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Old Harbor holds Earth Week activities
Old Harbor is holding a series of activities focusing on the environment in celebration of Earth Week. Earth Day is a day each year where people around the world hold events to increase awareness of environmental issues. In 2009, the United Nations designated International Mother Earth Day to be April 22. Rather than celebrating the earth for one day, Old Harbor chose to do a weeklong celebration ending on Earth D...
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Thomet ranked first in distance races
Kodiak’s track and field team continued to improve on its state rankings this past weekend. Sophomore Levi Thomet leads the state in both the 1,600 and 3,200 meters. His four-lap time is 4 minutes, 26.16 seconds, while his eight-lap mark is an impressive 9:20.40 — 32.20 seconds ahead of teammate Cole Christiansen’s second-best time. Thomet, Christiansen, Clayton Hannah and Levi Fried also have the top mark in the ...
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Local bowlers strike at Pepsi tourney
Jacque Bormuel paced a dozen Kodiak youth bowlers at the Pepsi USBC Youth Championships Thursday in Eagle River. Bormuel advanced all the way to the under 12-year-old finals, before falling in his first match to place fourth overall. Sam Bennett (under 15) advanced to the second round, while Jason Bormuel, Dylan Kavanaugh and Jerish Bormuel all moved to the second round in the under 20 division. Elianah Micael (un...
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Public Safety Blotter: April 17
Friday, April 12 • At 12:41 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Marine Way. • At 1:31 a.m., an officer investigated a suspicious vehicle. All was OK. • At 2:30 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Marine Way. • At 2:24 p.m. and 2:31 p.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Marine Way. • At 3:01 p.m., a caller reported items were stolen or lost from her backpack, and she wanted it logged. • At 5:26 p.m., a calle...
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Kenneth M. Damm
In honor of his one year anniversary: Kenneth M. Damm was born October 30, 1938 to Marshal and Rozelma Damm and was the oldest of five children. Marshal was a Naval Warrant Petty Officer for the U.S. Navy and traveled throughout the South Pacific - Hawaii, Guam and ending in San Diego after WW II, Ken was living near Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1942. Ken was an accomplished athlete in wrestling and football, playi...
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Business focuses on helping the disabled
A business in Kodiak is working to help people with disabilities get out of poverty. Don Roberts, owner of AK Endeavors, said he started the business two years ago in Kodiak, but it’s been a slow process getting established. AK Endeavors’ mission is to assist “exceptional people” in finding jobs and learning about financial literacy. Roberts doesn’t believe in using the term “disability” because he believes people...
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Alaska Science Forum: The year without a summer
An April snowstorm whirling outside my window today seems to be announcing the postponement of spring. As I sit here watching the show, it makes me think back to the shortest summer ever. In 1992, it snowed more than 9 inches on May 12th. A string of 70-degree days that followed ate that up in a hurry, but the snow returned in early fall. By September 13th, more than one foot of snow cushioned the ground, and leaf...
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Achievers: April 17
The Army National Guard in Kodiak has a record number of women in the Guard and would like to recognize them. •PV2 Maria Santiago has been in the Army National Guard for a year and a half. She joined the Guard because she wanted to serve the country. She wanted to experience adventures in her life. She also joined because of the free education opportunity and other good benefits the guard had to offer. •PV2 Prince...
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Kodiak resident OK after explosions rock Boston Marathon
Kodiak’s Howard Valley will never forget his first race outside of Alaska. Less than an hour after finishing the Boston Marathon, twin bombs rocked the finish line at the world’s oldest marathon, killing three and injuring over 140 Monday. Valley was within earshot of the explosions that occurred at 2:50 p.m. (10:50 Alaska Standard Time). “I was a couple of blocks away and heard a big bang and explosions — it was ...
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Local fire departments respond to grass fires
Area fire departments had a busy weekend putting out grass fires on both sides of Kodiak. The Bayside Fire Station responded to three outside fires over the weekend. One was an unattended controlled burn and the other two were unattended campfires that people left burning. “People need to make sure their fires are out, and they need to be attended at all times,” Bayside fire chief Bob Himes said. “Part of the prob...
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