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In the Courts: April 25
Unsworn falsification Danilo B. Camama, 60, pleaded guilty to second-degree unsworn falsification. Camama was sentenced to 360 days in jail (360 days suspended) and fined $3,500 ($3,500 suspended). Camama is on probation for three years. Theft Danilo B. Camama, 60, pleaded guilty third-degree theft. Camama was sentenced to 360 days in jail (180 days suspended) and fined $5,000 ($4,000 suspended). Camama is on prob...
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Coast Guard chaplain feels God’s protection amidst strife
Chaplain Aaron Wesson calls it “one of the most painful and challenging times” in his life. Only days after his unit arrived in Sangin, southern Afghanistan, several Marines from the group were killed in action. “There was pain and sadness for those we had lost and also a burden for the families back home,” said Wesson, who now serves as Coast Guard chaplain in Kodiak. Wesson said he had the “unique privilege” of ...
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Crabs in, rides out at CrabFest
Without the Ferris wheel and other big rides, Kodiak’s 2014 Crab Festival will look different from previous years’ events, but visitors can count on getting a plate of steamed crab legs on the midway. “Pickled Willys will be doing the crab,” said Summer Wood, community relations director for the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce, which organizes the festival set for May 22-27 In recent years the crab concession was run a...
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Vicki Lyn Canny
Vicki Lyn Canny July 9, 1952 – Jan. 1, 2014 Vicki Lyn Canny died on New Years Day 2014 in Kodiak, Alaska, at Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center, after a brief battle with cancer. She was 61. Ms. Canny was born July 9, 1952, in Lebanon, Ore., to Dennis and Elizabeth Canny. She spent her school years in Arcata, Calif., where she excelled in math. At the age of 18, she married Monte Bettendorf on Sept. 12, 1970,...
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Nelson to play for UAA
Jerica Nelson was surprised to see a basketball that she never takes out of her room sitting on a table inside Kodiak High School. Her mom sneaked it out of the bedroom for Wednesday’s special occasion.  In front of friends, family and the basketball, Nelson signed a national letter of intent to play women’s basketball for the University of Alaska Anchorage.  “I didn’t know she was bringing it (the ball). It is us...
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Kodiak bodybuilder a hit at NPC Champs
Born in El Salvador and raised in Kodiak, Sonia Cortez never thought she would find herself in a little bikini on a stage in front of hundreds of people.  That is where she found herself last Saturday, competing in the National Physique Committee State Bodybuilding Championships in Anchorage.  It might be understated to say she was rattled.  “I was pretty nervous; I had no idea what I was doing,” said Cortez, a 20...
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Year’s first cruise ship cancelled
The year's first scheduled cruise ship visit to Kodiak, which was due in this morning, has been canceled. According to the harbormaster's office, Holland America contacted the office early Thursday to say the 781-foot Volendam would not make the planned stop at Pier 2. That means the probable first cruise ship of the season will be the Silversea Cruise's Silver Shadow, due at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, May 13, according t...
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KHS track hosts Seward
It appears Mother Nature will play a role in Kodiak’s home track meets today and Saturday against Seward. The National Weather Service’s forecast for today is rain with wind gusts of up to 35 mph. Saturday is forecasted for more of the same.  Kodiak coach Marcus Dunbar is bracing for the worst.  “The important part for our team is to learn how to warm up and stay warm,” he said. “That is our focus. If we get quali...
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Whales follow spring in the ocean
The calendar claims that spring has come. Outside I notice some swollen buds on trees and bushes and new green blades of grass. However, cold winds and rain still hit my face and my hands are freezing after I have taken my dog for her evening walk around the block. I have childhood memories, where spring literally sprang into life and within a few days everything went from winter brown to bright green speckled wit...
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Playbook: April 25
Friday, April 25 Baseball: Kodiak vs. Homer at Baranof Field. Junior varsity, 2 p.m.; varsity, 5:30 p.m. Track: Kodiak vs. Seward at Joe Floyd Track and Field. Field events, 3 p.m.; running events, 4 p.m. Saturday, April 26 Baseball: Kodiak vs. Homer at Baranof Field. Junior varsity, 10 a.m.; varsity, 1:30 p.m. Soccer: Kodiak vs. Skyview at Joe Floyd Track and Field. Girls, 9:45 a.m.; boys, noon; exhibition, 4 p.m...
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