will build overrun areas — places to stop out-of-control aircraft — without harming environmentally sensitive areas such as the Bus...
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Dogs enjoy 'Paws for Peace' walk
The dogs put their best paws forward as they and their owners walked to support peace on Saturday morning. Around a dozen dogs and 20 people participated in the Kodiak Women's Resource and Crisis Center's tenth annual "Paws for Peace" walk. The walk started in 2002 as part of the Kodiak Women's Resource and Crisis Center's push for domestic violence awareness month, and has since become an annual get together for ...
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Fish Factor: Alaska fish prices rise, crab prices fall on global markets
Alaska salmon sales had lots of ups and downs this summer, but held their own overall in a tough market awash with farmed fish. The wild salmon catch goes to market in many forms such as canned, fresh or frozen, fillets and roe. The state Revenue Department/Tax Division provides quartile reports on first wholesale prices for all of Alaska’s salmon forms by species and region. Its report covering May — August shows...
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Kodiak spikers 2 and done
Despite losing both matches during Saturday’s Dimond-Service Tournament, Kodiak volleyball coach Amy Willis was more than pleased with her team’s performance on Friday. In Friday’s pool play, Kodiak nearly upset defending 4A state champion Dimond before falling 25-18, 25-22. Dimond went on to defeat Chugiak in Saturday’s championship game. “We had great moments. They came out really strong against Dimond. It was a...
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Akhiok man accused of strangling woman
An Akhiok man has been accused of strangling a woman. Roy Rastopsoff, 33, faces one count of second-degree assault, a class B felony. According to court documents, the incident took place Oct. 14 when Rastopsoff allegedly choked a woman until she passed out. The Akhiok village public safety officer received a call from the intoxicated woman just before 6 a.m. During the investigation, the village public safety off...
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South tops Service in title game
South Anchorage upset defending champion Service 28-19 in the large-school state championship football game Saturday at Tom Huffer Sr. Stadium in Chugiak. This is the Wolverines’ second state title and first since 2006. South Anchorage lost to Service in last year’s title match. Service (9-2) hadn’t lost to an Alaska opponent since 2010 and had won the past six meetings against South (9-2). Service led 19-14 at ha...
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