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Empty cup, eerie cockpit on dark morning
Reporting to you live from Anchorage — okay, I know it’s not really live, but I was alive when I wrote this — I am at the Snow City Cafe in Anchorage, where I finally got breakfast after being up more than four hours. Yes, friends, you read that right. I reported in at 0600 (that’s “0 dark-thirty” to you non-military) to the passenger terminal at Hangar 1 of Air Station Kodiak and arrived on time. To say I am not ...
Jan 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local Results: Jan 22
City league basketball Thursday, Jan. 20 Olson’s Bookkeeping 83, SILA 34 Bjorn Elvehjem 32 points, Pete Dskolkoff 26, Dj Kewan 13 and Grant Elvehjem 12 for Olson’s Bookkeeping. Erik Saliva 15 points, Rehm Mercado 7, Thstian Amodo 6, Alan Strover 4 and Rick Monzon 2 for SILA. AIB 74, St. Herman’s 55 Rjay Cabalar 22 points, Jayson Sabangan 17, Victor Garcia 14, Bem Barcelon 8, Daryl Villanneva 4 and Dennis Javier 3 ...
Jan 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Playbook: Jan. 22
Friday, Jan. 22 Boys basketball: Kodiak at Juneau-Douglas, 8 p.m.; Kodiak ESS at Wasilla Lake Christian, 2 p.m., and Lumen Christi, 7 p.m. Girls basketball: Kodiak at Kenai. C squad, 3 p.m.; junior varsity, 4:30 p.m.; varsity, 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23 Boys basketball: Kodiak at Juneau-Douglas, 8 p.m.; Kodiak ESS at Birchwood Christian, 12:30 p.m. Girls basketball: Kodiak at Kenai. C squad, noon; junior varsity, 1:...
Jan 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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KIBSD upgrades perqs to lure substitutes
As children race around the perimeter of Baranof ice skating rink, Levi Black looks on, glancing from the students, to a stopwatch in his hand and back again. Students laugh as they attempt to stop on the ice after he calls “red light.” Black is a substitute teacher for the Kodiak Island Borough School District, and he is filled in for a Kodiak Middle School physical education teacher on Wednesday. “I enjoy teachi...
Jan 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Retro label trash cans on the way downtown
Colorful labeled trash cans will soon be popping up downtown. At a meeting of the Downtown Revitalization Committee, city manager Aimée Kniaziowski said new trashcans covered in large salmon-can labels had just arrived. The city ordered 28 of them, with some of them purchased by local businesses. At the meeting, the committee welcomed two new subcommittee members, Jonathan Strong and Kathy Drabek, and planned for ...
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Stratton takes over KHS softball program
While playing for Colony, Michelle Stratton remembers watching Kodiak High School win its only small-school softball state title in 2008. Nearly a decade later, Stratton hopes she can bring another trophy back to the island. The lifelong Alaskan was named Kodiak’s new softball coach. She takes over for Sam Catt, the Bears’ coach for the last five seasons. He resigned at the end of last season. Stratton is Kodiak’s...
Jan 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Week in Words: Doesn’t seem Oscar doing his job
Even with the return of four American prisoners in Iran, President Obama’s State of the Union address, the commencement of a new legislative session, and even (gulp) Sarah Palin back in the news as she throws her support behind Trump, I gotta say: It sure seemed like a slow news week. The biggest news flare-up was about the Academy Awards. The nominations were announced a few days ago, and right away, critics jump...
Jan 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS girls begin conference play; boys travel to the southeast
Five weeks into the season, and Kodiak High’s girls basketball team finally gets to play a Northern Lights Conference game. The Bears play at Kenai Friday and Saturday. Friday’s game starts at 6 p.m., while Saturday’s tips at 3 p.m. “The girls are all pumped up and ready to go,” second-year Kodiak coach Krista Hicks said. “Preseason is over ... it is a fresh start.” Kodiak finished its nonconference schedule — the...
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Public Safety Blotter: Jan. 21
Nov. 18 At 7:15 a.m., police warned a driver in the 1800 block of East Rezanof Drive for having a headlight out. At 7:33 a.m., police warned a driver in the 100 block of Powell Avenue for failing to use a turn signal. At 8:47 a.m., police received a report of a man causing a disturbance in the 200 block of Ole Johnson Avenue, and they asked for assistance in getting him to leave. He left when police asked. At 9:02...
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Alaska State Troopers: Jan. 21
Jan. 16 At approximately 9 p.m., the U.S. Marshals Alaska Fugitive Task Force, along with a State Trooper from Kodiak, located and arrested a 49-year-old Kodiak resident, who was wanted on an outstanding $75,000.00 arrest warrant for the charges of assault in the second degree, six counts of assault in the third degree, assault in the fourth degree, kidnapping, misconduct involving weapons in the third degree and ...
Jan 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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