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City celebrates 75 years
Kodiakans turned out Saturday to celebrate 75 years since the City of Kodiak was officially incorporated. The celebration drew on the many facets of Kodiak’s diverse community with the lighting of a ceremonial Alutiiq lamp at the beginning, the presentation of the colors and a finale by the U.S. Coast Guard, and performances by Alutiiq, Filipino-American and Samoan dancers. After eating a potluck lunch while liste...
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Assembly hears about holding conservation easement on popular hiking area
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly received a short presentation about possibly holding a conservation easement of Termination Point and Long Island at their Thursday work session. Phil Shephard, the executive director of the Great Land Trust, said his organization ranks areas of land that could be purchased with mitigation funds from things like construction projects or oil spills and then approaches the owners o...
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Council supports subsistence act, raises port fees
The Kodiak City Council supported the Subsistence Access Management Act currently making its way through the U.S. Congress and passed a resolution changing the port tariff at their Thursday meeting. The council delayed the resolution in support of the Subsistence Management Act at two previous meetings after concerns were raised by Kodiak residents over losing local control. If passed, the act would require an act...
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Hannah, Kodiak boys win New Balance Classic
For the second straight year, Kodiak claimed the boys team title at the New Balance XC Classic, Saturday at Russian Jack Springs Park in Anchorage. Junior Jack Hannah led the charge, picking up a win in the third varsity race with a 3-kilometer time of 9 minutes, 43 seconds — six seconds ahead of runner-up Max Hartke of Chugiak. The unique event was split into four races, with two runners from each participating s...
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Kodiak football falls in shootout at North Pole
Kodiak football’s first encounter with North Pole was a memorable one. In an old fashion shootout, the Patriots, the Southeast Conference champions, topped the Bears, 52-48, in a nonconference game Friday at North Pole. The two teams combined for nearly 1,200 offensive yards — 676 for North Pole (4-1) and a season-high 519 yards for Kodiak (2-3) Bears’ quarterback Andreas Carros passed for a career-best 340 yards,...
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KHS volleyball remains perfect
Four matches in three days. No problem. Kodiak’s volleyball team remained undefeated in Northern Lights Conference play by finishing its trip to the Kenai Peninsula with a pair of wins over Soldotna and a victory against Kenai. Two weeks into the season and the Bears stand at 6-0 in the NLC. Kodiak escaped a pair of five-game thrillers — one each against Soldotna and Kenai — to keep its best start since the 2013 s...
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KHS boys win Homer Invite; girls second
Kodiak’s boys picked up six victories and cruised to the Homer Invitational swimming team title Saturday in Homer. Sophomore Talon Lindquist won the 100 freestyle (50.27 seconds) and 200 freestyle (1:49.12) and was a member of the winning 200 and 400 freestyle relay teams. Dan Lambert added a win in the 500 freestyle (5:10.32), while Luke James won the 50 freestyle (23.26). The boys tallied 123 points, 48 points a...
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Public Safety Blotter: Sept. 14
Sept. 9 At 4:43 a.m., police were requested in the 2600 block of Mill Bay Road to assist an elderly, confused woman. Assistance was provided and she was turned over to her daughter. At 5:03 a.m., police cited a man in the 2600 block of Mill Bay Road for sleeping inside a vehicle. At 8:27 a.m., police warned a speeding driver on Rezanof Drive at 12th Avenue. At 8:48 a.m., animal control patrolled the Chiniak area. ...
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Garden Gate: Bulbs do well here, brighten dreary spring
I never really appreciated bulbs until I planted four dozen crocus bulbs in our lawn a few Septembers ago. It was the fall before our last big snow year. It was drizzling the day I headed outside to carve holes in the lawn. As I twisted the narrow trowel and poked a walnut-sized bulb into each hole, I wondered whether this would be an experiment to chalk up to failure or success. Many articles had been written abo...
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Fish Factor: Alaska commercial fish director resigns
Alaska’s fishing industry was surprised and dismayed by the sudden news that Jeff Regnart, Director of the state’s Commercial Fisheries Division, will leave the job on October 2nd. “I’m resigning due to family reasons, aging parents…I just can’t be in the state full time like this job demands,” Regnart explained. Jeff Regnart started as an Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game field tech in high school, and over 30 years ...
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