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Achievers: Jan. 8
Albert Mangrobang joined the Army on Dec. 17. He has enlisted as a 92G Food Service Specialist and will be leaving this February to complete his training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina and Fort Lee, Virginia. Mangrobang is a current resident of Kodiak, Alaska.
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Stage and Screen: Amazing story; Jolie’s film less so
Angelina Jolie’s “Unbroken” (2014) recounts the story of Louis “Louie” Zamperini. The son of Italian immigrant parents, Zamperini (Jack O’Connell) grew up in the trying times of the Great Depression. While bullied by xenophobic classmates, he was able to demonstrate a unique skill — distance running. Coaching by his brother helped him advance to Olympic status in time for the 1936 Olympic Games in Germany. While f...
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State issues warning about shellfish poisoning
A recent Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning incident in Southeast Alaska caused the State of Alaska’s epidemiology section to issue a bulletin about the disease. On Dec. 28, a middle-aged man in the southeast reportedly ate butter clams from a local beach and had tingling in his lips for three hours. The clams were reportedly found to have high concentrations of saxitoxin, which is what causes PSP when it is ingested. ...
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Master plan proposes sewer, water upgrades in Kodiak downtown area
A plan for sewer and water renovations in downtown Kodiak could begin in 2017 and include aesthetic changes in the area, a consulting firm told the Kodiak City Council. During Tuesday’s work session, Dowl HKM presented to the council a draft master plan that analyzed the downtown area’s existing water, sewer and storm drain utilities. Dowl HKM proposed improvements, including replacing all of the water main in dow...
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48th Joe Floyd begins today
Be careful what you wish for. Kodiak coach David Anderson took some heat for a weak boys field in last year’s Joe Floyd/Ravn Alaska Winter Basketball Classic. Bristol Bay and Unakleet — a pair of 2A schools — and Northern Lights Conference rival Soldotna made up last year’s boys field. “I heard a lot of people last year ask why we didn’t bring in stronger teams,” the veteran bench caller said. “Well, we got the st...
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Playbook: Jan. 8
Thursday, Jan. 8 Boys basketball: Joe Floyd/Ravn Alaska Winter Basketball Classic at Kodiak High School. West Valley vs. East Anchorage, 4:45 p.m.; Kodiak vs. Mt. Edgecumbe, 8:15 p.m. Girls basketball: Joe Floyd/Ravn Alaska Winter Basketball Classic at Kodiak High School. Lathrop vs. East Anchorage, 3 p.m.; Kodiak vs. Mt. Edgecumbe, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9 Boys basketball: Joe Floyd/Ravn Alaska Winter Basketball ...
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Thunder Mt. girls No. 1
The 4A girls basketball classification has a new team on top of the rankings. Sitting at 6-1, Thunder Mountain replaced West Valley in this week’s Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches poll, released Wednesday. The Falcons, a Southeast Conference team, soared to the top with their second-place finish in the Doc Larson Roundball Classic. Thunder Mt. beat Barrow and Wasilla and lost to Lake Stevens, Washington, i...
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The Floyd field
BOYS East Anchorage The Thunderbirds out of the Cook Inlet Conference come to Kodiak with a 2-2 record. East owns victories over Juneau-Douglas (76-61) and Kodiak (75-43) and has lost to Barrow (83-64) and Service (54-48). East finished fifth at last year’s state tournament and now features former Kodiak guard Alec Canete-Hall. Mt. Edgecumbe Mt. Edgecumbe is a 3A boarding school based in Sitka. The Braves, from th...
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AUV slices through chilly waters of Kodiak Island
A long, slender, yellow shape silently slices through the chilly waters of Karluk Lake on Kodiak Island. Is it a torpedo? Some type of missile? No! It is a YSI Ecomapper autonomous underwater vehicle, affectionately known as the AUV. She is a revolutionary tool for efficiently collecting geo-referenced limnological and depth data with the capability to also capture high-resolution images via side-scanning sonar. T...
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Kodiak police seek public's help in locating wanted man
SUSPECT: Brandon E. Timpke DESCRIPTORS: 24-year-old Caucasian male, 5 feet 10 inches tall, 185 pounds, blond hair, blue eyes FELONY ARREST WARRANT: A $5,000 warrant has been issued for violating probation. Timpke is a convicted drug dealer and he is known to carry firearms. He is considered armed and dangerous. POSSIBLE LOCATIONS: Timpke is aware that he is a wanted person and he has recently fled from police. He ...
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