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Kodiak girls stay perfect with a 49-40 win over Colony
In a season full of blowout victories, Kodiak encountered its toughest test of the year on Tuesday night. The No. 1-ranked Bears held off upset-minded Colony 49-40 in a Northern Lights Conference girls basketball game at Kodiak High School. Kodiak improved to 20-0 on the year and 8-0 in the NLC. This is the first time this season that the Bears have not won by double figures. “This is the first game that we actual...
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Dunbar honored by Alaska HOF
Former Kodiak High School running star Trevor Dunbar was honored with an Alaska Sports Hall of Fame 2014 Directors’ Awards on Tuesday. Dunbar was selected for the Pride of Alaska Award for his consistent excellence in athletic competition. Last summer, Dunbar, a senior at the University of Oregon, became the first Alaskan to run a sub-4 minute mile. In 2012, he placed 11th in the U.S. Olympic Trials in the 5,000 m...
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Prosecutor: March trial likely for Wells
The trial of the Kodiak man accused of the 2012 murder of a Coast Guardsman and a former Coast Guardsman is likely to take place late next month, according the chief of the criminal division for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Anchorage. The murder trial for James Michael Wells, 62, had been scheduled to start Monday in Anchorage, but was postponed to March 31 at a hearing last week. The prosecuting team does not pl...
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Public Safety Blotter: Feb. 19
Saturday, Feb. 15 • At 1:01 a.m., a caller reported a disturbance on Simeonoff Street; parties separated for the night. • Around 2:06 a.m., five bar checks were conducted downtown. • At 2:18 a.m., a caller requested a subject removal on W. Marine Way. Two males left upon request. • At 3:20 a.m., a caller reported an intoxicated male lying on Mill Bay Road; did not meet protective custody criteria. • At 4:04 a.m., ...
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AK Science Forum: Alaskans have enjoyed good earthquake luck since 1964
At the 50th anniversary of one of the world’s largest earthquakes, State Seismologist Mike West says Alaskans might learn a lesson from New Zealand. Here in this land at the meeting point of two restless crustal slabs, no one has died by earthquake since 1964. The magnitude 7.9 Denali Fault earthquake zipped a jagged line through 200 miles of glacier ice and tundra in 2002. A magnitude 7.5 earthquake ruptured just...
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Around Kodiak: Feb. 19
Kodiak Fish and Game Advisory Committee is meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday Feb. 26 at the KNWR Visitors Center. The committee will discuss and take action on statewide king and Tanner crab proposals and supplemental Issues. For further information, contact committee secretary Don Fox at 486-4738.
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Fogle nominated for nation’s top girls hoops coach
Kodiak basketball fans have a chance to crown Amy Fogle as the best high school girls coach in the nation. Fogle is one of 255 coaches in the USA Today High School Sports’ “Best Of” series contest. The state round voting ends on Feb. 24. The winners from each state and two wild cards advance to a regional round from Feb. 24 to March 4. Regional winners and again two wild cards move on to the national round from Ma...
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PKIMC downsizes business office
Two billing jobs at the Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center will move to Washington state this April as part of a system-wide centralization of Providence’s billing office. The jobs, which include answering patients questions about medical bills, are moving to the Seattle area to reduce costs through increased efficiency, said Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center spokeswoman Karen Leatherman. “It’s really j...
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Business Spotlight: A Balanced Approach keeps people fit
Ten years ago A Balanced Approach owner Zoya Saltonstall wanted an indoor cycling group. Saltonstall, who grew up in Kodiak, was back on the island working as a physical therapist and missed spinning, a hobby she’d picked up in school at the gym of Ithaca College in New York. “When I came back here (to Kodiak) I said ‘gosh, there’s no cycling classes,”’ she said. “I really like group fitness. It’s just people moti...
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Landowner closes access to Burton Beach
A Narrow Cape landowner is getting tougher on trespassers on a patch of property at the end of Kodiak’s longest road. The owner cites repeated problems with people driving on wet ground, leaving gates open and littering as the reason for the new policy to no longer tolerate people passing through to Burton Beach. Burton Beach remains accessible by parking on State of Alaska land a few hundred yards away at Barry L...
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