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KHS music students to travel to state competition
The Kodiak High School music department held the regional solo and ensemble contest on April 7. According to an email from band director Dale Lhotka, “We had a record number of musicians competing this year, as well a record number of superior ratings.” Fifty-two students who earned superior ratings will travel to the University of Alaska Anchorage on May 8 to compete at the state level. The school district’s ense...
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Playbook: April 17
Thursday, April 17 Baseball: Kodiak at the Lions Invitational High School Baseball Tournament in San Diego. Track: Kodiak at the F/V Invincible Pentathlon at the Kodiak Middle School gym, 4:15 p.m. Friday, April 18 Track: Kodiak at the F/V Invincible Pentathlon at Joe Floyd Track and Field, 4 p.m. Softball: Kodiak vs. Juneau at Sitka, 1 p.m.; vs. Sitka, 5 p.m.
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Trial update: Researcher constructed model of the site
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An expert in recreating traffic accident scenarios says a compact sport utility vehicle could have been the vehicle seen driving past a Kodiak Island Coast Guard communications station where two men were murdered. Prosecutors are attempting to connect a grainy security camera image of a blue vehicle to James Wells, who is charged with killing two co-workers on April 12, 2012. Prosecutors s...
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KHS softball team to lean on experience
Last season, Sam Catt coached Kodiak’s softball team to the state tournament for the first time since taking over the program in 2011. This season he is hoping an experienced-laden roster will give him his first Northern Lights Conference title, and the school’s first crown since 2009. “That would be nice … but it is going to be tough,” Catt said. ‘That would be awesome if we could do that.” Kodiak, last year’s co...
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Car expert testifies in Coast Guard double homicide
ANCHORAGE (AP) — Jurors in the trial of a man charged with gunning down two co-workers at a Coast Guard communications station on Kodiak Island repeatedly viewed blurry security-camera footage Tuesday showing a blue car passing the murder scene, then heading in the opposite direction five minutes later. Prosecutors contend the video shows James Wells, 62, in his a sport utility vehicle usually driven by his wife, ...
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Kodiak baseball lets win slip away
It is said that the toughest out in a baseball game is the last out. Kodiak found that out Tuesday afternoon. With the Bears one out away from victory, Rockland (Calif.) erupted for seven runs to stun Kodiak 8-4 in a pool play game at the Lions Invitational High School Baseball Tournament in sunny San Diego, Calif. “Any loss is tough. This one was especially tough because we outplayed them for the entire game,” Ko...
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Assembly objects proposed amendment to KHS renovation project
A proposed amendment to the contract with Wilson Engineers of Juneau for management of the high school renovation project met pushback from some Kodiak Island Borough Assembly members during the assembly’s Tuesday work session. Under the proposed changes, project manager Bruce Water, a Wilson employee, would get a higher housing allowance and increased hourly pay. Assembly members Chris Lynch and Carol Austerman o...
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Petro Marine’s new fuel dock opens with event
Petro Marine’s gleaming new fuel dock boasts faster fuel times, slicker facilities, and a lot less snow shoveling than its wooden predecessor. “We’ve taken that 1950s technology and brought it up to 2013-2014 with a steel floating dock,” Jaime Flores, plant manager, said. The new marina was completed in October after being closed all of September for renovations. The marina hosts an open house April 17-18 to show ...
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Public Safety Blotter: April 16
Thursday, April 10 • Around 2:04 a.m., two bar checks were conducted downtown. • At 7:26 a.m., officers removed a deceased rabbit off of Selief Lane. • At 8:38 a.m., a caller requested trespass notices for two people on Mill Bay Road. • At 10:17 a.m., officers answered a citizen's question on W. Marine Way. • At 10:53 a.m., officers red-tagged a vehicle on Gibson Cove Road. • Around 1:28 p.m., five bar checks were...
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Around Kodiak: April 16
Meet Senator Mark Begich at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at the Sun'aq Tribal Bingo Hall. If possible, RSVP with Chloe Cotton at (907) 258-2583. Kodiak High School’s three-part music series begins with the orchestra class at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium. Choir will entertain on April 24 and the band will perform on May 1.
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