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Searchers find body of missing Kodiak man
The body of a missing Kodiak man has been recovered after two days of search involving troopers and a Coast Guard helicopter, officials said Saturday. Kevin Rogers, 37, was reported missing at around 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday. His mother said he was last seen operating a red 2008 Ford Fusion SUV. Alaska Wildlife troopers located his vehicle Thursday near mile 14 of Chiniak Highway, prompting a ground and sea search t...
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Friday hoops roundup
Both the Kodiak boys and girls picked up road victories Friday on the Kenai Peninsula. Jemuel Mangalus dropped 25 poinyts to lead the boys to a 46-34 Northern Lights Conference victory over Kenai. The boys improved to 1-2 in the NLC, 3-12 overall. Ila Hughes drained five 3-pointers and scored 21 points to power the girls past Seward, 47-34, at the Seahawk Classic. The girls improved to 9-4. "The girls worked toget...
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SURVIVING KODIAK: Trooper shares prepping techniques
Trooper Ralf Lysdahl admits he’s a prepper. But he is not preparing for zombies. “I’m a prepper, let me tell you right now,” Lysdahl said. “I’m prepping to keep my ass alive if I get put in a survival situation.” Lysdahl spoke Thursday while at the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, teaching local residents a quick course about survival techniques. Lysdahl stood behind a table full of survival kits, i...
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Teeing Off: A Super Bowl therapy session with Gizmo
Surprisingly, the Clarkston household has handled Seattle’s devastating Super Bowl XLIX defeat pretty good. The carton of ice cream I purchased after the game is still half full and Gizmo is starting to get pep in his step. In the seven stages of grief, I’ve zoomed all the way to the last stage of acceptance, while Gizmo is at the fifth stage of upward turn. For those 12s still coping with defeat, the pup and I wi...
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Tapestry: Samoan Dancers share, preserve tradition
Call it what you want — a melting pot, a tossed salad, a smoothie that retains the flavor of its ingredients. Kodiak is a blending of cultures: the Alutiiq, the First People; the Russians, perhaps the first Europeans to step foot on Kodiak Island soil; Scandinavians, Germans, Filipinos, Japanese, Samoans, African Americans. Just about every nationality is represented here. There may be neighborhoods or pockets dom...
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Alaska State Troopers: Feb. 6
Jan. 25 At 9:56 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to report of a domestic disturbance between roommates at a residence off Mission Road. The investigation found that a Marcus Benton, 24, threatened a roommate with a weapon and fled before the troopers arrived. The man was not located. Troopers received an arrest warrant for domestic violence assault in the third degree for Benton. Anyone with knowledge of his ...
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In the Courts: Feb. 6
Flossie Jean Ashouwak pleaded guilty to attempted hindering prosecution in the first degree. Ashouwak was sentenced to 360 days in jail (260 suspended) and fined $2,500 ($1,250 suspended) and ordered to schedule a screening for alcohol/substance abuse and ordered to complete 75 hours of community work service and placed on probation for three years. Janelle E. Brenteson pleaded guilty to forgery in the second degr...
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Around Kodiak: Feb. 6
Subsistence program meeting The Federal Subsistence Board is seeking comment on a proposed regulatory change to the rural determination process for the Federal Subsistence Program in Alaska. Under current regulations, the board determines which community or area is rural. The Regional Advisory Council will hold a public meeting to receive comments on a range of issues including a proposed rule change, from 7 to 9 ...
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Overwhelmed with joy by the outcome
Now we can say the code revision is dead! The people of Kodiak are truly family. They are the reason I moved back to Kodiak a long time ago when I first retired. For those who missed the meeting, it was Kodiak standing side by side with Kodiak. Men and women, young and older, were testifying giving good reasons why this terribly controlling code needed to be trashed permanently. In the beginning, there was a disse...
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Finding humility difficult in our cult of preference
Less than nine months after moving to Kodiak, I am amazed at how my standards of traffic have changed. Recently, I was trying to turn left onto Mill Bay Road, and found myself getting impatient after waiting for three minutes. I caught myself thinking that traffic was heavy, and laughed at myself. I have lived in much bigger cities, with much worse traffic, but we adapt quickly to our surroundings, don't we? From ...
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