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In the Courts: Dec. 12
Teddy Charliaga pleaded guilty to two counts of violating conditions of release. Charliaga was sentenced to 141 days in jail. Robert Furrow pleaded guilty to driving while with a cancelled/suspended/revoked/limited license and no motor vehicle liability insurance. Furrow was sentenced to 90 days in jail (89 suspended) and fined $1,500 ($1,000 suspended) and had his license revoked for 90 days and was ordered to co...
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Public Safety Blotter: Dec. 12
Dec. 1 At 1:18 a.m., police conducted a bar check downtown. At 2:18 a.m., police warned a driver on Rezanof Drive West about an equipment issue. At 11:22 a.m., a caller reported littering on Kouskov Street. Patrolling officers were advised. At 11:44 a.m., a caller reported a dangerous driver on Selig Street. Patrolling officers were advised. At 12:47 p.m., police arrested a driver on Mill Bay Road on suspicion of ...
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Bering Sea halibut fishing threatened
A struggle in Alaska over shrinking supplies of halibut is threatening the iconic centerpiece fish in favor of cheaper exports, fast-food fillets and fish sticks. If expected cuts are made in January, halibut fishing could be over in the Bering Sea west of Alaska, the source of one-sixth of halibut caught in the United States. That catch includes most of the frozen supply that sustains restaurants, food-service co...
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Levi Thomet to compete at Foot Locker Championships
When Levi Thomet hears the words “Foot Locker” he is reminded about his performance in last year’s Foot Locker Cross Country Championships. He finished 16th, one spot away from earning All-American accolades. “I was kind of disappointed,” said Thomet Wednesday via cell phone from California. “I got 16th, which is pretty good, so I guess I shouldn’t complain about it. This year I am definitely going for higher than...
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Tapestry: Groomer makes dogs clean and fluffy
It only makes sense that you’d send your dog to a groomer who loves animals; not just dogs, but cats, horses and other critters known as pets. For many years, Joan Hood Lenz welcomed Kodiak’s furry citizens into her grooming room and sent them home all fluffed up and smelling nice. She retired in 2012 and makes her home in Idaho with her husband, Fred, who bides his time between there and Kodiak. But Joan will alw...
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Teeing Off: Teaching the dog English
It was brought to my attention by a co-worker that Gizmo doesn’t understand English. After careful consideration, I couldn’t disagree. It actually explains a lot about the pooch. He doesn’t respond to commands and he always acts like he doesn’t know his name. Maybe that is just him not wanting to answer, just like when I don’t respond to my name when asked to do chores around the house. Life father, like son. So I...
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Wandersee starts wrestling season strong
Nolan Wandersee missed most of his junior wrestling season with an eye injury. He is making up for lost time on the mat. The 220-pounder has started his senior season with a sparkling 11-1 record. His only blemish came in a 3-2 loss to East Anchorage’s Keahi Queja in the title bout of last week’s North/South Tournament. That was his closest match of the season, as six of his 11 victories have been via a pin. Wande...
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Lindquist battles the best in the pool
The top freshman swimmer in the Alaska got his feet wet against the best in the nation Thursday. Kodiak’s Talon Lindquist debuted at the 2014 Speedo Winter Junior National Championships in Federal Way, Washington. The meet features the top 18-and-under swimmers in the nation. Lindquist, Alaska’s 200-yard individual medley and 100 backstroke champion, finished 66th out of 148 swimmers in Thursday’s 200 IM prelimina...
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Local Results: Dec. 12
City League Basketball Wednesday, Dec. 10 Petro Marine 83, Great Alaska Flooring 68 Godfrey Agmata 23 points, Yung Kiely 19, Adam Kilborn 11, Randy Delacruz 10, Nick Calderon 9, Dustin Krug 6, Tom Slagle 3 and Pete Danelski 2 for Petro Marine. Mark Galindo 17 points, Myrgel Obas 12, Germain Jimenez 12, Robert Widhalm 11, John H. 10 and Matt Amor 6 for Great Alaska Flooring. Water of Life B 60, Commsta 33 Ashley Hi...
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Former Kodiak student to speak at UAA’s Fall 2014 commencement
A former Kodiak student, representing the University of Alaska Anchorage student body, will deliver a speech at the Fall 2014 commencement ceremony on Saturday. Duke Kahumoku originally moved to Kodiak in 1992 with his family when he was 11. His father was a firefighter working at U.S. Coast Guard Base Kodiak. Before living in Kodiak, his family had lived in Oregon and Hawaii. Kahumoku attended Kodiak Middle Schoo...
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