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Kodiak boys look to finish strong at NLC tourney
Kodiak’s boys basketball team was a possession away from possibly playing in last year’s Northern Lights Conference championship game. Trailing by three in the closing seconds of a semifinal game, a Palmer player swiped the ball from a Kodiak guard and went the other way for a dunk that sealed the Moose’s five-point victory. Palmer beat Colony the next night in the championship game, a game Kodiak watched from the...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Ilangcarluku
– Discipline; Lecture Tuyum llangcaraa. – The chief is lecturing him. Historic sources agree that there was little crime in Alutiiq villages before the 1950s. Detailed rules managed both the ownership and inheritance of personal property and the use of prime fishing and hunting locations. Similarly, customs governing the distribution of food ensured that anyone who needed meat or fish could share in the catch or t...
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Tapestry: Marti Murray seeks to personalize genealogy
Genealogy is more about the people behind the names and dates than the statistics themselves. That’s why Marti Murray finds it so fascinating. “I love genealogy,” said Murray, who has been studying family trees for 40 years. Murray approaches her subject from two directions — history and culture, which are closely tied, she said. She also throws a little behavioral science into the mix. When people show that they ...
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Public safety blotter: March 7
Thursday, March 5 • At 12:21 a.m., a male was ordered to leave a property on Shelikof St. and was given a one year trespass notice. • At 12:33 a.m., a driver on W. Reznof Drive was given a warning for speeding. • Around 12:41 a.m., three bar checks were conducted downtown. • At 2:06 a.m., a driver at Larch/Birch was given a warning to change the vehicle license plate light from blue to white. • At 3:38 a.m., yelli...
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District-wide AD is not a one-person job
To the Editor, I am writing to express my concerns with the latest actions of the superintendent and the administrators in the central office. Over the past few years, I have been saddened and demoralized by my perception of a slow but steady decline of the Kodiak Island Borough School District and have felt powerless to do anything about it. I have accepted without complaint: standardized report cards, changes in...
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Parks and Rec Schedule: March 7-14
AQUATICS Daily Schedule: Following is the daily schedule for the pool. Friday, March 7 Morning Lap 5:30 – 7:30 a.m. Noon Lap 11 – 1 p.m. Evening Open 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Evening Lap 8 – 9 p.m. Saturday, March 8 Lap/Aerobics 9 – 10:30 a.m. Afternoon Open 3 - 5 p.m. Evening Lap 5 - 6 p.m. Sunday, March 9 Family 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Evening Lap 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Evening open 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Monday, March 10 Morning Lap 5:30...
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In the Courts: March 7
Dismissals • One count of driving under the influence against Michael J. Gardner, 61, was dismissed. • Two counts of possession of weapons while intoxicated against Jorge A. Aguirre-Castro, 35, were dismissed. Assault Estelle L. Patrick, 28, pleaded guilty to fourth degree assault. She was sentenced to 120 days in jail (119 days suspended) and will be on probation for 5 years. Theft Gerardo A. Rodas, 20, pleaded g...
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Around Kodiak: March 7
The First Friday Art Walk is from 5-7p.m. today. Local art is on display at The Frame Shop, the Alutiiq Museum, Northern Exposure Gallery, Baranov Museum, the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium, the Kodiak Refuge Visitor Center and Harborside Fly-By. Galley Tables is from 7-9 p.m. today at the Kodiak High School drama pod. The topic for this month is "It Takes a Village." The Kodiak High School dance team is hosting a fr...
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Season ends for Kodiak ESS
The Kodiak Emerging Small Schools’ boys basketball season ended Thursday in Soldotna. The Ravens lost 59-46 to Ninilchik in a 1A Peninsula Conference loser-out game at Skyview High School. On Wednesday evening, ESS dropped a 70-44 decision to top-seeded Nikolaevsk. Kodiak finished the season with a 3-7 record. Despite bowing out of the tournament, coach Russ Scotter was pleased with the effort. “They have taken so...
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Police have suspect in downtown beating case
Leads in the recent case of a man found beaten in Kodiak have led police to a suspect, according to Kodiak Police Chief Ronda Wallace. Kodiak resident Steven West, 53, was found by a passer-by in the 400 block of Marine Way late Saturday, Feb. 22. West’s injuries were severe enough he had to be transported to Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage. Wallace said the investigation is ongoing and the name of t...
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