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Kodiak rape suspect pleads guilty to coercion and attempted assault
A Kodiak man accused of rape has pleaded guilty to coercion and attempted assault in the first degree, avoiding trial and sidestepping the possibility that the sexual-assault victim might be required to testify in public, District Attorney Steve Wallace said Wednesday. As a result of the deal, Robert Zoellner Jr., 32, will be sentenced on April 27. He faces up to 15 years in prison, to be served consecutively, wit...
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Alaska breweries rising to the top of competition
Alaskans like to work hard and play hard — and sometimes there is a market waiting to be tapped where the two overlap. Case in point, Alaska’s thriving small brewing scene: a great example of Alaskan small business success. One of the little known facts about our state’s economic picture is that we currently have 22 licensed breweries making high-quality craft beer, from Sitka to Silver Gulch and I understand ther...
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Public Safety Blotter: Jan. 15
Dec. 26 At 2:11 a.m., police conducted a security check on Mill Bay Road. At 2:22 a.m., police warned a driver on Alimaq Drive about equipment problems. At 9:55 a.m., a caller reported malicious mischief on Mill Bay Road. It’s under investigation. At 10:19 a.m., a caller reported theft. It’s under investigation. At 11:56 a.m., police red-tagged an abandoned vehicle on Von Scheele Way. At 12:13 p.m., after larceny ...
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P&Z struggles finding new hearing venue
After what was by many accounts the biggest turnout for a city or borough meeting in Kodiak history, the Planning and Zoning Commission is struggling to find a bigger venue for hearings on the proposed updates to three sections of the island’s borough code. Almost 70 people testified at Monday’s hearing in the KIB assembly chambers, over the phone and in person before the 11 p.m. end of meeting deadline, and unoff...
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Kodiak’s roads bear brunt of incessant rain
A heavy dose of rain hammered Kodiak during the past couple of months, triggering small landslides, flooding out a road and puncturing asphalt, officials said. The effect is easier to notice on Mill Bay Road, which has deep grooves and even potholes worn into the pavement from the estimated 12,000 trips by vehicle tires on the road per day. Mill Bay Road repairs top the city’s capital improvements program list, a ...
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Bill McGuire takes over KHS football
An injury changed Bill McGuire’s path in football. After a torn ACL and MCL ended his playing days at Montana State University Northern, he traded his helmet for a whistle and has spent the last decade coaching in college and high school. Over Christmas break, McGuire was named Kodiak High School’s varsity head coach. He brings with him a duffle bag of experience. “Some experience,” he said. “A little bit differen...
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Dimond's girls rise in hoop rankings
Thunder Mountain’s stay as the top 4A girls team in the state was a short one. Dimond replaced Thunder Mountain as the top team in the Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches weekly rankings. The Falcons swept Sitka in a pair of games last week to improve to 9-1, but dropped to No. 2 just a week after climbing to the top. Dimond thumped Eagle River, 71-9, on Tuesday and was rewarded on Wednesday by being ranked f...
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Local Results: Jan. 15
City League Basketball Monday, Jan. 12 Golden Alaska 88, Camai 81 Jeff Ryser 32 points, Zach Keplinger 20, JR Valladolid 17, Julian Hiner 13, Ben Watkins 2, Joey Rauwolf 2 and Marco Pattatucci 2 for Golden Alaska. Jon Sanchez 27 points, Jemuel Medina 25, Karl McLaughlin 15, Tommy Johnson 6, Rex Boado 6 and Ishmael Cortez 2 for Camai. RC Enterprises 89, Petro Marine 85 Randy Diocares 43 points, Matt Reagle 12, Eli ...
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Playbook: Jan. 15
Thursday, Jan. 15 Boys basketball: Kodiak vs. West Anchorage at the Alaska Airlines Classic at West Anchorage High School, 12:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16 Boys basketball: Kodiak vs. West Anchorage at the Alaska Airlines Classic at West Anchorage High School, 12:30 p.m. Girls basketball: Kodiak vs Palmer at Kodiak High School. C squad, 4 p.m.; junior varsity, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m. Wrestling: Kodiak at the Glenn Va...
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Kodiak rape suspect pleads guilty to coercion and attempted assault
A Kodiak man accused of rape has pleaded guilty to coercion and attempted assault in the first degree, avoiding trial and sidestepping the possibility that an alleged sexual-assault victim might be required to testify in public, District Attorney Steve Wallace said Wednesday. As a result of the deal, Robert Zoellner Jr., 32, will be sentenced on April 27. He faces up to 15 years in prison on the two charges, with ...
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