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Kaune competes at USBC Masters
A former Kodiak High School student is competing with the best bowlers in the word at the USBC Masters in Indianapolis, Indiana. Two rounds into the competition — 10 games — and Jacques Kaune is 186th out of 420 bowlers. After today’s final round, the field gets trimmed to 64 bowlers. The final 64 get placed in a double-elimination, match-play round, with the five bowlers left standing advancing to Sunday’s ESPN b...
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Word of the Week: Caucuses enshrine beer in politics
The word of the week just might be one of the most unique words in the American language: caucus. On the national scene, the presidential race is going through its “caucus” phase, as state political parties determine which candidate their delegates are expected to vote for at the party conventions this year. (I say “expected to vote for” because a delegate can actually vote for whomever they want. Even for candida...
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Coast Guard rescues injured crewmen
Kodiak-based Coast Guard members removed two injured men from a cargo ship on Tuesday. According to a Coast Guard release, the Cemtex Venture called for a medevac after a 32-year-old crewman and a 28-year-old crewman fell and were injured during rough weather. The cargo ship changed direction to come closer to Kodiak, and a Jayhawk helicopter from Kodiak flew to the Cemtex Venture, about 220 miles southeast of Kod...
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Macahilas crowned city champ
For the second straight year, Stefan Macahilas was the big winner at the Kodiak Island United State Bowling Congress City Tournament that concluded two weeks ago at Tropic Lanes. Macahilas won division I all-events scratch — a combined pinfall of singles, doubles and team — with a score of 2,110. He averaged 234.4 in nine games to finish a mere 25 pins ahead of runner-up Jeff Kiefer. Matt Kiefer, last year’s runne...
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Local Results: Feb. 11
City League Basketball Feb. 8 Tune Squad 100, N.Ninjas 85 Mark Galindo 22 points, Randy Diocares 19, Mikel Garner 15, Peter Inthavong 13, Dylan Haskell 13, David Diocares 10 and Germain Jimenez 8 for Tune Squad. Robert Custer 28 points, Matthew Williams 23, Brennen Bridgeford 12, Mark Wade 11 and Lance Nation 11 for N. Ninjas. Petro 71, RC 60 Jemuel Medina 17 points, Adam Kilborn 9, Demorris Mack 9, Randy Dela Cru...
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Kodiak sports trivia: Feb. 11
QUESTION: How many perfect games did Harry Mickelson bowl at Tropic Lanes? WEDNESDAY’S ANSWER: Greg Rose became the first Kodiak High School boy to capture a state swimming title when he won the 200-yard individual medley (1 minute, 44.95 seconds) in the 2004 state championships.
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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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