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KODIAK’S GOT IDOL: Local talents to perform tonight
They’ve rehearsed, auditioned and rehearsed again. Tonight, some of the best singing talent at Kodiak High School will hit the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium to go head-to-head in Kodiak Idol, an annual singing competition. The songs range from modern hits by performers such as Imagine Dragons and Taylor Swift to tunes from Jackson 5 and The Beatles. At Thursday’s rehearsal, the performers belted out their tunes, get...
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PORT LIONS TO SITKA: Brothers star for Mt. Edgecumbe
Nestled on the wooden bleachers in the Kodiak High School gymnasium, Arnie Kewan witnessed something for the first time — his two youngest sons playing high school basketball. It was a treat for the lifelong Port Lions resident. He had watched them play over fuzzy Internet feeds before, but never live. “It was very exciting,” Kewan said. “I wished I could have watched them play a lot more during their high school ...
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Public Safety Blotter: Jan. 16
Dec. 27 At 2:52 a.m., police warned a driver in the Island Lake and Mill Bay roads area. At 3:35 a.m., after responding to a suspicious vehicle on West Marine Way, police placed drug paraphernalia into evidence for destruction. At 3:47 a.m., police conducted a bar check downtown. At 3:52 a.m., police arrested a man on West Marine Way on suspicion of a probation violation. At 4:07 a.m., a caller requested a subject...
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Another gravel pit could open on Rezanof Drive
The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities wants to start extracting gravel right next to the existing gravel pit on Rezanof Drive West near Dead Man’s Curve. DOT officials are requesting a conditional use permit to allow them to extract gravel from an 8.4-acre area of a 9-acre parcel that is currently zoned conservation. Mineral extraction for nonrecreational use is a conditional use in conserv...
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Mistaken about Schmitt
I recently withdrew myself from consideration for the City of Kodiak seat on the Planning and Zoning Commission, stating that I felt incumbent Alan Schmitt was listening to the people and doing a good job. City Mayor Pat Bransom asked Alan if he would represent the city’s position on issues and he responded that he would. During the recent Planning and Zoning Commission Public Hearing on the Code revision, it was ...
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Around Kodiak: Jan. 16
Kayak class A kayaking skills improver sessions will take place 11:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, at the MWR pool at Coast Guard Base Kodiak. Participants will work on improved boat control, balance and bracing, Eskimo rescues, different ways of moving sideways and more. If you have taken the intro sessions, this is a great chance to focus on more advanced techniques. Sign up at the MWR pool, 487-5272.
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In the Courts: Jan. 16
Michael Beck pleaded no contest to disorderly conduct – challenge to a fight. Beck was sentenced to five days in jail. Thadius Borgeman pleaded guilty to misconduct involving a weapon in the fourth degree. Borgeman was sentenced to 360 days in jail (360 suspended) and placed on probation for four years. Thadius Borgeman pleaded guilty to violating conditions of release. Borgeman was sentenced to 30 days in jail. T...
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Marine fungi: Forgotten ferocious feeders
I will refrain from complaining about the weather; you have probably heard enough of that lately. Standing in the pouring rain I was talking to a woman the other day. She said that with all the rain she was beginning to feel like a mushroom. What a delightfully optimistic point of view. A mushroom would probably appreciate the ongoing precipitation. Mushrooms are a group within the kingdom of the fungi. While we t...
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Teeing Off: Gizmo likes the Hawks
Tuesday was my birthday. I spent most of the day celebrating on the couch with Gizmo. Believe it or not, the pooch has a very comforting face when you are down and out with a cough. After watching a few episodes of “Seinfeld,” Gizzy insisted I turn the channel. Who knew he wasn’t a Cosmo Kramer fan. It didn’t take us long to settle on the NFL Network, where a Game Rewind Seattle marathon was airing. For those not ...
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Home finale for girls
It’s only the middle of January, but Kodiak’s girls are playing at home for the final time this season. The Bears host Palmer today and Saturday in a pair of Northern Lights Conference games. Today’s game begins at 7 p.m., while Saturday’s tips at 6 p.m. Kodiak enters with a 16-game winning streak over NLC competition, a streak dating back to last season. The Bears did see their 12-game home winning streak come to...
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