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Kodiak youth bowlers perform well at state
Hunter Blair picked the perfect time to bowl the best game of his young career. The 13-year-old rolled a 279 that helped him claim the all-events scratch Division 2 state title at the 32nd Alaska USBC Youth State Tournament that concluded April 15 in Wasilla. The official results were released last week. All-events scratch combines pin count from singles, doubles and team events. Blair knocked down a total of 1,83...
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Public Safety Blotter: May 15
Saturday, May 10 • Around 12:56 a.m., five bar checks were conducted downtown. • At 2:03 a.m., a taxi driver reported he was in the police department's parking lot with a passed-out passenger; the person awoke and the taxi took him home. • At 8:03 a.m., a male on Larch Street was arrested for fourth-degree assault. • At 11:23 a.m., officers were unable to catch a loose dog on Hillside Drive. • At 1:44 p.m., police...
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Stage and Screen: Not Simply 'Bad Words' – A Bad Movie As Well
The usually authoritative International Movie Data Base (IMDb.com) has it all wrong when it comes to the 2013 comedy “Bad Words.” IMDb clearly misstates the reality of this mediocre film when it suggests that the film’s stars are Jason Bateman, Katherine Hahn and Alison Janney. While Bateman did have the lead role and directed the film and Hahn played an uninspired role reporter/girlfriend and Allison Janney excel...
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Achievers: May 15
The Elks have announced their Kodiak Middle School students of the third quarter. Seventh-grader Gray Harver is the son of Casey and Lacey Harver. This year, Gray won the Alaska State Geography Bee and he will be representing Alaska in the National Geography Bee in Washington, D.C., on May 18. Gray loves to read and play the saxophone and he also participates in cross-country, wrestling and swimming. Gray would li...
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Special Olympics truck pull photos

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KHS graduate has art exhibit in Berlin
Mixed-media artist Hannah Kaplan, a 2009 Kodiak High School graduate, will have an exhibition in her adopted city of Berlin, Germany, through June. Kodiakans may remember Kaplan primarily as a filmmaker, who scored a hit in Alaska with her short skateboarding documentary spoof. But while here she also studied Alutiiq mask-carving with Sven Haakanson and visual arts with Bonnie Dillard. Hannah, the daughter of Mari...
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Kodiak student soloist earns first-place in Anchorage
Kodiak High School student Christina Leithead earned first-place honors and a command performance in the recent Alaska School Activities Association State Solo and Ensemble Contest held in Anchorage. According to an email from KHS band director Dale Lhotka, 13 Kodiak soloists and groups competed with about 700 students from around the state. Their ratings were: Traditional vocal solo, Christina Leithead, first pla...
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Orcas dazzle with Spruce Cape training run
Shore-bound humans got a rare look at orca behavior Saturday when a pod of black and white cetaceans chased a pair of gray whales into the shallows off Spruce Cape. “Oh, my gosh, that was incredible,” said Kirsten Galliher, who started watching the drama at about 5:15 p.m. It appeared the orcas pushed an adult gray toward shore and then moved away, she reported. Then it appeared that the adult was protecting a cal...
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Kodiak kidnap sees 3 arrested and drugs seized
Alaska State Troopers announced on Tuesday a quick but major investigation and series of arrests involving kidnapping, robbery, a beating and thousands of dollars in heroin. According to trooper reports, the Kodiak Police were alerted on May 12 about an injured man hobbling into Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center who reported that he had been beaten in a robbery/kidnapping along with two other men. The police...
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Kodiak baseball gets the best of Kenai
With its two-game sweep of Kenai, Kodiak’s baseball team moved closer to clinching the Southcentral Conference South Division title The Bears beat the Kardinals 10-5 on Friday and 11-1 on Saturday at Baranof Field. Kodiak improved to 7-1 in the conference — 6-0 against South Division teams Kenai, Soldotna and Homer — and 10-6 overall. After sweeping all the South Division squads, the Bears are one win away from ea...
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