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Teeing Off: Battle of undefeateds
The Golden State Warriors are hotter than a cup of hot chocolate on a cold Kodiak winter day. The team from California has rattled off an NBA-record 20 straight wins to begin a season, and have produced 23 straight victories dating back to last season’s playoffs. Dig deeper and the Warriors have not lost a regular-season contest since April 7. Can Stephen Curry and Co. become the first team in the association to g...
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In the Courts: Dec. 4
Gustavo Canaveral pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. Canaveral was sentenced to 63 days in jail (60 days suspended) and fined $3,000 ($1,500 suspended) and had his license revoked for 90 days and ordered to use an ignition interlock device for six months after regaining the license and ordered to comply with recommendations fo alcohol/substance abuse screening and placed on probation for two years. Lau...
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Amazing Nature: Evolution of Life and Learning
If your religious beliefs make the little hairs on the back of your neck stand up at the mention of the term “evolution,” you should ignore this article and move peacefully on with your day. I will not get into the discussion of whether the facts and methods that lead to the theory of evolution are flawed or not, just as I am not going to question the science that claims that our planet is one of many roughly sphe...
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Planning day yields downtown, housing, co-op projects
Wednesday’s Kodiak Strong planning day yielded a trio of projects aimed at bringing a farmers’ market to downtown Kodiak, creating a local food co-op, and creating affordable housing. Each project will have its own kick-off day to explain the project to the public and bring in other voices and volunteers. Planning day attendees brainstormed Wednesday morning to come up with about 20 ideas, said Merissa Koller Will...
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Troopers seek gun burglars
The Alaska State Troopers are seeking public help in finding people responsible for a home burglary and the theft of guns, ammunition and money, according to a trooper report. Sometime between noon on Thanksgiving and Saturday morning, troopers said, someone took two pistols, about $200 and five boxes of .223 caliber ammunition after forcing open the door to a Peninsula Way home. The burglars also unsuccessfully t...
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Assembly reviews strategic plan
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly discussed progress on the borough’s strategic plans items at Tuesday’s work session. The list contains three items regarding public understanding of various issues along with items addressing a multi-year fiscal plan, business development, a land sale plan, and building and zoning codes. Borough manager Bud Cassidy said some of the action items under each goal on the list had bee...
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5 KHS runners head to California for Foot Locker
Brenden Thompson is tired of running in chilly conditions. That is one reason why the sophomore decided to join four other Kodiak High School runners at Saturday’s Foot Locker Cross Country West Regionals in Walnut, California. “I’m looking forward to the warm weather,” said Thompson before the start of Wednesday’s practice at Joe Floyd Track and Field. Wednesday greeted the California-bound runners with near free...
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Norse goddess presides at shopping ritual
Dominating the news last week was the glorious return of every curmudgeon’s favorite holiday to scorn: Black Friday. There’s probably no other day more full of etymological paradox than Black Friday. Associating such negativity with Friday is not really new. For instance, in observance of the day of the week on which Christians recognize Christ’s death, the Catholic Church obliges penitents to abstain from eating ...
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Alaska State Troopers: Dec. 3
Nov. 26 At 11:16 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a vehicle in a ditch near Mile 10 of Rezanof Drive. The van slid into the ditch because of icy conditions. The driver was wearing a seatbelt and was not injured. The van received moderate damage and was later removed. Nov. 28 Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted a man hunting near Anton Larsen Road. Troopers found him without a valid hunting license and cited...
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Black Friday bottom line
Even with the rise of online shopping and the varied tourism and moving seasons, for many local retailers, Black Friday is still a big shopping day. Trevor Brown, the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce director, said most retailers in Kodiak do participate in Black Friday with sales and good deals. “I think it has a positive impact (on the economy),” Brown said. “It’s pretty much the same here as it is in most places with...
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