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Retired teacher right choice for school board
To the editor: At this moment in time I highly commend any citizen who chooses to take their time and energy to run for a public office. Here in Kodiak we have three women who are running for one school board position. I commend each one. My vote will be cast on Oct. 4 for Julie Cain Hill, a highly respected Kodiak resident of 44 years. Julie arrived in Kodiak a young single teacher, married, and raised three Kodi...
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Kodiak swims to titles
Another week, another record for Kodiak’s Talon Lindquist. Lindquist lowered his school record in the 500-yard freestyle as Kodiak’s boys swam to a 77-point victory at Saturday’s Homer Invitational. The Kodiak girls won eight events and topped Soldotna by 20 points. Lindquist won the 500 free with a time of 4:46.14, .67 seconds faster than his old school mark, set in 2014. Lindquist also won the 50 free, while Luk...
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GARDEN GATE: Perfect time, place to start you spinach
Let me begin with a gentle apology. You see, most weekly garden columns, or any column for that matter, focus on one topic. But in Kodiak, there is so much going on that it’s hard to not allow a few subjects to share this page. And this week is no exception. It’s harvest time, jamming and pickling time, the season for prepping the garden for next spring, and so on. Let’s start with planting. Yes, while you’re yank...
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FISH FACTOR: September stays busy across gear types
It surprises many people across the state that fall is one of the busiest times for Alaska’s fishing industry from the Panhandle to the Bering Sea. As salmon season gets tucked away, hundreds of boats of all gear types are still out on the water or gearing up for even more openers in just a few weeks. Here’s a sampler: Longliners have taken 82 percent of their 17 million pound halibut catch quota with 3 million po...
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UPDATE: Three onboard plane that crashed near Uganik
Update, 5:00 p.m., Friday, Sept. 9 One person is seriously injured and the condition of two others is unknown after a floatplane carrying three people crashed near Uganik Lake, according to the National Transportation Safety Board's Alaska regional office chief Clint Johnson. Chief Jim Mullican of the Kodiak Fire Department said the department's ambulances transported "three critical patients from the Coast Guard ...
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Longer growing season
Ripe blueberries hang on a bush near Kodiak College, Wednesday. The Kodiak archipelago had the warmest summer since statewide record-keeping began in 1925, according to a Tuesday announcement from the National Weather Service. Southwest Alaska and the western Gulf of Alaska coast saw the warmest June through August period. The announcement cited preliminary information from the National Centers for Environmental I...
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Kodiak heads to Kenai for crucial football contest
Kodiak goes up against a familiar face in a Week 5 football matchup on the Kenai Peninsula. The Bears face Davis Lowery’s Kenai Kardinals at 2 p.m. Saturday. Lowery spent last year as Kodiak’s defensive coordinator before accepting the Kenai head coach position in April. “It puts a little bit extra in the game,” second-year Kodiak coach Bill McGuire said. “But to be honest with you, our goals are beyond Kenai. We ...
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Macatuno leading a youthful cross country squad
At 5-foot-2, 110 pounds, Honey Rose Macatuno is hard to spot on the starting line. She gets covered up in the sea of colors. But when the gun goes off, it’s easy to find Macatuno, and it’s not because of her bright yellow jersey. The Kodiak High School senior cross country runner is having a breakout season, running up front in nearly every meet. “She has a Mercedes engine, but a Mini Cooper body,” longtime Kodiak...
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Teachers to offer classical concert
Kodiak’s music teachers will perfrom this weekend, striving to keep themselves in practice and bring more classical music to Kodiak. “Many music teachers grow to be fantastic players in college, and then as they’re teaching, they spend all their time doing that and slowly lose their ability to play,” said Walter Muelling, director of orchestras for the Kodiak Island Borough School District. “I wanted to both show ...
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Man faces multiple assault charges
A Kodiak man who was indicted on six charges, including first-degree sexual assault, in April is scheduled for a change of plea hearing in Kodiak court Monday. Adrian Sala, 25, was charged with one count of first-degree sexual assault, one count of second-degree sexual assault, one count of second-degree assault, two counts of third-degree assault and one count of kidnapping. According to court documents, the char...
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