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History shows mining is nothing new for The Golden Isle
On a cold, gray summer day in July 1938, Bill Pinnell and Morris Talifson stepped ashore at the head of Olga Bay. They waded through the surf again and again, carrying crates and bags to their new home, a shambling shack not far from the beach. In years to come, the two men would come to be known as Kodiak’s greatest bear guides. On that day, however, they weren’t searching for bears — they were hunting gold. This...
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Kodiak girls roll past East
A dominant third quarter turned a close game into a blowout.  Only leading by single-figures at halftime, Kodiak outscored East Anchorage 16-5 in the third quarter and went on to post a 50-35 nonconference girls basketball victory Thursday evening in Anchorage.  The Bears improved their record to 14-0 and are only three victories away from matching the best start in school history.  Last year’s team won 17 consecu...
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Kodiak boys host Palmer
Even though two months of the basketball season remain, Kodiak’s boys are playing their final home games today and Saturday against Palmer. Today’s contest tips at 7 p.m., while Saturday’s begins at 3 p.m. Both games count in the Northern Lights Conference standings. “These games are huge,” Kodiak coach David Anderson said. “I would not say must-win games, but wins that we have to have.” Kodiak is 4-1 in its remod...
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Caballa, Powers aim to defend NLC crowns
When it comes to wrestling, the Northern Lights Conference is the toughest in the state. All three Mat-Su Valley schools — Colony, Wasilla and Palmer — have programs that could vie for a state championship in two weeks. But, first all three schools, plus Kodiak, Soldotna and Kenai will battle for the conference crown when the NLC Championships begin at noon today at Colony High School. The championship round will ...
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Around Kodiak: Jan. 31
Fish fry Friday The St. Mary’s Catholic Church fish fry is 5-7 p.m. Friday at the church. Beer and wine will be served for $5 per cup. Business After Hours The Kodiak Chamber of Commerce and Kodiak Athletic Club host a Business After Hours social event 5:30-7:30 p.m. tonight at the Kodiak Athletic Club. The event is open to chamber members. Kiwanis potluck The Kodiak Kiwanis Club hosts a potluck social from 6 p.m....
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At 30 percent mark, Kodiak High School project is on schedule
The man monitoring the Kodiak High School renovation project says construction is on budget and on time, but there are some signs of concern. "Completion for the project is still scheduled for Nov. 2015, and to date we have issued no change orders extending that deadline," said Bruce Walter of Wilson Engineering, which has been hired to oversee the project. Walter presented his report to the borough assembly durin...
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Public Safety Blotter: Jan. 31
Friday, Jan. 24 • At 1:07 a.m., a bar check was conducted on Marine Way. • At 10:03 a.m., an arrest warrant was served. • At 2:08 p.m., a 911 caller reported a vehicle almost hit him while crossing Marine Way. The driver of the vehicle called and reported the male that crossed the road got upset and punched out his window. The first caller was arrested for Criminal Mischief III. • At 2:20 p.m., a 911 caller report...
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Women’s show Saturday at convention center
The Kodiak Women’s show is back this year with new organizers. Booths from about 20 businesses are scheduled to set up Saturday at the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center for the third annual show. Nineteen businesses have confirmed reservations, and up to five more may show up. The event is billed as a show “put on by women, for women,” and includes goods and services including clothing, fitness, food and beauty prod...
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Kodiak man sentenced for 2011 parking lot rage
A Kodiak man has been sentenced to a 5 1/2-year jail term for fracturing bones in a man’s face following a 2011 argument about a midtown Kodiak parking spot. Noriel M. Carino, 32, was sentenced Jan. 3, following a 10-day trial last summer. The jury convicted him on charges of first, second and third-degree assault. It acquitted him on another first-degree assault charge. The assault followed an argument between th...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Angqiarlluni
Angqiarlluni — Injury; Hurt (suddenly) Paluqakamta angqiartaartukut. — When we fall down we injure ourselves. In classical Alutiiq society, two types of healthcare providers treated the sick and injured: healers trained in the arts of acupressure, bleeding, midwifery, and the use of medicinal herbs; and shamans who sought spiritual causes for illness and restored health by identifying and appeasing angered spirits...
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