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Walker dances above the net
Between breaks in the action, Kodiak’s Richelle Walker has found an unusual way to stay loose on the sideline. The Bears’ junior middle hitter dances. It doesn’t matter if there is a song playing on the public address system or not, she busts a move while her teammates hydrate and listen to the coach. “I like to keep my energy positive,” Walker said. “It kind of just helps me not think about what we’ve done wrong....
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Legion and VFW hold Veterans Day services
The event failed to attract throngs of people, but persistent rain didn’t discourage local Veterans of Foreign Wars: They did not fail to honor those who’ve served. During a short ceremony at the American Cemetery on Tuesday, veterans offered prayers, taps and the reading of a 1961 John F. Kennedy Veterans Day address. About 15 people showed up, including, Raymond Stobniski, the commander of VFW post 056, and Dewe...
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Relationship formed on volleyball court
Danielle Willis likes to refer to volleyball as her parents’ third child. Her humor isn’t far from the truth. “This part of the year, this is what we do,” Danielle’s mother, Amy Willis said. The Willis family lives and breathes volleyball. They are Kodiak’s volleyball family. Amy coaches Kodiak High School’s volleyball team, a team she played for in the 1980s. Her husband, Jim, is a volleyball official. Oldest dau...
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Kodiak ESS places second
Two tournaments, two successful outings by Kodiak’s Emerging Small Schools volleyball team. The Ravens picked up a runner-up finish in a mix-six tournament in Nikolaevsk on Saturday. ESS opened the season a few weeks ago with a tournament victory, also in Nikolaevsk. “I think we are getting better as time goes on,” ESS traveling coach Courtney Kirkeby said. “We are getting a lot more time together to practice. We ...
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Public Safety Blotter: Nov. 12
October 26 • Around 1:59 a.m., police conducted three bar checks downtown. • At 2:20 a.m., police conducted a security check on Marine Way. • Around 2:32 a.m., police conducted two bar checks downtown. • At 2:54 a.m., a 911 caller reported disorderly conduct on West Marine Way. Advisements were given. • At 3:17 a.m., police warned a driver on Mill Bay Road for having expired registration. • At 3:28 a.m., police wa...
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Horizon and Matson announce merger
Horizon Lines and Matson announced a merger agreement Tuesday where Matson will buy Horizon’s stock for $69.2 million, according to a joint press statement. Matson, a Hawaii-based transportation company offering services in the Pacific, did not operate in Alaska before the agreement. Horizon has a big presence in Kodiak, providing twice weekly sailings from Tacoma, Washington and Anchorage to Kodiak, as well as a ...
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Twenty weeks through the heart of Alaska
It is a very remarkable fact that a region under a civilized government for more than a century should remain so completely unknown as the vast territory drained by the Copper, Tanana and Koyukuk Rivers. So wrote Henry Allen in a government report on his muscle-powered journey from the mouth of the Copper River to the mouth of the Yukon, from where he returned by steamship to the civilized 48. Pushing on when Nati...
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Shell builders lose when the ocean acidifies
There are not many schools in the Nation where kids in 6th grade learn about ocean acidification. In Kodiak the school district, teachers, and scientists agree that students should know about this important factor changing the chemistry of the ocean worldwide and how it may impact Alaska’s fisheries. This year, the Middle school changed their bell schedule. Now, every class is 45 minutes long and every student has...
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Artist teaches metalworking at museum
A dozen people learned metalworking while making a piece of jewelry at the Alutiiq Museum on Saturday. Jim Miller, an artist from Port Graham, which is close to the tip of Kenai Peninsula , taught the class. He’s taught woodworking before, but never metalworking. “I couldn’t resist a trip to Kodiak,” Miller said. “I wanted to let people just get some hands-on, get the feel of it if it’s something they like or if i...
Nov 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak Island Births: Nov. 11
Myer Reese Wattum was born at 4:18 a.m. on Oct. 31, to Jay William Wattum and Katie . Myer weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20 inches long. Myer’s parents are originally from Kodiak and Belleville, Illinois, and now live in Kodiak. The baby’s mother and father are self-employed. Also welcoming Myer to the family is Andie Elizabeth Wattum. Grandparents are Barb and Joel Wattum from Palmer and Leslie and Dave Rak...
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