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Kodiak Coast Guard swimmer receives DAR Medal of Honor
Jonathan Kreske expected he would have to face potentially panicked mariners who did not speak English. But as soon as he was lowered from the hovering Coast Guard helicopter and his feet hit the deck of the Russian tanker, he knew something had been lost in translation. A call had gone out for assistance for an injured man, but little else had been conveyed. Kreske was led first to a man whose feet had been sever...
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Public Safety Blotter: Feb. 19
Jan. 16 At 2:48 a.m., police conducted a bar check downtown. At 3:11 a.m., police cited a driver on Thorsheim Street for not stopping completely at a stop sign and having no proof of insurance. At 9:22 a.m., police began investigating fraud on Pillar Mountain Road. At 12:33 p.m., police warned an owner on Katmai Drive about their loose dog. At 1:11 p.m., police conducted a welfare check on Pillar Mountain Road. Th...
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Akhiok students learn from Colorado scientists
Students in Akhiok learned more about the electric charges an antenna at their school is designed to detect during a conference call with University of Colorado scientists last week. “This lesson was the outreach part to connect the science going on with the antenna to the students and their learning and understanding and reasoning about why that thing is there,” said Kerry Irons, the district’s enrichment coordin...
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Alaska State Troopers: Feb. 19
Feb. 15 At 2:22 a.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a woman refusing to leave a residence. The investigation found that a woman had trespassed and she was also on conditions of release from a previous case to obey all laws. She was arrested on suspicion of criminal trespass and violating conditions of release. Illegal drugs are believed to be a factor.
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'Selma' a compelling reminder
Movies have great power. Movies enlighten, movies enrich, movies entertain, movies educate. Additionally, movies cause us to examine our lives and values and, perhaps most significantly, movies remind us of matters that transcend our individual lives. Better movies accomplish two or more of these qualities. The year 2014 was rich with films that served multiple purposes. “Birdman,” for example, reminded us that ou...
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Thomet debuts in Idaho
Kodiak’s Levi Thomet will make his senior track and field debut against some of the Northwest’s top runners today in Idaho. Thomet, an All-American cross country runner, is competing in the 3,200 meters at the 37th Simplot Games on the campus of Idaho State University in Pocatello. The meet is dubbed “North America’s premier indoor high school track and field event” that draws athletes from all over the country, C...
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Kodiak girls travel to Capital City
Kodiak’s girls basketball team will spend three days in the capital city beginning today. The Bears play today and Saturday against Thunder Mountain and Friday against Juneau-Douglas. “It is just another opportunity for the girls to get experience playing in big games,” Kodiak coach Hicks said. “Thunder Mountain is tough and Juneau is good, too. It is going to be a tough weekend for us.” Hicks is expecting junior ...
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Top teams stay the same in poll
West Anchorage and West Valley remained the teams to beat in this week’s Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches poll. The West Anchorage boys kept their top spot in the 4A rankings with victories over Bartlett (55-52) and Eagle River (62-37) last week. West Valley remained undefeated and stayed atop the girls’ 4A poll. The Wolfpack improved to 18-0 with a victory over Colony (52-39) last week. Barrow tops the bo...
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ESS falls to Ninilchick
A strong first quarter didn’t help Kodiak Emerging Small Schools from ending a lengthy losing skid. ESS held a one-point advantage over Ninilchik after the opening eight minutes, but was outscored the rest of the way in a 61-40 Peninsula Conference loss Wednesday on the Kenai Peninsula. The Ravens have lost six straight conference games and sport a 2-6 record. Cody Robustellini scored half of his team-high 14 poin...
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Playbook: Feb. 19
Thursday, Feb. 18 Girls Basketball: Kodiak at Thunder Mountain. Varsity, 6:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19 Girls Basketball: Kodiak at Juneau. Varsity, 7 p.m.
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