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KHS boys cross country team enters season with state title hopes
Kodiak High School’s boys cross country team has lofty expectations for the 2014 season, and rightfully so. That’s what happens when you have the best runner in the state in senior Levi Thomet and a solid supporting cast. “Their goal is set on being at the top of the podium at state,” Kodiak coach Marcus Dunbar said. “We are not shooting for anything less than that. We have had too many third places in a row that ...
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Guest opinion: Opposition floats negative Walker messaging
Polling shows that Bill Walker is the only candidate who can beat the incumbent governor in November. As a result, a target has been slapped on Bill's back. Democratic fundraising efforts claiming Bill is wealthy with money to burn and just another cookie-cutter Republican fooling Alaskans by running as an Independent paint a false portrait. Republican pollsters are also testing negative Walker messaging. Their qu...
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Fructuosa (Tosing) Labitad
Fructuosa (Tosing) Labitad, 88, died on Aug. 14, 2014, at Providence Hospital in Anchorage. Visitation was at 12 p.m. with service at 1 p.m. on Aug. 21, 2014 at Legacy Witzleben Funeral Home located at 1707 S. Bragaw Street. Burial followed at 2 p.m. at Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery located at 535 E. 9th Avenue. Frustuosa was born on March 25, 1926 in Cebu City, Philippines. She moved to Alaska in July of 1992,...
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Pigskin picks: Ketchikan surprises in opening week
Life is good. Another week has passed and the Seattle Mariners are still in the playoff hunt. I’ve forgotten what it is like for your team to be in contention in August — nothing is better than scoreboard watching and sitting on the edge of your seat for every pitch. I even skipped a workout at the gym to watch a morning Mariners game this past week — I also skipped a squat session to keep my legs fresh for a soft...
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Home cross country schedule loaded with must-see races
Kodiak’s 2014 cross country schedule features two can’t-miss home events. The first comes on Aug. 29 when West Anchorage, West Valley, Kenai and Dimond invade Fort Abecrombie State Historical Park for a star-studded regular-season meet. The meet will feature the top four boys teams at last year’s state meet — West Anchorage was first, West Valley second, Kodiak third and Kenai fourth. “That will be a nice state pr...
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Public Safety Blotter: Aug. 22
July 26 • At 1:34 a.m., police warned a driver on Ismailov Street for speeding. • Around 2:15 a.m., police conducted five bar checks downtown. • At 4:53 a.m., a 911 caller reported a fistfight on West Marine Way. • At 5:45 a.m., someone reported being harassed by a man. She did not want to press charges at that time. • At 10:36 a.m., a 911 caller requested a welfare check on Larch Street. It was a verbal argument ...
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SPAR returns from Arctic Sheild 2014
In the era of diminishing Arctic sea ice, the U.S. Coast Guard continually strives to build awareness, modernize governance and broaden partnerships. On the forefront of these missions is the crew of Coast Guard Cutter SPAR, who returned recently from a 38-day deployment in support of Operation Arctic Shield 2014. Given SPAR's robust seagoing, multi-mission capabilities, and familiarity with the Western Alaska are...
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Kodiak’s homeschool, correspondence offerings expand
The Kodiak Island Borough School District’s homeschool and correspondence offerings are expanding this year to be available throughout the state. “The program isn’t new, we’ve had homeschool offered through the district in the past, but this year, we are now statewide,” said Lisa Cavan, the district’s homeschool coordinator for kindergarten through eighth grade. A grant from the State of Alaska funded AK Teach, th...
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Kodiak hosts Homer in first NLC game
It’s hard to imagine a must-win football game in Week 2, but that is how Kodiak is approaching its matchup with Homer on Saturday at Joe Floyd Track and Field. “This is a must-win for us,” Kodiak coach Jim Schnick said. “We have to be ready to come to play.” This is the first of only three Northern Lights Conference games for Kodiak this season. The other two conference games are against powerhouses Kenai (Week 3)...
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Man sentenced for March drug bust
A Kodiak man who was originally charged with a Class A felony for having $34,000 worth of heroin was sentenced to two years in jail on a plea deal late last month. The Kodiak Police Department notified the Alaska State Troopers that Casey Eads, 39, was bringing heroin to Kodiak on an Era Aviation flight on March 8. The police heard about it from an anonymous phone call, according to the charging documents. While T...
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