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KHS swim team off to Valdez
Valdez holds a special place in John Lindquist’s heart. The fishing port with a population of just under 4,000 is where Kodiak’s veteran coach won his first Region III swimming and diving championship. Since winning the first boys title in program history in 2003, the Bear boys have stood on top of the podium in 10 of the last 12 years. The girls have won the past eight titles. Domination. “It is memorable when yo...
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Community orchestra back after long rest
Jenny Stevens has a timely message of encouragement for local musicians this week. “It’s much more fun to play with other people than by yourself,” she said. All string, wind and percussion players of high school age or older will have an opportunity to join forces at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium choral pod, as a Kodiak community orchestra begins rehearsals. Momentum for an orchestra to meet ...
Oct 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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ALUMNI ROUNDUP: Dunbar races to victory
Kodiak’s own Trevor Dunbar picked up an emotional victory in his return to cross country on Sunday in Boston. Running in honor of his grandmother, Sylvelin Keller, who recently died at the age of 89, Dunbar won the men’s championship 8-kilometer race at the 25th Boston Mayor’s Cup Cross Country meet. “She ran through my mind a few times and it was nice to compete for her,” Dunbar told baa.org. “She’s been in my me...
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Getting closer with bows, muzzleloaders
My favorite deer season is the special primitive weapon season. It starts Nov. 1 and runs through Nov. 14. The best possible news for families: There’s an extension of the season from Nov. 16 through Dec. 31 for kids aged 10 to 17. Sad to say, the primitive weapon hunt requires a class and shooting qualifications to participate. If you aren’t qualified by now, it’s almost certainly too late to manage it. There are...
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Churches offer resource against domestic violence
A small group gathered at the Kodiak Family Church on Saturday for a presentation about domestic violence and the church's role in helping victims. Rebecca Shields, executive director of the Kodiak Women's Resource and Crisis Center, and Beth Davis, a faith advocate with the center, spoke at the invitation of the church as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. First, Shields explained what domestic violence i...
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Mayor, manager address police incident in statements
The city of Kodiak mayor read a statement at last Tuesday’s work session and the city manager read another one at Thursday’s city council meeting addressing an incident in which police interacted with an autistic man. On Sept. 16, 28-year-old Kodiak resident Nick Pletnikoff was pepper sprayed and restrained by police officers under unclear circumstances. The incident has prompted calls from community members for t...
Oct 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stable homes more effective than taking seats
To the editor: So the Kodiak Downtown Revitalization Committee has reconvened. Good! Reading on … a vagrant problem? Yes, if you mean a “people sitting around with nothing to do and nowhere to go” problem. “Vagrant” implies being moved on, though, and where are folks supposed to be moved on to — Chiniak? Cleaning the gloomy brush out of the plaza, sure … hope they plant more trees instead to reduce the butt-frying...
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Members sworn in; mobile home ordinance moves ahead
City council members were sworn in at Thursday’s meeting, and the council moved forward an ordinance removing mobile home restrictions within city limits. Re-elected council members Gabriel Saravia and Richard Walker along with new assembly member Laura Arboleda took the oath of office at the end of the meeting. Out-going assembly member Terry Haines accepted a plaque in honor of his time on the council and gave a...
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Wrestlers fourth in Anchorage
Kodiak’s Bryan Gonzalez couldn’t have started the high school wrestling season any better. The 106-pound junior captured the West Anchorage Open title on Saturday in Anchorage. Gonzalez, One of two Kodiak state placers from a year ago that returned this season, beat West’s Jeremy Briones, 9-3, in the championship match. He worked his way to the final by pinning Wasilla’s Heidi Warner, edging Palmer’s Odin Andersen...
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Corporations working hard to give hope
To the editor: I had the privilege of attending the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention in Anchorage during October of this year. I’d like to say everything is bright and rosy for Alaska Natives, but the truth is I saw and heard some people in peril, I saw despair, self-destructive behavior and alcoholism. I ask myself, what are the answers to these terrible conditions? Countless time and effort has been put f...
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