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Mayor Branson attends SWAMC
The Southwest Alaska Municipal Conference (SWAMC), a nonprofit regional economic development organization for Southwest Alaska, held its annual economic summit March 5-7 in Anchorage. SWAMC was formed in 1988 out of the common interests of the region encompassing the Aleutians East Borough, the Aleutians West census area, the Bristol Bay Borough, the Dillingham census area, the Kodiak Island Borough and the Lake &...
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KHS hoops land 6 on all-NLC team
Four of Kodiak’s starting five was selected to the girls Northern Lights Conference first team. ‘That is a neat feat to be able to have that happen,” Kodiak coach Amy Fogle said. “I think all four of them were very, very deserving. They just had a great season.” Seniors Megan Pyles, Hannah Wandersee and Carissa Cannon were voted to the first team, while senior Jerica Nelson was named the conference’s most valuable...
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Kodiak boys, girls open state with evening games
Kodiak High School’s girls and boys basketball squads both qualified for this year’s 4A state championships, the first time that has happened since 1985. The Alaska School Activities Association unveiled the state brackets during a live webcast Sunday evening. The top-seeded Kodiak girls play No. 8 Dimond in the opening round, while the eighth-seeded Kodiak boys open against top-seeded West Anchorage. The boys pla...
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Daquioag's preliminary hearing postponed
A preliminary hearing for Michael J. Daquioag Monday was continued until March 27 at 2:30 p.m. due to the state’s need to collect evidence and information concerning the case, according to Daquioag’s attorney Andrew Ott. About nine people showed up to attend the hearing and Daquioag appeared in good spirits by waving to people in the courtroom before the hearing commenced. Daquioag, 56, is charged with sex abuse o...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Clean your freezer
With the promise of warming weather in the not to distant future, it’s time for an important chore. Cleaning your freezer. Do it now. Don’t wait until a glut of fresh fish comes pouring through your door. For us, it’s more than getting rid of old fish to make room for the new. It’s an opportunity to size up our efforts from the previous season. I’m talking not only about how well we preserved our catch, but also h...
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Who are the statesman in D.C.?
To the editor, To the highly paid statesman we have in Washington D.C., but don’t seem to run our government as it should, we pay tribute. How may was there? Which way did they go? What did they look like? I am their leader! Bill Bjorklund
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The current AD is excellent
To the Editor, Our school system puts an emphasis on striving for excellence. The new athletic administrator must be excellent. Our community cannot and will not settle for less. The current AD is excellent. The bar has been set. His work with the kids and the community has been excellent and greatly appreciated. Alexus Kwachka
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Kodiak Island Births: March 11
• Paisley Grace Graham was born at 10:28 a.m. Feb. 28, 2014 to Robert “Buck” Graham and Mary Grace. She weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and measured 20.5 inches long. Her parents are originally from Oregon and the Philippines and now live in Kodiak. Her mother works at North Pacific Fuel and her father is the captain of the fishing vesell Peggy Jo. Also welcoming her to the family is Matthew Robert Graham. Proud grand...
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Around Kodiak: March 11
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly is holding a special work session at 6:30 p.m. tonight at the assembly chambers. The Kodiak City Council is holding a work session at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Kodiak Island Borough conference room. The work session is open to the public. For additional information, call the city clerk’s office at 486-8636. The downtown Kodiak revitalization beautification and public space improve...
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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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