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Mecham sentenced to five years in jail for street racing death
One of the men involved in a street racing incident that led to the death of Austin Van Long will spend five years in jail. William Mecham, 20, pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide and second-degree assault on Friday morning. Both charges are class B felonies. On the night of Oct. 20, 2011, Mecham and Markryan Portillo were driving across Fred Zharoff Memorial Bridge in what police say was a high-speed ...
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Soldotna blows out Kodiak with second-worst loss ever
Kodiak's dreams of a successful return to the state football playoffs were blown away Saturday by a whirlwind of Soldotna points. The Stars scored eight first-half touchdowns — three in 90 seconds — to end the Bears’ season in a 62-7 thumping in a medium-school semifinal playoff game Saturday at Justin Maile Field in Soldotna. Soldotna led 53-0 at halftime and the entire second half was played under a running cloc...
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High school football playoff scores
Large schools quarterfinal results Palmer 13, East Anchorage 6 Service 58, Juneau 10 South Anchorage 34, West Valley 6 West Anchorage 48, North Pole 20 Semifinal Games Friday Palmer vs. South Anchorage, 7:30 p.m. Saturday Service vs. West Anchorage, noon. Medium schools semifinal results Homer 44, Thunder Mountain 26 Soldotna 62, Kodiak 7 Championship game Saturday Homer vs. Soldotna, 7:30 p.m. Small schools semif...
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Study: 44 percent of Kodiak women abused
Kodiak has a domestic violence problem, and it's finally been put into numbers. Out of every 100 adult women who reside in the Kodiak Island Borough, 38 experienced intimate partner violence, 23 experienced sexual violence and 44 experienced either or both forms during their lifetime. To put it another way, 1,741 women who reside in the borough have experienced intimate partner violence, 1,039 women experienced se...
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Assembly turns down tougher conflict of interest regulations
"I didn't think it would turn into such a lynching." After a contentious three-hour Kodiak Island Borough assembly meeting, those were the words of assemblywoman Chris Lynch, who endured heated comments from Kodiak residents and fellow assembly members as a consulting contract between Lynch and the borough came under scrutiny. Lynch, who operates Kodiak Construction Services, is due more than $38,000 after the bor...
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One play decided Kodiak’s season
Pistol able right 437 max.  That was the play Kodiak quarterback Josh Yavorsky called in the huddle on the final play of the Bears’ Week 5 game at Kenai.  In layman’s terms — a desperation Hail Mary heave to the end zone. With four seconds left in the game and Kodiak on Kenai’s 21-yard-line, Yavorsky dropped back and floated the ball in the direction of Fredy Sorto. Sorto plucked the ball from the sky at the one a...
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Expansion delayed at Kodiak Launch Complex
Alaska Aerospace Corporation's plans for a new launch pad have been delayed, not canceled. In a four-hour board meeting Thursday at the Kodiak Launch Complex, CEO Craig Campbell confirmed that Lockheed-Martin's delays in finding customers for a new, larger Kodiak-launched rocket means at least a one-year delay in construction of Launch Pad 3. "Now we're projecting into the 2015 period for the launch of the Athena ...
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KHS volleyball at Grace tourney
Kodiak’s volleyball team is headed to the Grace Invitational today in Anchorage. Kodiak is one of six teams participating in the two-day event. The Bears are the only 4A team in the field. “The tournament is a lot smaller than it has traditionally been,” Kodiak coach Amy Willis said. “Usually it is 12 to 16 teams.” Along with tournament host Grace, the field includes Homer, Houston, Kotzebue and Monroe. Homer was ...
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Kodiak Launch Complex may go hypersonic
While expansion plans for the Kodiak Launch Complex are slowing down, the Alaska spaceport's current business may be going hypersonic. In a presentation to the Alaska Aerospace Corporation board of directors on Thursday, company CEO Craig Campbell said two hypersonic aircraft research projects are looking at Kodiak as their next launch site. In late September, a site survey team from the U.S. Army's Space and Miss...
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Brewery cuts down on garbage by recycling
To the Editor: I wanted to let business owners know that as much stuff as we go through, and as many lunch boxes that get left here at the brewery, in our new location we use only one roll cart per week for our garbage. We have Threshold come and pick up a tote of our cardboard, paper and plastic about once a month, and that cost is more than offset by the savings we get by having a roll cart instead of a Dumpster...
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