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You can’t win the pot from the pros
To the editor: Does it seem odd the estimated cost of the LNG pipe dream is about $55 billion — more than the total permanent fund? Yep, with this one foul sweep we could lose the whole kitty. How can we be comfortable with temporary, amateur state officials dealing in huge projects with the armies of full-time, bonus-oriented professionals employed by Big Oil? The state personnel won’t even be around to holler at...
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Public Safety Blotter: Feb. 19
Feb. 14 At 4:28 a.m., police warned a speeding driver in the East Rezanof Drive and Woody Way Loop area. At 4:45 a.m., police arrested a woman in the 1000 block of East Rezanof Drive on suspicion of driving under the influence. At 10:30 a.m., someone requested assistance removing a man who refused to leave the 2900 block of Mill Bay Road. They left when police asked. At 10:52 a.m., police received a report of an a...
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Tapestry: Two mayors named Johnson
Other than their surnames and municipal positions, mayors Jimmy Johnson and Wally Johnson seemed to have little in common. Two distinct individuals, living on different parts of Kodiak Island, the men departed this life within the last year. They were alike in that they both took their mayoral duties seriously and gained the respect of their people. Long after their deaths, they are fondly remembered. Jimmy Johnso...
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In the Courts: Feb. 19
Loniel Viloria pleaded guilty to misconduct involving a controlled substance in the fourth degree. Viloria was sentenced to 110 days in jail.
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Achievers: Feb. 19
The Alutiiq Museum named Anna Donaldson its 2015 Volunteer of the year. Anna is an illustrator from Oregon. She moved to Kodiak in July of 2015,with her husband Jake Donaldson, a member of the Coast Guard, and their yellow Labrador retriever Luna. Although Anna is new to our community, she is already involved.As a volunteer, Anna works mainly with collections, cleaning and labeling artifacts and caring for archive...
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Middle School grapplers open season
The Kodiak Middle School wrestling team spent five days on the road last week, traveling to Kenai, Anchorage and Seward. The 20 wrestlers combined to go 19-30 at a six-team meet in Anchorage last Friday. “Considering that almost half of our kids had never wrestled a match before we were very happy with how they did,” coach Steve Rounsaville wrote in an email. Last Saturday, the team competed in an 11-team tourname...
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Local Results: Feb. 19
City League Basketball Tuesday, Feb. 16 RC 71, Tune Squad 68 Tj Agmata 21 points,  Rex Boado 21, Donnell Diesta 11, Alife Agmata 8, Eli Deardruft 8 and Ace Sumera 2 for RC. Marc Galindo 21 points, David Diocares 15, Dylan Haskeen 10, Randy Diocares 9, Germain Jimenez 8, Matt Amor 3 and Peter Intharog 2 for Tune Squad. St. Innocent’s 58, Olson’s Bookkeeping 48 John Hartung 14 points, Aidan Hoyle 11, Ansgar Hoyle 10...
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Kodiak sports trivia: Feb. 19
QUESTION: What former Kodiak Middle School student played basketball for the University of North Carolina? THURSDAY’S ANSWER: Kodiak’s Alysa Horn finished in the top 10 on UAA’s career list for points (9th, 1,134), rebounds (8th, 639), blocks (9th, 59), 3-pointers made (t-6th, 113), games played (t-7th, 109), total minutes (9th, 2,739) and victories (4th, 87).
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Bears take on Moose
Kodiak basketball takes on Palmer today and Saturday. The boys entertain the Moose, while the girls are in the Mat-Su Valley. The Palmer boys are one of the tallest teams in the Northern Lights Conference with 6-foot-7 Clayton Southwick and 6-foot-6 Michael Kluting, a senior transfer from 3A Monroe Catholic. The duo accounts for nearly all of Palmer’s scoring. The two combined for 26 points in the Moose’s 48-37 lo...
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God understands, from ailing sister to new puppy
I am having trouble getting down to “real work” this week, despite being in the midst of the first week in Lent. Two big things happened in the middle of the week. The first was that I got a puppy, after being on the waiting list for several weeks. Yes, a third dog, but we have missed our border collie pack member Angus, who died at the age of 16, the first fall that I lived here. The puppy is a golden retriever-y...
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