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ALUMNI ROUNDUP: James reaches swimming milestone
For five years, Blake James has been chasing a goal, and he achieved it Saturday at the Northwest Conference Swimming Championships in Federal Way, Washington state. For the first time in his career, James, a freshman at Whitworth University (Washington state) dipped under a minute in the 100-yard breaststroke — a milestone for swimmers — with a preliminary-round time of 59.57 seconds. And for good measure, he wen...
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Public Safety Blotter: Feb. 16
Feb. 11 At 1:45 a.m., police arrested a man in the 300 block of West Marine Way for a warrant. At 2:02 a.m., police received several calls referring to six to eight shots fired in rapid succession, all believed to come from the Mission Road area. It’s under investigation. At 3:23 a.m., police received a report of a possible subject in the 200 block of Shelikof Street who had broken into a lot of vehicles. They wer...
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Guest Opinion: A bubble in search of a pin
Central banks peddle only one thing: debt. Before the existence of the Western central banking system and the Federal Reserve, the U.S. Treasury Department coined and distributed the nations money. There was no private central bank creating money out of thin air (debt) and loaning it, at interest, to the U.S. government. In other words, before the creation of the Federal Reserve, the government created the nations...
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Four Kodiakans up for council seat
Four people from Kodiak are up for consideration for a seat on the North Pacific Fishery Management Council. Alan Austerman, Julie Bonney, Theresa Peterson and Rebecca Skinner are part of a lengthy list from which Gov. Bill Walker will make recommendations on who he wants appointed by the secretary of Commerce. Bonney, director of the Alaska Groundfish Data Bank, said she has been involved with the council for yea...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Time again for annual State of the Freezer
This is a test. Open the door of your freezer and survey the packages of fish. February is roughly the midpoint between when we put the last fish in our freezers and when we’ll start adding more in spring. Are you half way through the fish you set aside for winter? Now take a closer look. How many of the packages have failed? Are seals broken on vacuum bags or packages torn or damaged with conventional wrapping? N...
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Kodiak Island Births: Feb. 16
Thomas James Hood was born at 3:04 a.m. on Feb. 4, 2016, to Thomas and Nicole Hood. He weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and was 19 3/4 inches long. His parents are originally from Washington and California and now live in Kodiak. The baby’s father works at U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak (ALPAT). Grandparents are Don and Helen Watson, Tom Hood, Lisa and Chris Nigh, and James and Jennifer Gay. Eliza Rose Harrington w...
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Valentine's Day Fun Run results
Saturday, Feb. 14 Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park 3.1 miles 1. Michael Parnell, 21 minutes, 46 seconds; 2. Brendan Thompson, 23:05; 3. Anthony Magupoy, 23:27; 4. Youji Seto, 23:55; 5. Keith Bruce, 24:01; 6. Ethan Lacroix, 24:17; 7. Marcus Dunbar, 25:38; 8. Sue Zimmerman, 27:01; 9. Zoe Bigley, 27:25; 10. Ashley Mortenson, 27:25; 11. Don Zimmerman, 28:10; 12. Shalom Neff, 28:21; 13. Isaac Fields, 30:01; 14. S...
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Ostrander records a fast 3,000
Boise State University freshman Allie Ostrander produced a record performance at the Husky Classic Saturday in Seattle. The 2015 Kenai High School graduate, ran an 8-minute, 54.27-second 3,000-meter, which is the third-fastest oversize track 3,000 time in indoor collegiate history, and 10th fastest on any indoor track. The time is also a Mountain West Conference record. Earlier this season, Ostrander recorded a 15...
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Local Results: Feb. 16
City League Basketball Wednesday, Feb. 10 DeezTeez 62, Strangers 43 Sam Galindo 16 points, Ken Caldejon 13, Glenn Penamora 10, Felino Macatuno 8, Matthew Amor 7, Kevin Maramba 6 and Vince Mangrobang 2 for Deez Teez. Scott Detorres 20 points, Arnold Charliaga 8, Matthew Delgado 7, Jordan Shanagin 5 and Jon Panamarioff 3 for Strangers. Tune Squad 108, PKIMC 89 Randy Diocares 28 points, David Diocares 23, Germain Jim...
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Kodiak sports trivia: Feb. 16
QUESTION: How many state titles did Katie Strong win before graduating from Port Lions in 2011? TUESDAY’S ANSWER: Gabby Hanko’s discus toss of 119 feet, 3 inches in 1986 tops the Kodiak High School girls’ discus record book, while DJ Vinberg’s 1980 heave of 166-0.25 is the boys’ school record.
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