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Prep hoops: KHS boys, girls host talented squads
A pair of Mat-Su Valley teams will test Kodiak High’s basketball squads this weekend. The boys, playing at home for the first time since the Joe Floyd Tournament, host Northern Lights Conference leader Colony. The girls, home for the second consecutive week, will put their undefeated season on the line against a 10-win Palmer team. Today’s co-ed doubleheader begins with the girls at 6:15 p.m., followed by the boys...
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Alaska HOF announces Director’s Awards
NBA player Mario Chalmers and the Nunaka Valley girls softball team were among four winners of the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Director’s Award, announced Wednesday. Chalmers became the first Alaskan to win an NBA championship when the Miami Heat won the 2012 title. He was given the male Pride of Alaska Award, which honors consistent excellence in athletic competition. The Nunaka Valley girls softball team, compose...
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Parks and Rec schedule: Feb. 1-Feb. 8
Feb.1-Feb. 8 BARANOF ICE RINK Stick and Puck is held Sunday, 9 to 11 a.m., and Monday, 7:30 to 9 p.m. This is a time for all ages and competitive levels to hone their skills. No games allowed. Players can focus on game fundamentals without the pressure of game situations. Broomball is a game similar to ice hockey in which the players, not wearing skates, use “broom sticks” instead of hockey sticks to shoot a small...
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Another Day in Paradise: I plead mercy
It’s not fair. We deserve better. My driver’s license and my mailing address both say I live in Alaska. It’s now February. Winter activities should be the norm. I should be able to hike along snow packed trails or break new ones. When the sun makes its brief appearances, it should shimmer across the landscape, reflecting off of a million snowflakes at a million different angles. On a clear night, the moon should c...
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Coast Guard Blotter: Feb. 1
Jan. 25 The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Naushon terminated the voyage of the fishing vessel Snark near Sitka after discovering several safety issues aboard the vessel Jan. 26. The crew of the Naushon escorted the 42-foot wood hull fishing vessel, with three people aboard, to Sitka Harbor. The Naushon crew conducted the boarding in Sitka Sound where they discovered the missing survival suits and observed several...
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Public Safety Blotter: Feb. 1
Tuesday, Jan. 29 • At 12:45 a.m., a caller reported a woman stole his cell phone a month ago. Patrol was advised. • At 1:55 a.m., a caller reported an intoxicated man refused to leave. He was gone when an officer arrived. • At 1:58 a.m., a caller reported a man was passed out on the ground. He was gone when an officer arrived. Witnesses stated they helped him up and he took a taxi. • At 2:40 a.m., a 911 caller rep...
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Around Kodiak: Feb. 1
Hope Community Resources will hold its annual murder mystery dinner at 6 p.m. tonight in the Kodiak Convention Center. Tickets are $50, and all proceeds go to Hope Community Resources. The Kodiak Arts Council has partnered with the Kodiak Public Library Association to host an altered book art show. The show will be held in the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium during the first Friday art walk from 5 to 7 p.m. tonight. T...
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Schools' early budget gap is $1.9 million
The Kodiak Island Borough School district faces a gap of approximately $1.9 million between revenue and expenses as it starts its 2014 budget process. Schools superintendent Stuart McDonald revealed the figure during a joint meeting between the school board and Kodiak Island Borough assembly on Thursday night. The school district projects $40.8 million in revenue and $42.7 million in expenditures. "We're talking a...
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Letter about privatized catch shares contains crucial information
To the Editor: The city and borough letter about privatized catch shares for Gulf groundfish will reach the North Pacific Fishery Management Council next week in Portland, Ore. Buried within it are the crucial issues of labor investments, ongoing compensation for captains and crew, and whether these historical, active participants could be gifted individual quota rights, and their liberty to use such rights apart ...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Feb. 1
Anaqiitaq : Sea Cucumber_ Allrani gwangkuta nertaartukut anaqiitanek. : Sometimes we eat sea cucumbers The sea cucumber is an echinoderm, a creature related to sea urchins and sea stars. There are many varieties of sea cucumbers found in Alaska waters, from intertidal areas to the edge of the continental shelf. Sea cucumbers are known for their ability to expel and regrow their digestive systems, a process each an...
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