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Nonprofits gain from pick, click gifts
Kodiakans seeking to give away part of their Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend have a host of local organizations to pick from. Through the Pick.Click.Give charitable contributions program, Alaskans have given more than $645,000 to organizations with a Kodiak connection since funds were first distributed in 2009. According to the Pick.Click.Give website, 17 organizations either based in Kodiak or with operations in K...
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Hoops: Girls head to Nikiski, boys West Valley
By DEREK CLARKSTON Mirror Writer The Kodiak girls continue a string of facing 3A competition at the Nikiski Tip Off Tournament that starts today at Nikiski High School. The Bears face three 3A schools during the three-day tournament. Kodiak plays host Nikiski at 5:45 p.m. today, Bethel at 2:45 p.m. Friday and Homer at noon Saturday. At the conclusion of this tournament, five of Kodiak’s eight games this season wil...
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Week in Words: Tilting and turning at legislation
For many Kodiakans, the Joe Floyd Tournament signals the start of a new year, a new basketball season, a new school semester. But I have always seen it as a fitting beacon of the start of the annual legislative session. Think about it: Two teams sprinting at breakneck speed, trying to force an object through a small hoop. What better metaphor for a quick 90-day session where our representatives employ whatever tri...
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Alaska State Troopers: Jan. 14
Jan. 3 At approximately 1:39 a.m., Alaska state troopers stopped to conduct a welfare check and begin a crash investigation on an occupied vehicle disabled in a ditch. Investigation revealed a 16-year-old female had crashed the vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. Investigation also revealed an 18-year-old passenger had been consuming alcohol. The passenger was issued an Alaska uniform citation for minor ...
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City league co-ed hockey debuts tonight
The puck is going to drop on a new city league sport today. At 7:30 p.m., the inaugural city league hockey game will begin at the Baranof Ice Rink. The co-ed league is the brainchild of Tim McGuyer, the rink’s manager. “We are trying to get a little more organization with our local hockey here,” he said. There will still be pickup games for men and women four nights a week, but league play will take over the ice f...
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UPDATE: Charges filed in Shuyak killing
Anchorage resident Steven Ridenour, 44, has been charged with murder in the first degree and tampering with physical evidence, according to a Wednesday release from the Alaska State Troopers. Ridenour was arrested by the Anchorage Police Department, acting as an assist to the troopers, on unrelated arrest warrants on Nov. 19. He has been incarcerated since then because one of the arrest warrants was for failing to...
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Sea Stories: The Tragedy of the John and Olaf
Early on the morning of Wednesday, Jan. 16, 1974, John Blaalid, 45, the skipper of the 86-foot shrimp trawler John and Olaf, radioed the Coast Guard to inform them that he and his crew were experiencing heavy icing in Portage Bay, on the Alaska Peninsula, across Shelikof Strait from Kodiak Island. Blaalid reported that winds in excess of 100 mph and temperatures in the single digits had caused heavy icing on the b...
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Summer ferry schedule open, calls required to book
The Alaska Marine Highway System released the 2016 summer schedule on Tuesday, and people seeking to make a reservation have to pick up the phone to book a spot. For the first few days or weeks, all reservations for the summer schedule, which runs from May to September, must call 800-652-0066, the Juneau reservations call center, to book their tickets. AMHS is slowly rolling out a new reservations system that is s...
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Kodiak-based orgs apply for funds
Kodiakans seeking to give away part of their Permanent Fund Dividend have a host of organizations to pick from. Through the Pick.Click.Give PFD charitable contributions program, Alaskans have given more than $645,000 to organizations with a Kodiak connection since funds were first distributed in 2009. According to the Pick.Click.Give website, organizations that are either based in Kodiak or have operations in Kodi...
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Public Safety Blotter: Jan. 13
Nov. 12 At 12:14 a.m., police received a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 1900 block of East Rezanof Drive. Patrolling officers were advised. At 1:47 a.m., a man reported his roommate took his vehicle without permission from the 200 block of Alder Lane. Police found it was a misunderstanding and only logged it. At 10:21 a.m., police received a report of loose dogs in the 3500 block of Tugidak Court. The owner...
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