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Where is our school board?
I am a 34 year resident of Kodiak with 24 years of teaching experience in the Kodiak school district. I also put two children through this system and will be beginning the process with two more in the upcoming school year. I have become increasingly concerned with the educational climate that exists in the district today. Things are not well in the KIBSD. Staff morale is at an unprecedented low. We are losing reco...
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Kodiak bodybuilders flex muscles at state meet
Robbie Bailey and Nick Long went on a high-calorie trip through Anchorage that started Saturday night and spilled into Sunday morning. The two Kodiak Coast Guardsmen earned the right to fill their stomachs with all things good. Bailey and Long competed in their first bodybuilding show, the 31st Annual Alaska State Pro-Am Natural Bodybuilding Fitness, Figure, Bikini and Physique Championships on April 6 in Anchorag...
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Community members reflect on meaning of Easter
Grief seems to have the final say: the death of loved ones, inspiring community leaders, precious pets; the collapse of vibrant dreams; the assault on life-preserving institutions and sacraments; the pall of war. Amidst the eulogizing, the insatiable longing for the touch of a person no longer there; for happiness that has faded and a foundation that seems to be crumbling, a special day springs forth out of the as...
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Amazing Nature: Eating fish is fast and feast
Once again the store shelves are stocked with sweets and chocolates, trinkets and colorful decorations, flowers and little bunnies. Have you ever asked yourself what the bunny and the little chick have to do with the Christian celebration of Easter? The answer may surprise you. The bunny and eggs are symbols of fertility and are remnants of the Pagan spring fertility celebrations rather than the Christian celebrat...
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ADFG sets restrictions for king salmon fishing
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game Sport Fish Division announced emergency restrictions Wednesday affecting anglers going after local king salmon. Because the biological escapement goal for the Ayakulik and Chigkin rivers were not reached in 2013, the seasons there will start with a bag and possession limit of one fish 20 inches or more long and an annual limit of two fish. According to a release from ADFG, “R...
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Playbook: April 11
Friday, April 11 Track: Kodiak at the Pro/Whit Championships at the Dome in Anchorage, 3 p.m. Saturday, April 12 Track: Kodiak at the Pro/Whit Championships at the Dome in Anchorage.
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Local Results: April 11
Bowling Tuesday, April 1 Coed league Men: Scratch game — Jeff Kiefer, 257; Stefan Macahilas, 256; Steve Tyner, 249; Tommy Johnson, 249. Scratch series — Matt Kiefer, 705; Rod Kiefer, 679; Jesse Mickelson, 676. Handicap game — Stefan Macahilas, 283; Jeff Kiefer, 275; Tommy Johnson, 273. Handicap series — Jesse Mickelson, 766; Robbie Green, 756; Stefan Macahilas, 746. Women: Scratch game — Ruth Hentges, 204; Jennife...
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Kodiak High presents "Bye Bye Birdie"
The Kodiak High School drama club will welcome audiences to the sock hop with a musical comedy inspired by Elvis Presley’s venture into the U.S. Army, this weekend at the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium. “If you like ‘Grease,’ you’ll love ‘Bye Bye Birdie,’” said Alyssa Haig, the show’s director. The 17-member cast, including three middle school students, has enjoyed recreating the styles of the 1950s, with “lots of ha...
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Kodiak sprinters race into form
Kodiak sprinters got off to a shaky start at last week’s track season opener inside the Dome in Anchorage. The Bears didn’t place a single sprinter into a Big C Relays final, an unusual sight from a team that usually has a few quality sprinters. “We traveled a lot of young guys, but it gave them some good opportunities to get an idea what it is like,” Kodiak sprinter coach Rob Stauffer said. Stauffer expects a bet...
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Kodiak Middle Schooler wins state Geo Bee
Gray Harver felt some nerves when the final few questions of State Geo Bee rolled out. The critical question, Harver remembers, was about a whaling station. “The way the announcer said the question, it sounded like it was northern,” Harver said. He scrawled “Canada” on the paper. The other finalist wrote “Norway.” Harver was right. And with it, the seventh grader at Kodiak Middle School won the State Geo Bee, held...
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