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“The Miracle Worker” opens this weekend
Close to two decades ago, Lissa Woodbury Jensen directed her first show in Kodiak, “The Miracle Worker,” on the big stage of the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium. This weekend, the Kodiak High School Theater Troupe will tell the same story, but on a different stage. The play begins at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday in the Gerald C. Wilson Drama Pod. The matinee on Sunday begins at 3 p.m. Jensen said she wanted to try...
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Kodiak real estate agents expect normal housing season
As transfer season arrives for the Coast Guard and other professions and “For Sale” signs pop up around town, Kodiak’s real estate agents aren’t predicting anything other than a normal summer. “We should see a regular year in sales, probably the same amount of sales and inventory that we’re accustomed to,” said Grant Shields, owner of Alaska One Realty. There are around 25 houses listed for sale between Kodiak and...
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Alaska State Troopers: April 11
Thursday, April 4 At 12:55 a.m., Alaska State Troopers stopped a 2003 Ford F-350 near Mill Bay Beach for a traffic violation. The truck’s 38-year-old Kodiak driver was intoxicated and violating conditions of release from the district court in Unalaska. The man was arrested for DUI and two counts of violating conditions of release.
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Kodiak had record low temperature Wednesday
Don’t call winter over yet. Temperatures plunged to 15 degrees Wednesday morning, courtesy of an Arctic storm system that brought deep snow to Anchorage. Wednesday’s mark sets a new record for April 10, beating the previous low of 16 degrees, set in 1968. While the calendar says spring has arrived, Kodiak’s normal April 10 low is 31 degrees, and unseasonably low temperatures have lingered around Kodiak for almost ...
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Public Safety Blotter: April 11
Wednesday, April 3 • At 4:21 a.m., a 911 caller reported a woman drove up on a curb, parked in a parking lot and urinated. The woman was arrested for DUI, violating conditions of release and driving without a valid license. • At 4:35 a.m., officers removed debris from the roadway. • At 7:43 a.m., a 911 caller reported two men were throwing rocks off a bridge. Officers warned them about the dangers of the rocks hit...
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Achievers: April 11
Nine students from Kodiak High School and their advisors, Christy Kinter and Joy Arneson, attended the Career & Technical Student Organizations Performance-Based Assessment Conference on March 21-23 in Anchorage. HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) is a national student organization that promotes careers in the health care industry to promote quality health care for all people. Kodiak students participat...
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Capital budget: Austerity, but room for Kodiak projects
Rep. Alan Austerman has called 2014 a “year of austerity,” and the Alaska Senate agrees. On Saturday, the Senate voted 17-3 to approve a $2 billion capital budget, down from $2.9 billion approved last year for 2013. The capital budget must still be approved by the Alaska House and governor Sean Parnell, but even if this budget is an austere one, it still contains plenty for Kodiak residents to cheer about. The bud...
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Court case lets feds protect tribal land from state and borough taxes
A court decision quietly released on Easter Sunday has given the Akiachak Native Community a major victory over the federal and state governments in a case that may have big implications for tribes across Alaska. U.S. District Court Judge Rudolph Contreras ruled that the federal government can accept land from Alaska Natives and hold it in trust, protecting that land from development and local taxes. Under federal...
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Commercial fishing still distant from Alaska’s Arctic Ocean
As scientists from around the state and country gathered to discuss Arctic shift last week, it became clear that more questions than conclusions are available about Arctic fish populations — and where the warm winds of change will take them. Sea ice is at a record low, ocean acidification is on the rise, an undulating Arctic weather system is pushing extreme weather around the globe, and marine life populations fr...
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Kodiak owns two top state track and field marks
Through the first two weeks of the season, Kodiak High School’s track and field team has posted two state-leading marks. Sophomore Levi Thomet owns the top 3,200-meter time with a 9-minute, 30.37-second eight-lapper. Teammate Cole Christiansen is second in the state at 9:54.79. Thomet and Christiansen are also part of the 3,200-relay state leading time of 8:23.95. Clayton Hannah and Levi Fried fill out the squad. ...
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