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State Trooper Report: Nov. 1
Tuesday, Oct. 23 At approximately 11:52 p.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a 1997 Ford truck for an equipment violation. Investigation revealed a 27-year-old resident of Kodiak was driving with a revoked driver's license and was issued a misdemeanor citation and order to appear at a later date. He was released from the scene without further incident. Thursday, Oct. 25 At 2:15 p.m., Alaska Stat...
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Achievers: Nov. 1
Air Force Maj. Aaron Mahoney has been appointed to the Air Force Weapons School at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nev. Commonly called the Air Force’s “Top Gun” school, the Weapons School takes in Air Force experts in multiple fields and gives them graduate-level instruction during a six-month course. Attendees of the school do not have to be pilots, and upon their graduation are considered experts in the fie...
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Public Safety Blotter: Nov. 1
Monday, Oct. 29 • At 12:51 a.m., a caller reported a bear was in a dumpster on Hillside Drive. It was gone on arrival. • At 1:18 a.m., a 911 caller reported loud noises outside of her residence on Hillside Drive. There was obvious bear activity, but officers did not see it. • At 1:42 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Pillar Mountain Road. • At 1:57 a.m., an officer located an abandoned vehicle on Pillar Mount...
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Stage and Screen: Affleck masterful in directing 'Argo'
Stage and Screen: “It’s the best bad plan we’ve got.” Jack O’Donnell to the Secretary of State describing the proposed fake film Argo. The Argo was a mythical ship that carried Jason on his quest to recover the Golden Fleece. In ancient times a fleece was a skin of an animal — in the case of the Golden Fleece. It was the gold-haired skin of a winged ram — the acquisition of which was the means by which Jason would...
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Kodiak boys, girls prepare for state swimming meet
For not liking the 500-yard freestyle, Michael Smith has gotten pretty good at it — good enough to set Kodiak’s school record in the event. The senior broke Austin Reed’s 2007 record at last week’s Region III Swimming and Diving Championships with a swift time of 4 minutes, 51.60 seconds. “That was pretty much my goal for that meet; I was pretty excited when I did it,” Smith said. Smith has bigger goals this week ...
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Vandals deflate business at Kodiak Bay Bounce
A late-night vandalism attack has deflated the hopes of a new small business. Early Tuesday morning, the Kodiak Police Department responded to a call reporting the doors of Kodiak Bay Bounce, an indoor playground, were wide open. When the owners responded, they initially didn’t find anything missing. When they tried to open their doors the next afternoon, however, they found large gashes in each of the inflatable ...
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Wind kicks up century-old volcanic ash
The 20th century’s largest volcanic eruption dropped a dusting of ash on Kodiak Tuesday. There were no injuries or damage from the eruption — it happened on June 6, 1912 in the Katmai region of the Alaska Peninsula. Even after 100 years of storms and rain, “there's a lot of volcanic ash that remains on the ground,” said David Hadley, an aviation meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Anchorage. The wea...
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Afognak Island elk season nears end
The Afognak Island elk season has all but ended for the year. On Wednesday, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced that effective Sunday, all elk hunting will be over except in far southwest Afognak Island. The department stated in a news release that good weather has allowed hunters to reach unit bag limits for the Duck, Portage, Waterfall and Marka herds. Those limits were reached despite an earlier or...
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NLC tourney streamed online
The Northern Lights Conference Volleyball Tournament begins today at Kodiak High School. No. 4 seed Kodiak opens against No. 5 Wasilla at 1 p.m. If you can’t get out of work for the matinee match, don’t worry. Kodiak is streaming the entire tournament at www.ustream.tv/channel/kodiak-sports. KHS students from Matt Bieber’s class are manning the cameras. KHS activities director Bryan Ferris said the school has been...
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Playbook: Nov. 1
Today Volleyball: Northern Lights Conference Volleyball Tournament at Kodiak High School. Kodiak vs. Wasilla, 1 p.m.; Colony vs. Kenai, 3 p.m. Palmer vs. Kodiak/Wasilla winner, 6 p.m.; Soldotna vs. Colony/Kenai winner, 8 p.m.
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