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Consider trailer park co-ops in Kodiak
I lived in one trailer park or another for much of my childhood. They can be wonderful neighborhoods for kids if they are well run, but the specter of having the land they live on sold out from under them hovers over every family. There is a solution, however. Some communities in the Lower 48, where trailer parks are effectively retirement communities for the working poor, have decided to head off the potential sh...
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Achievers: Justin Blott graduates from Air Force pilot training
Second Lt. Justin Blott, a 2013 graduate of the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., graduated from the U.S. Air Force Specialized Pilot Training Program in Del Rio, Texas, on May 21. The 26 members of his class each received about 200 hours of flying instruction, 60 hours of simulator instruction and more than 500 hours of classroom instruction pursuing subjects in instrument flight procedures, applied a...
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Softball gets four conference awards
Four Kodiak High softball players earned Northern Lights Conference accolades. Senior Dannika Catt and sophomore Sage Glamann were placed on the first team, while seniors Celeste Chichenoff and Tracy Pedersen were selected to the second team. Catt, a four-year, first-team selection, hit .486 and scored 19 runs from the leadoff spot in the order, while Glamann hit .333 with 11 runs scored. Chichenoff also hit .333 ...
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Coach, players sport Mohawks for state baseball tournament
At Kodiak’s final home baseball practice of the season on Tuesday, coach James Arnold wore a faded blue cap on his head. Not unusual. What was unusual was underneath the cap. The third-year coach sported a blue Mohawk with zigzag designs on both sides of his head — a far cry from what he became accustomed to from his time in the Coast Guard. Needless to say, Arnold was second-guessing his decision to let his playe...
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Playbook: June 4
Thursday, June 4 Baseball: Kodiak vs. Chugiak at the state championships at Mulcahy Field in Anchorage, 7 p.m. Friday, June 5 Baseball: Kodiak at at the state championships at Mulcahy Field in Anchorage, Softball: Kodiak vs. Hutchison at the small-school state championships in Fairbanks, 1 p.m. Saturday, June 6 Baseball: Kodiak at at the state championships at Mulcahy Field in Anchorage, Softball: Kodiak at the sm...
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Alaska State Troopers: June 4
May 23 Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted a man aboard a personal watercraft that did not have current flares aboard. The man was cited for expired flares. AWT contacted a man operating a powerboat in Danger Bay. He was cited for failing to display the boats Alaska identification number and valid registration sticker. At 5:20 p.m., AWT contacted a woman who was sport fishing on the Buskin River and found she had c...
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STEEPED IN ADVENTURE: Local ski enthusiasts slice through Kodiak’s High Country snow
It’s a well-kept secret, but some of the best skiing in Kodiak take place in May and June, local ski enthusiasts say. Kodiak skiers Sharon and Steve Wielebski, Lisa McCormick and Greg Rosenkranz took a short flight with Sea Hawk Air to Terror Lake on Thursday morning. “A short 10-minute walk up the road took us to snow,” said Wielebski, owner of Orion Mountain Sports in Kodiak. “There is good skiing around Terror ...
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MOUNTAIN VIEWS: A whale of a mystery in Afognak
The floating object was truly a mystery to me. What was this large, white mass at the mouth of Afognak Bay? It hardly moved and looked like a small amphitheater. Very un-Alaskan, really. For a moment I thought it could be yacht. What could produce such a large bright reflection? Every summer our family spends several weeks on Afognak Island hiking, catching salmon, picking berries, resting on the beach. Lying in t...
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DOT: Ferry service will stop if shutdown occurs
The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities is preparing for a government shutdown that will include all Alaska Marine Highway System ferries ceasing to operate if it occurs. “Due to the uncertainty of a fully funded State of Alaska fiscal year 2016, (ADOT&PF) is preparing to reduce services statewide on July 1, 2015, the start of the new state fiscal year,” according to a release from DOT&PF. AM...
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Refuge visitor center has full summer planned
As summer heats up in Kodiak, the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center is beginning their summer programs. Happy Trails is back on Saturdays starting at 2 p.m. “It’s for kids of all ages and families and other folks too,” said visitor center manager Ava Kahn. “It gets folks outside.” Participants meet at different outdoor locations for an hour or so of “meeting in nature’s classroom,” Kahn said. This Sat...
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