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Editorial: Arctic drilling must move forward
Alaska still needs oil. We need it to heat our homes; we need it to drive our cars. More than that, we need it to drive our economy. More than 90 percent of state revenue comes from the oil industry, and that money cannot be easily replaced. While we view the grounding of the Kulluk with alarm, Arctic drilling must move forward, and it must do so rapidly. Without Arctic oil, America cannot meet its long-term goal ...
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Tapestry: Boyhood friends keep in touch
Kodiak Island is a place where deep friendships are forged, and where friends long separated by time and space reunite to reminisce about their experiences. Neil Malutin, Jay Baldwin and James Brisbane, now in their 40s, recently got together to talk about the fun they had as youngsters on the Kodiak Island. During their visit they had their picture taken in the boat harbor, in some way replicating a picture that ...
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Death Notice: Arthur (Art) Kacalski
Arthur (Art) Kacalski passed away Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013 in his sleep peacefully at home after a long battle with cancer. Services will be held at the American Legion at 2 pm. Sunday, Jan. 13. A potluck at the Legion will follow.
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Around Kodiak: Jan. 11
The Kodiak High School student council will host its annual Kodiak Idol contest at the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium at 6 p.m. Friday. Cost for entry is $5 for students and $8 for adults. Half of the proceeds collected will go to support the Navy Seal Foundation. The Kodiak Arts Council will host its next artist in the Performing Arts Series on Saturday. Matt Anderson will perform at the Harbor Convention Center at ...
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Emil Norton
Emil Norton, 90, died Monday, January 7, 2013 following a life well lived in Kodiak, Alaska. He was born Nov. 16, 1922 to John Norton and Felitsata Chernoff. The youngest of six, Emil spent his boyhood years hiking, hunting and developing an interest in machinery. He put this to practice at an early age working for the local Kadiak Fisheries cannery. Impressing his bosses with hard work he quickly moved from cook’...
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Public Safety Blotter: Jan. 11
Wednesday, Jan. 9 • At 11:55 a.m., a caller requested officer help remove a woman who was tearing apart the vehicle he was sitting in. The woman left when an officer asked, and the man decided to not press charges. • At 12:09 p.m., a caller reported an abandoned vehicle. An officer will keep an eye on it. • At 12:59 p.m., an officer impounded a loose dog. • At 1:01 p.m., a driver received a parking citation. • At ...
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In the Courts: Jan. 11
Charges dismissed • Charges of second-degree theft and second-degree forgery against Jason Delapas, 35, were dismissed Jan. 7. • Charges of misconduct involving a controlled substance, reckless driving, failure to stop at the direction of an officer, and third-degree assault against Steven Macinko, 19, were dismissed Dec. 4. Hunting Wilton Nelson, 29, was found guilty of taking a sow brown bear and was ordered to ...
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Volleyball club puts on tournaments
A pair of community volleyball tournaments will take place in Kodiak over the next four weeks.  The Kodiak Island Volleyball Club is organizing a women’s and men’s tournament with proceeds from both going to support the club’s summer trip to Phoenix, Ariz.  The women’s six-on-six tournament is Saturday, while the men’s four-on-four tournament is Saturday, Feb. 9. Both tournaments are at Kodiak High School.  This i...
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Playbook: Jan. 11
Today Boys basketball: Kodiak vs. North Pole at the Joe T. Classic Basketball Tournament at Lathrop High School, 3 p.m. Girls basketball: Kodiak vs. West Valley at the Joe T. Classic Basketball Tournament at Lathrop High School, 4:30 p.m. Wrestling: Kodiak at the Glen Vandergraw Tournament at Dimond High School. Saturday, Jan. 12 Boys basketball: Kodiak vs. Lathrop at the Joe T. Classic Basketball Tournament at La...
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Wrestlers head to Dimond
Kodiak High School’s wrestling team is back together for the stretch run of the season. Many of the wrestlers spent the holidays away from the mat room, but with school beginning this week the team is ready for its final push. That push begins today when Kodiak travels to the Glen Vandergraw Tournament at Dimond High School. The team competes in duals today and the tournament on Saturday. “This is the last big tou...
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