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Alaska State Trooper report: August 1
July 23 • At 7:59 p.m., Alaska State Troopers arrested a man for fourth degree assault/domestic violence and three counts of violating conditions of release after received a Kodiak Crime Stoppers tip from the Kodiak Police Department. July 24 • Alaska State Troopers were notified of a trespasser at the Jackson’s Trailer Park storage lot. The person had entered the area and broke into two motorhomes. Damage was est...
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Community archaeology changes understanding of Alutiiq living
The Alutiiq Museum’s community archeology dig is half way over, and they’ve already dug up quite a few artifacts and are excavating a small house at the head of Womens Bay. The house is about 300 years old, according to the museum’s curator of archaeology Patrick Saltonstall. The house is unusual in that it’s small, appearing to be used by only a single family, unlike winter villages with large houses with sideroo...
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Warm weather could extend through August
Kodiak’s summer continues to be a scorcher — at least by island standards — and residents can likely expect August to carry the trend of warmer than normal temperatures. National Weather Service climate data for this May, June and July show above-normal temperatures for Kodiak, with May 2014 setting a record as the hottest May on record for the island. In the weather world, trying to answer the “why” question abou...
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Public Safety Blotter: July 31
July 12 At 12:44 a.m., community policing units patrolled Marine Way. From 12:45-12:58 a.m., officers conducted bar checks on Center Avenue and West Marine Way. At 12:52 a.m., officers stopped a man for having a drink outside a bar on Marine Way. They relayed to him that open containers purchased in the bar are to stay inside the bar. At 1:01 a.m., officers issued a warning to a driver on Marine Way for driving wi...
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To the Editor: Vote for Stutes
This letter is to encourage all eligible voters to cast a ballot in the upcoming state primary on Aug. 19. My choice in the Republican primary for state representative will be Louise Stutes, and that was a very easy decision for me. She served exemplary while on the Borough Assembly, listening to and searching for all sides of the issue in front of her before voting. She is truly a Republican in this race and very...
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Charles "Charlie" Hugh Dorman ~ June 27, 1936 - July 20, 2014.
Charles "Charlie" Hugh Dorman was born to Narcisse P. and Hugh B. Dorman on June 27, 1936, in Portland, Oregon. Charlie passed away July 20, 2014, at the age of 78. All his life, Charles H. Dorman was a man who put muscle behind his dreams. Charlie was barely out of grade school when he bought his first cow with earnings he received from picking strawberries at a local field. Turns out young Charlie hated picking ...
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Assembly mulls revival of economic slot
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly will discuss the formation of an economic development subcommittee at its work session set for 7:30 p.m. today in the Borough Conference Room. At the end of April, the borough and the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce ended a 20-year relationship in which the chamber provided economic development services for the borough. The borough and the city of Kodiak, which shared in the contract,...
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Art Walk to showcase pottery, photography, recycled art
Art appreciators can expect pottery, photography and recycled art at locations across Kodiak at the First Friday Art Walk by the Kodiak Arts Council. The walk is 5-7 p.m. Friday. At Harborside Fly By, images by Simply Lovette photography will be on display. Northern Exposure Gallery will display more than 200 pieces of pottery by Elizabeth West, the gallery’s newest artist, and offer refreshments. The Kodiak Natio...
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Treehouse is recycled getaway
With the number of trees in Kodiak, Brenda Friend is surprised there are not more treehouses. Except for the one she and her husband built as a 10th anniversary present for each other, Friend said she has yet to see another one in Kodiak. Friend co-owns Friend Contractors with her husband, Jerrol, and the company has built cabins and houses around Kodiak for years. Friend said she’s always wanted a treehouse, and ...
Jul 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tracks across Greenland ice, 60 years apart
On top of an ice body more than two miles thick, Chris Polashenski last summer hoped to find a candy wrapper that might have fallen from Carl Benson's pocket 60 years ago. As he repeated the Alaska glaciologist's measurements on the Greenland ice sheet, Polashenski realized that six decades of snowfall, windstorms and glacier movement had wiped out evidence of Benson's passage. "Carl's footprints were entombed in ...
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