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Guest Opinion: Knowing poetry will pay off
This past Sunday, 166 Kodiak High School graduating seniors donned cap and gown and, to the strains of Elgar’s “Pomp and Circumstance,” paraded into the high school auditorium for one last time as the KHS class of 2016, which then faded into but a memory. And I would guess that they, like we at that age, felt free at last. No more the daily grind of attending classes, teachers telling you what to do, parents telli...
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alaska Science Forum: Historic changes in species, water, on Kenai Peninsula
Larger than West Virginia, the Kenai Peninsula has the best of Alaska: coastal rainforests, two icefields, majestic deepwater fiords and a sapphire river home to the largest king salmon ever caught. It also has some of the best-documented changes of any geographic feature in Alaska, enough that a biologist now sees the peninsula evolving into a human-driven system. John Morton of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge...
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Preschool event to replace stolen funds
When a parent of a student at St. Paul Lutheran Preschool found out that money meant for a playground update at the school was taken during an after hours break-in last week, she knew she needed to help. Soon, the community followed suit. Rachel Betts, whose daughter attends the school, has planned a silent auction fundraiser to replace the funds needed for the project before ground breaks on the renovation.  “I k...
May 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Public Safety Blotter: May 24
May 5 At 12:33 a.m., someone requested a welfare check on a highly intoxicated woman. She was gone when police arrived. At 8:30 a.m., police received a report of a minor vehicle accident in the Powell Avenue and East Rezanof Drive area. The parties exchanged information. At 9:15 a.m., a man in the 3700 block of Otmeloi Way reported neighbor dogs were frequently loose and came into his yard harassing his dog and go...
May 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak Island Births: May 24
Caryn Alivia DeHart was born at 4:18 a.m. on May 15, 2016, to Amanda Nelson and Craig DeHart. She weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long. Her parents are originally from and live in Kodiak. The baby’s mother works at Kodiak Area Native Association, and the baby’s father works at B&R Fish. Also welcoming her to the family are Kaik, Kelson and Ryder. Grandparents are Ken and Kathie Nelson from Kodiak...
May 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Track sends 17 individuals, three relays to state
The Kodiak boys — the defending state track and field champions ­— qualified nine individuals and two relay teams into this year’s state championships. The girls qualified six individuals and a relay, their first relay to advance to state since 2012. On the boys’ side, Billy Alcaide, Michael Parnell and Keith Osowski qualified in three events. Alcaide made it in the 100, 200, long jump, and Parnell and Osowski in ...
May 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Homer spoils Kodiak’s homecoming with 23-0 victory
Not even a secret weapon helped Kodiak softball in its first home game in 32 days. Homer plated 15 runs in the first inning and registered a 23-0 Northern Lights Conference victory Monday at East Addition Park. It was the first time Bears assistant coach Nyssa Beachler faced her former school. In 2006, the left-hander pitched the Mariners to their only state title in 14 small-school state tournament appearances. “...
May 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak baseball draws fourth seed
Kodiak baseball opens the Southcentral Conference Championships against a team it met in the opening weekend of the season. The Bears, the South Division’s fourth seed, drew North Division champion Wasilla in Thursday’s opening round at 10 a.m. at Oiler Park in Kenai. Wasilla, the defending region champions, topped Kodiak, 12-0, in the Rex Edward Matautia Invitational Tournament on April 15 at Baranof Field. The W...
May 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Capitol Report: Session could go up to 30 days
Hello from Juneau. The second session of the 29th Alaska Legislature ended May 18, though as you probably know, the governor has called lawmakers back to Juneau for a special session to complete work on several major issues we were unable to reach agreement on during this year’s session. The special session began Monday and may last up to 30 days. The special session’s agenda items include the fiscal year 2107 ope...
May 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Don’t hang it up if kings don’t take bait
I’ll be the first to acknowledge that the king fishing has been tough so far this spring. The bait just hasn’t arrived in local waters, and most days you have to strain a whole lot of water to find a very few kings. The migrating kings simply aren’t coming within easy reach of town. It’s frustrating, isn’t it? But there’s a golden lining in the situation. With so little bait around, the other species of resident f...
May 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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