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Two charged with dozens of felonies in burglaries, gun thefts
The Alaska State Troopers have caught the men allegedly responsible for a string of burglaries and firearm thefts , according to a release. A grand jury indicted Shay Monkiewics, 20, and Justin Isadore, 18, on Feb. 8 on more than two dozen counts apiece of burglary in the first degree, theft in the second degree and criminal mischief in the third degree. According to the trooper release, the men allegedly “appear ...
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Local mermaid tale hits the stage
If you take a boat to Buoy 4 and make the turn around Spruce Cape to head toward Ouzinkie, you’ll reach Hanin Rocks, and you just might be able to hear a mermaid sing. Andy Olzos based his radio play “The Mermaid of Hanin Rocks” off this legend, which the Fairwind Players bring to the stage in Kodiak for the first time this weekend. “It’s one of those things old-timers talk about here,” said Olzos, who has lived i...
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Council more certain on fish analyst
The Kodiak City Council tackled a number of issues in a Tuesday evening work session, including renewal of the fisheries analyst contract and the borough’s proposed zoning changes for accessory dwelling units. The two-year contract with fisheries analyst McCarty and Associates expired Feb. 6. The borough assembly took action in early February and agreed to a six-month extension, provided the city and contractor ap...
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Alaska State Troopers: Feb. 11
Feb. 2 At approximately 6 p.m., an anonymous caller contacted the Alaska State Troopers and reported 31-year old Kodiak man had an outstanding warrant and was in a house on Mill Bay Rd. A review of the Alaska Public Safety Information Network revealed the man had an outstanding warrant for failure to satisfy and failure to comply with his conditions of probation and troopers arrested him at the residence. He was r...
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Kaune competes at USBC Masters
A former Kodiak High School student is competing with the best bowlers in the word at the USBC Masters in Indianapolis, Indiana. Two rounds into the competition — 10 games — and Jacques Kaune is 186th out of 420 bowlers. After today’s final round, the field gets trimmed to 64 bowlers. The final 64 get placed in a double-elimination, match-play round, with the five bowlers left standing advancing to Sunday’s ESPN b...
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Coast Guard rescues injured crewmen
Kodiak-based Coast Guard members removed two injured men from a cargo ship on Tuesday. According to a Coast Guard release, the Cemtex Venture called for a medevac after a 32-year-old crewman and a 28-year-old crewman fell and were injured during rough weather. The cargo ship changed direction to come closer to Kodiak, and a Jayhawk helicopter from Kodiak flew to the Cemtex Venture, about 220 miles southeast of Kod...
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Word of the Week: Caucuses enshrine beer in politics
The word of the week just might be one of the most unique words in the American language: caucus. On the national scene, the presidential race is going through its “caucus” phase, as state political parties determine which candidate their delegates are expected to vote for at the party conventions this year. (I say “expected to vote for” because a delegate can actually vote for whomever they want. Even for candida...
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Lauilo Scanlan Poua
Seventh-Day Adventist pastor Lauilo Scanlan Poua peacefully took his last breath in the late evening on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, at 10:15 p.m. in the Intensive Care Unit at Anchorage Providence Hospital. He was surrounded and comforted by his loving wife, Enike Poua, friends, families, youth and church leaders — Pastor Jacob and First Lady from Tudor, and the president, Ken Crawford and his wife of the Alaska Conf...
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Macahilas crowned city champ
For the second straight year, Stefan Macahilas was the big winner at the Kodiak Island United State Bowling Congress City Tournament that concluded two weeks ago at Tropic Lanes. Macahilas won division I all-events scratch — a combined pinfall of singles, doubles and team — with a score of 2,110. He averaged 234.4 in nine games to finish a mere 25 pins ahead of runner-up Jeff Kiefer. Matt Kiefer, last year’s runne...
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Kodiak sports trivia: Feb. 11
QUESTION: How many perfect games did Harry Mickelson bowl at Tropic Lanes? WEDNESDAY’S ANSWER: Greg Rose became the first Kodiak High School boy to capture a state swimming title when he won the 200-yard individual medley (1 minute, 44.95 seconds) in the 2004 state championships.
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