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Fried, Bigley claim Fourth of July titles
Kodiak’s annual Fourth of July 10K Run and Walk has turned into a showcase for Kodiak High School runners. Last year a pair of former KHS stars stole the show; this year two current Bears cruised to their first titles in the annual Independence Day race Friday morning. Rising senior Levi Fried won the men’s title in a brisk 36 minutes, 42 seconds, while upcoming junior Zoe Bigley grabbed the women’s title in 44:47...
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Public Safety Blotter: July 8
June 20 • At 1:46 a.m., police conducted a security check on Mill Bay Road. • At 1:52 a.m., police conducted a bar check downtown. • At 2:07 a.m., police began a bad checks investigation. • At 2:48 a.m., police warned a driver on Marine Way for rolling through a stop sign. • At 2:54 a.m., police conducted a bar check downtown. • At 8:50 a.m., police received a call regarding a subject removal on Center Avenue. The...
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Kodiak teen falls from cliff at White Sands
A Kodiak teenager fell from a cliff at White Sands Beach and was transported to Anchorage for treatment of “significant injuries.” Alaska State Troopers reported that he had been part of a hiking party but got separated from the group when he fell. “We got a call a little before 2 p.m. in the afternoon on July 5 about a 14-year-old boy that fell off a cliff in an area that is locally referred to as White Sands Bea...
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Stevens announces he won’t run again, votes against comments rules
Kodiak Island Borough Assembly member Mel Stephens announced he would not be seeking re-election when his term ends in October, saying the assembly would benefit from “new blood.” Stephens encouraged community members at the assembly’s regular meeting July 3 to consider running for a seat in the assembly or the Kodiak City Council this fall, and asked that they consider serving a single term. Stevens also voiced d...
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Garden Gate: Outfoxing the fox sparrow
Finally, we have a cloudy day. After a long spell of nice weather, I was secretly starting to wonder if there was something wrong with the faucet up there. So the other night, in the cool of the evening, I spent an hour speed-transplanting flower, herb and veggie seedlings that were itching to get their roots into bigger digs. Transplanting young green stuff when the weather is warm and dry, even at night, can be ...
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Outdoors Kodiak: Fine-tuning your king trolling
We’re “fortunate” in managing to catch a lot of king salmon from our boat — or at least that’s what we hear from the friends around us who aren’t doing as well. But fortune actually plays only a small part in our catch rate. It has a lot more to do with systematically testing the water and the way we fish, then fine-tuning both our location and our methods. In the sincere belief that everyone likes to catch fish a...
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Fish Factor: Sockeyes booming at Bristol Bay
With salmon fisheries going on every summer all across Alaska, you might wonder why so much attention is focused on Bristol Bay. The answer can be summed up in two words: sockeye salmon. Bristol Bay is home to the largest red salmon runs in the world and sockeye is Alaska’s most valuable salmon fishery by far. In most years, well over one-third of Alaska’s total earnings from salmon fishing stem from Bristol Bay. ...
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Playbook: July 8
Tuesday, July 8 Baseball: Kodiak Major All-Stars vs. Knik at District I pool play in Anchorage, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 9 Baseball: Kodiak Junior All-Stars vs. Dimond-West at District I pool play in Anchorage, 4 p.m.
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Public Safety Blotter: July 4
June 18 • At 12:58 a.m., a caller reported a bear in the 2000 block of Mill Bay Road. It was gone when police arrived. • At 1:17 a.m., officers responded to a suspicious vehicle on Pillar Mountain Road. • At 1:39 a.m., police conducted a security check on Mill Bay Road. • Around 1:47 a.m., police conducted three bar checks. • At 7:37 a.m., police asked a man to leave Center Avenue. • At 8:08 a.m., police served pa...
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Post 17 hosts Kenai
On America’s birthday, Kodiak will be treated to the playing of the national pastime. Today, Post 17 hosts the Kenai Post 20 Twins in an American Legion AA baseball doubleheader at Baranof Field. The first game — a nine-inning league affair — begins at 12:30 p.m., which is followed by a seven-inning nonleague game. “There is nothing else that I would rather do than play baseball on the Fourth of July,” Jakob Arnol...
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