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HOOPS: Juneau, Wasilla finish on top
Juneau’s boys and Wasilla’s girls cut down the nets inside the Alaska Airlines Center after claiming state 4A basketball titles Saturday in Anchorage. Juneau won its first title since 1998 — that team was highlighted by Carloz Boozer — with a low-scoring 38-31 victory over Dimond in the boys championship game. The Crimson Bears, which needed buzzer-beaters to beat Bartlett (58-57) and rival Ketchikan (42-40) in th...
Mar 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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TRACK: Blue/gold results
Blue/gold results Boys 100 meters — 1. Billy Alcaide, 11.5 seconds; 2. Jay Miranda, 11.7; 3. Rubin Romero, 12.1; 4. Joel Francisco, 12.3; 5. Brian Mangrobang, 12.4; 6. Art Alejandro, 12.5; 7. Jerome Morzo, 12.6; 7. Bernardo Fernandez, 12.7; 9. Isaiah Galindez, 12.8; 9. Seth Burnett, 12.8; 11. Elcon Catubig, 12.9; 11. Damien Cumplido, 12.9; 11. Jeff Orille, 12.9; 14. Aaron Alonzo, 13.0; 15. Melvin Jr. Alonzo, 13.0;...
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Application filed for local pot growing
Kodiak’s first application for a commercial marijuana business is currently being advertised to give public notice. The application is for a cultivation, or marijuana growing, operation. Janiese Stevens applied for the license under the business name Three Sisters Co-op, for a business at 2180 Mill Bay Road, next to the police station. “It’s something my family and I have been looking at and interested in for awhi...
Mar 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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VPSOs equipped with new fire suppression tool
Kodiak’s village public safety officers have a new tool at their disposal for fighting fires. VPSOs in the Kodiak archipelago recently received 14 Fire Suppression Tools, portable units they thrown into a burning structure to help quell fires and reduce temperature. According to manufacturer information, the units are environmentally friendly and work by releasing a potassium-based chemical, “interrupting the chai...
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Guest Opinion: Next generation of fishermen
Kodiak’s diverse fishing economy has helped to make the commercial seafood industry Alaska’s largest private-sector employer. We are continually ranked as one of the top fishing ports in the nation and home to nearly every vessel size and gear type operating in Alaska waters. But Kodiak fishing communities and economies are changing and these shifts are cause for concern. We have fewer local vessels, local crewmem...
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Chick Priest: Election season renders too much to Caesar
Where are the Christians in denouncing all the bitter rhetoric coming out of the presidential campaign? I was asked this Wednesday after a Bernie Sanders event that had materialized in less than 24 hours, and was apparently one of the biggest such events of his campaign in Alaska. Apparently, Alaska prefers independent, bold and sensible people over lifelong politicians. Go figure. But that’s a political idea, and...
Mar 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Love the limestone
Coldplay is an alternative pop band. “Limestone rock” is what Chris Martin, the lead singer, calls it. They are an awesome band. They are a famous band and were on TV at the half-time show of the Super Bowl. Coldplay has the best chill-out music. They played the song “A Sky Full of Stars” at the Super Bowl show. I like to imagine flying through a sky full of stars when I hear this song. It reminds me to keep reach...
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Heroin deaths in Alaska 10 times higher than five years ago
Deaths from heroin overdose are 10 times higher than in 2010, according to a bulletin from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. ADHSS released data on drug overdose deaths from 2009 to 2015 on Thursday. According to the bulletin, the number of deaths from an overdose of prescription opioid pain relievers is double that of the United States, while the number of deaths from an overdose of heroin is h...
Mar 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak Tapestry: Classen leaves priesthood, finds ministry
It’s a season of new beginnings for newlyweds Joe and Paty (De Santiago) Classen. They got married on Saturday, went on a honeymoon, will celebrate their first Easter as man and wife on Sunday, and when they return to Kodiak, they’ll be ready to open up their new business, St. John’s Senior Care. St. John’s Senior Care is a non-medical service that will provide clients with help in meal preparation and planning, h...
Mar 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local pharmacies to carry overdose drug
As the heroin epidemic continues to worsen in Kodiak and statewide, help could be on the way in the form of a new law meant to help save lives in the event of a drug overdose. Senate Bill 23, which received final legislative approval in the House on March 7 and was signed into law by Gov. Bill Walker on March 14, allows and encourages the use of the anti-opioid overdose drug naloxone, sold under the brand names Ev...
Mar 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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