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Alaska State Troopers: Nov. 29
Friday, Nov. 16 At 10:54 p.m., Alaska State Troopers stopped a blue 2005 Ford F-250 for a traffic violation. Investigation revealed a 40-year-old Kodiak man was driving while impaired by alcohol. The man was arrested for DUI and transported to the Kodiak Jail. His bail was set at $500. Tuesday, Nov. 20 At 10:01 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of a disturbance off Melnitsa Lane. The investigation ...
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Runners head to California
Six cross country runners from Kodiak High School are headed north this weekend to run against some of the top runners in the west. Levi Thomet, Cole Christiansen, Julian McCarthy, Michael Parnell, Levi Fried and Leah Cawthorn are competing at Saturday’s Foot Locker Western Regional Cross Country Championships at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, Calif. Thomet, Alaska’s 4A state champion, and state runner-up Chri...
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Stage and screen: Lincoln — a man for the ages
“Lincoln” (2012) is a war movie. It portrays battlefield action from beginning to end — some in the muddy killing field trenches and some in the House of Representatives of the Congress of the United States. The story opens on a Civil War battlefield. Union and Confederate troops are engaged in mano a mano, toe-to-toe bloody conflict. This is not the stuff of romantic, Civil War gentleman-soldier depictions. We se...
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Composting sludge in Middle Bay is a giant step backwards
To the Editor: On Friday evening, Nov. 23, we attended a very informative meeting at St. Mary’s gym, concerning the hauling of solid waste (raw sewage/sludge) from the water treatment plant to a site at Middle Bay, approximately 23 miles from the city of Kodiak. It was stated at the meeting that the Borough Assembly/City Council began discussions in 2007 to find an alternative site to either store or dispose of th...
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Marilou Taboy Ganancial
Marilou Taboy Ganancial, 46, passed away Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. Marilou was born March 6, 1966, in Urdaneta, Pangasinan, Philippines, to Crispulo and Antonina Taboy. She is survived by her husband of 20 years, Ronelio Ganancial; son, Raynaldo (Stacie) Ganancial of East Liverpool, Ohio; daughter, Kimberly Ganancial of Kodiak; her seven siblings, Pedro (Nita) Taboy of Glendale, Ariz.; Wilfredo (Yolanda) Taboy, Sal...
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Kodiak-raised man elected to Hawaiian House of Representatives
A former Kodiak man has started a journey in politics on another large Pacific island far from the Emerald Isle. Takashi Ohno, 28, was elected on Nov. 6 to the Hawaii State House of Representatives for his first political term, defeating a five-year incumbent in a region in central Honolulu. Ohno was born and raised in Kodiak. He attended Main Elementary, Kodiak Middle School and graduated second in his class from...
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Robin Hervey begins Friday
The 35th installment of the Robin Hervey Tournament only has three teams, but it will be loaded with quality wrestlers. Chugiak and Palmer join host Kodiak for the tournament that gets under way 4 p.m. Friday at Kodiak High School. Kodiak coach Pat Costello said Palmer is the top 4A team in the state and will challenge Kodiak for the team title. “They are very tough,” Costello said. “They are very good where we ar...
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Kodiak's legislators head to Iceland on Institute of the North trip
Kodiak’s delegation to the Alaska Legislature is in Iceland this week on a policy tour coordinated by the Institute of the North. The trip is similar in focus to a Norway tour conducted by the Institute last year and attended by Sen. Stevens. That trip prompted a series of stories by the Associated Press focusing on the cost associated with legislative travel in Alaska and how the state subsidizes legislators’ tri...
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Coast Guard Alaska premieres third season
The Weather Channel’s “Coast Guard Alaska” is back with more search and rescues, medevacs and looks at the Coast Guard life in Kodiak. The third season of the popular Kodiak-based show premieres at 5 p.m. tonight. This season will feature six hourlong episodes that follow the stories of the real Coast Guardsmen at Coast Guard Base Kodiak and other Alaska stations. “I think what viewers can expect to see is what th...
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Salvage crews remove fuel and cargo from grounded barge
A grounded barge laden with 1.5 million pounds of seafood is free of its frozen burden. On Monday, the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation and the U.S. Coast Guard reported salvage crews were removing fuel and cargo from the tugboat Polar Wind and barge Unimak Trader, which grounded Nov. 13 on the south end of Ukolnoi Island. David DeVilbiss, a vice president for Global Diving, said the two boats were ...
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