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Fun stems from coding and technology
Austin moved around the Kodiak classroom with ease. But he wasn’t in the classroom. Austin’s classmates also roamed the room Tuesday while asking Kodiak Middle School students a few silly questions: “Is it cold in Alaska?” “Do you think it’s all beachy and sunshine in California?” Austin and his classmates were in Barstow, California, 3,960 miles away. But they were virtually in the Kodiak class, thanks to a robot...
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Colony, Kodiak top NLC
A slew of Northern Lights Conference teams participated in tournaments across Alaska. Three-day festivals were held in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Palmer and Kodiak, and I can almost guarantee you the loudest fans were here on the island. I was especially amazed at the fans that attended Saturday’s Joe Floyd/Ravn Alaska Winter Classic Basketball Tournament, but I guess I shouldn’t have been, since I know how much Kodiak...
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Police Blotter Jan. 14
Dec. 25 Around 2:06 a.m., police conducted two bar checks downtown. At 2:32 a.m., police cited a driver on Rezanof Drive for having no proof of insurance and arrested another man for two warrants. At 3:19 a.m., police warned a driver on Powell Avenue for having no license plate light. At 3:50 a.m., police warned a driver on Rezanof Drive East regarding their driving behavior due to road conditions. At 12:53 p.m., ...
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Bears tip off at Airline Classic
By DEREK CLARKSTON Mirror Writer Before the season, Kodiak boys basketball coach David Anderson predicted three wins in his team’s first 12 games. Kodiak has three games left to get one more W. The Bears enter Alaska’s premier tournament — the Alaska Airlines Classic — with a 2-7 record. It won’t be an easy task for Kodiak to emerge with a win at the tournament dubbed “the high school version of the Great Alaska S...
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Coast Guard helps injured fisherman near Kodiak
A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced an ailing fisherman from the fishing vessel Irene H in the Shelikof Strait near Kodiak Island Tuesday. The Jayhawk crew rendezvoused with the Irene H, safely hoisted the man aboard the helicopter and transported him to awaiting emergency medical services in Kodiak for further care. Coast Guard 17th District command center watchstanders receiv...
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Hundreds of irate residents pack borough code meeting
Hundreds of area residents overflowed the assembly chambers and packed the Borough Building corridors Monday evening, nearly prompting the Kodiak Island Borough Planning and Zoning Commission to cancel or postpone its meeting to seek a larger venue. “This is the fullest I have ever seen the place,” acting P&Z chairman Alan Schmitt said. “It says a lot for the issues we’re trying to deal with.” The commission agend...
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Dunbar named coach of year
Kodiak’s Marcus Dunbar earned a top award last week. Dunbar was voted the top boys coach in Alaska in the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Association’s inaugural high school cross country coach of the year list. One boys coach and one girls coach from each of the 50 states were honored for their successes during the 2014 season. Dunbar is now in consideration for the association’s first-ever National High S...
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Local organizations receive funding from foundation
Eleven local organizations received funding totaling more than $40,000 on Friday from the Alaska Leader Foundation. The 15-year-old foundation was formed by fishermen to benefit local projects and nonprofits. Both Bristol Bay and Kodiak organizations can apply for funding. Almost 70 applicants, mostly from the Bristol Bay area applied this year. Although some of the Bristol Bay applicants were unable to be funded,...
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A new Congress brings new hope for Alaska
For the first time in eight years, Republicans control both chambers of Congress. While our eight-vote majority in the Senate is not enough to unilaterally overcome filibusters or presidential vetoes, it is enough to restore regular order and actual debate on important issues. The changes we are bringing to the Senate – including longer work weeks and an open amendment process – will create opportunities for bipar...
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Alaska State Troopers: Jan. 13
Jan. 3 A 51-year-old man was charged with five counts of unsworn falsification and three counts of making a false statement, all stemming from residency claims on sport licenses and commercial fishing permits. Jan. 10 At approximately 10:53 p.m. hours, Alaska State Troopers received a report of a disturbance at a residence near Kodiak. Investigation revealed one of the individuals involved was a 28-year-old man of...
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