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Wells requests bail review hearing
James Wells, the man accused of murdering two Kodiak Coast Guard employees in April 2012, has requested a bail review hearing in Anchorage. Wells was indicted Feb. 19 on two counts of murdering a federal employee, two counts of using a firearm in a violent crime and two counts of first-degree murder for allegedly murdering Coast Guardsmen Petty Officer 1st Class James “Jim” Hopkins and retired Chief Petty Officer ...
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Kodiak boys in hunt for state track title
Do the Kodiak boys have enough firepower to win their first state track and field title since 2007? The overwhelming consensus among the team is in emphatic “yes.” “I think we do,” sophomore Levi Fried said. “I don’t think we are as stacked as the ’07 team, but we definitely have a shot at it.” Fried has extra motive in helping the Bears when state: His older brother Lucas was on the 2007 team, and he wants a titl...
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Kodiak cruises past Palmer
Kodiak turned to captain Brandon Mahle Thursday evening to end a two-game Southcentral Conference losing skid. The all-conference right-hander delivered with a complete game 7-3 triumph over visiting Palmer at drizzly Baranof Field. Mahle handcuffed Palmer hitters the entire game, scattering five hits and striking out eight in seven efficient innings. The senior breezed through the first three innings on 28 pitche...
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Playbook: May 17
Friday, May 17 Baseball: Kodiak vs. Palmer, noon, and Houston, 5 p.m., at Baranof Field. Softball: Kodiak vs. Houston, 4 p.m., and Eagle River, 5:45 p.m., at East Addition Park. Track: Kodiak and Port Lions at the state championships at Lathrop High School in Fairbanks, 9 a.m. Saturday, May 17 Baseball: Kodiak vs. Houston at Baranof Field, noon. Softball: Kodiak vs. Houston, 11 a.m., and Eagle River, 1 p.m. and 5 ...
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Prep track: Boskofsky aiming for a 3-peat
Port Lions’ Raissa Boskofsky is looking to add even more hardware to her already overcrowded trophy case when the 1/2/3A state track and field championships begin today in Fairbanks. Boskofsky is the two-time defending champion in both the 300 hurdles and the high jump and is the odds-on favorite to cash in again. “I want to 3-peat,” said Boskofsky earlier this season. “I want it so bad.” If the senior does, she w...
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Base Kodiak hosts third annual ‘Run to Remember’
A Coast Guard effort that took its first steps in Key West three years ago will hit the streets of Coast Guard Base Kodiak on Saturday morning. This week, Base Kodiak hosts the third Coast Guard “Run to Remember” to memorialize Coast Guardsmen killed on duty since Sept. 11, 2001. What started with one man’s ultramarathon effort in Florida has grown to more than 50 events nationwide and around the world. “It’s grow...
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In the Courts: May 17
Dismissals • One count of violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor against David Valley, 28, was dismissed April 25. • Two counts of second-degree criminal trespass against James Childers, 40, were dismissed April 25. • Three counts of fourth-degree assault and one count of second-degree criminal trespass against Jeffrey Struck, 44, were dismissed April 9. Assault • David Valley, 28, pleaded guilty to fou...
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KPD arrests alleged meth dealer
A 28-year-old Kodiak man has been arrested and accused of dealing methamphetamine. David Valley faces one count of third-degree drugs misconduct for possession with intent to deliver (a class B felony) and two counts of fourth-degree drugs misconduct (class C felonies). On Wednesday, officers from the Kodiak Police Department served a search warrant on a home located on the 1200 block of Selief Lane for evidence o...
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Despite debate, assembly approves more money for schools
Clarification : The school funding measure was addressed in two votes Thursday evening. An amendment to increase the appropriation from $10.25 million to $10.65 million passed by a 4-3 vote, Austerman opposed. The main motion, to fund schools at $10.65 million, passed 5-2, Austerman in favor. The Kodiak Island Borough assembly approved a $10.65 million appropriation to the Kodiak school district on Thursday night,...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Whale blubber
Kiimaq: Whale blubber Akgua’aq kiimartullriakut.: We ate whale blubber yesterday. Blubber, the thick layer of fat that lies between a whale’s skin and its muscles, has important biological functions. Like all mammals, whales must maintain a warm body temperature. While swimming in icy waters, blubber keeps them warm by reducing the outward flow of heat; the colder the water, the thicker the layer of fat needs to b...
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