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Small stars as a kick returner
Jay-Ar Small is a man of few words. “He is a quiet kid,” Kodiak football coach Jim Schnick said. “I have known Jay-Ar for four years and I can’t get him to talk to me.” Small might not talk much, but that is OK with the coach, because his play does all the talking for him. Kodiak’s senior running back has been a bright spot on an uncharacteristic 1-4 season. “He is one of the hardest workers on the team, no questi...
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Austerman expresses concerns on funding for new launch pad
Kodiakans can weigh in on plans for a new launch pad at Narrow Cape in an open house set for 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, at the Best Western Kodiak Inn. The public meeting will address a Federal Aviation Administration draft environmental assessment for a proposed third launch pad intended for medium-lift rockets, at the Kodiak Launch Complex operated by the state-owned Alaska Aerospace Corp. An AAC aerospace eng...
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Borough rescinds decorum ordinance, talks fees
The Kodiak Island Borough unanimously voted to rescind the decorum ordinance passed and postponed accepting the annual review of the borough’s schedule of fees at a regular meeting Thursday night. The decorum ordinance received little assembly member comment. Assembly member Carol Austerman said she felt people had taken it the wrong way. “I sincerely hope that in the future that comments made in the borough assem...
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Mission Road closure, power outage due to failed cable
The Mission Road closure this morning was due to repairing part of an underground cable that failed last week, according to a Kodiak Electric Association report. The torn up road is the result of a failed electric cable that caused a power outage in downtown Kodiak in the wee hours of September 11, the report said. The areas that lost power regained it again about four hours later after KEA rerouted power. This we...
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Truck hits bear
A Kodiak driver hit a bear on East Rezanof Drive late Wednesday night. An Alaska State Trooper report stated that a driver in a 1994 Peterbilt truck and trailer, a large commercial vehicle, hit the bear around 11 p.m. on Sept. 17. The driver was not injured, but the bear reportedly was. “We actually went to go look for it this morning when it became daylight when it was safer for us to do so,” said trooper spokesm...
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Tapestry: Saltery ride qualifies for Kodiak bucket list
Edgy and potentially dangerous items on the Kodiak bucket list include meeting up with a bear, kayaking amongst the whales and driving the narrow, mountainous Saltery Road. I’ve yet to kayak close to whales, but I’ve had several encounters with bears and have made the trip to and from Saltery on a four-wheeler and cruiser. My trips were fun and titillating; I smiled all the way. The Borgemans and their entourage d...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Kasukuak - Akhiok
Kasukuak - Akhiok Kasukuarmiu’ak taugkuk. - Those two are from Akhiok. Surrounded by grassy hills and tundra flats, Akhiok is Kodiak’s southernmost Alutiiq village. The present location of this remote community, ninety miles from the City of Kodiak, was settled in 1881. Additional residents moved here from Kasukuak in nearby Humpy Cove. The original community was a sea otter hunting settlement established by Russi...
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Kodiak cross country shows no rust in Anchorage
The long rest didn’t bother Kodiak’s cross country team. Led by a pair of individual victories, Kodiak’s boys claimed the team title in Wednesday night’s New Balance Urban XC Classic in downtown Anchorage. Senior Levi Thomet won the top varsity race with a 3-kilometer time of 9 minutes, 15 seconds, while sophomore Keith Osowski won one of the other three varsity races in a time of 9:49, the seventh-fastest time re...
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Prep picks: Another one for the dog
Last week’s column about Gizmo really caught the attention of the readers. Despite another horrendous performance — I went 4-4 last week — I will not call on Gizmo for my picks this week. I know that disappoints you. However, I will give you a Gizmo story instead. Earlier this week, I woke up one night to go the bathroom. On my way down the hallway I noticed there was a glare of light coming from the living room. ...
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Kodiak looks to end three-game skid
Kodiak ran the gauntlet the last three weeks facing Kenai, Colony and Soldotna — all losses. The road gets easier for Kodiak during the final three weeks of the season with nonconference games against small schools Barrow and Voznesenka and independent Houston. That stretch begins at 2 p.m. Saturday against Barrow at Joe Floyd Track and Field, the Bears’ final home game of the season. “The games will be a little m...
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