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Achievers: Dec. 19
St. Mary’s is proud to recognize Jackie Garchitorena as its Student of the Trimester. Jackie is an eighth-grade student at St. Mary’s Catholic School. Her parents are Mirama and Joe Garchitorena. She has always strived for the highest grades, but more importantly is regarded by her fellow classmates and her teachers as a kind and respectful person who contributes a great deal to the classroom learning environment....
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Prep hoops: Kodiak girls ranked second
After topping last week’s preseason rankings, Kodiak’s girls basketball team fell a spot in the latest Alaska Basketball Coaches Association poll. Dimond, last year’s state runner-up, claimed the top spot in the rankings released Wednesday. The Lynx have not played. Kodiak dropped to No. 2. The Bears begin their season at 4:30 p.m. today against Eagle River (0-1) at the Lady T-Bird Classic in Anchorage. West Ancho...
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Playbook: Dec. 19
Thursday, Dec. 19 Boys basketball: Kodiak vs. Service at the Service Cougar Tip-Off at Service High School in Anchorage, 7:45 p.m. Girls basketball: Kodiak vs. Eagle River at the Lady T-Bird Classic at East Anchorage High School, 4:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20 Boys basketball: Kodiak at the Service Cougar Tip-Off at Service High School in Anchorage. Girls basketball: Kodiak at the Lady T-Bird Classic at East Anchorage ...
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Local Results: Dec. 19
City League Basketball Christmas Tournament Tuesday, Dec. 17 F/V Incentive 68, Channel Side 65 Jemuel Medina 29, Jordan Fogle 23, Ben Kondro 9, Nick Mangini 6 and Ashely Hiner 1 point for F/V Incentive. Adrian Abad 13, Edwin Agbayani 12, Lito Antonio 11, Ryan Cornelio 11, Dominic Barcelon 10 and Junray Abad 8 points for Channel Side. Airstation 79, Nets System 73 Sean Donohue 16, Robert Custer 12, Kyle Jacobs 10, ...
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Kodiak girls return bulk of roster from record-setting team
Expectations are high for a Kodiak girls basketball team that is coming off one of the best seasons in school history. The Bears finished fourth in the state with a 22-8 record, including a program-best 17-0 start. The bulk of that record-setting team is back to make another try for the school’s second girls basketball state championship. The season begins at 4:30 p.m. Thursday against Eagle River in the Lady T-Bi...
Dec 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gulf pollock quota vaults upward in 2014
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council is giving Kodiak fishermen an early Christmas present. At the council's December meeting, which ended Monday in Anchorage, councilors approved a 52,000 metric ton increase in the pollock quota for the Gulf of Alaska. The 2014 pollock quota for much of the Gulf will 162,351 metric tons, compared to 110,272 metric tons this year. The news out of the NPFMC isn't all good f...
Dec 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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School board approves money for computers and iPads
The Kodiak Island Borough school board has approved half a million dollars for new Apple computers and iPads. The $506,483 approved by the board during a Monday meeting will replace 325 iPads and 352 MacBook Pros owned by the school district. The district had budged $500,000 in the fiscal year 2014 general fund for the replacement of aged instructional devices. At that time, the school board requested the district...
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Snow crab fishery starts early
The Bering Sea snow crab fishery is off to an early start, in hopes of avoiding sea ice up north. “Usually nobody goes fishing until after Christmas. The bulk of the activity usually picks up in January,” said Heather Fitch of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Unalaska. As of Monday, only “a little bit” of crab had been landed, but more was expected soon, she said. With crabbers already on the fishing grou...
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Public Safety Blotter: Dec. 18
Monday, Dec. 16 • At 7:57 a.m., a caller reported bear tracks in his yard on the 1400 block of Selief Lane that were not there Sunday night. Officers did not find the bear. • At 10:19 a.m., a woman was arrested for a warrant. • At 10:41 a.m., a caller reported being in a two-vehicle accident. There were no injuries and both parties exchanged information. • At 11:15 a.m., a caller requested a welfare check on a sle...
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Obamacare is a good start
To the Editor: I for one am for a single-payer health care system, but for the time being, the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is a good start, especially in regard to Alaska Natives. Let’s remember that programs like the Indian Health Service are funded by the federal government and came about because of treaties and agreements that were signed many years ago. Many independent economists and think tanks now agree...
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