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In the Courts: Feb. 26
John Donat pleaded guilty to attempted violation of a domestic violence protective order. Donat was sentenced to 30 days in jail (30 suspended) and fined $500 and placed on probation for one year. Josef S. Emmerson was discharged without an imposition of sentence after completed probation under a suspended imposition of sentence. Emmerson was convicted of misconduct involving a controlled substance in the fourth d...
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TEEING OFF: What about chins?
Disturbing news hit the wire this week. Heartbreaking really. The American Kennel Club announced the most popular dog breeds in 2015 in the United States. I clicked the story and scrolled and scrolled and scrolled until I located the Japanese chin. Shockingly, the chin ranked 101st on the list. 101st? Really? What kind of second-rate list is this? I didn’t have the heart to look Gizmo and Pepper Jack in the eyes t...
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Kodiak boys fall to West
Augie Caguing pumped in a career-high 17 points, but it wasn’t enough to take down the defending 4A state champions. West Anchorage forced Kodiak into more than 30 turnovers and escaped with a 56-48 nonconference boys basketball victory, Thursday in Anchorage. Kodiak lost for the 15th straight time and dropped to 2-18. Caguing, a 5-foot-7 junior guard, did the bulk of his work in the second half, netting 13 of his...
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Kodiak girls host top-ranked Wasilla
The Kodiak girls basketball team wraps up the regular season with a pair of Northern Lights Conference games against top-ranked Wasilla. Today’s game tips at 7:30 p.m. at Kodiak High School, while Saturday’s contest begins at 1 p.m. Wasilla is the top-ranked team in the girls 4A Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches poll. The Warriors are 7-0 in the NLC, 17-1 overall — the lone loss coming to a Lower 48 squad. ...
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Kodiak sports trivia: Feb. 26
QUESTION: What Kodiak High School girls basketball player was named the 2011 Northern Lights Conference player of the year? THURSDAY’S ANSWER: Kodiak’s Mark Putney and brothers Erich and Justin Simpson were named to the 2004 state all-tournament baseball team. Kodiak topped Chugiak, 3-2 in eight innings, to win the state title with a 17-0 record.
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Local Results: Feb. 26
City League Basketball Wednesday Feb. 24 Nets System 45, Water of Life 43 Jeff Miranda 13 points, Chris Peters 12, Tommy Johnson 9, John Anderson 7 and Avery Javier 4 for Nets. Jordan Davis 12 points, Chris Caguing 10, Nick Lloyd 8, Caleb Pruitt 7 and Julian Hiner 4 for Water of Life. AIB 60, St. Herman’s 58 RJay Cabalar 15 points, Lito Pineda 13, Bem Barcelon 8, Alfie Arevalo 7, Daryl Villannera 7, Macartney Pror...
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Mountain Views: Books team comes through battle together
8:30 a.m.: “Good luck, Battle of the Books team!” The St. Mary’s schoolmates cheer in unison off the porch. I’m picking up four students from the St. Mary’s third/fourth-grade class to go compete in their first ever Battle of the Books. The morning school assembly cheers the students on as competitors climb into my car. 8:45 a.m.: The St. Mary’s third/fourth-grade battle team arrives at the Kodiak College library ...
Feb 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Old library not worth fixing, council decides
A report presented at Thursday’s Kodiak City Council work session indicates the cost to renovate the old library for use would be nearly as high as new construction. The report indicates renovations to meet necessary safety codes would require “nearly all building systems be replaced or extensively upgraded. The only elements of the building to remain would be the foundation, structural floor, and wall and roof fr...
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Local youth clubs host visiting teams
Kodiak will be swarming with youth athletes this weekend. The Kodiak Hockey League and Kodiak Kingfishers are both hosting teams from the Kenai Peninsula. This is the first time KHL, a second-year nonprofit, is hosting off-island teams. The Homer Hockey Association is bringing 38 players — ages 8-14 — for the icebreaking event. Friday’s events at the Baranof Ice Rink features a skills competition beginning at 2:30...
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Week in Words: Sizing up right amount of privacy
A phrase that has been circulating around our public discourse over the past few weeks has been “right-size government.” Other Alaska journalists have written columns and tweets criticizing the term, disclosing its rhetorical vapidity. But let’s take a look at the words themselves. “Right” has many different functions in the English language. It is a noun, verb and adverb, but what we’re interested in is “right” a...
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