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Why don’t hibernating bears get osteoporosis?
by Ned Rozell
Aug 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Bears have the right idea. Don’t fight the cold; just shut ‘er down for six months and emerge when it’s warmer. Why didn’t we think of that? For one thing, our bones would wither. We’d all get osteoporosis, a disease in which bones become more fra...
Outdoor Kodiak: Ptarmigan season is here
by Hank Pennington
Aug 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Well, I did it again. I let Aug. 10 slip right by without notice. That’s two years in a row! Why is the date significant? Kodiak’s ptarmigan season opens on Aug. 10. I’m a big fan of ptarmigan hunting, but the season opens about the same time silv...
Fish Factor: Finding the reason behind the decline of Chinook salmon
Aug 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
More than 100 researchers and three-dozen projects are underway to find clues as to why Alaska’s Chinook salmon production has declined since 2007. The ambitious effort marks the start of a state-backed five-year, $30 million Chinook Salmon Resear...
Garden Gate: Getting rid of slugs
by Marion Owen
Aug 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
When the weather forecast called for drizzle and rain, I thought, “Uh, oh, time to go on a slug defensive.” I started by walking around the garden, looking for potential hiding spots where slugs might be lurking. It didn’t take me long to find the...
Tapestry: Micah Burnett’s midnight brush will stay with him a long time
by Mike Rostad
Aug 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Micah Burnett thought it was going to be quick. He had to run outside to retrieve his brother’s skateboard. That’s all. But before he returned to his room that night, he had an encounter that will likely be in his head for a long, long time. And t...
Senior Life
Lots to do this summer for Kodiak seniors
Activities may be a bit different at the center this summer but there are still a number from which to choose. Our yoga instructor, Veronica Costa-Bolton, is taking off this summer but we do have video yoga on Mondays at 9:30. Veronica will return...
Jul 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Senior Life: Celebrating the Fourth of July
Senior Citizens of Kodiak, Inc. will be celebrating the Annual Stan and Nita Nelson Barbecue at the center Friday, July 4, right after the American Legion parade. Though the center is officially closed that day we have been holding this barbecue f...
Jun 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Senior Life: Seniors get ready for annual meeting
Senior Citizens of Kodiak, Inc. will hold their annual membership meeting Friday, May 30, 6 p.m., at the senior center. Susan Brockman will be providing the entertainment; there will be door prizes for winners, and a delightful seafood platter din...
May 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Senior Life: Spring luncheon today
Senior Life Spring Luncheon The senior center will hold a spring luncheon today at noon. Come and enjoy the festive spring decorations and great menu that day. The menu includes baked ham, potatoes, spring vegetables, and a special dessert. You ca...
Apr 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
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Senior Life: Golden Tones to perform at luncheon
St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon Kodiak Senior Center will host a St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon Monday, March 17 at noon. Come join the Irish fun that day and enjoy corned beef, cabbage and all the trimmings. The Golden Tones will be singing a few Irish so...
Mar 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 116 116 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak Blogs
Kodiak softball stays alive at state by Hawks97
Jun 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 197 197 recommendations | email to a friend
Kodiak High School's softball team went 1-1 on the first day of the small-school state championships Friday at Cartee Fields in Anchorage. Kodiak lost its first game to Ketchikan, 9-1, then stayed alive with a 10-0 win over Hutchison. The Bears play Northern Lights Conference rival Homer in a los...
Senior Austin Frick covers his head with his shirt after the Bears' 80-64 loss to Thunder Mountain in a loser-out contest at the 4A state championships Friday at Sullivan Arena in Anchorage. (Derek Clarkston photo) Friday hoops: Kodiak boys finish season with loss to Thunder Mt. by Hawks97
Mar 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 480 480 recommendations | email to a friend
Kodiak's boys couldn't overcome a rough first half and fell to Thunder Mountain, 80-64, in a loser-out contest at the 4A state championships Friday morning at Sullivan Arena in Anchorage.  The Bears whittled a 22-point deficit down to nine points in the fourth quarter, but couldn't get any closer...
Kodiak girls claim first regional title since 1985 by Hawks97
Mar 09, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 350 350 recommendations | email to a friend
Note: Kodiak's last regional title was in 1985, not in 1983 as reported earlier. A dominant scoring spree paved the way for Kodiak’s first regional title in more than two decades. Down by eight points, the Bears closed the first half on a 17-2 run and never looked back, earning a 64-43 victory ov...
Kodiak boys claim region crown by Hawks97
Mar 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 113 113 recommendations | email to a friend
For the first time since the 2001 undefeated season, Kodiak’s boys are Northern Lights Conference champions. The Bears won the title with an entertaining 56-50 win over top-seeded Colony Saturday at Colony High School. Four players scored in double figures for Kodiak with sophomore guard Alec Can...
GIrls Hoops: Kodiak earns spot in NLC title game by Hawks97
Mar 07, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
Kodiak is headed to the Northern Lights Conference Championship game for the second consecutive season. The Bears rallied from a nine-point deficit to earn a 55-47 win over Wasilla in an NLC semifinal game Friday at Colony High School. Top-seeded Kodiak improved to 23-0 and advanced to Saturday’s...
Boys Hoops: Kodiak punches ticket to state by Hawks97
Mar 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
Kodiak is headed to the 4A State Championships for the first time since 2011. The Bears punched their ticket to the big dance with a 58-42 win over Wasilla in a Northern Lights Conference semifinal game Friday afternoon at Colony High School. Kodiak (15-9) will play for its first NLC title since ...
Thursday NLC Tourney scores by Hawks97
Mar 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
Girls Thursday’s Games Wasilla 45, Palmer 33 Colony 52, Kenai 21   Friday’s Games Consolation Palmer vs. Kenai, 10 a.m. Semifinals Kodiak vs. Wasilla, 1:15 p.m. Soldotna vs. Colony, 5 p.m.    Saturday’s Games Third-place, noon Championship, 3:30 p.m.  Boys Thursday’s Games Wasilla 70, Kenai 59, O...
Saturday hoops: Kodiak splits with Wasilla by Hawks97
Mar 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 87 87 recommendations | email to a friend
Kodiak's girls ended a perfect regular season with a 62-46 Northern Lights Conference victory over Wasilla Saturday at Kodiak High. The Bears finished 22-0, 10-0 in the NLC. Four Kodiak players reached double figures in scoring with Jerica Nelson leading the way with 21 points. Carissa Cannon add...
Friday hoops: Kodiak sweeps Wasilla by Hawks97
Feb 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
Kodiak High School's hoops squad swept Wasilla Friday evening.  The girls snapped an eight-game losing skid to Wasilla with a 50-29 Northern Lights Conference victory at Kodiak High. The boys clinched at least a second seed in the NLC tournament with a victory at Wasilla. Hannah Wandersee led Kod...
Kodiak's Carissa Cannon guards Soldotna's Haley Miller in a girls basketball game Saturday at Kodiak High School. (Derek Clarkston photo) Girls basketball: Kodiak girls make history by Hawks97
Feb 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 131 131 recommendations | email to a friend
Kodiak set the record for best start in program history with a 45-35 Northern Lights Conference win over Soldotna Saturday afternoon at KHS. Kodiak is 18-0 overall, 6-0 in the NLC. Last year's team had the record with 17 consecutive wins to begin the season. Hannah Wandersee led Kodiak with 15 po...
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