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In the Courts: Aug. 16
Dismissals • Counts of violating conditions of release, disorderly conduct and two counts of fourth-degree assault against Johnathan Hammon, 42, were dismissed July 23. • One count of first-degree burglary against Ronald Singleton, 60, was dismissed Aug. 5. Assault • Johnathan Hammon, 42, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree assault. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail (89 days suspended), and was fined $1,500 ($1,250 ...
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Amazing Nature: Statues come alive under water
Summer is waning, and preparations for the coming school year are in full swing. I will offer my first Kodiak College class this fall, and since it is a brand new class, I have spent hours this summer anticipating and preparing. The class is called “introduction to marine science through experiments and art” and combines several ways of learning about and getting fascinated by the oceans. In lectures, small experi...
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Auditions for M*A*S*H approaching
Kodiak directors are looking for a cast of around 30 men and women to participate in the fall community theater production “M*A*S*H.” “M*A*S*H,” which stands for mobile army surgical hospital, is set during the Korean War. The play follows the comic adventures of two chest surgeons in South Korea. It was written by playwright Tim Kelly and first performed in 1973. The fall production will be co-directed by Jared G...
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Teams ready for Eco Challenge
Seventeen teams will navigate around the Emerald Isle Saturday as part of the Coast Guard’s annual Eco Challenge race. The race, in its 11th year, is a mystery to participants. Teams get clues at each checkpoint that reveal their next destination. The event begins at 8 a.m. at a location that will be uncovered to competitors at tonight’s team check in. The 17 teams is up from six in 2011 and three from last year. ...
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Sports weekend calandar
Kodiak youths will get a chance to showcase their skills in two different sports on Saturday. At 10 a.m., the Kodiak Elk Lodge is holding its annual soccer shoot at the Baranof Ice Rink. The event is for boys and girls under age 13. The event is free, and each participant receives a soccer ball. At 2 p.m., Kodiak Little League is putting on a clinic and pickup game at Coon Field. The clinic is for players age 9 to...
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Playbook: Aug. 16
Friday, Aug. 16 Cross country: Kodiak High School alumni run at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park. Girls, 6:45 p.m.; boys, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17 Racing: Motocross, ATV at the Kodiak Island Raceway, 3 p.m.
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City's sales tax reaches into borough
As a small business owner, Judi Kidder is used to paying taxes. But when she audited her latest home phone bill, she found something unexpected — a sales tax. Kidder doesn’t live within city limits, but as she discovered after combing through years of bills, she’s been paying city sales taxes on each bill. “I’m going to raise merry hell,” she said after discovering the charge. Kidder isn’t alone. After posting her...
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Borough will seek composting delay
Tonight, city and borough officials are expected to request the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly postpone approval of a temporary composting plant on a two-acre plot of land within the Kodiak Island Borough landfill. The request comes after nearby homeowners raised concerns that runoff from the proposed plant could contaminate drinking water wells. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation agreed with thos...
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KIBSD offered four-year grant to fight obesity
The Kodiak Island Borough School District has been offered a four-year grant to work on school nutrition and physical activity programming. The Alaska Obesity Prevention and Control grant, awarded by the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, is expected to be accepted by the Kodiak Island Borough school board at its meeting Monday. The overarching goal of the grant is to reduce obesity in school-aged ch...
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Kodiak football switches offensive attack
Several teams in the National Football League had success running the pistol offense last year, and now Kodiak hopes to run it with the same success this year. After experimenting with the pistol at times last season, the Bears are making it their primary offense for the 2013 high school football campaign. “It makes you more versatile,” said second-year head coach Jim Schnick, who also doubles as offensive coordin...
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