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Public Safety Blotter: Jan. 2
Dec. 19 At 12:08 a.m., police warned a speeding driver on Mill Bay Road. Around 12:35 a.m., police conducted two bar checks downtown. At 12:56 a.m., police arrested a driver in the Powell Avenue and Rezanof Drive area on suspicion of driving under the influence. At 9:53 a.m., a 911 caller reported theft on Marine Way. Police were unable to locate the suspect. At 10:34 a.m., police red-tagged a vehicle. At 10:40 a....
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Parks and Rec: Jan. 2-Jan. 9
Advisory Board There will be a Parks and Recreation advisory board meeting at 6 p.m. on Jan. 7 at the Baranof Park office. The agenda is posted on the City of Kodiak website. Aquatics Daily Schedule: Following is the daily schedule for the pool. Winter Youth Swim Lessons are separated by skill level and students must be at least four years old to participate. They will be held Monday through Wednesday, starting at...
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Alaska State Troopers: Jan. 2
Nov. 17 A person was cited for sport fishing without a license. Dec. 25 At 11:48 a.m., the Kodiak Police Department received a call regarding a vehicle roll over at mile 4.1 of the Chiniak Highway. Alaska State Troopers responded and found the driver, who was driving northbound, lost control of the vehicle, which slid across the southbound lane and rolled over when it hit the west side of the road. Both the driver...
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In the Courts: Jan. 2
Cassandra Lee Boskofsky pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct — creating a hazardous condition. Boskofsky was sentenced to two days in jail. Aaron A Buchanan pleaded guilty to permitting a minor to illegally possess liquor in a dwelling. Buchanan was fined $500. James Bunch pleaded guilty to resisting/interfering with an arrest. Bunch was sentenced to 90 days in jail (90 suspended) and fined $1,000 ($1,000 suspende...
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In Orthodox Nativity, anticipation comes before celebration
“354 days until Christmas and people have their lights up already.” So goes a posting on Facebook. Christmas lights and music are hard to let go of. Some of the post-Christmas celebrants are anticipating “Russian Christmas,” which occurs Jan 7. This disparity in dates is due to various Orthodox churches’ use of the Julian instead of the widely-accepted Gregorian calendar in acknowledging holidays. Orthodox Church ...
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Amazing Nature: Causes for sea star wasting still a mystery
During the winter holidays we surround ourselves with the symbols of Christmas; snowflakes, lights, bells, evergreen trees and stars. Some of these season’s cheers have an obvious origin (snowflakes for winter time, and lights to give cheer to your local electric company), in others the symbolism is more complicated and relates to various traditions from around the world. I would love to know how many Kodiak famil...
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Kodiak downed by Bethel
A new year didn’t bring in different results for the Kodiak boys basketball team. The Bears’ losing skid hit four games with a 53-33 loss to Bethel in the first round of the Lime Solar/Pepsi Invitational Thursday at Anchorage Christian High School. Kodiak stands at 0-4 and will look to get its first win of the season at 1:30 p.m. today against Point Hope. The Harpooners fell to tournament host Anchorage Christian....
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Teeing Off: Gizmo takes aim at playoff predictions
The NFL’s second season starts Saturday with Wild Card Weekend. It also gives Gizmo a chance to redeem himself from a horrible Week 17 performance. The canine must have not been feeling well, as he incorrectly picked all three of his games last week. That dropped his season record to 18-21. Thanks Santa. Gizmo was bouncing with enthusiasm when I laid down the picks in front of him Thursday. Maybe it was just the s...
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Service, West Valley top the rankings
The Service boys and West Valley girls top the 4A charts in the recent Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches poll. Service (7-0) won the Doc Larson’s Roundball Classic with a 60-55 win over 3A Barrow on Wednesday in Wasilla. The Whalers (9-2) are ranked second in the 3A class and have only lost to 4A Service and East Anchorage this season. West Anchorage (0-1), Wasilla (2-2), East Anchorage (2-1) and West Valle...
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Local Results: Jan. 2
Christmas Basketball Tournament Championship games C Division  Olson’s Bookkeeping 68, Ravn 41 Wesley Walker 20 points, Bryan Horn 12, Josh Olson 12, Jeff Sanford 9, Louis Rochleau 7, Louis Rochleau, Jr. 6 and DJ Kewan 2 for Olson’s. Jason Blondin 14 points, Lexxan Data 12, Virgilio Data 7, Jeraldo Ruiz 6 and Corey Gronn 2 for Ravn. B Division  Commsta 72, PKIMC 66 Ricky Winston 31 points, Lonnie Rigsby 13, Dylan ...
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