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Alumni update: Lindquist back in the pool
Former Kodiak High School swimming star Jori Lindquist was back in the pool for Northern Arizona on Friday. In a meet against Oregon State, Arizona and New Mexico State, the freshman placed sixth in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2 minutes, 9.40 seconds and 11th in the 200 freestyle in 2:00.25. She also swam the opening legs of Northern Arizona’s third-place 400 freestyle relay and seventh-place 200 medley...
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Empty Midway: Golden Wheel backs out of Crab Festival
Last year, Kodiak put on a Crab Festival with no crab. This year, the city will try to host a Crab Festival with no festival. On Monday, the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce confirmed that Golden Wheel Amusements, which has furnished rides for the festival midway for the past 40 years, will be unable to do so in 2014. “Crabfest is a lot more than just the rides, but it is going to be, you know, different,” said Trevor B...
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Kodiak state park positions go vacant
The gates of Miller Point Road are locked, and the park office at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park are all but empty. Four months after the departure of area ranger Jack Ransom, Kodiak’s state parks remain without a ranger on staff. To maintain Kodiak’s six state recreation sites and parks, the state has just one technician. Full staffing is a complement of four. Asked whether the state plans to fill the vac...
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Drones to be tested in Kodiak, but ultimate role unclear
Kodiak Island could soon be home to drone testing. Last week, the Federal Aviation Administration named the University of Alaska Fairbanks as one of six national test site operators for drones, formally known as unmanned aerial aircraft. Kodiak Island was included as a test site in UA’s proposal. Under the proposal, Kodiak drone testing will be limited to a test range covering Narrow Cape, nearby Ugak Island and w...
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Public Safety Blotter: Jan. 7
Thursday, Jan. 2 • At 2:43 a.m., a caller reported a dog wouldn’t stop barking on Thorsheim Street. Officers didn’t hear or see a dog. • At 3:29 a.m., officers were unable to catch a loose dog on Mill Bay Road. • At 7:22 a.m., a caller reported a dog on Hillside Drive wouldn’t stop barking. Officers were unable to hear or see a dog. • At 3:43 p.m., officers spoke with a man and told him how to start an eviction. •...
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Thanks for the Pillar Mountain rescue
To the Editor: I want to give a big shout-out of thanks to the many people who came to my assistance on New Year’s Day after I got into some mischief with my car on Pillar Mountain. Sliding uncontrollably on the ice, and convinced that the car was heading over the embankment, I leaped from the vehicle in a wild act of self-preservation. As I lay there, watching my car slide down the road, I was amazed to see a you...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Waterfowl season's end
The waterfowl season will come to a close at the end of legal shooting hours on Jan. 22. There’s good news and bad in that. The bad news is that you’ll have to wait eight long months to resume your hunts on Oct. 8. The good news is that you’re likely to find the best hunting of the year in the two weeks between now and season’s end. There are usually more birds around as the season closes. Sheer numbers improve yo...
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Soldotna turns back Kodiak
Over the first two games of the Joe Floyd/Era Aviation Winter Classic Basketball Tournament, Kodiak’s boys exploded for 170 points. The Bears ran out of gas in the third game. Knotted with the Bears at halftime, Soldotna outscored Kodiak 14-3 during the third quarter to claim its first Floyd title with a 52-38 victory Saturday evening at Kodiak High School. Kodiak (4-2) was searching for its first tournament troph...
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Birth: Jan. 7
Kalsin Terecina Vasquez McGuire was born at 11:06 a.m. Dec. 31, 2013, to William and Nievecitas McGuire. She weighed 7 pounds, 4.8 ounces and measured 19.5 inches long. Her parents are originally from Montana and New Mexico, but now live in Kodiak. Both of her parents work for the Kodiak Island Borough School District. Proud grandparents are Thomas and Mary McGuire from Philipsburg, Mont. and John and Diann Tator ...
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Byron Mallott’s vision for Alaska in 2014
There is a special pride that comes from being Alaskan: pride in the fishermen helping feed the world; the oil workers coaxing a national energy resource out of the frozen tundra; the small business owners who are creating new jobs and new opportunities; the public employees providing for essential needs; and teachers and first responders who strengthen every one of our communities. As Alaskans, we have always tak...
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