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Chick Priest: Safe after rough slide into new home base
It is 10:28 a.m. as I write this, and I have been up since 5:10 a.m., having slept in the Anchorage airport on my way back to Fairbanks from Harrisburg since yesterday. I am ready to be settled, but that won’t happen for a long time. I discover when I go to baggage claim that I forgot to tell the people in Harrisburg that I was going all the way through to Fairbanks, even though my Delta ticket was only to Anchora...
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Rockin' Out: On cloud in Norway
Kygo is a Norwegian DJ, songwriter, producer and musician. He started to learn to play the piano at age 6 and is still playing today. He has released several singles, such as “ID,” “Here For You” and “Stay.” Kygo’s first studio album, “Cloud Nine,” was released on May 13. I like Kygo’s music because it is very unique. I love the sound effects and the beat is great. I like to listen to his music quietly. Tune in to...
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KHS baseball battles Colony
Kodiak’s baseball team finishes the regular season with a pair of home games against Colony. Friday’s 5 p.m. game counts in the Southcentral Conference standings, while Saturday’s 2 p.m. game is nonconference. Kodiak enters the final weekend tied with Homer for the third seed in the South with 3-6 records. If the Bears and Mariners, which finish with Kenai (4-4), both end with the same records, Kodiak gets the thi...
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Diamond ladies fall to Wasilla
Kodiak’s softball team dropped an 11-1 decision to Wasilla in a nonconference game Thursday in the Mat-Su Valley. Victoria Beaver hit a single and scored Kodiak’s only run. The Bears (1-11) plays today at Palmer and Saturday at Colony.
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Troopers shoot young bear just outside city
Alaska Wildlife Troopers shot and killed a young, male bear Wednesday afternoon after a week of sightings in town, including near an elementary school. Sgt. Shane Nicholson of AWT shot the bear at approximately 2 p.m. near a fence separating two properties on Spruce Cape Road, less than a half mile from East Elementary School, where kindergarten and first-graders were due to dismiss for the day. AWT and the Alaska...
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Providence preps for third health survey
This weekend, Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center begins its third Community Health Needs Assessment. The 34-question survey, conducted every three years, asks questions about health insurance coverage, recent visits to medical professionals, community health concerns and questions that assess personal health such as questions about smoking, exercise, alcohol use and chronic diseases. The survey is anonymous b...
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Himelbloom turning fast laps after fixing iron levels
Thanks to a keen coaching eye, Kodiak’s Arielle Himelbloom has exploded onto the running scene. A year ago, as a sophomore, Himelbloom was struggling. She trained hard but wasn’t getting the results. It was like her feet were stuck in cement. “I would pump my arms really fast and I couldn’t go any faster — it was just one speed,” the junior said. Marcus Dunbar, Kodiak’s longtime track and cross country coach, noti...
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Alaska State Troopers: May 19
May 12 At approximately 5 p.m., troopers received a report of a theft from a residence. Investigation revealed approximately $15,000 worth of personal items were stolen, including two gold watches, three gold rings and a camera. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Alaska State Troopers at 486-4121 or Crime Stoppers at 486-3113. May 13 At approximately 10:30 p.m., troopers respo...
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Public Safety Blotter: May 19
May 1, 2016 At 2:06 a.m., police arrested a man in the 200 block of Center Avenue on suspicion of violating conditions of release. At 11:30 a.m., animal control tried to catch a loose dog in the Thorsheim and Fir streets area. At 12:59 p.m., a woman reported a neighbor dog defecated in her yard in the 2300 block of Beaver Lake Drive while the owners were present. It’s under investigation. At 1:10 p.m., police chal...
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Kodiak residents golden at Nugget
Betsy Lund had a day at the Gold Nugget Triathlon on Saturday in Anchorage. The Kodiak resident placed a career-best 25th out of 1,450 entries with time of 1 hour, 17 minutes, 4 seconds. Competitors swam 500 yards, biked 12 miles and ran 4.1 miles. Lund, who won Kodiak’s Earth Day Triathlon two weeks ago, finished fourth in the 35-39-year-old age division. Her previous best finish was 29th with a time of 1:20:13 i...
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