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James McCarthy, two-time winner of the Kodiak Island Golf Championship, died Monday
Kodiak lost a golfing icon on Monday. James McCarthy, a two-time Kodiak Island Golf Champion, died of pancreatic cancer in Kodiak. He was 38. McCarthy, who was also a commercial fisherman, was diagnosed with cancer in 2014. He underwent surgery, chemotherapy and radiation treatments in Anchorage. Before being sidelined with cancer, McCarthy, a native of Ireland, made his mark on the links. “He was probably the bes...
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Investigator: Police acted properly on Sept. 16
A report by the city of Kodiak’s independent investigator concludes that Kodiak police officers “maintained a professional response and demeanor” during a Sept. 16 encounter that evoked public attention and criticism. On that day police Sgt. Francis de la Fuente responded with officers Kathleen Gambling and Phillip Christman at about 5:16 p.m. when a 911 caller reported “someone is harassing them and is trying to ...
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Town, state seek best e-cig policy
E-cigarette use among Alaska adults rose from 1 to 4 percent from 2010 to 2013, according to a state of Alaska epidemiology bulletin from the Department of Health and Social Services. Nationally, the popularity of e-cigarettes has increased, but the safety of the product, particularly when used by young people, continues to be of concern to both smoking cessation groups and lawmakers. The state bulletin goes on to...
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Assembly reviews manager questions
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly held a first discussion about candidates for a new borough manager and questions for upcoming interviews, Tuesday during a special work session. Current manager Bud Cassidy will retire in March. The assembly has seven candidates, one local to the borough, one from elsewhere in Alaska, and the remainder from outside Alaska. Members discussed at length questions they hope to ask th...
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Public Safety Blotter: Feb. 4
Jan. 5 At 9:12 a.m., a person reported someone broke into his residence and stole items from the 700 block of Hemlock Street. It’s under investigation. At 10:38 a.m., police chalked tires in the 300 block of Center Avenue. At 11:59 a.m., police received a report of a vehicle running over a sign in the medium near Rezanof Drive and Center Avenue. The Department of Transportation was notified. At 1:10 p.m., police c...
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Kodiak sports trivia: Feb. 4
TODAY'S QUESTION: Who won the inaugural Kodiak Island Golf Championship in 1987? WEDNESDAY’S ANSWER: In 1972, Kodiak, Eielson, Palmer and Chugiak participated in the Class A State Basketball Tournament at Kodiak High School. Top-seeded Kodiak was upset by second-seeded Eielson, 80-74, in the championship game. Kodiak was lead by the 39 points of Rob Foster. Mike Singleton added 20. Both earned all-tournament team ...
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WEEK IN WORDS: A super time at dance, uke concerts
Let’s take a break from the heaviness of state politics and budgets. We have a lot to celebrate and look forward to this week. For instance, this past Saturday, the Kodiak High School dance students performed a marvelous 39 different routines to a packed house at the Gerry C. The concert was moving, impressive and lots of great fun. Props to Troy Valdez, who stole the limelight on many occasions. We know that thei...
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Wasilla girls drop from top spot
The top girls team in the Northern Lights Conference lost its top spot in the Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches poll. Wasilla dropped to second in the 4A rankings, while Dimond grabbed the No. 1 slot. Ketchikan, East Anchorage and Lathrop rounded out the top 5. All five teams are competing in the Dimond Lady Lynx Tournament that started Wednesday. The Ketchikan boys remained as the top team in the boys 4A r...
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SENIOR LIFE: Valentine’s shindig set for Feb. 12
Kodiak Senior Center will host its annual Valentine’s Day Party at noon Friday, Feb. 12, at the center. The event honors all Kodiak seniors 80 and older. This year we have 197 people 80 and older on Kodiak Island and that number, I am happy to say, grows each year. The senior band, Whippersnappers, will entertain everyone at the party and we will have lots of door prizes and crown a queen and king. Plan on getting...
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Local Results: Feb. 4
City League Basketball Monday Feb. 1 ISA 72, St. Herman’s 59 Jason Fsste 13 points, Brenden keene 10, David Young 9, James Keene 6, Pavella Moxie 6, Stephen Wood 6, Peter Pletnikoff 4, Michael Fssoe 3 and Dominic Issae 2 for ISA. Jestoni 26 points, Demalanta Dave 24, Nacapuy 6, Arnold 6, Mark Fragillana 4, Harold Fueren 4 and Fernande for St. Herman’s. RC 68, Golden AK 65 TJ Agmata 22 points, Donnell Diesta 15, Je...
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