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Walk and Roll program sees big growth
If you saw more children out walking and biking to and from school in the second half of October, it was due to Island Trail’s Network’s Walk and Roll program, an effort to get more kids heading to school under their own power. On Monday, ITN’s Tom Pogson gave a presentation to the Kodiak Island Borough School District about this year’s results. This is the third year ITN has held the program, part of the nationwi...
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Around Kodiak: Dec. 17
Senior Citizens of Kodiak Inc. will be holding a forum on senior issues with Senator Gary Stevens and Representative elect Louise Stutes at noon on Monday, Jan. 5 at the Kodiak Senior Center. Come and have lunch and meet with state representatives about senior state issues and other concerns you might have. For more information, call the center at 486-6181.
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Public Safety Blotter: Dec. 17
Dec. 7 Around 2:29 a.m., police conducted four bar checks downtown. At 4:02 a.m., police arrested a man in the Rezanof Drive and Mill Bay Road area on suspicion of driving with a revoked license. At 4:43 a.m., police warned a driver on Benny Benson Drive about a vehicle equipment issue. At 4:58 a.m., police cited a driver on Mill Bay Road for having no proof of insurance. At 8:59 a.m., police arrested a man on Ben...
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The scoop about mastodons: Researchers were wrong
A long, long time ago, a hairy elephant stomped the northland, wrecking trees and shrubs as it fed of twigs, leaves and bark. These mastodons left a few scattered teeth and bones in Alaska and the Yukon, reminders of an animal that lived as far south as Honduras. A recent look at those far-north mastodons shows the creatures vanished from the Arctic thousands of years before earlier than researchers had thought. A...
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Kodiak girls reload for 2014-15 basketball season
For the first time in three decades Kodiak High School’s girls basketball team enters the season as the defending 4A state champions. A lot has changed since Kodiak cut down the net in March, capping a 27-0 season. New coach. Yes. New players. You betcha. New attitude. Of course. “I have a lot of respect for what they did last year, but we don’t really care about what happened last year,” said first-year coach Kri...
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Illegal fireworks use now subject to fines
With new code-enforcement laws in place, celebrating with fireworks outside certain dates are now subject to fines of up to $1,000, the Kodiak Island Borough announced in a reminder message to borough residents on Friday. The borough allows fireworks from Dec. 26 to Jan. 1, as well as around the Fourth of July between June 15 and July 15. The borough code does not prohibit fireworks at certain times of day, but Fr...
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Getting out of the mess
Is it possible for Leisnoi's (member of the board of directors) Jana Turvey, Debbie Lukin and Jeff Chester to get out from under the mess they created? The clear-cut land is a tax problem. It will be well more than 50 years before the trees will ever grow back to cover the ugly site. They will not receive any income to the corporation to pay the shareholders any dividends. Some of the shareholders have been crying...
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Teeing Off: Getting to know Kodiak’s newest hoops coach
Krista Hicks hasn’t had any trouble sleeping, lately. Kodiak High School’s new girls basketball coach did have a few restless nights a couple weeks back. “I felt like I had so much to tell them (players) and I would just wake up, grab my phone, jot down all these notes and go back to sleep. It was a bit ridiculous. It was a good thing my husband was out of town, he would have killed me.” Hicks’ husband is a Coast ...
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Playbook: Dec. 17
Thursday, Dec. 18 Boys basketball: Kodiak vs. Barrow at the T-Bird Classic at East Anchorage High School, 3 p.m. Girls basketball: Kodiak vs. Service at the T-Bird Classic at East Anchorage High School, 4:30 p.m.
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Local Results: Dec. 17
City League Basketball Dec. 11 Taco Bell 52, Water of Life B 40 Amy Fogle 24 points, Debbie Rohrer 8, Jen Wilcox 5, Kathrynn Symmes 5, Lisa Frick 4, Joanna Garcia 2, Betsy Lund 2 and Melissa Longgood 2 for Taco Bell. Todd Hiner 13 points, Nick Kesling 13, Jason Foster 6, Ashley Hiner 5, Nick Floyd 2 and Isabelle Hiner 1 for Water of Life. Island Espresso 69, Strangers 49 Juan Ruiz 25 points, Levi Fried 13, Kalen W...
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