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James Vokacek
James Vokacek James Mill “Bulldog” Vokacek, 65, passed peacefully on Oct. 16, 2013 in Wasilla. Jimmy was born in Kodiak on Sept. 22, 1948 where he spent his early years. The family moved to Anchorage just after statehood in 1960. He was a graduate of East High’s class of 1967. He served 2 years in the Army National Guard. Jimmy worked as a heavy equipment operator in Anchorage before moving with his young family t...
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KHS volleyball clinches state tournament berth
It wasn’t Kodiak’s best performance of the season, but it was good enough to punch a ticket to the state volleyball tournament. Pushed to the limits by upset-minded Colony, top-seeded Kodiak hung on for a 25-16, 25-27, 25-18, 25-21 victory in a Northern Lights Conference Championship semifinal match Thursday evening in Soldotna. Kodiak had to come from behind in two sets to remain undefeated at 11-0 in conference ...
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Borough will seek new credit line for landfill
The Kodiak Island Borough is looking for more money to finish its landfill expansion project. On Thursday night, the assembly voted 5-2 to allow borough staff to apply for a $3.4 million low-interest state loan. If approved and used, the loan would bring the landfill's total budget to more than $32 million. While the assembly approved the loan application, most on the assembly said they are extremely concerned abo...
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Thruster trouble delays Tustumena
The ferry Tustumena will be delayed arriving in Kodiak today after an electrical issue affected the ship’s bow thruster, the Alaska Marine Highway System said Thursday afternoon. The Tustumena’s propulsion system, including its bow thruster, was one of the things overhauled during the ship’s 11-month dry dock stay. It was not immediately clear if Thursday’s problems were related to shakedown issues after the stay....
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AAUW bazaar moves downtown
The largest holiday bazaar in Kodiak is moving downtown this year. The American Association of University Women (AAUW) bazaar, which is regularly held at Kodiak High School, had to be moved due to the ongoing high school construction project. Organizers initially received an announcement that the bazaar would be held at three separate locations downtown, but after a close review, organizers decided on one location...
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Local Results: Nov. 8
City League Basketball Wednesday, Nov. 6 Airstation 86, RC Enterprise 68 Jacob Dillon 22, Sean Donohue 20, Mike Koehler 10, Jesse Williams 8, Mark Lyon 7, Bob Hornick 7, Shane Williams 5, Joe Mackey 4 and Lance Nation 3 points for Airstation. David Diocares Jr. 22, Randy Diocares 18, Peter Inthavong 13, TJ Agmata 8, Tyson Miranda 5 and Eli Deardruff 2 points for RC Enterprise. Commsta Kodiak 54, Real NOJ 53 Brett ...
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Public Safety Blotter: Nov. 8
Saturday, Nov. 2 • At 2:24 a.m., a 911 caller reported a man was just punched in the face and was unconscious. Officers met the man at the hospital, but he could not identify who hit him and didn’t want to press charges. • At 5:49 a.m., a caller was warned for speeding and parking maneuvers. • At 6:49 a.m., a 911 caller reported a man came up to him, grabbed his throat and attempted to hit him with a beer bottle. ...
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Around Kodiak: Nov. 8
KPLA meeting The Kodiak Public Library Association’s teen advisory group meets at 5:30 p.m. in the Baranof Park building (next to the ice rink). The new library building will include a “teen room” for homework and games — offer your suggestions for the room! LSU professor visits J. Gerald Kennedy, the Edgar Allen Poe scholar at Louisiana State University, visits Kodiak for a lecture at 7 p.m. tonight in Kodiak Col...
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Parks and Rec: Nov. 8-Nov. 15
AQUATICS  Daily Schedule: Following is the daily schedule for the pool. Friday, Nov. 8 Morning Lap 5:30 – 7 a.m. Noon Lap 11 - 1 p.m. Home school 1 – 3 p.m. Main E. Family Swim 4 – 5:30 p.m. Evening Open 6:30 – 8 p.m. Evening Lap 8 – 9 pm Saturday, Nov. 9 Lap/ Aerobics  9 – 10:30 a.m. Afternoon Open Swim 3 – 5 p.m. Evening Lap  5 – 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10 Family Swim  3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Evening Lap  5:30 – 6:30 p.m. ...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Yuwaluni
Niuwaluni; Yuwaluni - Talk (continuously) Alutiit’stun niuwaneq pingaktaaqa. - I like to talk the Alutiiq language. The Alutiiq language, the indigenous language of the Kodiak Archipelago, is known as Sugt’stun, which literally means “to speak like a person.” Although there are just a few handfuls of fluent Sugt’stun speakers in the Kodiak region today, Alutiiqs know that in any language, words can impact the worl...
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