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Alaska State Troopers: Aug. 27
Aug. 22 At 9:05 p.m., a Kodiak man reported several items were stolen from the vacant lot next to Walmart. A 55-gallon burn barrel he used to dispose of paperwork, two cinder blocks and three “construction candles” were taken sometime in the last week. Troopers searched the area and found one of the blocks and the candles, and did not find the remaining block and the barrel. The taken items were valued at approxim...
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An inquiry about the word quarry
One word that seemed to rock headlines and the P&Z public comment period was “quarry.” Recently, the word “quarry” has come to connote, for lack of a better word, “oops.” A big “oops,” as in, “Oops, I’m sorry I destroyed half of a trail in a conservation-zoned piece of public property.” “Quarry” is a homonym that can confuse word historians. In one sense, “quarry” means, as it does here, a place to excavate rocks;...
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Stage and Screen: See "Ricky and the Flash" for the music; not the acting
The promos say “Get Ready for Ricki.” Unfortunately, the film “Ricki and the Flash” (2015) doesn’t live up to the hyperbole imbedded in the suggestion that you’ll need to prepare for either Ricki the character or “Ricki and the Flash” the movie. For the first time in my many years of admiration for Meryl Streep I was disappointed. Not just a little disappointed – very disappointed. Streep plays Ricki Rendazza a mi...
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435 STUDENTS VISITED: KMS teachers, staff start school in positive way
It’s a story that delivers a smile. On Aug. 19, Kodiak Middle School Principal Jethro Jones and Assistant Principal Damon Hargraves led 14 teachers, 3 paraprofessionals, and a mental health clinician as they visited the homes of all 435 KMS students, a feat they accomplished in one day. There was a little skepticism in the beginning, but thanks to modern technology and some preparation, they pulled it off, Jones s...
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Museum gains new submarine model
The Kodiak Military History Museum has a new model of a World War II Japanese submarine made by a volunteer. The Japanese I-25 carried a small floatplane that was launched from the submarine’s deck. During one patrol, the Yokosuka E14Y “Glen” plane flew over Kodiak on a reconnaissance mission unnoticed by the Americans. Abercrombie volunteer Chuck Meitle built the submarine out of yellow cedar. The replica is comp...
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Ceremony helps welcome new CEO to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center
In the tradition of Providence, Barbara Bigelow, the new administrator and CEO for Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center, was officially welcomed to Kodiak via what’s known as a “missioning ceremony.” This ceremony has been a tradition in Providence for nearly as long as the organization has been in this country. The Sisters of Providence came to Vancouver, Washington, from Montreal in 1856, and began establishi...
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Hocum to play junior hockey in Minn.
Kodiak High School does not have a hockey team, but that isn’t stopping Aaron Hocum from playing. Over the summer, the senior inked a contract with Minnesota’s Blaine Energy, a Tier III Junior team that is part of the United States Premier Hockey League. You may be wondering how a team from Minnesota noticed a kid from Kodiak, whose only playing experience comes from the Kodiak Hockey League and adult pick-up game...
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Gravel pits leave a legacy of scars
To the Editor, I am so disheartened to hear that the Near Island gravel pit was granted a conditional use permit, even though it has been in violation of Borough code. For goodness sake, gravel pits have become the most prominent visual features of our supposedly beautiful city. Moreover, the local construction companies that use the gravel cannot quiet my concern over the irreparably damaged south point of Near I...
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Troy Butler
Troy Butler born Aug. 4, 1960 gone from us Aug. 18, 2015. Long time Kodiak resident loved sport fishing, camping, riding four-wheelers and cruising his Harley. He loved just being outdoors with his Kodiak family Sam and Jeana Bryant. Troy worked construction on the island for many years. Always a smile on his face. A friend to many. He was a character, always joking. You had to laugh being around him. Troy, you wi...
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This is not who we are, Kodiak
“The secret of freedom lies in educating people, whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them ignorant.” - Maximilien Robespierre Last week in these pages my very good friend Andy Lundquist raised the call for a cohesive community, as in citizen, effort to stop the rampant drug-related crime wave that has engulfed our community. I'm here today to echo that call and add my two cents worth. Now, being a good liv...
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