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Tax-free day is Saturday
Shoppers will get a 7 percent break within Kodiak City limits Saturday. The city of Kodiak has held the sales tax-free day on the first Saturday in March since 2009 as a way to encourage people to support local brick-and-mortar stores. A few categories are exempt, including items sold by the city and rentals for more than one day. “We’re just trying to get the word out there so people don’t forget our local retail...
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Kodiak sends 3 girls to state wrestling torney
It’s time for the girls to take center circle.  Three Kodiak High School wrestlers will take to the mat at the USGWA Girls State Championships Saturday at West Anchorage High School.  This is an unofficial high school girls state championship since the Alaska School Activities Association does not have a separate tournament for the girls.  Girls wrestling is a sanctioned high school sport in Hawaii, Texas, Califor...
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Library gets grant to add more foreign language books
Now that the whirlwind of construction, moving and opening is past at the new Kodiak Public Library, attention has shifted to developing its collections and programs, with a Rasmuson Foundation grant prompting a major foreign language book acquisition effort. At a Tuesday information session about the grant, KPL director Katie Baxter said she prefers the term "global languages." "Because they're not foreign here i...
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Mariner suffers hand injury in Cold Bay
A Coast Guard helicopter stationed in Cold Bay assisted a 25-to 30-year-old mariner Tuesday. A Kodiak-forward deployed MH-60 Jayhawk medevaced the man from the 680-foot fish processing vessel Ocean Phoenix 85 miles northwest of Cold Bay, according to a Coast Guard news release. The man suffered a severe injury to his left hand and was further transported to Providence Medical Center in Anchorage. This is the Coast...
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KHS girls remain on top
Despite not playing last week, Kodiak’s girls kept the top spot in the Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches poll. Kodiak is undefeated at 20-0 and is the ranked first in the 4A poll, released Wednesday. West Anchorage of the Cook Inlet Conference is also 20-0 and ranked second. Dimond is ranked third, followed by West Valley and Ketchikan. West Valley remained ranked even after losing to Lathrop last week. Sta...
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Public Safety Blotter: Feb. 27
Tuesday, Feb. 25 • At 2:49 a.m., a caller reported a traffic offense on Willow Street. The vehicle was moved. • At 3:28 a.m., a bar check was conducted on Shelikof Street. • At 9:02 a.m., a caller reported suspicious circumstances on Birch/Mill Bay. All was OK. • Around 9:07 a.m., four abandoned vehicles were red-tagged on W. Rezanof Drive. • At 9:22 a.m., an officer found a possibly abandoned vehicle on Simeonoff...
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Playbook: Feb. 27
Friday, Feb. 28 Boys basketball: Kodiak at Wasilla, 7 p.m. Girls basketball: Kodiak vs. Wasilla at Kodiak High School. C squad, 4 p.m.; junior varsity, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.
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Local results: Feb. 27
City League Basketball Thursday, Feb. 20 Local Electric 62, Real NOJ 58 Phil Fogle 22, Corey Gronn 16, Wade Johnson 14, Charlie Jerling 7 and Ila Hughes 3 points for Local Electric. Dylan Haskell 27, Dave Fearing 19, Justin Spencer 4, Bryan Larson 3, James Encinas 3 and Lonnie Rigsby 2 points for Real NOJ. Airstation 85, Golden Alaska 70 Sean Donohue 32, Joe Mackey 17, Jason Gordon 14, John Anderson 10, Kylie Jaco...
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Filipino pop singer performs Friday
A multiplatinum Filipino pop singer is performing Friday in Kodiak. Kitchie Nadal takes the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium stage at 7 p.m. for a benefit concert for victims of Typhoon Haiyan. Organizer DJ Marc said Wednesday afternoon that there are still tickets available for the show. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at Asian Grocery, the Kodiak Arts Council Noodles and at the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium box of...
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ADF&G closes black rockfish fishery
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game closed the black rockfish fishery in the northeast district of the Kodiak area Wednesday evening. Catch reports indicate the black rockfish harvest in the northeast district is approaching the guideline harvest level, according to an ADF&G news release. Jig vessels may retain black rockfish in the northeast district as bycatch, up to 20 percent by weight of the target species...
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