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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Muuguaq - Watermellon Berry
Muuguaq - Watermellon Berry Muuguat amlerpianitut maani, allrani kesiinikuutaartukut, piturnirtut. - There are not many watermelon berries around here, but sometimes we find them, and they’re delicious. The watermelon berry (Streptopus amplexifolius) is a slender, tall, leafy shrub. It grows to about three feet tall and can be found in woods, alder thickets, and meadows across the southern half of Alaska. A member...
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Kodiak travels to Kenai for football showdown
Kodiak has a chance to improve its football playoff odds Saturday in Kenai. The Bears and Kardinals collide at 3 p.m. in a Northern Lights Conference contest that has major postseason implications. “This is a big week — it is huge,” Kodiak coach Jim Schnick said. Kodiak picked up an important 22-20 NLC victory over Homer last week that pushed its conference mark to 1-0. With only three conference games this season...
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Amazing Nature: Limiting factors decide what grows in the ocean
The last entry in my dive logbook was on August first, 1997. This August, seventeen years later, I signed up for a Scuba refresher class and I am looking forward to getting my face wet again. Diving is the only way to truly appreciate marine life in its natural habitat. Besides, I really missed the feel of suspension in space while floating weightless through the underwater scenery with all sound blocked or muffle...
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Fair and rodeo kicks off on Saturday
Horse riding, cupcake wars, fair exhibits, pony rides and games are all in store this weekend at the Kodiak Rodeo and State Fair, along with new entertainment, a man who does pistol tricks. Deke Rivers calls himself “The Pistolero” and does fancy gun handling. He’ll be performing during both days of the rodeo. “I’d seen him at a big rodeo in Anchorage at the Sullivan Arena and it was really cool,” said fair board ...
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Playbook: Aug. 29
Friday, Aug. 29 Cross country: Kodiak vs. West Anchorage, West Valley, Kenai and Dimond at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park. Girls, 5:15 p.m.; boys, 6 p.m. Swimming: Kodiak vs. Soldotna at the Kodiak Community Pool, 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30 Cross country: Kodiak, West Anchorage, West Valley, Kenai and Dimond in a co-ed relay at the Kodiak Island Raceway, 10 a.m. Football: Kodiak vs. Kenai at Kenai, 3 p.m. Sw...
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Parks and Rec Schedule: Aug. 29-Sept. 5
Aug. 29 – Sept. 5 Aquatics Daily Schedule: Following is the daily schedule for the pool. Friday, Aug. 29 Morning Lap 5:30 – 6:45 a.m. Noon Lap 11 – 1 p.m. KHS v. Soldotna 4 – 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30 KHS v. Soldotna 8 – 1 p.m. Afternoon Open 3 - 5 p.m. Evening Lap 5 - 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31 Family 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Evening Lap 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Evening open 6:30 – 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 1 Morning Lap 5:30 – 6:45 a.m. ...
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Fort Abercrombie all-time top times
Girls 1. Kristi Klinnert (Kodiak, 1986), 18:43 2. Kikkan Randall (East Anchorage, 1998), 18:54 3. Domonique Colberg (Colony, 2002), 19:15 4. Jaymi Bethea (Kodiak, 2010), 19:22 5. Jenna Ford (Wasilla (2010), 19:27 6. Alyssa Hutchins (Colony, 2009), 19:38 7. Chloe Ivanoff (Kodiak, 2009), 19:39 8. Nychelle Fischetti (ACS, 2007), 19:49 9. Diana Johnson (East, 1998), 19:50 10. Abby Reed (Kodiak, 2007), 19:53 Boys 1. Tr...
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Runners to pack Fort Abercrombie
Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park will get its share of foot traffic today. Kodiak’s cross country team is hosting West Anchorage, West Valley, Kenai and Dimond in mega regular-season meet. “We are about maxing it (Fort Abercrombie) with four quality teams,” Kodiak coach Marcus Dunbar said. More than 50 boys runners will be in the 6 p.m. race, while less are expected for the girls race at 5:15 p.m. With that ...
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Golfers battle for top prize
The Emerald Isle’s top golfers will take center stage this Labor Day weekend. The 28th Kodiak Island Golf Championship begins Saturday morning at the Bear Valley Golf Course. The two-day, 36-hole tournament is the biggest golfing event on the island. Dustin Roberson won last year’s men’s crown by shooting a 10-over-par 152 — two strokes ahead of runner-up Fred Barber. Kriss Larsen won her third straight women’s ti...
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West Virginia horseman brings back cowboy look to Mission
The Kodiak Baptist Mission is getting that cowboy look again. Fences are up. Ponies and horses graze in the pasture; and a guy wearing cowboy boots, Wrangler jeans, Western-style shirt and a cowboy hat, brings the horses out so that kids can ride them for the horsemanship classes in the Mission’s day camp as they used to. The man is Johnny Walker, a West Virginia farmer who has a love for horses. He and his wife, ...
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