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Prep track: Obas leads Kodiak to victory
For the past four years, Kodiak’s Josh Obas displayed his quickness on the basketball court. On Friday and Saturday, he showcased his speediness in Kodiak’s inaugural track and field meet at the newly renovated Baranof Park by dominating the sprint events. Obas accounted for six of the Kodiak boys’ 15 victories to help the Bears earn a weekend sweep of Anchorage Christian and Seward. Kodiak’s girls also picked up ...
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Clyde L. Hansen
Family and friends mourn the loss of their loved one, Clyde L. Hansen, who passed away in Oregon on April 26, 2013. Hansen was born on Oct. 12, 1927 in Marysville, Idaho to Chester and Lottie Hansen. Raised in Idaho with five brothers and six sisters, Clyde went on to enlist in the Army on Jan. 24, 1946, served as a medic stationed at Fort Lewis, Wash., and was honorably discharged in 1947. In his lifetime, Clyde ...
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Public Safety Blotter: May 1
Saturday, April 27 • At 12:36 a.m. and 2:23 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Marine Way. • At 2:27 a.m., a caller reported someone stole his pipe. • At 2:37 a.m., an officer found drug paraphernalia and seized it for destruction. • At 3:28 a.m. and 3:34 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Marine Way. • At 3:42 a.m., an officer removed misplaced traffic cones from the roadway. • At 3:53 a.m., a man receive...
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Around Kodiak: May 1
Peterson Elementary is hosting its annual art walk from 6:30-8 p.m. tonight. Students have been working with local artists on special projects all year. Come check out the different art projects, and bid on different sweets at the bake auction. Admission is free. Artist-in-residence Ryan Conarro will hold a theater workshop “Ensemble Explorations” tonight from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Kodiak High School commons. In t...
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Man faces theft charge for alleged Craigslist scam
A Kodiak man is facing a serious theft charge for allegedly selling a car on Craigslist and failing to deliver it to the buyer in Whittier. Loren Delacruz, 22, was arraigned in Kodiak district court on April 24, for one count of second-degree theft. Second-degree theft is a class C felony punishable by up to five years in jail and a $50,000 fine. According to court documents, Kodiak police detectives received a Cr...
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Help teens in foster care develop skills
To the Editor: The number of children in foster care is on the rise. Many teens in foster care are cycling out of foster care and ending up on the streets with no home, food or job to support them. I believe we need to teach teens job skills they need to succeed. Many foster care teens don’t get along with their foster parents. The teens that do get along with their foster parents learn skills that can help them s...
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Increase taxes on junk food
To the Editor: With middle-class families depending on affordable, highly processed junk food instead of pricey, healthier foods for nutrition, increasing the taxes on junk food may have them consider healthier choices. Foods lacking in nutrients stunt the proper function of children’s intellectual and physical development and overall health. Without the proper nutrients for a child, the child won’t be able to exc...
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Alaska Science Forum: Measuring the winds in space, UAF team prepares for 2014 launch
On a clear, cold night two winters ago in Fort Yukon, Carl Andersen watched a rocket he helped design pierce the upper atmosphere. He and three other scientists shot pictures as the rocket ejected bright puffs of chemicals in an inverted V formation more than 60 miles up. "They were the brightest things in the sky," Andersen said from his office at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Other scientists watched the p...
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New salon opens in Kodiak
The biggest penny in the city is hanging on the wall of Kodiak’s newest salon. Silvia Gridley, owner of Penny Lane Salon, said the inspiration for her salon’s name came from the giant penny wall decal she purchased for the building. “When I was looking for inspiration to decorate, I found a penny online,” she said. “I saw it and thought ‘oh my gosh, that’s it.’ When people come in they can see my big penny.” Renov...
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Fires flare in dry conditions
Kodiak’s fire departments had a busy weekend as they responded to a boat fire, a car fire and a grass fire in dry and windy conditions. The Kodiak Fire Department responded to smoke coming from a boat docked at the Petro Marine fuel dock at 10:53 p.m. Friday. When firefighters arrived, they determined the smoke was from a fire in the engine room of the 86-foot fishing vessel Bering Beauty. It took eight firefighte...
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