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2 arrested on drug charges
Alaska State Troopers arrested two 21-year-olds on drug charges after a traffic stop last week, and summoned a juvenile into court for drug charges on July 5. On July 10, troopers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation near the intersection of Carroll Way and Spruce Cape Road, according to a trooper report. One of the passengers, Steven Macinko was on probation for a prior charge of theft in the second degree a...
Jul 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Former Kodiakan in band competing for record deal
A theoretical neuroscientist, a husband and father, and a musician in a psychedelic band. That’s former Kodiakan Keegan Keplinger, 33, who is part of the band Luop Garou that is currently competing for a record deal with Sony Music UK. Keplinger grew up in Kodiak, as part of a commercially fishing family. He spent a couple summers fishing, but then decided academia was more his speed. He attended the University of...
Jul 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Students to learn about safety and responsibility at boot-camp
Students have the chance to learn about caring for others at the Youth Responder Boot-camp this Saturday. The camp is provided by Safety Net Training of Kodiak through the American Red Cross. Kids will learn about leadership training, the business of babysitting, caring for persons of all ages, outdoor safety skills, recognizing abuse or neglect, community-wide disaster planning and community shelter awareness. Th...
Jul 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bars raise money in cancer fight
Bartenders at two different locales in Kodiak might have been visible from a long way off Saturday due to the hot pink shirts they were wearing to advertise a cancer fundraiser. Male and female bartenders alike at Tropic’s Lounge and the Kodiak Island Brewery participated in the “Tips for Tatas — Saving Second Base” party. The event raised monies for the American Cancer Society’s Kodiak Relay for Life coming up la...
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Locals kayak around Afognak Island
Some people cruise the Caribbean to celebrate being empty-nesters. Paul Zimmer and Tia Leber took their own kind of cruise — around Afognak Island in a wooden double kayak that Zimmer built. For the last several years, Zimmer, 53, and Leber, 55, have taken weeklong trips. They’ve kayaked around the west side of Kodiak Island and visited people at set net sites. “One of my favorite things in the summer is to go pad...
Jul 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archaeology dig gears up
For three weeks, Kodiakans have the opportunity to participate in an archaeological dig with the Alutiiq Museum. The Community Archaeology program by the museum is in its 18th year of recruiting volunteers to help excavate historic sites in the Womens Bay area. Through it, volunteers have helped excavate at eight different sites. This year, they’ll be digging at the Kashevaroff site, located on the west side of Sa...
Jul 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Voter registration deadline for primaries July 20
The Alaska Division of Elections said Monday that Sunday, July 20, is the deadline to register to vote, update voter registration, or change political party affiliation for the upcoming August 19 primary election. The Division of Elections reports that changes to one’s registration made after July 20, including party affiliation changes, will not be effective for the August 19 primary. The division accepts voter r...
Jul 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Safeway fire caused by oven stack, contained quickly
Safeway reopened after a brief closure and evacuation of the store by the Kodiak City Fire Department Sunday. Safeway had experienced a stack fire in one of the ovens in its kitchen area that resulted in some smoke in the building. “What happened is we have two commercial very big ovens. There was a fire inside the stack. What caused it — we don’t know. It was very brief fire. It never breached the stack itself — ...
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Fish & Game restores Chignik River king salmon limits
The Alaska Department of Fish & Game restored Chignik River king salmon harvest limits. The department said in a statement, “Bag, possession, and annual limits for king salmon in the Chignik River were reduced earlier this season by emergency order in response to recent poor king salmon runs. However, the biological escapement goal was recently achieved, and restrictions are no longer needed.” Fish & Game also sai...
Jul 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Events ramp up in anticipation of Relay for Life
Last weekend saw an event for cancer survivors and two fundraisers for Relay for Life, which starts on July 25 at 6 p.m. and ends on July 26 at 6 p.m. On Friday evening, cancer survivors were honored and celebrated at a luau at the Elks Lodge. On Saturday evening, bartenders at the Tropics Lounge and Kodiak Island Brewery donated the tips they made to Relay for Life. On Saturday morning, members of the Work in Pro...
Jul 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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