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Be careful who you vote for
To the Editor: It now appears we have a hardline Communist and KGB officer running the Syrian chemical weapons show: Vladimir Putin. He is also very much military. The leader of the United States has never been in the military. He doesn’t know anything about it, and it shows when making decisions and the right decisions. The Russians even bailed him out when he, Obama, stuck his foot in his mouth concerning the “r...
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Stage and Screen: 'Elysium' misses the ideal happiness mark
Elysium is defined as “A place or condition of ideal happiness.” Sadly, “Elysium” the movie (2013) hardly qualifies as a condition of ideal happiness. Starring Matt Damon as Max Da Costa, a small-time hustler, and Jodi Foster as Elysian Secretary of Defense Jessica Delacort the scheming government official of a man-made refuge satellite for the privileged; “Elysium” presents a trivial, hackneyed apocalyptic view o...
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Western swing and jazz trio will perform in Kodiak
Hot Club of Cowtown is swinging into Kodiak this weekend to play on the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium stage Saturday night. The concert starts at 7 p.m. and is the kickoff event of the Kodiak Arts Council’s new performing arts series. The western swing and jazz trio from Austin, Texas has been playing together for 13 years. The group formed in 1996 after guitarist and singer Whit Smith and fiddler and singer Elana J...
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Arts Council went through staff changes last year
The Kodiak Arts Council held its annual meeting on Sunday and discussed the staff changes the organization has gone through over the last year. The Arts Council's annual year runs from July 1 to June 30. "It is a year of staff transition for the Arts Council," executive director Katie Oliver said. Oliver took over as executive director in December 2012, but during the transition between directors, programs coordin...
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Alaskans will receive $900 check for 2013 PFD
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — While the economy continues to recover, the worst of the recession was very much felt by Alaskans on Wednesday who learned their annual check from the state's oil-wealth fund would be a small one. Nearly every Alaska resident will receive a check for $900, acting Revenue Commissioner Angela Rodell announced at a ceremony in downtown Anchorage. The amount of each person's dividend is based ...
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Stats show demand for animal help
Kodiak Police Department collars its fair share of criminals. As it turns out, it also collars its fair share of canines. And cats. According to statistics furnished by the police department, almost one in every 25 calls that comes into the department is an animal control call. Of the department’s 12,449 calls for service in fiscal year 2013 (July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013), 468 were specifically animal-related. St...
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Pillar Mountain Hill Climb results
Pillar Mountain Hill Climb Friday, Sept. 13 Boys 1. Jack Hannah, 18 minutes, 59 seconds; 2. Gregorio Ibabao, 19:24; 3. Joe Doerksen, 19:31; 4. Richie McKinney, 20:26; 5. Morgan Moir, 21:35; 6. Joey Mauer, 21:52; 7. Tyler Teuber, 22:30; 8. Sam DeGuzman, 23:13; 9. Julius Villasenor, 24:01; 10. Augustine Caguing, 24:10; 11. Jeremy Basuel, 24:14; 12. Jason Ramos, 26:47; 13. Jeffrey Peterson, 28:39; 14. Lucky Ibabao, 3...
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Cruise ship season wraps up
The last cruise ship of the season is scheduled to visit Kodiak today, signaling the end of Kodiak’s tourism season. Kodiak had seven cruise ships on the schedule for 2013, down from 13 in 2012 and 15 in 2011. “We saw a little over 4,000 (passengers),” Discover Kodiak executive director Chastity Starrett said. “That does not include crew.” Starrett estimated the total number of cruisers who visited Kodiak — includ...
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Fallorin sparkles in varsity debut
While her teammates opened the volleyball season two weeks ago in Sitka, Erika Fallorin was watching the match back in Kodiak on a computer. Her varsity debut was delayed because of a broken right pinkie she sustained during a preseason open gym in late July. She felt bad for not being with the team, but Kodiak’s senior outside hitter made up for it with a sparkling start this past weekend on the Kenai Peninsula. ...
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Kodiak fishing vessel caught fire in Seattle
The 167-foot fishing vessel Bristol Leader caught fire Tuesday morning in Seattle, the Associated Press has reported. According to the Seattle Fire Department, smoke was reported coming from the ship’s galley about 3 a.m. All 24 people aboard the ship, which is homeported in Kodiak, escaped without injury. Fire department spokesman Kyle Moore told the Associated Press that firefighters controlled the fire at Pier ...
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