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Kingfishers pile up awards at state meet
The Kodiak Kingfishers concluded the swimming season with a pile of awards at the Alaska Junior Olympic Championship last weekend in Anchorage. Talon Lindquist won seven events and was named the male swimmer of the year, while Ila Hughes captured four events and was named the female swimmer of the year. Kingfisher coach John Lindquist was voted the senior coach of the year. His son, Talon, was the top point-scorer...
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Around Kodiak: May 2
The Kodiak Choirs present a “Big ‘80s” pop show at 7 p.m. tonight in the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium. Watch and listen as choir students from sixth through 12th grades perform a concert of all ‘80s pop and rock songs. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly meets for a regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. tonight in the borough building. The public is encouraged to attend.
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Discover Kodiak looks for new executive director
Discover Kodiak is looking to discover a new executive director. Current executive director Janet Buckingham is resigning after five and a half years in the position so she can move back to Moab, Utah to be closer to her family. “I’m a desert rat at heart and our home is in Moab, Utah,” Buckingham said. “We always planned to return at some point.” When Buckingham started in November 2007, her goals were to bring K...
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Public Safety Blotter: May 2
Tuesday, April 30 • At 2:05 a.m., a 911 caller reported an assault. It was mutual combat and both men were given a disorderly conduct warning. • At 4:04 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Marine Way. • At 9:03 a.m., a caller reported his fishing vessel had been vandalized. It is under investigation. • At 12:34 p.m., an owner retrieved a dog. • At 2:14 p.m., a caller reported a vehicle was blocking access to hi...
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Troopers crossed the line
To the Editor: If you haven't seen this yet, you gotta see this video its on Facebook and YouTube, the title is ‘Young Girl Being Arrested for Nothing.’ It looks like the incident was at Rassmuson’s trailer court in Kodiak. What these two troopers did to this young lady is an absolute outrage and should be sent back to basic training or fired! I think that they more than crossed the line with their poor judgment a...
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American citizens should be more accepting of people who want to live in the U.S.
To the Editor: Many Americans believe immigration and illegal immigration cause too many problems for the country since they are now more worried about terrorists’ attacks. Millions of people try to live in the United States by sneaking in or waiting for the government to approve them, and they come for all sorts of reasons. People emigrate to the United States because they see America as one of the best and stron...
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Alaska State Troopers: May 2
Tuesday, April 23 At 8:26 p.m., Kodiak Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted a 25-year-old Kodiak man during the herring fishery in the Village Islands and Uganik Bay Section. The man was the operator and permit holder aboard the fishing vessel Stephanie Lynn, and was operating a purse seine net outside of the designated southern boundary for the section. The man was cited for commercial fishing during a closed perio...
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Achievers: May 2
• Insurance company GEICO has announced that Petty Officer Claude M. Morrissey is the Coast Guard recipient of GEICO’s 2012 Military Service Award for his work in drug and alcohol abuse prevention. Petty Officer Morrissey is a rescue swimmer at Air Station Kodiak. Petty Officer Morrissey serves as a ground safety equipment instructor, critical incident stress management counselor and command drug and alcohol repre...
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People should donate money to help inmates better their lives
To the Editor: After getting into what I’ve learned about prisons, I would like to let people know that maybe we should all pitch in a little extra money to help them out. I mean, yes, I know the government already takes an undesirable amount by making us pay taxes, but if you really think about it, prisoners get by with a little help. Do you want prisoners to be released and continue breaking the law? Do they rea...
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Stage and Screen: '42' — A Huge Story — A Small Film
Jackie Robinson was more than a baseball player. Jackie Robinson was the “lucky” black man selected to integrate Major League Baseball. Major League Baseball was the archetypical all-white American institution antithetical to the smugly held American notion that “all men are created equal.” Clearly, post-World War II America was not ready to throw off the pervasive racism that permeated all levels of American soci...
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