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Stage and Screen: Musings on the Oscars
While I have not had the opportunity to see all of the films nominated for the Oscars, I did get to see many of them. What follows are a few comments on some of these films. I enjoyed Ben Affleck’s “ripped from the 1979 headlines, semi-authentic” film “Argo.” Even though I knew how the caper would end, I was on the edge of my seat throughout. The story was well developed, the acting generally good and the action w...
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NLC dominates state rankings
Three of the top 5 girls 4A basketball teams in the state will be playing at the Northern Lights Conference Championships — and only two can automatically qualify for the state tournament. Wasilla remained No. 1 in the Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches poll, while Kodiak stayed at No. 3 and Colony at No. 4 in the latest rankings released Wednesday. Wasilla and Kodiak, the top two seeds in the NLC Championsh...
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Bids for new high school come back high
High noon for the Kodiak High School renovation project came at 3 p.m. Wednesday. That was the deadline for construction bids on the $80 million effort, the largest single construction project ever undertaken by the Kodiak Island Borough. When the electronic envelopes were opened, however, the news wasn’t what the borough had hoped. All three submitted bids were above budgeted estimates. “The next step is evaluati...
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Achievers: March 7
• Anelise Zimmer and Brenda Castonguay have been named winners of the Spirit of Youth Award, a statewide program to recognize Alaska teens for their accomplishments in several different categories. Zimmer and Castonguay were honored in the “Science and the Environment” category for their volunteering work with the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge. • A team of three Kodiak High School culinary arts students finished...
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Alaska State Troopers: March 7
Wednesday, Feb. 27 A 58-year-old Kodiak man was arraigned in the Naknek District Court for one count of delivering around 2,000 pounds of salmon outside the district in which they were taken. He pleaded guilty to the charge and received a $3,000 fine ($1,500 suspended) and one year of probation. Saturday, March 2 At 1:32 p.m., a 66-year-old Kodiak man reported a disturbance and property damage at a business on Rez...
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Public Safety Blotter: March 7
Monday, March 4 • At 12:59 a.m. and 1:05 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Marine Way. • At 8:28 a.m., an officer returned a dog to its owner. • At 12:24 p.m., a woman reported hearing a loud muffler on a vehicle going toward town. Patrol was advised. • At 12:29 p.m., a caller reported three suspicious men have been sitting in a car. They moved along when an officer asked them to. • At 4:04 p.m., a caller rep...
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Around Kodiak: March 7
At this week’s brown bag lunch lecture, listen to Bree Witteveen, assistant professor of research and marine advisory program at the Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center speak about humpback and fin whales in her presentation "Prey Use of Fin and Humpback Whales: A Case for Niche Separation.” The talk begins at noon in the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center. Author Joe Stock will give a presentatio...
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Alaskan author unveils new book for Kodiak readers
Alaskan guider, skier and author Joe Stock will give a talk about his new Southcentral Alaska guiding book at 7 p.m. tonight in the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center. Stock’s new book “The Alaska Factor” is a guidebook to backcountry skiing in Southcentral Alaska. The book includes photos and information about planning a ski trip to Alaska, weather and how to access backcountry ski zones. Stock is an ...
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KHS girls conclude wrestling season
Kodiak picked up three second-place finishes at the USGWA Girls State Championships Saturday. Jenny Valdez, Ashley Benton and Krystal Fabricante placed second in their weight classes at the state’s unofficial girls wrestling tournament at Service High School in Anchorage. Valdez, a junior at Kodiak High School, was second in a four-woman bracket. Her only loss came to champion Savannah Commerford. Benton, a sophom...
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Playbook: March 7
Today Boys basketball: Kodiak vs. Kenai at the Northern Lights Conference Championships at Soldotna High School, 3 p.m. Friday, March 8 Boys basketball: Kodiak at the Northern Lights Conference Championships at Soldotna High School. Girls basketball: Kodiak vs. Colony/Kenai winner at the Northern Lights Conference Championships at Soldotna High School, 4:15 p.m.
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