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Prep picks: Picks come early in Week 8
This week’s prep high school picks comes a day early since Kodiak plays today at Voznesenka. Being forced to pick games a day early shouldn’t have any impact on how I will do. However, I did have to force Gizmo — my 3-year-old Japanese Chin — into making his picks before he was ready. Since Gizmo is not familiar with high school teams, I didn’t think it would be fair for him to pick prep games. Instead he will try...
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Alaska State Troopers: Oct. 2
Sept. 26 • At 10:02 a.m., Alaska State Troopers were advised that two people were overdue from a deer-hunting trip in the Saltery Cove trail area. Alaska Wildlife Troopers conducted a quick search and found the vehicle used by the hunters near Ugak Bay. State troopers contacted the Coast Guard and Kodiak Island Search and Rescue to help with the search. At 4:36 p.m., a Coast Guard helicopter found the hunters. The...
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Stage and Screen: Liam Neeson is a convincing older action hero
Liam Neeson is a very busy actor. IMDB.com lists 103 acting credits for this Irish-born Hollywood action hero phenom. His latest film “A Walk Among the Tombstones” (2014) cements his place in the realm of action heroes. Unlike some of the other members of this group of macho men, Neeson has managed to maintain his appeal into his 60s. He has not had to resort to the cheesy “Expendables 1, 2 and 3” (2010, 2012, and...
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Local play opens tonight
The Fairwind Players production of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” opens tonight, with a cast of excellent actors. The play centers on a husband and wife who fight and humiliate each other in front of their guests. The play was written in the early 1960s, and attempted to shed light on the truth beneath a happy perfect image of marriage. Director Jenny Stevens called it “absurdist theatre. There are no answers, t...
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Achievers: Oct. 2
Rotary students of the month for September Sixth grade Boys The sixth-grade teachers at Kodiak Middle School have selected Frankie Edra as the Rotary student for September. Edra is being recognized for this award because he is a caring person that is always looking out for others. He'll stop what he's doing in order to make someone feel better or give them a hand. He actively looks for ways that he can help his pe...
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Gronn hired as Parks and Rec director
The City of Kodiak didn’t have to look far for its newest Parks and Recreation director. The city announced last Thursday that Corey Gronn was hired to oversee the Parks and Rec department. Gronn, 27, has managed the Kodiak Community Swimming Pool since 2011 and became the department facilitator when previous Parks and Rec director Charlie Powers left the position at the end of May. “He has definitely proven to me...
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Alaska Science Forum: Why was interior Alaska green during the last ice age?
During our planet's most recent cold period, a slab of ice smothered Manhattan. Canada looked like Antarctica but with no protruding mountains. When the last glacial maximum peaked about 20,000 years ago, most of the continent — from the Arctic Ocean to the Missouri River — slept under a blanket of white. Alaska was different. Anchorage and the rest of Southcentral, Southeast, and the Alaska Peninsula were under i...
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Congressional candidates to debate about fish
Alaska’s candidates for U.S. Congress will discuss fisheries at the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce’s final fall debate tonight. Republican Representative Don Young and his opponent, Democrat Forrest Dunbar, and Democrat Senator Mark Begich and his opponent, Republican Dan Sullivan, are all scheduled to attend. The debate will start at 7 p.m. at the Gerald C. Wilson auditorium in Kodiak High School. It will also be air...
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Local candidate preview: Dan Rohrer
Dan Rohrer is running for Kodiak Island Borough Assembly and is concerned about financial sustainability. “When I look at what I’ve learned over the last 10 years, not only do I believe that I know have the time to do this job well, I believe there’s a lot of principals that I have learned, both in business and in my involvement with non-profits and with construction, that I think are very applicable on our boroug...
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Local candidate preview: Dave Kaplan
Incumbent Dave Kaplan is running for Kodiak Island Borough Assembly, saying he wants to finish what he started, mentioning the capital improvement projects list as a big thing he’s helped complete, and the high school and landfill expansions as things he wants to see finished. As for other priorities, Kaplan said. “I have always had a strong platform of education, fisheries, nonprofits, and economic viability for ...
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