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Around Kodiak: Jan. 31
Listen to Craig Scott speak about replacing acts of violence and bullying with respect and kindness through Rachel's Challenge. Scott was at the scene of the Columbine High School shooting in 1999, and his sister was the first student killed in the shooting. The Rachel's Challenge community meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. tonight in the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium. Be part of the 2013 Whale Fest by attending ...
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Man arrested for cocaine possession
A Kodiak man faces a felony charge for allegedly possessing cocaine. Loren DelaCruz, 22, was arraigned in Kodiak district court Jan. 26 on one charge of possession of a controlled substance, a class C felony punishable by up to five years in jail and a $10,000 fine. DelaCruz was stopped by a police officer after he allegedly forgot to signal a turn after leaving a parking lot. He told the officer he did not have h...
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Hope Community Resources holds annual murder mystery dinner
A murderer will strike in Kodiak on Friday, but it’s all part of the act for the annual Heart of Hope mystery dinner. The annual dinner and auction is a fundraiser for Hope Community Resources, a non-profit organization that supports the developmentally or intellectually disabled. The event includes the show, a dinner and an auction. This is the fifth year of the event, which features a different mystery each year...
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Achievers: Jan. 31
• Jaelyn Larsen won the St. Mary’s National Geographic Bee on Jan. 11, defeating 10 other students in grades five through eight. Jaelyn will find out in March if she qualifies for the state geography bee on April 5. • Earl Chaven Davidson has been named to the fall semester dean’s list at Anderson (Ind.) University. To be named to the dean’s list, a student must earn a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0...
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Prep hoops: Kodiak girls still ranked third
Kodiak’s girls basketball team remained third in the Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches high school rankings, released Wednesday. The Bears are 13-0 and trail only undefeated Wasilla and Dimond in the girls 4A rankings. Kodiak entertains Palmer on Friday and Saturday. Soldotna and West Anchorage dropped out of this week’s rankings and were replaced by Colony and Lathrop. Kodiak did not appear in the boys ran...
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Meth-dealing charges dropped against man
Meth-dealing charges have been dropped against a Kodiak man who still faces felony drugs possession charges. Brad Aga, 42, told the Daily Mirror by phone that the state’s case against him is false, and he intends to defeat the charges against him. “I’m not a meth dealer. I’m not a meth user,” he said. Aga was accused Jan. 19 of third-degree drugs misconduct, a class B felony, and fourth-degree drugs possession, a ...
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Playbook: Jan. 31
Friday, Feb. 1 Boys basketball: Kodiak vs. Colony at Kodiak. C squad, 1:30 p.m.; junior varsity, 4:30 p.m.; varsity, 8 p.m. Girls basketball: Kodiak vs. Palmer at Kodiak. C squad, noon; junior varsity, 3 p.m.; varsity, 6:15 p.m. Wrestling: Kodiak at the 4A state championships at Bartlett High School, 10 a.m.
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The cost of compost
The city of Kodiak is composting its sewage sludge. That’s about the only certain thing about the city’s project to find a new way to dispose of the leftovers from the city’s waste treatment plant. As uncertainty lingers, the cost to the city could reach as much as $4 million. “Uncertainty is the operative word these days,” said Peter Olsen, the contractor running a temporary composting operation at the Kodiak Isl...
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Prep wrestling: Siblings make state
Joel Valdez is glad he isn’t the only Valdez to have qualified for the state wrestling tournament — his older sister Jenny is also going. “It’s pretty cool having her there to buy food for me if I don’t have any extra money,” he said Monday afternoon. Jenny isn’t going to just keep her younger brother from starving; she will be wrestling when the state tournament begins Friday at Bartlett High School in Anchorage....
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Western Gulf fishermen chime in on catch shares
Next month, the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council will consider a change to catch shares in the Gulf of Alaska groundfish fishery — and western Gulf fishermen will have a bigger voice. The Council took action in October, identifying the purpose and need for a Central Gulf catch share plan. Community members from Kodiak in particular were organized and vocal in their goals and ideas for such a plan, said N...
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