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Post 17 hosts Bartlett in final home series
While teams jockey for position atop the American Legion baseball standings, Kodiak and Bartlett are battling to stay out of the cellar this weekend in Kodiak. Bartlett Post 29 is seventh in the eight-team National Division with a 1-12 record (14 points), while Kodiak Post 17 is last with a 0-11 mark (11 points). A sweep of the two league games would push Kodiak out of the cellar and only two games behind Ketchika...
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Sports Briefs: Ostrander makes 5,000 finals
Former Kenai High School standout Allie Ostrander advanced to the 5,000-meter run finals at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials Thursday in Eugene, Oregon. Ostrander, a freshman at Boise State University and the only college runner in the field, placed fourth in the second of two heats to punch her ticket to Sunday’s final at 3:28 Alaska Standard time. Ostrander clocked a time of 15 minutes, 27.13 seconds, which was the ...
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Bear sightings down despite nearby encounters
Two bears are believed to be behind recent sightings in populated areas, according to a local wildlife biologist. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has received recent observation reports from the Monashka and Womens Bay areas, said Nathan Svoboda, an area wildlife biologist for the agency. He believes one bear is likely behind the Monashka reports and another behind the reports from Womens Bay, including at ...
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Berry-licious year follows warm spell
Berries are coming out considerably earlier than normal, and Kodiak’s back-to-back warm years have something to do with it. Bill Pyle, supervisory biologist with the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge, said the refuge is conducting a survey of berry sites to track the early fruit. “We have cameras in different places of Kodiak Island operated this year and last year to track the progression of growth of a few importa...
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Alaska State Troopers: July 7
June 29 Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted a 50-year-old Alaska man following a check on an unmarked subsistence gillnet near Nelson Island. Investigation revealed the man had been subsistence salmon fishing with a gillnet during the daily closed period from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. He was issued citations for failing to properly mark a subsistence gillnet with bail set at $110.00, failure to record his daily catch with b...
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Morin finishes at Teen Masters
Despite producing his highest game at Teen Masters, Kodiak’s Josh Morin did not make the cut in America’s premier youth bowling tournament. The recent Kodiak High School graduate rolled a 211 in his third of six games during the final day of qualifying Wednesday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Even with the high game — his second 200 of the tournament — he concluded the round with a pinfall of 989. His 18-game, three...
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Update: Morning power outage occurred during testing
A short system-wide power outage Thursday morning caused anyone who gets power through Kodiak Electric Association to lose it. According to a KEA release, "During routine testing of the control system at the Terror Lake Hydroelectric Facility, a system communication interruption occurred." The power went out at about 8:25 a.m. according to Nancy Sweeney at KEA, and the lights were back on for everyone by 9:15 a.m....
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Week in Words: Colonies formed United States of Vespuccia
This week we celebrated the anniversary of the day that the original thirteen colonies declared independence from England. It’s more of an existential birthday, though. The U.S. didn’t achieve true political independence until the Treaty of Paris, signed on Sept. 3, 1783. Kind of like how we celebrate Christmas on Dec. 25, but Jesus was probably born in springtime. But it’s all semantics, right? The point is that ...
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Nonprofits, KIB face ‘domino effect’ in social services
As local nonprofit organizations face budget uncertainty, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly prepares to trim its budget further. The assembly hasn’t yet determined how to divide funding, but the nonprofit allocation was reduced 40 percent. For the Kodiak Womens Resource and Crisis Center, a 40 percent cut to their funding, the $60,000 received last year, would likely mean the loss of a staff member. A large cut w...
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City union petition filed for fall ballot
A group of city employees filed an application Tuesday to place unionization on the municipal ballot. If the city clerk certifies the application, the option to reverse the exemption from the State of Alaska Public Employment Relations Act will go before voters in the city’s Oct. 4 election as Proposition 1. PERA asserts the rights of collective bargaining for the state, borough and municipal employees. The city a...
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