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Kodiak High School junior Brandy Berg competes in the Eskimo stick pull during a Kodiak Native Olympics team trial at the KHS gym Wednesday afternoon. For more photos, see the Back Page. (Derek Clarkston photo)
Apr 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Surfers organize to clean up beaches
It happens often enough. A relaxing stroll along one of Kodiak’s beaches is disrupted by a piece of trash, either washed in on the tide or blown out from the city. It’s the same experience Nathan Hatfield has surfing, catching waves and enjoying the water, when he encounters plastic bags, fast-food wrappers or plastic cups along the shore. This year in recognition of Earth Day, Hatfield is organizing surfers and b...
Apr 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak hosts, wins FFA state competition
This week the Kodiak chapter of FFA hosted a state convention for the first time, and the local team earned first place in a close competition that tested students’ knowledge of natural resource topics. About 90 FFA members and leaders from around Alaska celebrated their achievements at the 2011 FFA State Convention and Envirothon Annual Banquet, Wednesday in the Kodiak High School commons. FFA has chapters in lar...
Apr 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Training day
Top: Larissa Holmes, a Kodiak High School sophomore, slices bread at the Coast Guard base Kodiak galley, Tuesday, as part of a job shadow program on the base. Holmes learned about food preparation, sanitization and customer service. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Brittany Emerick)
Apr 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Old Harbor No. 83 on list
The village of Old Harbor on Kodiak Island kept its ranking in the top 100 best places in the nation for the outdoor sport enthusiast, this year ranking No. 83. Nestled near Sitkalidak Island are rich resources for fishing, according to Cynthia Lopez, who works in corporate affairs for the Old Harbor Native Corporation. And while other opportunities for ecotourism like bird watching or sightseeing are also growing...
Apr 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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No surprise: Kodiak a sportsman’s paradise
Kodiak listed as No. 4 on Outdoor Life’s best 200 cities in the nation to live as a sporstman
Apr 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Summerall sentenced to 20 years
Citing a history of criminal assault convictions and disrespectful and callous acts toward the victim, Judge Fred Torrisi sentenced Chawn D. Summerall, 31, to 20 years in prison with nine years suspended in the death of Darrell Cavaness in January of 2008. In December, a jury convicted Summerall of first degree assault in the case, but also dismissed a second degree murder charge. Evidence presented at the trial s...
Apr 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Russian, U.S. crews prepare for joint exercise
Two games played Monday in the Coast Guard base gym ended with the diplomatic result of one for the home team, one for the visitors. Crewmembers from the Russian coast guard ship Vorovsky topped the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Bertholf crew in a soccer match, then came up short in the basketball sequel. But the play of the afternoon was an off-balance hook shot from the baseline by a senior Russian sailor that earned ...
Apr 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Science fun
The Kodiak Women of Science and Technology Day held at Kodiak College on Saturday exposed girl scouts to the world of science. The 55 girls, ranging from kindergarten to eighth grade, used water and wind to make electricity, and learned about Kodiak’s land mammals and about different muscles in the body. Terry Gryting, the Girl Scouts’ science, technology, engineering and math program manager, said the day was abo...
Apr 18, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sen: Alaska seafood not tainted by radiation
U.S. Sen. Mark Begich attended Kodiak’s ComFish trade show Saturday, telling an audience of fishermen and those with fishing interests he will combat the perception that Alaska seafood is somehow tainted by radiation spilling out of the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan. Begich said buyers are becoming concerned about the issue because they aren’t sure what the radioactivity means for Alaska fish prod...
Apr 18, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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