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State putting megaprojects, Big Oil ahead of citizens
To the editor: The Jan. 30 presentation at the convention center by the governor’s budget director, the director of the Rasmussen Foundation, a fellow from AFL/CIO and a representative of GCI was well attended by Kodiakans. One notable entity missing in the pitch was Big Oil. From the get-go I was put off by the alliance of Big Government, Big Labor and Big Business — most of all by GCI, whose CEO received compens...
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Kodiak girls take aim at Soldotna
Putting the basketball through the hoop has been a difficult task for the Kodiak girls. Coach Krista Hicks is hoping that changes when her team hosts the Soldotna Stars Friday and Saturday in a pair of Northern Lights Conference games. Friday’s game tips at 7:30 p.m., while Saturday’s matchup begins at 1 p.m. Kodiak spent its week off working on one thing — shooting. “Putting the ball in the basket is our No. 1 pr...
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Kodiak boys on the road again
After a brief two-game homestand, Kodiak’s boys basketball team is back on the road. The Bears play at Soldotna today and Saturday in a pair of Northern Lights Conference games. Today’s game starts at 6 p.m., while Saturday’s game begins at 1 p.m. Kodiak has lost its last eight games and will need to shut down Soldotna’s Timmy Smithwick if it hopes to end the winless drought. In Soldotna’s two games last week, Smi...
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Kaune misses USBC Masters cut
Jacques Kaune, a former Kodiak High School student, finished in the top half of the field in his debut at the USBC Masters in Indianapolis, Indiana. Kaune, a senior at William and Penn University, finished with a 15-game pinfall of 2,952, good for 187th out of 417 bowlers. He concluded his tournament on Thursday with a five-game series of 985. He topped 200 twice, with a high of 214. He finished the three-day qual...
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Teeing Off: The way the game was supposed to be played
What does Peyton Manning get for winning the Super Bowl? Egg on the forehead. Manning appeared on Wednesday’s “The Tonight Show” and played egg Russian roulette with NBA legend Magic Johnson. Google the clip now. Manning lost, but gracefully accepted defeat. The same can’t be said for Cam Newton. Manning was an eggshell of his former self, but still claimed his second Super Bowl thanks to an outstanding performanc...
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Kodiak sports trivia: Feb. 12
QUESTION: Who scored the first touchdown for the Kodiak High School football program? THURSDAY’S ANSWER: Harry Mickelson, who coached basketball and baseball at Kodiak High School, rolled 10 perfect games at Tropic Lanes. According to stormbowling.com, Mickelson, a five-time Alaska bowler of the year, has bowled 39 300 games and a four-time medalist at the Olympic Festival.
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Kodiak sports trivia: Feb. 12
QUESTION: Who scored the first touchdown for the Kodiak High School football program? THURSDAY’S ANSWER: Harry Mickelson, who coached basketball and baseball at Kodiak High School, rolled 10 perfect games at Tropic Lanes. According to stormbowling.com, Mickelson, a five-time Alaska bowler of the year, has bowled 39 300 games and a four-time medalist at the Olympic Festival.
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Two charged with dozens of felonies in burglaries, gun thefts
The Alaska State Troopers have caught the men allegedly responsible for a string of burglaries and firearm thefts , according to a release. A grand jury indicted Shay Monkiewics, 20, and Justin Isadore, 18, on Feb. 8 on more than two dozen counts apiece of burglary in the first degree, theft in the second degree and criminal mischief in the third degree. According to the trooper release, the men allegedly “appear ...
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Local mermaid tale hits the stage
If you take a boat to Buoy 4 and make the turn around Spruce Cape to head toward Ouzinkie, you’ll reach Hanin Rocks, and you just might be able to hear a mermaid sing. Andy Olzos based his radio play “The Mermaid of Hanin Rocks” off this legend, which the Fairwind Players bring to the stage in Kodiak for the first time this weekend. “It’s one of those things old-timers talk about here,” said Olzos, who has lived i...
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Council more certain on fish analyst
The Kodiak City Council tackled a number of issues in a Tuesday evening work session, including renewal of the fisheries analyst contract and the borough’s proposed zoning changes for accessory dwelling units. The two-year contract with fisheries analyst McCarty and Associates expired Feb. 6. The borough assembly took action in early February and agreed to a six-month extension, provided the city and contractor ap...
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