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Kodiak unlikely to join suit over mandated school funding
The Ketchikan Gateway Borough is suing the state over mandated school funding, but Kodiak Island Borough Assembly members say Kodiak is unlikely to join the fight. The Ketchikan Daily News reported that on Monday, the Ketchikan Gateway Borough filed a lawsuit against the state over required school funding. Alaska requires organized boroughs to provide set portion of property tax funds collected to the local school...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Alphabet
Aapit; Aapitniiq – Alphabet Nutaan Alutiit aapit liitapet. – Now we are learning the Alutiiq alphabet. An alphabet is a system of characters used to represent the sounds in a language. By seeing a character, a reader can reproduce a sound without hearing it. In essence, alphabets store sounds. There are different kinds of alphabets. English speakers use the Latin alphabet, a phonemic alphabet that represents sound...
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Berean youth pastor teaches kids Christian apologetics
A lot of church kids lose their religion when they get out into the world, says Berean Baptist Church youth pastor Juston Lantrip. With that in mind, Lantrip is teaching courses in apologetics — using rational argument and information to preserve the faith. The message Lantrip hopes will be embedded in the hearts and minds? “The Gospel is completely and utterly sufficient,” he said. “People try to add all sorts of...
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Around Kodiak: Jan. 17
Talent competition tonight Kodiak Idol, a contest featuring high school students, will be held at 7 p.m. tonight in the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium. Admission is $5 for students and $7 for adults. Admission prices will be cut in half for people who also bring two canned food items each. Volunteering in Bhutan Paul Zimmer presents a lecture on his trip to the Himalayan nation of Bhutan at 7 p.m. tonight at Kodiak C...
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Kodiak wrestlers prepares for final regular-season meet
A week after claiming the Robin Hervey Tournament title, Kodiak’s wrestling team puts their winning streak on the line at the Glen Vandergaw Invitational in Anchorage. This is Kodiak’s final regular-season tournament. The Northern Lights Conference Championships begin Jan. 31. “We are looking to finalize our technique. Our technique should be coming to where we are confident and comfortable with it,” Kodiak coach ...
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Public Safety Blotter: Jan. 17
Wednesday, Jan. 15 • At 2:28 a.m., officers made sure a drunken man got home safely. • At 6:07 a.m., a man left a Mill Bay Road property when an officer asked him to. • At 9:59 a.m., a caller reported a vehicle had been on his property for almost a week. It was private property. Officers said they would try to contact the registered owner. • At 11:25 a.m., a woman came into the station with a fraudulent email she ...
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Trouble at home leads to trouble in court
A Kodiak man is facing felony a felony criminal mischief charges for allegedly destroying more than $1,000 of property in a woman’s home. Brian Dougherty, 29, was arraigned in Kodiak District Court on Monday, for one count of third-degree criminal mischief, a class C felony punishable by up to five years in jail and a $10,000 fine. According to court documents, on Sunday, a woman called 911 to report a case of dom...
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Water, Ice and Bubbles in Lily Lake
Every winter I wait for ice to skate on or snow to ski on. It often snows, but immediately rain and ice spoil the fluffy beauty making it unsuitable for skiing. Even more often it snows just as the lakes are freezing, which spoils the ice for skating. This week had both good snow and good ice! Last weekend, I got to skate to my heart’s desire on Lilly Lake. When I needed a break, I warmed up with a steaming cup at...
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In the Courts: Jan. 17
Dismissals • One count of fourth-degree assault against Kimberlee Dierich, 26, was dismissed Dec. 18. • Counts of fourth-degree assault and violating conditions of release against Crystal Pineda, 22, were dismissed Dec. 30. • One count of fourth-degree assault against Aris Mangrobang, 24, was dismissed Jan. 6. Assault • Boun Pramoth, 50, pleaded guilty to one count of fourth-degree assault. He was sentenced to 360...
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Kodiak girls top Monroe, remain undefeated
Monroe scored the first basket of the game, and it was all Kodiak after that. The Bears kept their perfect record intact with a 68-20 basketball romp over the Rams at the Joe T. Classic Thursday at Lathrop High School in Fairbanks. Kodiak raises its record to 9-0 and will finish the three-day tournament with games against Lathrop (today at 6 p.m.) and Juneau (Saturday at 3 p.m.) The Bears are the defending Joe T. ...
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