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KHS softball wraps up season with loss to Homer
Senior Jade Ponte made sure Kodiak softball didn’t end its season with a goose egg on the scoreboard. The center fielder ripped a two-run single in the second inning in the Bears’ 24-2 Northern Lights Conference loss to Homer Tuesday at East Addition Park. Kodiak closed out its 2016 campaign with a 1-15 record, 0-6 in the NLC, while the Mariners clinched their 11th conference crown with a 5-1 mark. Ponte, who put ...
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Guest Opinion: Knowing poetry will pay off
This past Sunday, 166 Kodiak High School graduating seniors donned cap and gown and, to the strains of Elgar’s “Pomp and Circumstance,” paraded into the high school auditorium for one last time as the KHS class of 2016, which then faded into but a memory. And I would guess that they, like we at that age, felt free at last. No more the daily grind of attending classes, teachers telling you what to do, parents telli...
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Public Safety Blotter: May 25
May 6 At 1:46 a.m., a man reported a prowler outside his resident in the 500 block of West Rezanof Drive. No one was around when police arrived. Nothing appeared amiss. At 2:15 a.m., police received a request for a welfare check on a man lying on the ground in the 500 block of West Marine Way. He was able to get up and walk under his own power and did not meet protective custody criteria. At 2:20 a.m., police warn...
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Alaska Science Forum: Historic changes in species, water, on Kenai Peninsula
Larger than West Virginia, the Kenai Peninsula has the best of Alaska: coastal rainforests, two icefields, majestic deepwater fiords and a sapphire river home to the largest king salmon ever caught. It also has some of the best-documented changes of any geographic feature in Alaska, enough that a biologist now sees the peninsula evolving into a human-driven system. John Morton of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge...
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Preschool event to replace stolen funds
When a parent of a student at St. Paul Lutheran Preschool found out that money meant for a playground update at the school was taken during an after hours break-in last week, she knew she needed to help. Soon, the community followed suit. Rachel Betts, whose daughter attends the school, has planned a silent auction fundraiser to replace the funds needed for the project before ground breaks on the renovation.  “I k...
May 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Capitol Report: Session could go up to 30 days
Hello from Juneau. The second session of the 29th Alaska Legislature ended May 18, though as you probably know, the governor has called lawmakers back to Juneau for a special session to complete work on several major issues we were unable to reach agreement on during this year’s session. The special session began Monday and may last up to 30 days. The special session’s agenda items include the fiscal year 2107 ope...
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Public Safety Blotter: May 24
May 5 At 12:33 a.m., someone requested a welfare check on a highly intoxicated woman. She was gone when police arrived. At 8:30 a.m., police received a report of a minor vehicle accident in the Powell Avenue and East Rezanof Drive area. The parties exchanged information. At 9:15 a.m., a man in the 3700 block of Otmeloi Way reported neighbor dogs were frequently loose and came into his yard harassing his dog and go...
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Track sends 17 individuals, three relays to state
The Kodiak boys — the defending state track and field champions ­— qualified nine individuals and two relay teams into this year’s state championships. The girls qualified six individuals and a relay, their first relay to advance to state since 2012. On the boys’ side, Billy Alcaide, Michael Parnell and Keith Osowski qualified in three events. Alcaide made it in the 100, 200, long jump, and Parnell and Osowski in ...
May 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak baseball draws fourth seed
Kodiak baseball opens the Southcentral Conference Championships against a team it met in the opening weekend of the season. The Bears, the South Division’s fourth seed, drew North Division champion Wasilla in Thursday’s opening round at 10 a.m. at Oiler Park in Kenai. Wasilla, the defending region champions, topped Kodiak, 12-0, in the Rex Edward Matautia Invitational Tournament on April 15 at Baranof Field. The W...
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Kodiak Island Births: May 24
Caryn Alivia DeHart was born at 4:18 a.m. on May 15, 2016, to Amanda Nelson and Craig DeHart. She weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long. Her parents are originally from and live in Kodiak. The baby’s mother works at Kodiak Area Native Association, and the baby’s father works at B&R Fish. Also welcoming her to the family are Kaik, Kelson and Ryder. Grandparents are Ken and Kathie Nelson from Kodiak...
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