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Griffing to compete against Olympians
Former Kodiak swimming star Laura Griffing will step in the pool with a pair of Olympians today at the AT&T Winter National Championships at the University of Tennessee. Griffing is competing in the 100-yard breaststroke alongside 2012 U.S. Olympic swimmers Micah Lawrence and Caitlin Leverenz. The winter nationals is a three-day event that showcases the best swimmers in the nation. Griffing, a 2011 KHS graduate is...
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Kodiak heads to North/South Tournament
Kodiak wrestling is coming off Thanksgiving break and will be competing at the North/South Tournament at Wasilla High School beginning today. Kodiak will wrestle a pair of duals today and then enter the tournament at 9 a.m. Saturday. This tournament is not as big as the Lancer Smith Memorial Tournament but will still feature the majority of the Northern Lights Conference and Cook Inlet Conference schools. “Every w...
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Playbook: Dec. 6
Friday, Dec. 6 Volleyball: Kodiak ESS vs. Seldovia at the Denail Conference Championships in Nikolaevsk, 5 p.m. Wrestling: Kodiak at the North/South Tournament in Wasilla, 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6 Volleyball: Kodiak ESS at the Denail Conference Championships in Nikolaevsk, 5 p.m. Wrestling: Kodiak at the North/South Tournament in Wasilla, 9 a.m.
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After quiet summer and fall, bears move into town
Ample berries and salmon kept the bears out of town this summer. Now the berries and salmon are gone, but the bears aren’t. According to reports collected by the Kodiak Daily Mirror, bear activity is climbing, reaching levels not seen since last year. According to data from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, more bear sightings and encounters have been reported in the past week than in August, September and O...
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Shipyard seeks $4 million more from state for Tusty work
The shipyard that handled the ferry Tustumena during its yearlong stay in dry dock is seeking $4 million for work it says went above and beyond the initial $6.2 million contract. Unalaska’s KUCB-FM first reported the claim on Monday. Doug Karet, the attorney who put the claim together, said “the state added a significant amount of work to the contract that wasn’t contemplated when Seward Ship’s (Drydock) took on t...
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Why the chief?
To the Editor: Congratulations to the new police chief and congratulations to the city manager for what must have been a very tough choice. The new chief has 15 years experience, 90 days as a lieutenant (command level supervision) and only three years of police supervision as a first line supervisor. The other candidate who applied has 28 years of police experience, 15 years as a supervisor, 13 years as a lieutena...
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Public Safety Blotter: Dec. 5
Tuesday, Dec. 3 • At 3:16 a.m., a caller reported a bear was eating out of a dumpster near the park on the 1200 block of Selief Lane. Officers scared it into the woods. • At 3:59 a.m., a caller reported a bear was walking around the homes on the 1200 block of Selief Lane. • At 5:59 a.m., a caller reported a bear was eating out of a dumpster near the park on the 1200 block of Selief Lane. It went back into the wood...
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Around Kodiak: Dec. 5
A spaghetti dinner and dessert auction to benefit Trisha Pruitt will take place at 5 p.m. tonight at North Star Elementary. Tickets are $10 per person or $40 per family. Call Melissa at 654-4106 for more information.
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Nutcracker opens Friday
About 200 performers will take the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium stage this weekend to tell the classic tale of “The Nutcracker” through dance. “The Nutcracker” kicks off at 7 p.m. Friday night with additional performances at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. This is the 10th performance of “The Nutcracker,” which is held every three years in Kodiak. While the dancers, costumes and choreography change each ti...
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Assembly may increase Service Area No. 1 stipend
Service Area No. 1 will pay chairman Scott Arndt $1,200 more per year if the borough assembly approves a stipend increase tonight. The proposal is among the items on the assembly’s agenda as it meets at 7:30 p.m. tonight in the borough building. Service area board vice-chairman Dennis Symmons told the assembly Tuesday night that the proposal is his concept and received unanimous backing from the rest of the servic...
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