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Playbook: Jan. 10
Today Boys basketball: Kodiak C squad at Service, 4:30 p.m.; Kodiak junior varsity at Grace Christian; Kodiak varsity at East Anchorage, 7 p.m. Girls basketball: Kodiak C squad at Service, 3 p.m., and at Grace Christian, 7 p.m.; Kodiak junior varsity at Service, 6 p.m.; Kodiak varsity at Service, 7:30 p.m. Wrestling: Kodiak vs. Eagle River, 1 p.m.; Bartlett, 6 p.m.; West Anchorage, 7:30 p.m. at Kodiak High School....
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Fish Board adds some order to scallop fishing, turns down rockfish proposal
With a unanimous vote, the Alaska Board of Fish has taken a step toward fixing a fisheries problem caused by the Alaska Legislature. Last year, the legislature failed to renew the state’s limited-access scallop fishing program, which expired at the end of last year. With no restriction on the number of boats that could fish for scallops, the state risked overfishing the commercially valuable scallop beds within 3 ...
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Lieutenant governor visits Kodiak on campaign trip
Republican Senate candidate Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell visited Kodiak on Wednesday to discuss his campaign with local media and members of the public. Treadwell first walked the Kodiak docks in 1977 when he was writing his Yale University thesis on the Magnuson-Stevens Act, which governs offshore fishing rights. He traveled to Kodiak to visit fishermen and go fishing himself, and has been back many times since. Tread...
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Public Safety Blotter: Jan. 9
Monday, Jan. 6 • At 12:02 a.m., an drunken man left when officers requested. • At 1:22 a.m., an officer investigated a suspicious vehicle on Birch Avenue. • At 2:19 a.m., a caller reported a dog on Hillside Drive was barking again. All was quiet when officers arrived. • At 8:54 a.m., a man was cited for no proof of insurance and driving without a license. • At 9:53 a.m., a caller reported a vehicle was parked in a...
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Four teams invade Kodiak for Robin Hervey Tournament
Kodiak’s wrestling team should have considered changing its nickname to the Road Bears. When the team’s schedule was released in November, the Bears had two home dates but no teams to fill them. The first home event — Dec. 20-21 — was canceled because the team couldn’t find a school willing to commit. Kodiak’s coaching staff went to work after that trying to prevent another lost opportunity. “I wasn’t worried; I w...
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City council approves temporary Horizon Lines deal
The Kodiak City Council has chosen to extend the city’s cargo-handling agreement with Horizon Lines. Horizon Lines operates Pier 3 on behalf of the city, but the city’s three-year contract with Horizon Lines expired Dec. 31. Negotiations for a new contract have been complicated by the upcoming construction of a new Pier 3. With negotiations continuing, the council voted 4-0 to extend the existing Horizon Lines agr...
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Stage and Screen: “Screw the FDA — I’m Going to be DOA”
“Screw the FDA — I’m going to be DOA” was the line uttered by Ron Woodroof (Matthew McConaughey) in the emergency room of a Dallas hospital in 1985. Woodroof had just been notified that a blood test showed a shockingly low T-cell count — an important HIV indicator. In “Dallas Buyers Club” (2013) Woodroof is a rodeo bull rider and electrician who lives on the edge. He is a hustler in every sense of the word. Gambli...
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Keep eyes open for aurora
If Kodiak's skies stay clear, the archipelago's residents may be in for a light show. According to the Alaska Geophysical Institute, a solar storm detected Tuesday could bring aurora displays as far south as Colorado and central Illinois tonight. Kodiak will be in prime position to see displays overhead and to the south — if clouds stay away. According to the National Weather Service, Kodiak is expected to see gra...
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Alpin Hong to play in Kodiak Saturday
Alpin Hong’s fingers have danced across piano keys since he was a young child. At five years old, he performed his first recital in kindergarten. At age 10, he made his musical debut with the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra in his home state of Michigan. At 7 p.m. Saturday, Hong will bring his musical talents to Kodiak for a concert in the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium. Kodiak Arts Council executive director Katie Oliv...
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Alaska State Troopers: Jan. 9
Wednesday, Jan. 1 • At 4:17 a.m., a Kodiak resident reported someone had broken into the home he was housesitting in the Sargent Creek area of Bell’s Flats. The victim was awoken by the noise and confronted a male suspect inside the home. When questioned by the man, the suspect fled. The investigation is ongoing. • At 11:55 a.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a motor vehicle collision with an injury a...
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