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Wasilla girls back on top of state
It didn’t take long for the Wasilla girls to regain the top spot in the Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches poll. The Warriors, a week after dropping to second, grabbed the No. 1 spot in the girls’ 4A rankings after winning the 16-team Lady Lynx Tournament last weekend. Wasilla topped Dimond, last week’s top team, in the championship match. The Lynx fell to second in this week’s rankings. The Warriors are 13-...
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Budget cuts slice into battle against drugs
Success in the fight against drugs in Kodiak may slow in the midst of the Alaska state budget crisis. In October 2015, approximately 250 community members attended a community drug forum sponsored by the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce. “I think it was a worthwhile event,” said public defender Amanda Harber, who was on the panel at the forum. “I was encouraged by the turnout.” Despite high community engagement, however...
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SWAB looks to redirect excess food
In an effort to feed the hungry and divert products away from the landfill, the borough Solid Waste Advisory Board will send a letter to all stores and restaurants to ask for clarity about their food donation policy. Jeff Stewart, a newly appointed member of SWAB who also volunteers at the Food Bank, said many businesses already donate to charitable organizations such as the Food Bank food that is still good but p...
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Income tax won’t stay 1 percent for very long
To the editor: Regarding the Alaska governor’s plan for a state income tax, what is most important is not its details but rather its ramifications. For example, the key point here is not so much the initial amount of the tax itself (1 percent of income), but rather that a taxation mechanism is being put into place, likely to be increased by the Legislature year after year ad infinitum. Typically, in those few stat...
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Altered book show triumphs; still on display
To the editor, The Kodiak Public Library Association, the Kodiak Arts Council, and the Kodiak Public Library thank all the artists who submitted work to this year’s Altered Book Art Show. The public response to the show was incredibly positive; in fact, folks had trouble voting for their favorites because there were so many amazing pieces of art. The altered books remain on display in the Gerald C. Wilson Auditori...
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NLC POWER RANKINGS: Wasilla girls continue to roll
A feel-good story emerged from Tennessee on Friday night. Robert Lewis, a 19-year-old senior with Down syndrome, is a team manager for the Franklin Road Academy boys’ basketball team. He suited up in Friday’s game and delivered a moment that has gone viral. With his team leading big against University School of Nashville, Lewis was brought into the game, and with five seconds left on the clock he swished a 3-point...
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KKF snags 4 golds in Soldotna
Kodiak Kingfishers topped the podium four times at the Alaska Swimming Age Group Championships that concluded Sunday in Soldotna. Lucas Ellsworth and Micah Arndt each won a pair of gold medals. Ellsworth took first in the boys’ 11-year-old 50-yard freestyle with a time of 28.98, while Arndt won the boys’ 12-year-old 100 breaststroke in 1:15.82. The two teamed with Ian Rocheleau and Colt Hubert to touch the wall fi...
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Alaska Science Forum: Polar bears walk shrinking treadmill of ice
Polar bears walking a treadmill of ice Stronger winds and thinner ice are forcing Alaska polar bears to work harder to remain in Alaska, according to scientists who have studied increased movements of both sea ice and bears. “There’s an energetic cost to stay in Alaska,” said David Douglas of the U.S. Geological Survey Science Center. He and others compared wanderings of polar bears from two periods and found the ...
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Kodiak sports trivia: Feb. 10
QUESTION: Who was the first Kodiak High School boy to win a state swimming title? TUESDAY’S ANSWER: Kodiak’s Carissa Cannon scored a game-high 21 points in a 65-41 victory over Colony in the 2013 4A girls state basketball championship game. Cannon added five steals, five rebounds and four assists.
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Bowe’s bail set at $500K in weekend shooting
The man accused of shooting and killing another man on Sunday was arraigned Monday at the Kodiak courthouse with bail set at $500,000. Matt Bowe, 28, of Washington state allegedly shot and killed Welton “Dan” Daniel Albers, 28, of Texas onboard a fishing vessel in St. Herman Harbor early Sunday morning. During his arraignment on a charge of murder in the first degree before judge Steve Cole, Bowe was appointed a p...
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