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Around Kodiak: Jan. 11
The Kodiak High School student council will host its annual Kodiak Idol contest at the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium at 6 p.m. Friday. Cost for entry is $5 for students and $8 for adults. Half of the proceeds collected will go to support the Navy Seal Foundation. The Kodiak Arts Council will host its next artist in the Performing Arts Series on Saturday. Matt Anderson will perform at the Harbor Convention Center at ...
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Emil Norton
Emil Norton, 90, died Monday, January 7, 2013 following a life well lived in Kodiak, Alaska. He was born Nov. 16, 1922 to John Norton and Felitsata Chernoff. The youngest of six, Emil spent his boyhood years hiking, hunting and developing an interest in machinery. He put this to practice at an early age working for the local Kadiak Fisheries cannery. Impressing his bosses with hard work he quickly moved from cook’...
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Public Safety Blotter: Jan. 11
Wednesday, Jan. 9 • At 11:55 a.m., a caller requested officer help remove a woman who was tearing apart the vehicle he was sitting in. The woman left when an officer asked, and the man decided to not press charges. • At 12:09 p.m., a caller reported an abandoned vehicle. An officer will keep an eye on it. • At 12:59 p.m., an officer impounded a loose dog. • At 1:01 p.m., a driver received a parking citation. • At ...
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In the Courts: Jan. 11
Charges dismissed • Charges of second-degree theft and second-degree forgery against Jason Delapas, 35, were dismissed Jan. 7. • Charges of misconduct involving a controlled substance, reckless driving, failure to stop at the direction of an officer, and third-degree assault against Steven Macinko, 19, were dismissed Dec. 4. Hunting Wilton Nelson, 29, was found guilty of taking a sow brown bear and was ordered to ...
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Volleyball club puts on tournaments
A pair of community volleyball tournaments will take place in Kodiak over the next four weeks.  The Kodiak Island Volleyball Club is organizing a women’s and men’s tournament with proceeds from both going to support the club’s summer trip to Phoenix, Ariz.  The women’s six-on-six tournament is Saturday, while the men’s four-on-four tournament is Saturday, Feb. 9. Both tournaments are at Kodiak High School.  This i...
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Playbook: Jan. 11
Today Boys basketball: Kodiak vs. North Pole at the Joe T. Classic Basketball Tournament at Lathrop High School, 3 p.m. Girls basketball: Kodiak vs. West Valley at the Joe T. Classic Basketball Tournament at Lathrop High School, 4:30 p.m. Wrestling: Kodiak at the Glen Vandergraw Tournament at Dimond High School. Saturday, Jan. 12 Boys basketball: Kodiak vs. Lathrop at the Joe T. Classic Basketball Tournament at La...
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Wrestlers head to Dimond
Kodiak High School’s wrestling team is back together for the stretch run of the season. Many of the wrestlers spent the holidays away from the mat room, but with school beginning this week the team is ready for its final push. That push begins today when Kodiak travels to the Glen Vandergraw Tournament at Dimond High School. The team competes in duals today and the tournament on Saturday. “This is the last big tou...
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Fishing boat suffers minor damage in grounding
A 56-foot Cordova-based fishing boat was towed to Kodiak on Thursday after running aground and puncturing its hull on Raspberry Island. According to the Coast Guard, the Neptune, homeported in Cordova and owned by China B Fisheries Inc., sent a distress call about 1:30 a.m. Thursday reporting it had grounded on the southern side of Raspberry Island and was taking on water. An Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helic...
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'Man of La Mancha' casts off
Auditions for the musical production “Man of La Mancha” were held last weekend, and more than two dozen Kodiak actors will now begin preparing for their roles. About 30 people tried out for the musical, and director Jenny Stevens said all were chosen for a part. “I had just the right amount of people audition,” Stevens said. “There were very hard decisions. I had a number of people who could have stepped into a nu...
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Perspective: Returning to Kodiak
Most of us in Kodiak know what it’s like to move from one place to another. Our friends and family are scattered across the country and the world; many of us are transplants to the island from somewhere far away. After spending the last two years in El Salvador, coming back to Kodiak was harder than I had imagined. I found a home there, in a tiny country Salvadorans affectionately call ‘The Little Flea of America’...
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