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Kodiak looks to extend region streaks
Kodiak’s swimming team has been so dominant over the past decade that head coach John Lindquist has forgotten how many regional championships his team has won. “I know there has been a lot of them,” Lindquist said. A lot is an understatement. Kodiak’s girls are in search of their seventh consecutive title, while the boys are looking for their fifth straight win and ninth out of the past 11 years, when the Region I...
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Around Kodiak: Oct. 31
Coast Guard haunted house The Coast Guard cutter Alex Haley hosts a haunted house from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at Coast Guard Base Kodiak. Admission is a canned food item to be donated to the food bank. Civilians are welcome to attend but must show ID and proof of insurance at the military police office to get gate access. The final hour of the haunted ship will be more intense. Downtown trick or treat Sutliff’s Tr...
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GED test deadline approaches
The deadline to complete the all five sections of the GED test is quickly approaching. Starting in 2014, students will have to complete a longer, more expensive and fully electronic GED test. While the official deadline set by the GED Testing Service is Dec. 31, Kodiak College’s deadline is Dec. 19 because the campus will close for the holidays. Kodiak College adult basic education coordinator Adelia Myrick said s...
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Kodiak named No. 3 fishing port in US
Kodiak is now the third-busiest fishing port in the country by weight of fish, according to the latest “Fisheries of the United States” report released Wednesday by the National Marine Fisheries Service. The report says 393 million pounds of seafood were landed in Kodiak during 2012, up from 372 million pounds in 2011. That puts Kodiak behind only Dutch Harbor and the main Gulf of Mexico fishing port in Louisiana,...
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Kodiak College puts on fun run
Zombies are taking over Kodiak College on Saturday. The college’s student government association is sponsoring its third annual Zombie Run — a 5-kilometer race that starts and ends at the college. And unlike the first two years, race organizers are planning to have zombies sprinkled along the course to put a scare into the runners. Dressing up is suggested. “The goal is to keep your Halloween costumes out an extra...
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Public Safety Blotter: Oct. 31
Tuesday, Oct. 29 • At 1:49 a.m., a man was cited for no proof of insurance. • At 8:57 a.m., a caller reported a stolen vehicle. It is under investigation. • At 9:38 a.m., a man was arrested for violating two conditions of release. • At 11:50 a.m., a caller reported someone violated conditions of release. It is under investigation. • At 1:59 p.m., a caller reported her cat was impounded six days ago. She wanted it ...
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Achievers: Oct. 31
Kodiak Middle School and the Rotary clubs of Kodiak have announced their students of the month for October. Each month, KMS teachers and staff nominate one boy and one girl in each grade to be honored by the Rotary for achievements in and out of the classroom. Teachers write a list of the student's accomplishments and share them with the public. Kevin Diaz Kevin Diaz is a sixth-grade student at KMS and is the son ...
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Troopers: Oct. 31
Friday, Oct. 18 At 7:56 p.m., a 35-year-old Ouzinkie woman reported a disturbance at an Ouzinkie home. Investigation revealed the woman assaulted a 24-year-old woman living with her. Investigation also revealed a 21-year-old Ouzinkie man was suspected of breaking a van window of the person he lives with. The woman and man accused others of committing the incidents. They were both arrested and transported to the Ko...
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Stage and Screen: "Captain Phillips" worth a view
If you’re interested in an inside view of ship hijacking, “Captain Phillips” (2013) is your ticket. Starting with a quick view of the comfortable life of Captain Phillips (Tom Hanks,) the film takes us from a conversation about the finer points of his children’s lives to a wretched Somali village replete with poverty, hopelessness and violence. While Phillips is not presented as a wealthy man, the contrast with hi...
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New storytelling event comes to Kodiak
A new form of storytelling is coming to Kodiak on Friday. Galley Tables, an event dreamed up by Astrid Rose, Thandeka Carros and Brianna Gibbs, will give Kodiak residents a chance to share their personal stories with the community. The idea is that seven people will each tell a seven-minute story focused on a designated theme. “We live in such a small community and there are really great stories you don’t get to h...
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