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St. Mary's teaches kids about science
St. Mary’s Catholic School students recently took part in an educational science fair last week that was the focus of two months worth of preparation by all grades. With the help of Kodiak College professor, Dr. Gil Bane, grades 2-8 were able to conduct experiments and demonstrations based directly off scientific method procedures, and grades pre-kindergarten through second joining together to do group projects, a...
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Nonprofit to help people with their taxes
The Alaska Business Development Center, a nonprofit corporation that provides business consultation and tax services to rural Alaskan communities, is once again offering its Volunteer Tax and Loan Program to Kodiak residents through March 15. The program is also in Akhiok today and Wednesday. The volunteers were at the Kodiak Senior Center Monday and will be at the Baptist Mission Food Bank for the rest of the wee...
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Evidentiary hearing for Coast Guard murders
An evidentiary hearing took place Monday in Anchorage, regarding the case of a Kodiak man accused of shooting two co-workers to death at a remote communications outpost near Kodiak in April 2012. James Michael Wells, 62, was arrested on Feb. 15, 2013 and charged with the deaths of Coast Guard Electronics Technician 1st Class James A. Hopkins, 41, and civilian employee Richard W. Belisle, 51. Wells was charged with...
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Alumni update: VanMatre finishes season
Tucker VanMatre concluded his collegiate wrestling career over the weekend. VanMatre, a senior at Southern Oregon University, went 1-2 at the NAIA National Championships in Topeka, Kansas. The Kodiak High School graduate received an opening-round bye in the 184-pound bracket before losing 3-1 in the second round. The loss dropped him to the consolation bracket. VanMatre won his first match in the consolation brack...
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Kodiak girls win first NLC title since 1985
A dominant scoring spree paved the way for Kodiak’s first regional title in more than two decades. Down by eight points, the Bears closed the first half on a 17-2 run and never looked back, earning a 64-43 victory over Colony in the Northern Lights Conference championship game Saturday afternoon at Colony High School. Kodiak’s last region title was in 1985, three years after the school won its first, and only girl...
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Public Safety Blotter: March 10
Thursday, March 6 • At 12:38 a.m., a driver was cited for no proof of insurance on Mill Bay Road. • At 1:05 a.m. a driver was given a warning for speeding and having a tail light out on W. Rezanof Drive. • Around 1:20 a.m., three bar checks were conducted downtown. • At 2:07 a.m., officers checked on a suspicious vehicle on Mill Bay Road. • At 5:31 a.m., a driver was given a warning for speeding on Shelikof St. • ...
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Father, son face assault charges
A Kodiak man was arrested Friday night for assaulting two officers who were responding to an incident that involved the man’s son. Alaska State Troopers reported that William Yovino Sr., 58, and William Yovino Jr., 31, were taken to the Kodiak Jail and face multiple charges. According to the trooper report, both troopers sustained injuries and were treated and released from the Providence Kodiak Island Hospital em...
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Kodiak boys win first NLC title since 2001
For the first time since the 2001 undefeated season, Kodiak’s boys are Northern Lights Conference champions. The Bears won the title with an entertaining 56-50 win over top-seeded Colony in the NLC basketball championship game Saturday at Colony High School. The entire Kodiak team celebrated on the floor, while coach David Anderson jumped out of his chair with excitement. “At that moment, when you win something li...
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Old Harbor resident fires handgun at man
An Old Harbor resident was indicted by a grand jury Thursday on charges stemming from a shooting that took place in Old Harbor Saturday, Feb. 15. Shaun Pestrikoff, 35, was charged with first-degree assault and fourth-degree misconduct involving a weapon after firing a handgun at a fellow Old Harbor resident that had just arrived at his house. Alaska State Trooper records show the victim, a 25-year-old male, had go...
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Rep. Austerman discusses budget cuts
Alaska House Representative of the 36th District and Kodiak native Alan Austerman spoke in downtown Kodiak Saturday to a group of about 18 people, concerning the 2014 fiscal year state operational and capital budgets. Austerman reported an anticipated $2 billion cut in the budgets, mostly due to state oil revenue shortfalls, which could affect Kodiak businesses next year. Austerman reported a direct $1.5 million c...
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