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2013 Kodiak Rodeo Results
Wild Cowmilking (Saturday) 1. Marcus Levenson and James Hastings 2. 2. Shawn Hall and Steve Powel 3. Jesse Kitson and Kathleen Kitson Wild Cowmilking (Sunday) 1. Shawn Hall and Steve Powel 2. Jesse Kitson and Kathleen Kitson 3. Marcus Levenson and James Hastings Breakaway Roping 1. Malisa Levenson (4.72 sec) 2. Rebecca Garcie (DNF) 3. Rochelle Wood (DNF) Flag Race 1. Emma Helligso (15.932 sec) 2. Tatiana Schneider...
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Speaker talks leadership to high school students
“Leadership is all about solving problems,” Ted Wiese, of Wise Training and Development, told students at Kodiak High School during a school assembly Friday. Wiese is a motivational speaker who works with thousands of students across the country and internationally each year to enhance their leadership skills. He uses humor and stories to teach his message to students. In one demonstration, Wiese told students abo...
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Kodiak Rodeo and State Fair starts this weekend
The cowboy mounted shooting event is the newest addition to the Kodiak Rodeo and State Fair, which takes place this Labor Day weekend. Susan Killary, KRSF president, said the sport has become popular to include rodeos. Kodiak Baptist Mission gave residents a taste of the sport last Friday as competitors rode horses in a pattern while shooting balloons with blanks. “It’s an upcoming sport in the rodeo world,” Killa...
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Center offers smoked salmon workshop
It’s been a record year for Alaska salmon. Through Wednesday, fishermen have taken more than 260 million salmon of all types, and more are still coming in. In Kodiak, most salmon head to big commercial processing plants, where they’re gutted, packaged and prepared for shipment to the world’s fish-hungry population. More than a few salmon stay in Kodiak. According to figures from the Alaska Department of Fish and G...
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Assembly talks bear safety measures
Kodiak's bears are enjoying a bonanza of fresh salmon and wild berries, but in a few weeks, they'll come looking for something even more tasty — garbage. Last year, Kodiak residents reported an unprecedented number of urban bear sightings and close calls. Two bears were killed and one hiker was injured between fall 2012 and spring 2013. On Thursday night, the Kodiak Island Borough assembly brought the Alaska Depar...
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Setnetter hits the trail on her horse
A woman who grew up fishing in Uganik Bay has taken her Alaska-grown affinity for the outdoors to the Pacific Crest Trail where she is attempting a solo through-ride of the 2,650-mile trail in one season. Alina Dudding, 27, started her journey on the trail April 22 at its southern terminus in Campo, Calif. near the Mexico and U.S. border. “Somewhere I read that no woman had through-ridden the trail in a season on ...
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Virginia, Alaska form space launch alliance
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia and Alaska are teaming up to make the most of their commercial space operations. Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell announced Thursday an operating agreement between the Virginia Commercial Spaceflight Authority and the Alaska Aerospace Corporation. The two spaceports will work together to share engineering, technical knowledge and operating procedures. The space...
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Tustumena faces second shipyard stay
The ferry Tustumena remains on course to emerge from its Seward dry dock this month, but the latest proposed schedule holds an unpleasant surprise for those awaiting the ferry’s return. Five months after it leaves Seward, the Tustumena is scheduled for its annual overhaul. That regularly scheduled maintenance period will take the ferry out of service from early March to the end of April. “If we were to hold that o...
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Assembly to talk bears tonight
Last fall, the city of Kodiak endured the busiest urban bear season in recent memory. This year, the Kodiak Island Borough, Kodiak Unified Bear Subcommittee and other local groups are trying to head off bear problems before they begin. The borough assembly will discuss bear prevention efforts at 7:30 p.m. tonight in the borough conference room on Mill Bay Road. The bear discussion will take place as part of a regu...
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Old Harbor gets new store
Old Harbor has some changes in store. On Saturday, Kodiak’s largest rural community will hold the grand opening of the Nuniaq Food Market. The grand opening marks the restoration of the town store, which closed a year ago following a string of break-ins and vandalism. “There is a need for a store here in the community,” said Old Harbor tribal council vice president Melissa Berns. “The cost of importing goods from ...
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