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Swimmers prepare for stretch run of season
The Kodiak Community Swimming Pool felt a bit empty Monday afternoon for Kodiak High School’s practice. With a month left in the season, the swimming and diving team has been trimmed from 47 to 25 athletes. Left in the pool is the varsity squad, while the junior varsity team’s season is over. “It gives us more space and it gives prep for our championship run,” said Kodiak coach John Lindquist, whose team has compl...
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Coast Guard sends helicopter to Cold Bay for winter
The Coast Guard is ready, even if the crab fishing fleet isn’t. On Monday, Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak sent an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and crew to Cold Bay to help area fishermen with emergency situations this winter. The Coast Guard uses forward operating locations to allow for faster response times to mariners in distress. Kodiak crews were deployed to Cordova and the Arctic over the summer during the busy f...
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State sues federal government to open refuges
The state of Alaska has sued the federal government to open Alaska’s wildlife refuges to hunters, fishermen and tourists. On Wednesday, state attorney general Michael Geraghty followed up on a promise by Gov. Sean Parnell: If the Department of the Interior didn’t reopen Alaskan refuges by the end of business Tuesday, the state would act. They didn’t, and the state did. Under 1980’s Alaska National Interest Lands C...
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Politicians are testing Americans
To the Editor: Fellow Americans, you are being tested! By politicians to see how far they can go, passing laws and etc. to control you, what you eat, what you say, where you go, how much you spend, what you say on the iPhones and telephones, your mail, things like that. Got the idea? It’s going on right in front of your eyes. Wake up! They even had the guts to shut down war memorials even though soldiers went and ...
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Troopers: Oct. 17
Sunday, Oct. 6 At 6:07 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to near Mile 6 of Anton Larson Bay Road for a report of a single-vehicle rollover accident. Investigation revealed the vehicle’s 25-year-old Kodiak driver was rounding a curve in his 1994 Toyota 4Runner when he lost control and slid into a ditch. The 4Runner collided with the steep embankment of the ditch and rolled over. It was estimated to be a total l...
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'M*A*S*H' opens Friday
More than 45 people will take the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium stage this weekend to tell the story of a mobile army surgical hospital unit in the Korean War. “M*A*S*H” kicks off at 7 p.m. Friday night with additional performances Saturday and Sunday. Directed by Jared Griffin and Mike Wall, the play tells the story of a mobile army surgical hospital during the Korean War. “It’s a chance to see an interesting play ...
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Achievers: Oct. 17
• Two Kodiak College Adult Basic Education (ABE) teachers — one current, and one former — were honored at the Alaska Adult Education Association (AAEA) Awards Luncheon in Anchorage on October 9. Natasha Zahn Pristas, a Kodiak College ABE English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher, received the AAEA’s only scholarship award, a $750 check. This scholarship is awarded to a member of the field with specific plans for ...
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Stage and Screen: 'Prisoners' — Dark, gritty and engaging
It’s gritty. There is nothing glitzy about this high tension drama. The characters range from unattractive to chilling. “Prisoners” (2013) is dark and foreboding. Things are not what they appear to be — as bad as things look, things get worse in unexpected ways. Keller Dover (Hugh Jackman) is a contractor with a wife, a teenage son and a young daughter named Anna (Erin Gerasimovich). Keller and his family are frie...
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Local results: Oct. 17
Kodiak Island Dart Association Wednesday, Oct. 9 Ah-Shucks 12, Rondy 3; Flying Tacos 11, Dart’in Divas 4; Bar Pros 10, Oo Chuks 5; Banditos 9, Elders 6; Villains 9, Coyote Pak 6; Darty Minds 9, Nightflights 6; River Rats 13, 3 in a Bed 2. High tons: Randy Ensign 140, Terry Hartle 140, William Kenny 124; Keith Morin 123 and 121, William Kenny 120, Jamie Weeks 115, John Peterson 110, Mark Wardell 105, Randy Bishop 1...
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Playbook: Oct. 17
Friday, Oct. 11 Swimming: Kodiak at the Palmer Invitational at Palmer High School. Volleyball: Kodiak vs. Wasilla at Kodiak Middle School. C squad, 4 p.m.; junior varsity, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.
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