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Kodiak borough assembly signs off on state wish list, but not without some protest
The Kodiak Island Borough officially approved its state wish list Thursday night, sending a slate of 14 projects to Gov. Sean Parnell and the borough’s delegation to the Alaska Legislature. The wish list, formally called the Capital Improvement Projects Priority List, did not pass without a small amount of controversy. Assemblywoman Louise Stutes and Assemblyman Mel Stephens each voted against passage of the list,...
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Malian begins cultural exchange visit to Kodiak
It took years, but Kodiak resident Heather Preece finally saved enough airline miles to bring an old friend from Mali, west Africa, to Kodiak. On Sept. 11, Mahim Toure and Preece reunited for the first time in 20 years. Toure will stay in Kodiak for one month to share his culture and learn about Kodiak. “I hadn’t seen him for 20 years, but when we saw each other at the airport it was only as if 20 minutes had gone...
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KHS spikers at West tourney
Kodiak’s on-again, off-again volleyball season resumes today at the West Spiketacular at West Anchorage High School. The Bears have had three weeks of competition and two idle weeks to begin the season. “I just feel like we have had a slow start to our season,” Kodiak coach Amy Willis said. “I know we had a few weeks of competition, but it just feels like we are moving in slow motion.” The season picks up steam be...
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Kodiak, Homer battle for No. 2 NLC spot Saturday
With only two weeks remaining in the regular season, the Northern Lights Conference playoff race is heating up. For Kodiak, the formula is simple: A win against Homer in Saturday’s home finale would clinch a second-place finish in the NLC and a berth into the medium school playoffs.  If that were to happen, Kodiak likely would travel to Juneau for a rematch against Thunder Mountain in the semfinals. The Falcons ca...
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Time running out to reach goal in high school picks
I picked the perfect time to post my second undefeated week of the high school football season. I went 6-0 in Week 6, and with only two weeks remaining in the regular season, time is dwindling on reaching my goal of an .800 winning percentage. The perfect week puts me at 35-10 for the year, or .777. Another mishap on the schedule this week, as Barrow did not host Sitka. Instead, the Whalers beat up on South Anchor...
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Local Results: Sept. 21
Wednesday, Sept. 12 Kings 75, Subway 73 Bryan Mangrobang 25 points, Keith Johnson 16, Tessa King 12, Elijah Rivera 12, Julius Villasenor 8 and Trent Foxworthy 2 for Kings. Germain Jimenez 18 points, Alec Canete-Hall 18, Jeremy Basuel 17, Frankie Guevara 8, Melvin Alonzo 6, Alyssa Madrid 4 and Cole Squartsoff 2 for Subway. iTeam 63, Bases Loaded 58 Jeffrey Keodovangdy 22 points, Ryan Bezona 20, Jon LeVan 15 and Jer...
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Playbook: Sept. 20
Today Swimming: Kodiak at the Soldotna Pentathlon at Soldotna High School. Volleyball: Kodiak at the West Spiketacular at West Anchorage High School, 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 Cross country: Kodiak at the Region III Championships at Skyview High School. Girls, 3:15 p.m.; boys, 4:45 p.m. Football: Kodiak vs. Homer at Joe Floyd Track and Field, noon. Tennis: Fall Equinox Tournament at Baranof Park, 10 a.m. Swimming:...
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Shell gets OK to prepare 2nd drill site off North Slope
ANCHORAGE (AP) — Federal officials have given Royal Dutch Shell PLC approval for limited site work in the Beaufort Sea off Alaska's north coast. The decision Thursday was widely expected. A Shell drill ship, the Kulluk, is positioned in the Beaufort waiting for the whaling season to end. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement already gave Shell approval for similar work in the Chukchi Sea. The company ...
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4 rescued after boat sinks near Cordova
ANCHORAGE (AP) — The Coast Guard has rescued four men whose 19-foot aluminum boat swamped in heavy seas as they were returning from a hunting trip northwest of Cordova. The men sent a distress call Thursday before abandoning their boat and taking their dinghy to shore. A Coast Guard helicopter located the men on a shoreline off Orca Inlet and hoisted them off the beach. They were taken to the Cordova Community Hos...
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Suspect arrested in connection with Kiana shootings
ANCHORAGE (AP) — Alaska State Troopers said the suspect in a shooting of two brothers north of Kiana has been arrested and identified as a Kiana actor who went missing earlier this month after the death of his 74-year-old mother. Teddy Kyle Smith, 45, was taken into custody Thursday afternoon when he surrendered to authorities at the Squirrel River 16 miles upriver from Kiana. He is charged with attempted murder, ...
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