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UPDATE: Wildfire destroys 3 homes, Chiniak Library, fire chief says
Other homes with minor structural damage
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Kodiak man sentenced in 2008 fatal hit-and-run
A Kodiak man will serve four years in jail for a hit-and run that led to the death of a homeless man on Pillar Mountain in 2008. He will also serve six years for perjury and criminal mischief. Bradford Blondin was sentenced Thursday. Blondin, 27, pleaded guilty in May to criminally negligent homicide as part of a plea deal with state prosecutors for the death of 43-year-old Justin McGriff. Judge Steve Cole sentenc...
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Cross country competes at Bartlett
Kodiak High School’s cross-country team concludes its weeklong trip to the mainland Saturday at the Bartlett Invitational. The meet that will feature 24 schools is being called the “state preview” because the state championship meet in October is also at Bartlett High School. The boys race begins at 11:20 a.m., followed by the girls race at noon. Kodiak started its annual ferry trip last Saturday at the Tsalteshi ...
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Citizen's task force could cut down on burglaries
To the Editor, Last week’s KDM carried an excellent column by Mr. Andy Lundquist. The gist of the column is that in Kodiak we have an increasing number of business and home burglaries that then provide stolen goods to sell for drugs. Mr. Lundquist opines that this situation has now risen to the point “ … where people no longer feel safe in their homes or feel safe in leaving any of their property ‘not chained down...
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DANCING BACK: Miranda emerging as Kodiak’s highlight-reel player
If a dance competition breaks out on the gridiron this season, my money is on Kodiak’s Jay Miranda. The kid can move. Quick. Agile. Smooth. “Yeah, he is a good dancer,” teammate and neighbor Andreas Carros said. He should be. He has been dancing longer than he has been playing football. Miranda isn’t your typical tap or jazz dancer. His forte is breakdancing. Well, was breakdancing. Since he has found football, he...
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Rodeo and state fair set for this weekend
Summer fun isn’t quite over yet. The annual Kodiak Rodeo and State Fair takes place this weekend with bucking broncos, fair food and exhibits of locally made, grown and raised products and animals. If the fair and rodeo seems a bit early this year, that’s because it is. Rodeo and fair board president Bonnie Stratman said the event would be occurring one week early because the people who come in from off island are...
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Prep Picks: The dog days of summer
For those that missed it, Wednesday was National Dog Day. Gizmo, and his new brother Pepper Jack — I’ll save that story for another day — celebrated by watching baseball. The pups were treated to a rare Mariners game that the bullpen didn’t blow the lead. In honor of the holiday, MLB.com posted a story about the best canines in baseball. The top dog went to Hank, the Brewers ballpark pup. If you are not familiar w...
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In the Courts: Aug. 28
Alexander Bennett pleaded guilty to driving without a license. Bennett was ordered to complete 25 hours of community work service and placed on probation for one year. Robin Chya pleaded no contest to possess intoxicating liquor in an open container in or upon a public place. Chya was sentenced to three days in jail. Arnel Doctolero pleaded guilty to fail to carry proof of auto insurance. Doctolero was fined $500....
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Room for everyone at cowboy church
This Sunday, Aug. 30, some Kodiak church folk will leave their stain-glassed buildings for a sanctuary in the great outdoors where their voices will harmonize with the birds and their prayers will go upward without obstruction of ceiling and rafters. The worship service, which will take place at the recreation center in Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park, is known as cowboy church. Some worshipers will dress f...
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AMAZING NATURE: Climate changes witnessed firsthand by experienced sailors
We can study climate change and look at convincing data collections of changing sea surface temperatures and we think that we get it. Most of us know that one of the effects are stronger and more frequent storms and changes in wind patterns. However, while I don’t doubt this information to be true, without any personal experiences it is easy to ignore it. This week I had the great pleasure to meet a couple of fell...
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