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Investigators testify in Coast Guard murder case
ANCHORAGE (AP) — A Coast Guard investigator testified Thursday that the suspect in a double homicide at a Kodiak Island communication station would have had time to commit the crime and drive home within a period when security cameras spotted his pickup on the road. Special Agent Aaron Woods testified in the trial of James Wells, 62, who is charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Petty Offi...
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Kodiak bodybuilders flex muscles at state meet
Robbie Bailey and Nick Long went on a high-calorie trip through Anchorage that started Saturday night and spilled into Sunday morning. The two Kodiak Coast Guardsmen earned the right to fill their stomachs with all things good. Bailey and Long competed in their first bodybuilding show, the 31st Annual Alaska State Pro-Am Natural Bodybuilding Fitness, Figure, Bikini and Physique Championships on April 6 in Anchorag...
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Where is our school board?
I am a 34 year resident of Kodiak with 24 years of teaching experience in the Kodiak school district. I also put two children through this system and will be beginning the process with two more in the upcoming school year. I have become increasingly concerned with the educational climate that exists in the district today. Things are not well in the KIBSD. Staff morale is at an unprecedented low. We are losing reco...
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KHS baseball heads to sunny California
Kodiak High’s baseball team is headed to the Golden State. The Bears leave Saturday for the Lions Invitational High School Baseball Tournament that begins Monday in San Diego, Calif. “We are looking to continue the education of the game of baseball,” Kodiak coach James Arnold said. Kodiak, last year’s state fifth-place finisher, challenges Foothill Christian (Calif.) in Monday’s opener at 2 p.m. Alaska Standard Ti...
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Camani – Lower 48 states
Camani – Lower 48 states Camani ilangq’rtuanga. – I have family in the Lower 48. When Alutiiqs speakers talk about the continental United States they use the word camani, which literally means “down there.” In Alaska, the English equivalent is “the Lower 48.” Despite the separation between Alaska and regions south that camani implies, anthropologists believe that Alaska was the major gateway to the Americas, the r...
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Community members reflect on meaning of Easter
Grief seems to have the final say: the death of loved ones, inspiring community leaders, precious pets; the collapse of vibrant dreams; the assault on life-preserving institutions and sacraments; the pall of war. Amidst the eulogizing, the insatiable longing for the touch of a person no longer there; for happiness that has faded and a foundation that seems to be crumbling, a special day springs forth out of the as...
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Amazing Nature: Eating fish is fast and feast
Once again the store shelves are stocked with sweets and chocolates, trinkets and colorful decorations, flowers and little bunnies. Have you ever asked yourself what the bunny and the little chick have to do with the Christian celebration of Easter? The answer may surprise you. The bunny and eggs are symbols of fertility and are remnants of the Pagan spring fertility celebrations rather than the Christian celebrat...
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Children's Fair to take over the library on Saturday
The noise level at the Kodiak Public Library might rise above normal from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. Saturday while families visit the 27 booths of the Kodiak Children’s Fair. “It is a wonderful opportunity to use that new community space,” event organizer Velma Vining said. Previously the fair has been held in the Kodiak High School commons, but Vining, a child development resource specialist with the Coast Guard Work-Life...
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Public Safety Blotter: April 11
Sunday, April 6 • Around 12:59, five bar checks were conducted downtown. • At 1:27 a.m., an officer responded to a verbal argument on Center Ave.; parties separated. • At 1:39 a.m., a male was arrested for disorderly conduct on Center Ave. • At 2:37 a.m., a male was arrested for fourth-degree assault and criminal mischief on E. Rezanof Drive. • At 3:24 a.m., officers responded to a fight on W. Marine Way. A male s...
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In the Courts: April 11
Criminal Trespass • Stanley F. Samuelson, 54, pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal trespass. Samuelson was sentenced to 90 days in jail (zero days suspended). • Eric P. Alvarez, 34, pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal trespass. Alvarez was sentenced to 90 days in jail (89 days suspended) and will be on probation for two years. • Valerie E. Kourenkov, 55, pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal trespass. ...
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