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Such stuff as plays are made on
In William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” a magician and his daughter lead a lonely life on a mystical island, until a shipwreck brings them reluctant company. There’s nothing lonely or reluctant about the troupe performing the classic play this weekend in the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium drama pod....
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TRACK: KHS boys aim to defend regional title
Armed with a well-rounded team, Kodiak’s boys are hunting for their second consecutive Region III Track and Field title, which would make 10 in the past 11 years. The journey to a repeat championship begins today at Colony High School. The two-day meet concludes Saturday. Kodiak holds the fastest...
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Week in Words: Tempestuous times in middle of school
I’m going to do a little shameless self-promotion in this week’s column and talk about Kodiak Middle School. I know, I know. Most of us, including me, don’t really want to think about our middle school or junior high years. Of all the times in my life I would like to revisit, my middle school yea...
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ALASKA SCIENCE FORUM: Much of Arctic now significantly lower
When botanist Janet Jorgenson first visited a patch of tundra east of Kaktovik in 1988, it was flat, dry and thick with 29 species of lichens and mosses. Now, Tapkaurak is wet, gullied and fragrant with sedges and grasses. And, like other parts of Alaska’s North Slope, it is a few feet farther fr...
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Students hit their marks in Kentucky
Elizabeth Luther paced a contingent of three Kodiak rural students at the National Archery in the Schools Tournament that completed Saturday in Louisville, Kentucky. Luther, a Chiniak eighth grader, fired a total of 257 points out of a max of 300. Dale Reft, a Karluk sophomore, finished with a 24...
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Near Island options
The final public open house on the Near Island Development Plan before presentation to the Kodiak City Council took place Tuesday, but interested parties can still submit comments and questions. The event showcased three conceptual plans with shaded areas representing the range of land uses: cons...
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Mosquito season gets started
Mosquitoes, the bane of Alaskans’ existence, are already making their presence known in Kodiak. Anecdotal reports in Kodiak indicate there are more mosquitoes this year than normal, but there are no surveys or official stats to back that up. “The rule of thumb is that a cool, wet spring usually l...
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Coach’s love for the game fuels program
Eric Waltenbaugh arrived in Kodiak with no kids and hair that went halfway down his back. That was in 2000, his first year with the Kodiak Island Borough School District. Sixteen years later, he is married with three kids and no longer can put his hair in a ponytail; he cut his trademark locks so...
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