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Heavy rain causes several slides
Heavy rain throughout Tuesday, which broke a 55-year-old record, and Wednesday caused several mudslides that partially blocked Kodiak roads on Wednesday. The first one early Wednesday morning blocked one lane of traffic on Rezanof Drive West across from Pier 2, according to a Kodiak Police Department Nixle alert. It was sent shortly after 6 a.m. on Wednesday. Less than an hour later, another Nixle alert stated tha...
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Leadership, endurance theatre on Friday
It’s a combination of the story of Ernest Shackleton, the Antarctica explorer, and an insurance salesman during an economic meltdown. That’s what Split Knuckle Theatre, a Connecticut-based theatre company, is bringing to Kodiak on Friday as part of the Kodiak Arts Council’s Performing Arts Series. The production has Walter Spivey, a recently promoted insurance salesman, trying to save the jobs of his employees and...
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Troopers warn public about panty thief
Lock up your underwear. The Alaska State Troopers are warning Kodiak residents to secure their homes and be aware of their surroundings in light of a rash of recent burglaries that involved the theft of women’s underwear. The Public Service Advisement from the troopers Wednesday said in the past week, the troopers have received burglary, criminal trespass and theft reports from people in Kodiak. “AST believes the ...
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Stage and Screen: 'Birdman' is a film not for the birds
Do you need validation of your life’s work? Do you need to gain the respect you feel you never got even though you were hugely successful in the honest endeavors of your career? Are you prepared to sacrifice everything you have accomplished to grab that fabled elusive “brass ring?” The brass ring that will establish you once and for all as a true artist in a field which you have already conquered but don’t realize...
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Walker dances above the net
Between breaks in the action, Kodiak’s Richelle Walker has found an unusual way to stay loose on the sideline. The Bears’ junior middle hitter dances. It doesn’t matter if there is a song playing on the public address system or not, she busts a move while her teammates hydrate and listen to the coach. “I like to keep my energy positive,” Walker said. “It kind of just helps me not think about what we’ve done wrong....
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Legion and VFW hold Veterans Day services
The event failed to attract throngs of people, but persistent rain didn’t discourage local Veterans of Foreign Wars: They did not fail to honor those who’ve served. During a short ceremony at the American Cemetery on Tuesday, veterans offered prayers, taps and the reading of a 1961 John F. Kennedy Veterans Day address. About 15 people showed up, including, Raymond Stobniski, the commander of VFW post 056, and Dewe...
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Relationship formed on volleyball court
Danielle Willis likes to refer to volleyball as her parents’ third child. Her humor isn’t far from the truth. “This part of the year, this is what we do,” Danielle’s mother, Amy Willis said. The Willis family lives and breathes volleyball. They are Kodiak’s volleyball family. Amy coaches Kodiak High School’s volleyball team, a team she played for in the 1980s. Her husband, Jim, is a volleyball official. Oldest dau...
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Kodiak ESS places second
Two tournaments, two successful outings by Kodiak’s Emerging Small Schools volleyball team. The Ravens picked up a runner-up finish in a mix-six tournament in Nikolaevsk on Saturday. ESS opened the season a few weeks ago with a tournament victory, also in Nikolaevsk. “I think we are getting better as time goes on,” ESS traveling coach Courtney Kirkeby said. “We are getting a lot more time together to practice. We ...
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Public Safety Blotter: Nov. 12
October 26 • Around 1:59 a.m., police conducted three bar checks downtown. • At 2:20 a.m., police conducted a security check on Marine Way. • Around 2:32 a.m., police conducted two bar checks downtown. • At 2:54 a.m., a 911 caller reported disorderly conduct on West Marine Way. Advisements were given. • At 3:17 a.m., police warned a driver on Mill Bay Road for having expired registration. • At 3:28 a.m., police wa...
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Horizon and Matson announce merger
Horizon Lines and Matson announced a merger agreement Tuesday where Matson will buy Horizon’s stock for $69.2 million, according to a joint press statement. Matson, a Hawaii-based transportation company offering services in the Pacific, did not operate in Alaska before the agreement. Horizon has a big presence in Kodiak, providing twice weekly sailings from Tacoma, Washington and Anchorage to Kodiak, as well as a ...
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