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KHS music concert series begins tonight
Old Harbor seventh grader Josiah Overbeek first tried playing the French horn during a visit to Kodiak about two years ago, when his family came for the birth of his little sister. This week, thanks to another addition to the family, he has the chance to play in a band with his Kodiak Middle School colleagues and meet his teacher in person. “I’m blown away by what he’s accomplished, given our learning situation,” ...
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Kodiak track prepares for F/V Invincible Pentathlon
By Saturday afternoon Marcus Dunbar will find out who his most versatile track athletes are. The F/V Invincible Pentathlon begins today and concludes Saturday. The three-day event has become a staple on Kodiak’s track schedule. “It gives people a chance to do something they normally wouldn’t do that they might be pretty good at,” Dunbar said. Kodiak’s pentathlon is different from other pentathlons. The team compet...
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Stage and Screen: 'Draft Day' quite a good film.
“Draft Day” (2014) appeared to have all the earmarks of a less-than-good movie. First, it featured the much used, but seldom celebrated, actor Kevin Costner as Sonny Weaver, Jr. Costner has won two Oscars (Best Film and Best Director) for “Dances With Wolves” (1990.) He has not been recognized with a Best Actor Oscar for any of his numerous films. Kevin Costner’s success with Razzie Awards (not exactly an honor) i...
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Suspect's interview played in murder trial
ANCHORAGE (AP) — The Coast Guard civilian charged with killing two co-workers at a Kodiak communications station told an FBI agent he was late getting to work the day of the deaths because he returned home to change a soft tire, but he had no explanation for why the trip of a few miles should have taken more than 34 minutes. James Wells, 62, is charged in federal court with two counts of first-degree murder in the...
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Alaska State Troopers: April 17
Thursday, April 10 At 10:03 p.m., a resident of Jackson's Trailer Park called 911 and reported a pickup truck had collided with his mobile home. Troopers responded to the scene and met with the driver. The subsequent investigation led to the arrest of a 26-year-old resident of Old Harbor for driving under the influence. The vehicle sustained no damage and the mobile home sustained minor damage not affecting its oc...
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Public Safety Blotter: April 17
Saturday, April 12 • Around 1:07 a.m., five bar checks were conducted downtown. • At 9:20 a.m., a driver on Shelikof Street was cited for tinted windows being too dark. • At 11:27 a.m., a driver on Kashevaroff/Mill Bay was cited for tinted windows being too dark. • At noon, a driver on W. Rezanof Drive was warned for speeding. • Around 12:42 p.m., three bar checks were conducted downtown. • At 8:37 p.m., a driver ...
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Achievers: April 17
Eleven HOSA students from Kodiak High School along with their advisers, Christy Kinter and Joy Arneson, attended the Career and Technical Student Organizations Performance-Based Assessment Conference in Anchorage held March 20-22. HOSA is a national student organization that was formed to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people. The ...
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KHS music students to travel to state competition
The Kodiak High School music department held the regional solo and ensemble contest on April 7. According to an email from band director Dale Lhotka, “We had a record number of musicians competing this year, as well a record number of superior ratings.” Fifty-two students who earned superior ratings will travel to the University of Alaska Anchorage on May 8 to compete at the state level. The school district’s ense...
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Playbook: April 17
Thursday, April 17 Baseball: Kodiak at the Lions Invitational High School Baseball Tournament in San Diego. Track: Kodiak at the F/V Invincible Pentathlon at the Kodiak Middle School gym, 4:15 p.m. Friday, April 18 Track: Kodiak at the F/V Invincible Pentathlon at Joe Floyd Track and Field, 4 p.m. Softball: Kodiak vs. Juneau at Sitka, 1 p.m.; vs. Sitka, 5 p.m.
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Trial update: Researcher constructed model of the site
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An expert in recreating traffic accident scenarios says a compact sport utility vehicle could have been the vehicle seen driving past a Kodiak Island Coast Guard communications station where two men were murdered. Prosecutors are attempting to connect a grainy security camera image of a blue vehicle to James Wells, who is charged with killing two co-workers on April 12, 2012. Prosecutors s...
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