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Arrests made in school break-ins
Two people were arrested Friday morning in connection to recent break-ins at area schools, according to an Alaska State Trooper report. AST and Alaska Wildlife Troopers arrested Desiree Heglin and Richard Knagin, both 25-year-old Kodiak residents, after responding to complaints of two suspicious subjects “yelling at each other” while building a fire on a trail near Beaver Lake Drive. According to the report, troop...
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Public Safety Blotter: May 23
May 3 At 5:50 a.m., police arrested a man in the 400 block of East Marine Way on suspicion of violating conditions of release and criminal trespass in the second degree. At 12:48 p.m., police towed a red-tagged vehicle in the 200 block of Shelikof Street. At 1:59 p.m., a person asked police to pick up possible drugs from the 100 block of Benny Benson Drive. The suspected substance was seized for destruction. At 4:...
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Soccer finishes fourth
Kodiak’s bid to qualify for the boys state soccer tournament came up one win short. After knocking off Wasilla in a quarterfinal thriller, the Bears fell to Kenai, 7-2, and Soldotna, 5-2, to place fourth at the Northern Lights Conference Championships Saturday in Kenai. “It was a tremendous season,” coach Eric Waltenbaugh said. “Just to be able to go a step further than we did last year and playing in those big ga...
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Track: Boys win 10th title in past 11 years; Bigley, 400 relay tops for the girls
Make it back-to-back Region III track and field titles for the Kodiak boys, and 10 in the past 11 years. The Bears racked up eight titles and rolled to a 28-point victory over Colony at the Region III Championships Saturday at Colony High School. Seniors Billy Alcaide and Kordell Pillans each earned a pair of individual titles. Alcaide took the 100- and 200-meter crowns in times of 11.56 and 23.41. He blazed to a ...
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Land sale moves closer
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly took the first step toward a potential land sale this fall, approving a resolution to get 13 parcels scattered around town ready for sale. Over the next few months, staff will go through the process of reviews, rezones, comprehensive plan changes, surveys and platting. The assembly also amended and postponed an ordinance to remove the requirement for engineering of some residenti...
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Bears manufacture a win against Colony
Kodiak baseball snapped a 16-inning scoreless skid and earned an important 5-3 Southcentral Conference victory over Colony Friday at Baranof Field. The win put Kodiak into a three-way tie for second place in the South Division with Homer and Kenai. All three schools finished the regular season with 4-6 conference records. That means, based on tiebreakers, the Bears could be seeded second, third or fourth when the ...
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GARDEN GATE: Change tasks to give your back a break
The Kodiak Garden Club's annual plant sale is scheduled for Saturday, June 4 at the Baranov Park skating rink. It’s more like a fishing derby: The doors open at 10 a.m., though the line forms earlier with folks sipping hot coffee—early birds hoping to take home trays of choice, locally grown flowers, currant bushes, houseplants and herbs. But the joy of finding new plants is often followed by the agony of discover...
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Softball drops 2 in the Valley
Kodiak’s softball team concluded its trip the Mat-Su Valley with a pair of nonconference losses to Palmer and Colony. Kodiak lost to Palmer 17-4 on Friday and 11-8 to Colony on Saturday. First-year Kodiak coach Michelle Stratton called Saturday’s performance “the best softball we have played all season.” “We hit all the way through our roster,” said Stratton, a Colony graduate. “This is the team I expected all sea...
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FISH FACTOR: Small fish, high prices open salmon season
Alaska’s salmon season officially got under way on May 16 with the arrival of thousands of sockeye and king salmon at the Copper River near Cordova, and high prices were the talk of the town. The first opener produced a catch of 25,000 sockeye and about 1,500 kings. “It was pretty slow to start. Small fish, not too many of them,” said Kelsey Appleton with Cordova District Fishermen United. Following a trend seen o...
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Achievers: May 20
Kodiak Morning Rotary named eight students to receive $1,000 scholarships. Competition was intense in three categories: graduating high school seniors, continuing education and vocational.   The vocational awards are given in memory of Chris McVay. Chris was longtime member of Morning Rotary and a strong advocate for vocational students. Much of the scholarship money was raised from a quilt raffle. Chris started t...
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