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Death Notice: Alan Ryden
Memorial Service for Alan Ryden will take place 3 p.m. Sunday Nov. 2 at the Kodiak Baptist Mission “Heritage Center” (across from Mission Beach). Please bring a favorite Alaskan snack and story or memory to share.
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In the Courts: Oct. 31
Steven P. Nault pleaded guilty to attempted misconduct involving a controlled substance in the second degree, intent to manufacture or deliver. Nault was sentenced to 10 years in jail. Chandra M. Wenrich pleaded guilty to attempted assault in the first degree, serious injury with a weapon. Wenrich was sentenced to six years in jail (four and a half years suspended) and placed on probation for five years. Dylan R. ...
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Public Safety Blotter: Oct. 31
October 17 • At 4:26 a.m., police conducted a bar check downtown. • At 7:12 a.m., after a 911 call from Pine Crescent Loop, a man was arrested on charges of hindering prosecution in the second degree. • At 8:05 a.m., a caller requested a subject removal on East Marine Way. A man left when police asked. • At 8:53 a.m., a caller reported someone spray-painted her vehicle the previous night. It’s under investigation....
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Kodiak volleyball hosts Palmer in crucial NLC matches
The Northern Lights Conference regular-season volleyball champion will be decided this weekend in Kodiak. The top two teams in the conference — Palmer and Kodiak — conclude the regular season with matches tonight and Saturday at Kodiak High School. Tonight’s match starts at 7 p.m., while Saturday’s begins at 1:30 p.m. Palmer enters with a 7-1 mark, while Kodiak sits at 6-2. The Bears must sweep the Moose to grab t...
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Seniors make their marks
One of Jimmy Fallon’s biggest fan clubs resides right here on Kodiak Island. The segment on his television show called “Ew” has become a hit with the Kodiak High School volleyball team, especially among the seven seniors who will be appearing for the last time at home this weekend against Palmer. They watch the comedy sketch that mocks high school girls every chance they get, even if that means before a match. Som...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Atmak; Ekgwik; Ekguiyutaq — Hunting Bag; Backpack
Atmak; Ekgwik; Ekguiyutaq — Hunting Bag; Backpack Atmangq’rtuq. — He has a backpack. Packing well for a hunting or fishing trip was as important in the past as it is today. Alutiiq men filled their kayaks with useful things: wooden containers filled with fresh food and water, sleeping blankets, and even inflated seal bladders for emergency buoyancy — the personal flotation devices of the past. Each hunter also car...
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Tapestry: Leonard Helgason will be remembered as friend, mentor
Leonard Helgason thought the world of Tiger Lew. Nicknamed for his exotic hunting experiences in far-off places, Lew was a popular man in the village of Afognak, where he settled down. He gave candy to the kids and, better yet, told them funny, exciting stories. But one Christmas long ago, Tiger sorely disappointed Leonard. Santa Claus had come to town and, as expected, he sat children on his knee and asked what t...
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Zombies to invade Kodiak College
Zombies are taking over Kodiak College on Saturday. The college’s student government association is sponsoring its fourth annual Zombie Run — a 5-kilometer race that starts and ends at the college. People dressed up as zombies will be scattered throughout the course to spook the runners. The race begins at 9 a.m. with registration beginning at 8 a.m. The entry fee is $5 for students and $10 for non-students with a...
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Teeing Off: Gizmo impressed by Bumgarner’s heroics
Life in the Clarkston house has been rough this past week. I am to blame for that. In last Friday’s Daily Mirror I misspelled the family dog’s name in a headline. I know what you are thinking, “What kind of buffoon can’t spell his dog’s name?” I am that buffoon, and I have paid for it. Gizmo — or as I called him Gimzo — has let me know his displeasure by snapping at me several times and leaving a pile of vomit on ...
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Women's Show this Saturday
For the second time this year, the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center will turn into a women’s club. More than 30 booths from businesses are scheduled to appear at the fourth Kodiak Women’s Show Saturday. A wide-range of vendors will be participating, from local photographers to clothing and from fitness clubs to salons. “There is a heavy focus on the masculine in this community and really not enough focus on the hea...
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