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Assembly approves Bayside chief hiring
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly approved the hiring of a Bayside Fire Station fire chief and approved changes to the mobile home park code. The assembly approved the hiring of the new chief, who will be visiting Kodiak soon to see if he wants to take the position, at a Step H or $91,075 base salary on the borough’s pay scale. The assembly is required to approve anything above a Step C. The Bayside Fire Departme...
Sep 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thomet picks up silver in Wales
Representing the United States for the first time in his career, Kodiak’s Levi Thomet didn’t disappoint. Thomet, one of Alaska’s most decorated high school runners, nearly conquered the world, grabbing the silver medal in the junior boys World Mountain Running Championship race, Saturday in Snowdonia, North Wales. The former Kodiak High School star became the first American to finish on the podium in the history o...
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Kodiak High cross country runs by ACS
With Kodiak’s top four regional boy spots already solidified, the back three spots were up for grabs at the final regular-season cross-country meet of the season against ACS Friday at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park. It was junior Daniel Johnson who made the most of his opportunity. Paced by Kodiak’s top four of Keith Osowski, Michael Parnell, Jack Hannah and Richie McKinney, Johnson finished sixth and reco...
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Kodiak football back to .500 with win over Juneau
Before Friday night’s football game between Kodiak and Juneau, Eric Wietfeld predicted that there would be a pick six during the contest. Kodiak’s Tyler Wietfeld made his pops look like the world’s greatest soothsayer. The younger Wietfeld intercepted a Bubba Stults pass in the second quarter and returned it 21 yards to the end zone. The 5-foot-11 senior had no idea about his dad’s prognostication when asked about...
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Public Safety Blotter: Sept. 21
Sept. 14 At 8:47 a.m., a woman brought in a cell phone from her husband’s cab. At 9:13 a.m., police red tagged a vehicle in the 1000 block of East Rezanof Drive. At 9:13 a.m., a man reported things missing from his residence on Tagura Road. It’s under investigation. At 9:16 a.m., a person reported someone broke into their business in the 1700 block of Mill Bay Road. It’s under investigation. At 9:20 a.m., police a...
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Plants’ urge to grow survives darkness
My humblest inspirations occur when I’m putting the garden to bed in the fall. Will I experience this cerebral “bump” when I near the end of my life? I wonder. The fall equinox is upon us, and the garden says, “I am growing old.” The potato vines are limp and the tubers huddle underground in their rough, weather-proof skins, waiting to be dug. Is there any greater treasure hunt than digging for potatoes with your ...
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Fish Factor: Annual ‘crab map’ showing big drops
Catches for Alaska’s premier crab fisheries in the Bering Sea could take a dip this year, based on results from the annual summer surveys. The annual report by NOAA Fisheries called “The Eastern Bering Sea Continental Shelf Bottom Trawl Survey: Results from Commercial Crab Species” (long dubbed the “crab map”) shows tables reflecting big drops over the past year in abundance of legal-sized males for both snow crab...
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Kodiak gets small wave from Chile earthquake
The 8.3 Chile earthquake Wednesday caused a tsunami that moved across the ocean and rolled onto Kodiak beaches early Thursday afternoon in a tiny tidal wave. A 6.7-inch wave from the earthquake splashed Kodiak beaches at 10:47 a.m. Alaska time, according to the National Tsunami Warning Center. A tidal gauge near the airport records the water level in Kodiak and showed the bump of the wave. “The Kodiak tide gauge l...
Sep 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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PREP PICKS: Kodiak to get taste of Friday night football
Kodiak fans will get a taste of Friday night football tonight at Joe Floyd Track and Field. I didn’t play football in high school — my career ended in eighth grade when I tore up my left wrist — but I never missed a Friday night game at Davis Field in Elma, Washington. The hometown Eagles were such a draw, that you had to show up hours before the game if you wanted to sit in the covered grandstands, which was the ...
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GROUNDBREAKING: KHS tennis competes at home for first time
It was worth the wait, even though the wait was close to a decade. On a sun-soaked Thursday afternoon at Baranof Park, Kodiak High School tennis players looked across the net, and for the first time in the nine-year history of the program they saw a different color other than blue and gold. It was the green of the Colony Knights. Kodiak and Colony matched up for the inaugural high school tennis matches on the isla...
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