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Bears send girls relay to state for first time since 2012
By DEREK CLARKSTON Mirror Writer At the beginning of the track season, HoneyRose Macatuno didn’t know what to think of her new 400-relay teammates. She had reason for concern with two being freshman — Hannah Villaroya and Teresa Villanueva — and another — Chandra Christiansen — being a sophomore transfer from Port Lions. “At first, it was rough because I was the only one who knew how to do stuff,” said Macatuno, a...
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Council, assembly to hold special meetings for NPFMC letter
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly and Kodiak City Council both have special meetings next week to vote on a letter to the North Pacific Fishery Management Council. The letter, on the agenda at the joint city and borough Fisheries Work Group meeting on Wednesday, Thursday and today, is intended to voice Kodiak concerns on Gulf of Alaska trawl bycatch management in advance of the June NPFMC meeting in Kodiak. The d...
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Melvin Ray Chya
Melvin Ray Chya, 53, passed away of natural causes at the home of a friend on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, in Anchorage. Visitation was held 11 a.m. followed by a Panakhida memorial service at noon on May 26 at St. Innocent Cathedral, 401 Turpin St. in Anchorage. Father John Zabinko officiated. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. May 27 at Three Saints Orthodox Church in Old Harbor, officiated by Father Josef. Graves...
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ROCKIN' OUT: Reggae hits high tide
The Paragons were a reggae and rocksteady group from Kingston, Jamaica. They began in the late 1960s. The band had four members and released albums from into the 1980s. They released 10 albums total. This music makes me feel fantastic. It is a feel-good sound and makes me want to dance. The Paragons’ music is outta this world. Their most famous track was “The Tide is High,” written by band member John Holt. You ca...
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TEEING OFF: Piling up the trophies
What comes to mind when you hear the words Kodiak track and field? Dominating. The Dunbars. Levi Thomet. Distance dynasty. Today, the boys start their chase for a repeat state title, if successful, it would be the first back-to-back championship in Kodiak’s glorious track and field history. The Bears have a bevy of streaks on the line heading into the two-day meet at Dimond High School. The most impressive being f...
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Troopers selling Kodiak-based patrol vessel
Anyone in the market for a 121-foot law-enforcement vessel? The Kodiak-based Woldstad, used by Alaska Wildlife Troopers to patrol the ocean for violations, is being decommissioned and sold. “Us not being on the water, there will be more violations that go undetected,” said AWT division director Steve Bear. “There’s no doubt about that.” He said the state is getting rid of the vessel due to budget cuts and hopes to...
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City employees making another run at unionization
A petition to put Kodiak city employee unionization on the Oct. 4 ballot can begin circulating next week. The State of Alaska Public Employment Relations Act asserts rights of collective bargaining for public employees, including at borough and municipal levels. In 1988, the city of Kodiak adopted an ordinance exempting itself from those regulations. The petition will call for an amendment to the ordinance stating...
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Festival not the place for bikes, dogs
The Kodiak Police Department advises that bikes, skateboards and dogs are not allowed at Crab festival. “For the safety of all festival attendees, there is a “no wheels” policy,” according to a Wednesday announcement from the department. Attendees can rent space to store their wheels in a bike corral just inside the festival entrance. Dogs should not be brought to the area. “Crowded conditions expose dogs to unexp...
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Fourth-seeded Bears look to make noise at region tournament
Kodiak baseball enters today’s Southcentral Conference Championships in an unfamiliar spot — the No. 4 seed. “To be honest with you, I have not looked at it as an underdog role,” fourth-year Kodiak skipper James Arnold said. “I’m viewing it more as an opportunity to move into their No. 1 spot.” The their he is referring to is the Warriors of Wasilla, the team Kodiak plays at 10 a.m. today in the opening round at O...
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Week in Words: Rolling the dice for a crabby fun time
It’s Memorial Day weekend, and you know what that means. Crab Festival. Sure, maybe the name “Crab Festival” is a little anachronistic, since crab has not been king in Kodiak for quite some time now. But, who cares? It’s more about what the name connotes, right? Fun. Friends. Food that’s way too bad for you. And a carnival on the spit. But what does “crab” mean? Pretty much the opposite of “Crab Festival.” “Crab” ...
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