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Soldotna increases win streak to 24 with victory over Kodiak
Kodiak’s football team can finally breathe a sigh of relief. The Bears completed a difficult three-week schedule on Saturday with a 48-0 Northern Lights Conference loss to top-ranked Soldotna at Joe Floyd Track and Field. The past three weeks have not been easy for Kodiak, as the team lost to NLC power Kenai, second-ranked large-school Colony and Soldotna by a combined score of 141-8. The Bears emerged from that w...
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Kodiak spikers sweep away Kenai
Kodiak’s volleyball team just keeps on winning. The Bears ran their Northern Lights Conference regular-season winning streak to 14 matches with a pair of victories over Kenai in Kodiak’s home openers Friday and Saturday. Kodiak, the defending NLC champions, swept Kenai on Friday, 25-12, 25-22, 25-23, and picked up a 3-1 win on Saturday, 25-20, 25-23, 15-25, 25-19. The victories pushed the Bears to 4-0 in the NLC a...
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City council members stipends increase
The Kodiak’s city mayor and city council members will receive higher stipends for their work under an ordinance passed during the council’s regular meeting Thursday. At the revised rate city council members will get $400 per month and the mayor will get $500 per month, doubling the previous rates. The new rates go into effect Nov. 1, after the upcoming municipal election on Oct. 7. Only the terms of council member...
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Rocket complex still off limits
Civilian agencies still do not have access to the Kodiak Island site of an accident where a rocket carrying an experimental Army weapon delivery system exploded shortly after liftoff on Aug. 25. “We’ve been working with the Army there,” Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation program specialist Jade Gamble said. So far that work has taken place by teleconference, she said. ADEC personnel will visit the sit...
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Fish Factor: Sullivan will be at Kodiak debate
Fish on! The lure of reaching a statewide audience was too much to pass up for US Senate hopeful Dan Sullivan, who will be at the Oct. 1 fisheries debate at Kodiak after all. Sullivan was able to reshuffle a packed travel schedule to fit in the fisheries event, said Ben Sparks, campaign manager. Sullivan initially was going to be in Bethel on a multi-day swing through Southwest Alaska during the time of the Kodiak...
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Garden Gate: Preparing for fall
Fall is in the air. The signs are all around us: Salmon fishermen are putting their nets away, holiday decorations are starting to replace BBQ displays, and most importantly (for me at least), I haven’t seen a bumblebee since September 9th and puffins have departed local waters. Yet as I write this, I’m reminded of how many times I’ve been asked in the past couple weeks, “So Marion, what kind of winter do you thin...
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Wells ordered to pay $1.4 million - Civil suit awaits trial date
Convicted murderer James. M. Wells has been ordered to pay $1,483,475 to the estates of victims Richard Belisle and James Hopkins. Federal Judge Ralph Beistline handed down the order after a restitution hearing Wednesday in the District of Alaska Court. Wells was convicted in April of the 2012 killing of Belisle and Hopkins, his coworkers at the U.S. Coast Guard Communication Station Kodiak. Restitution of $770,47...
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Bears look to end skid against Stars
One team is playing its first Northern Lights Conference game of the season, while the other team is playing its last. Talk about an unbalanced schedule. That is the scenario Saturday when Kodiak’s football team finishes NLC play by hosting top-ranked Soldotna — playing in its first NLC game — at 2 p.m. at Joe Floyd Track and Field. “I’m not happy about a lot of things with how the schedule was put together, but y...
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NOAA ship under way to Seward
A research ship that spilled diesel fuel into Womens Bay around noon Tuesday got under way on Thursday, headed to Seward for repairs. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration vessel Rainier had refueled at the Coast Guard fuel pier and had moved to the nearby cargo pier when the spill was noticed, according to Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation program specialist Jade Gamble. Absorbent boom...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Cimiyuq - Cilrayuk - Dragonfly
Cilrayuk - Dragonfly Cilrayuk alingtaakait. - They used to be afraid of the dragonfly. Did you know that Alaska has an official insect? In 1995, the state’s school children awarded the dragonfly this special honor. The four-spotted skimmer (Libellula quadrimaculata) took the prize. Like the other 30 species of dragonflies in Alaska, this insect can eat up to 600 flies or mosquitos a day and it is a spectacular fli...
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