Another Day in Paradise: Redefining family One of the joys my wife and I have is redefining our family. Not changing what our family members look or act like, but adding members who — though not actually part of our biological family, are very much a part of our family.
On Monday, we were in the Anchorage airport, enroute to a conference, and bumped into a member of our Kodiak family. Perry had left Kodiak last Wednesday to go help his wife, Gail, as she ...
Amazing Nature: Kodiak students compete and learn about oceans in statewide contest On, Sunday night, five tired Kodiak High School students and their two coaches returned home after a long and strenuous, fun and educational weekend. The annual statewide Tsunami Bowl competition in Seward, organized by the University of Alaska is a venue for high school teams to show off and expand their knowledge of the ocean.
Friday and Saturday morning were given to team presentations about teams’ respective...
Benny Benson was deserving of airport name We wouldn’t rename Barometer Mountain “Bill’s Hill.”
Why are we still having debates over Denali?
This month, Sen. Lisa Murkowski introduced a bill into the U.S. Senate that would officially give Mount McKinley the name Alaskans already use — Denali.
The bill renaming McKinley is a perennial product of Alaska’s Congressional delegation because Ohioans reject the idea that Alaskans might want the state’s most promi...
Parks and Rec schedule: Feb. 15-Feb. 22 Feb.15-Feb. 22
BARANOF ICE RINK
Stick and Puck is held Sunday, 9 to 11 a.m., and Monday, 7:30 to 9 p.m. This is a time for all ages and competitive levels to hone their skills. No games allowed. Players can focus on game fundamentals without the pressure of game situations.
Broomball is a game similar to ice hockey in which the players, not wearing skates, use “broom sticks” instead of hockey sticks to shoot a sm...
City still searching for Parks and Recreation director Nearly six months have passed since Ian Fulp retired as the City of Kodiak’s Parks and Recreation director, and his old office at Baranof Park remains empty.
Despite the vacancy, Parks and Recreation has a heartbeat.
On any given night in Kodiak, skaters populate the ice rink, school gymnasiums are overflowing with basketball and volleyball enthusiasts, and the swimming pool is flooded with swimmers.
“Parks and ...
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Researcher talks coldwater coral in lunchtime lesson Deep-sea cold-water coral are difficult to identify, and not much is known about the different species.
In a Thursday brown bag lunch science lecture, Art Schultz discussed how he got involved in researching coral, and explained why it’s difficult to find any information about the mysterious deep-sea species.
“It’s a very fuzzy subject,” he said.
Schultz, a commercial fisherman, has been researching deep-sea cora...
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Weekend events: Bench press competition Saturday Muscles will be popping Saturday inside the Kodiak High School gym.
The fifth annual Kodiak Athletic Club/KMXT Bench Press Competition begins at 1 p.m. Weigh-ins start at 12:30 p.m.
Men can either press half their body weight or their full body weight as many times as possible, while women compete in the half body weight category.
Hadji Wight set the men’s half body weight record last year with 138 repetitions ...
Playbook: Feb. 15 Today
Boys basketball: Kodiak vs. Soldotna at Soldotna High School. Junior varsity, 4:30 p.m.; varsity, 7:30 p.m. C squad at Soldotna Middle School, 6 p.m.
Girls basketball: Kodiak vs. Soldotna at Soldotna High School. Junior varsity, 3 p.m.; varsity, 6 p.m. C squad at Soldotna Middle School, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 16
Boys basketball: Kodiak vs. Soldotna at Soldotna High School. C squad, 10:30 a.m.; junior v...
Airport could be renamed for Benny Benson Jay Barrett is best known as the voice of authority on KMXT-FM’s news reports, but a new project has him advocating a change, not simply reporting the news.
In observance of the 100th anniversary of Benny Benson’s birth, Barrett is advocating that Kodiak State Airport be renamed Benny Benson State Airport. Barrett, who is garnering local support for the renaming, presents his plan at 7:30 p.m. tonight to the Kodia...
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Thomet named Gatorade Alaska cross country runner of the year Kodiak High School cross country runner Levi Thomet poses with his trophy and banner for being named the Gatorade Alaska boys cross country runner of the year for the 2012-2013 school year on Thursday, Feb. 7 at KHS. Thomet, a sophomore, won the boys 4A individual cross country title in October. Thomet was also the Region III champion and won seven of his nine races this season. Kodiak coach Marcus Dunbar said Tho...