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Playbook: Wednesday, May 8
Wednesday, May 8 Soccer: Kodiak High soccer club vs. Homer JV at Homer High School. Thursday, May 9 Softball: Kodiak vs. Bartlett in Anchorage, 7:30 p.m. Junior varsity vs. West Anchorage, 5:45 p.m.
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Oil leak into Lilly Lake stumps officials, residents
The origin of an oil leak on Lilly Lake has state and local officials puzzled. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation has been receiving reports about a sheen on the lake intermittently for the past month and sent someone to Kodiak to investigate last weekend. Jade Gamble of the DEC spent all day Friday investigating the sheen. She interviewed neighbors and walked the shoreline from Kodiak Municipal A...
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Portillo sentenced to five years in jail for street racing incident
The second man involved in the street racing incident that led to the death of Kodiak teen Austin Van Long was sentenced to five years in jail on Monday, bringing closure to a case that rocked Kodiak. Markryan Portillo, 22, pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide, a class B felony, and third-degree assault, a class C felony, in January. He was formally sentenced and taken into custody Monday afternoon. The...
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City proposes cutting budget by 6 percent
The Kodiak City Council got its first glimpse of the proposed 2014 budget on Saturday as city manager Aimee Kniaziowski and finance director Mary Munk presented a $37 million citywide proposal, down $2.2 million from fiscal year 2013. While the budget’s first draft shows higher costs for employee wages, benefits and utilities, those rises were offset by a slowdown in spending on big new projects. “Overall, I think...
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Kodiak softball finishes third at Sitka Invite
Kodiak’s softball team went 2-4 to finish third at the Sitka Invitational over the weekend. Despite the third-place finish in the four-team round-robin tournament, the Bears picked up the biggest win in coach Sam Catt’s three years — a 9-5 victory over last year’s small-school state champion Sitka. That was Sitka’s only loss during the tournament, as the Wolves finished first, Homer second and Thunder Mountain fou...
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KHS baseball games on Peninsula canceled
Kodiak’s four-game baseball trip to the Kenai Peninsula turned into a night at the movies. After Friday and Saturday’s doubleheaders were canceled, the Kodiak team used their downtime to eat pizza and watch “Iron Man 3” before returning to the island Saturday. The trip was cut short because of unplayable field conditions on the Peninsula. No more than 15 minutes into Thursday’s ferry trip to Homer, Kodiak baseball...
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Public Safety Blotter: May 7
Thursday, May 2 • At 1:13 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Marine Way. • At 2:16 a.m., a man received a citation for no insurance. • At 2:28 a.m., officers checked a suspicious vehicle and found no violations. • At 2:32 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Marine Way. • At 8:55 a.m., a loose dog was impounded. • At 10:51 a.m., an officer helped push a disabled vehicle off the roadway. • At 1:15 p.m., an of...
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Ode to Carl Theil
Ode to Carl Theil As the fog moves in there is no land to get my bearings by… And lo I have missed the channel buoy what time was that what year… The sea sags and bellies beneath me now… While waves gargle phosprous deep within their dark wakes… I seem lost now as though between two oceans… What enslaving grog have I consumed from the sea… That has left me so perilously adrift with islands all about me… The names ...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Gearing up
We were all set. I spent this past Saturday finalizing boat preparations and sorting tackle. When the alarm sounded early Sunday morning, I bounded from bed ready to launch the boat for our first venture offshore for kings and halibut. I started the coffee and stepped outside for one last inspection of the boat. Holy cow! The thermometer on our porch read 26 degrees. And a cold breeze wrapped around the corner of ...
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Cleveland volcano erupting, no danger seen
Cleveland volcano has begun erupting in the Aleutians, but Kodiak residents shouldn’t be alarmed — according to the Alaska Volcano Observatory, the eruption has thus far been small. According to a Monday morning bulletin from the observatory, recorders at Okmok volcano, 80 miles northeast of Cleveland detected a small explosion about 8 a.m. That explosion followed one at 11:23 p.m. Sunday. Clouds have shrouded the...
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