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Kodiak High issues awards
Kodiak High School activities director Bryan Ferris announced the 2012-2013 senior athletes of the year on Tuesday. Winning the fall awards were Jori Lindquist and Michael Smith. Sarah Ng and Eddy Burris claimed winter honors, while Marley Wilkins and Brandon Mahle earned the spring recognition. Lindquist and Smith starred on the swimming team and were named Region III swimmers of the year. Lindquist won the 200 f...
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Alutiiq Museum receives $35,000 grant to develop weaving exhibit
A $35,000 from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation will allow the Alutiiq Museum to create an exhibit and educational booklet about Alutiiq weaving. On Monday, the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation announced the Alutiiq Heritage Foundation was one of the grant recipients in its latest round of funding. The foundation awarded a total of $6.87 million to nonprofit organizations in the Pacific Northwest, with $1.26 mil...
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Around Kodiak: Aug. 8
The Kodiak City Council meets for a regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. tonight in the borough assembly chambers on Mill Bay Road. The public is invited to attend. The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly meets for a regular work session at 7:30 p.m. tonight in the borough conference room on Mill Bay Road. The public is invited to attend. The National Marine Fisheries Survey will present the preliminary results of its summer 2...
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Public Safety Blotter: Aug. 8
Thursday, Aug. 1 • At 5:49 a.m., a woman requested an officer check on a man. She had received some disturbing texts from him. Officers spoke with him at length and he was OK. • At 11 a.m., a woman was cited for having windows tinted too dark. • At 11:44 a.m., a caller reported a motor vehicle accident with minor damage and no injuries. Both parties exchanged information. • At 11:59 a.m., a caller reported three p...
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Alaska State Troopers: Aug. 8
Thursday, July 25 A 23-year-old Kodiak man reported two spear guns were stolen from his vehicle while it was parked on Mission Road. The man valued the spear guns at over $600. The investigation is ongoing. Monday, July 30 At 9 a.m., Alaska State Troopers were notified of an assault aboard a commercial fishing vessel. An investigation revealed that on the evening of July 29, the skipper of the fishing vessel Ocean...
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Stage and Screen: 'The Attack' — A Difficult Film Worth Seeing
Amin Jaafari (Ali Suiliman) is a celebrated Israeli Surgeon. Amin Jaafari is an Arab. Amin Jaafari’s wife Siham Jaafari (Reymond Amsalem) is beautiful, young and vivacious. Amin Jaafari’s wife is also a suicide bomber who is responsible for the deaths of numerous Israeli women and children. “The Attack” (2012) is a controversial film made by award winning Lebanese writer/producer Ziad Doueiri. The fact that “The A...
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Achievers: Aug. 8
• Kodiak High School 2013 graduate Brandon Mahle won a $500 Alaska State National Scholarship. The American Legion baseball team Kenai Post 20 Twins — a squad he played for the past two summers — submitted his application. His application will now compete at the Northwest Regional level ($2,500) and possibly at the National World Series competition ($5,000). The scholarship is sponsored by Diamond Baseballs. • Lei...
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Warm August Night concert will raise donations for food banks
Kodiak residents might not be in for a warm night, but they will be in for a lively night filled with music at the annual Warm August Night concert on Saturday. The event, organized by the Kodiak Lions Club, is held to give Kodiak music lovers a place to hear live local and off-island bands while raising donations for local food banks. “There’s about 500 real music lovers on this island,” organizer Jerimiah “Doc” ...
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Prosecutors will not seek death penalty in Wells case
James Wells, the man accused of killing Coast Guardsmen Richard Belisle and James Hopkins in April 2012, will not face the death penalty. On Monday, federal prosecutors from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Anchorage notified the court of the government’s intention not to seek the death penalty. There was no reason provided as to why the decision was made. Bryan Schroder, the lead prosecuting attorney, and Thomas Fun...
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Discover Kodiak names Starrett new director
Discover Kodiak’s board of directors has selected Chastity Starrett as the next executive director of Kodiak’s tourism bureau. The change will go into effect at the Aug. 15 board of directors meeting and Starrett will move from her current role as Discover Kodiak member services specialist to executive director. Discover Kodiak’s board of directors was responsible for the hiring decision. A hiring committee conduc...
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