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Drillers test the ground for new Pier 3
For the past two weeks, the landing craft Polar Bear has been moving cautiously around Pier 3 as hosts drillers punch holes into the seafloor below. Samples taken from those holes will be analyzed in an Anchorage lab, and the results will determine key aspects of the design of a new multimillion-dollar Pier 3. “This is probably pretty much one of the last physical visible things on site that will occur prior to mo...
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Prep track: Kodiak girls look to improve from last season
Kodiak’s girls are aiming to rebound from last season’s somewhat disappointing track and field season. Last year, Kodiak was the sixth-best team in the nine-team Region III Conference and only garnered one point at the state meet. “We better improve on that because this year there are only six (region) schools,” longtime Kodiak coach Marcus Dunbar said. “I think we are a better team than we were last year. We didn...
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Salmon Camp program feels the pinch
Salmon Camp at the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge has been gutted by federal budget cuts, but the popular summer kids program isn’t the only thing feeling the knife this year. From bear biology to basic maintenance, almost every area of refuge operations has been affected by a 5.1 percent budget cut at Kodiak’s neighborhood wildlife refuge. Another 2 percent cut could be coming down the road, but even without tha...
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Alaska State Troopers: April 4
Wednesday, March 27 • At 2:30 p.m., Alaska State Troopers arrested a 27-year-old Kodiak man on a $5,000 warrant for third-degree misconduct involving weapons. He was lodged at the Kodiak Jail. • At 9:41 p.m., Alaska State Troopers stopped a green 1997 Subaru Impreza while investigating a report of deer poaching. The 25-year-old Kodiak driver was found to be driving with a suspended license and was violating condit...
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Hans-Joachim “Hajo” Brant
A memorial service for Hans-Joachim “Hajo” Brant will take place at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 6 in St. James the Fisherman Church. A repast with light refreshments will follow.
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Kodiak College sociology class and Renaissance fair team up for food drive
A Renaissance fair and a college sociology class decide to work together. This isn’t the setup to a joke — it’s how two wildly different Kodiak groups came together to collect food for local food banks. Brendan Doyle fights with swords in his spare time, but he also studies at Kodiak College, where he’s a student in Thia Falcone’s sociology course. That class focuses on problems and how to fix them. “We’re studyin...
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Kodiak businesses volunteer for Sitka’s Prom Princess program
Three Kodiak women played fairy godmother to students at a boarding school in Sitka by turning the girls into princesses for prom. Deb Eggemeyer of Deb’s Nails and Tans, Emily Salter of Emily’s Alterations and Designs and Summer Wood of Summer’s Spray Tans traveled to Sitka in late March to volunteer with the Prom Princess program. The program was started in 2009 by Terri Bogren of Alaska Airlines in an effort to ...
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Stage and Screen: “Emperor” — A Royal Disappointment
Trailers for “Emperor” (2012) suggested that Tommy Lee Jones played a major role in this semi-historical rendition of the days immediately following the surrender of Japan in 1945. Jones plays General Douglas MacArthur. The film opens on an airplane carrying MacArthur and his staff to Japan. MacArthur has been appointed Supreme Commander of the occupying forces. The film’s title “Emperor” seems to suggest that the...
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11-year-old cast to play Helen Keller
On stage Wetherleigh Griffin plays a blind, deaf and mute 6-year-old girl. Off-stage, she’s just a fifth-grader enjoying acting. Griffin, 11, was cast to play Helen Keller in “The Miracle Worker,” which debuts next week in the Gerald C. Wilson Drama Pod. The play tells the story of a young girl who can’t see, hear or speak, and has a raging temper. Anne Sullivan is hired to serve as Keller’s governess and teacher,...
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Achievers: April 4
• Amanda M. Rhodes, a senior nutrition major at Oregon State University, earned straight A’s in the winter term. • Julie Beehler received the President’s Citation at Missouri Baptist University for the fall 2012 semester. The citation honors qualified students who achieve a perfect 4.0 grade-point average during the semester. • Elizabeth Painter won second place in the middle school electrical engineering division...
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