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Dunbar makes pro debut
Kodiak’s Trevor Dunbar clocked his second mile under four minutes in his professional debut Tuesday in Ireland. Running in the Cork City Sports International Athletics Meet, Dunbar ran the mile in 3 minutes, 57.19 seconds. He finished third behind two other Americans Merber Kyle (3:56.72) and Masters Riley (3:56.75). Last July, Dunbar became the first Alaskan to run a sub-4 mile by clocking a 3:59.06 in a meet in ...
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Public Safety Blotter: July 9
June 22 • At 1:52 a.m., a caller dialed 911 to request a subject removal on West Marine Way. The person was gone when police arrived. • Around 2:02 p.m., police conducted five bar checks. • At 2:07 p.m., a man found a credit card and turned it in on West Marine Way. • At 3:27 a.m., police ticketed a driver on Marine Way for having studded tires, no insurance, and an expired registration that was not in the vehicle...
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Majors net win
Kodiak’s Major All-Star Little League team will not go winless this year. In the first game of District I pool play, Kodiak defeated Nunaka Valley-City View, 8-7, on Monday night in Anchorage. Nathan James led Kodiak’s nine-hit attack with a triple, a single and four RBIs. Lars Hanson added a double and a single. Last season, Kodiak’s group of 11-and 12-year-olds went 0-4 in District I pool play. With mostly the s...
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Troopers seeking information on hit-and-run of teen
A hit-and-run left a 14-year-old girl injured on Thursday after a truck reportedly struck her on Neva Way. Alaska State Troopers are still searching for the vehicle. A troopers report said the girl was riding her bike when the truck hit her. The report said that the driver fled the scene, not stopping or assisting the biker after the hit. The truck was described as a maroon Ford with KVOK Crab Festival stickers on...
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New Kodiak High School principal discusses future
The Kodiak Island Borough School District’s Board of Education approved Chris Aguirre as the new principal for Kodiak High School at a June 30 meeting. Aguirre has been here before, serving as the director of career and technical education for the school district in the 2005-2006 school year. When he left Kodiak, Aguirre went to New York City, where, he reports, his year in Kodiak influenced his career. “Career an...
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Update: Wells gets four consecutive life terms sentence
“(I was) touching him and praying to God he would just wake up. He looked like he was just taking a nap,” Nicola Belisle said.
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Developing: Wells awaiting sentencing for Coast Guard murders
James Michael Wells could find out whether he is spending the rest of his life in jail Tuesday in the shooting deaths of two co-workers at the Coast Guard communications station two years ago. Wells, 63, convicted in April of murdering Coast Guardsmen Petty Officer 1st Class James Hopkins and retired Chief Petty Officer Richard Belisle, awaits sentencing in the U.S. District Court in Anchorage. It had taken an Anc...
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Kodiak hosts four festivities for Fourth
Four locales around the island hosted Fourth of July festivities on Friday, with Port Lions grabbing the lion’s share of the excitement for its event on the day. By some counts well over a hundred showed up in Port Lions, while Kodiak’s parade was smaller than other years. Chiniak had more parade participants than spectators and was the most patriotically arrayed while Old Harbor had a visit by the mega yacht rece...
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Outdoors Kodiak: Fine-tuning your king trolling
We’re “fortunate” in managing to catch a lot of king salmon from our boat — or at least that’s what we hear from the friends around us who aren’t doing as well. But fortune actually plays only a small part in our catch rate. It has a lot more to do with systematically testing the water and the way we fish, then fine-tuning both our location and our methods. In the sincere belief that everyone likes to catch fish a...
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Garden Gate: Outfoxing the fox sparrow
Finally, we have a cloudy day. After a long spell of nice weather, I was secretly starting to wonder if there was something wrong with the faucet up there. So the other night, in the cool of the evening, I spent an hour speed-transplanting flower, herb and veggie seedlings that were itching to get their roots into bigger digs. Transplanting young green stuff when the weather is warm and dry, even at night, can be ...
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