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Hosting the annual Stan and Nita Nelson barbecue
Senior Citizens of Kodiak Inc. will be holding their annual Stan and Nita Nelson barbecue on Saturday, Fourth of July at noon. The Nelsons were great contributors to the SCOK Endowment Fund which was established in 1987 with an initial donation by Bob Bible. The Fourth of July event is held each year in the Nelson’s honor. The lunch menu will consist of hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, baked beans and watermelo...
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Preparing for deer season
I got a shock while walking through our yard last week. I thought I saw flashes of red where there had been none before in the brush along the margin of lawn. A closer look revealed ripe red salmonberries! I’m talking about the third week of June here. We don’t usually expect to see such treats until early July. The warm weather and dry spell have dramatically accelerated the pace of plant growth on Kodiak this ye...
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INTERVIEW: Coast Guard worker, attacked in case of mistaken identity, talks about his frightening experience
Aureo Peralta almost lost an eye because another man was blinded by jealous rage. The attacker thought Peralta was his wife’s paramour. But he wasn't. On Feb. 19, Peralta became subject of news stories after an angry man breached security at Coast Guard Base Kodiak. Peralta said the man mentioned a name he didn’t recognize, and then suddenly grabbed him by the neck, choking him upward in a vise-like grip that caus...
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VA reps meet with local veterans
Representatives from Veterans Affairs visited Kodiak and Old Harbor last week, toured the Kodiak Area Native Association facilities and met with local veterans. KANA president and chief executive officer Andy Teuber said KANA provides VA services in Kodiak, since there is no VA hospital locally. He said there are about 1,400 veterans in Kodiak, and they were invited to KANA last week to hear from the VA. “Mutually...
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Icicle Seafoods sold to Indonesian investors
Indonesian companies Convergence Holdings and Dominion Catchers, owned by the wealthy Soetantyo family, have acquired Seattle-based Icicle Seafoods Inc., one of Alaska’s largest seafood processors. Icicle owns fish-processing plants in Petersburg, Seward, Homer, Bellingham and Larsen Bay on Kodiak Island. It employs about 2,500 people year-round in Alaska. Paine & Partners, a global private equity investment firm ...
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DOT releases fall and winter ferry schedule for comment
The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities has released the anticipated fall and winter Alaska Marine Highway System schedule pattern for public review. From October to late March, the Tustumena is slated to be in Kodiak three to four times a week with twice weekly stops in Ouzinkie and Port Lions. The Kennicott would continue a similar schedule while the Tustumena is in overhaul from late March...
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City Council approves road repairs
The Kodiak City Council chose to postpone a resolution that if passed would have supported a Congressional bill governing subsistence determination, and authorized repairs to the most worn sections of Mill Bay Road. The road has extensive wear and tear in numerous places, and the city got started on repairing it last year when they cut off the tops of the humps on the worst areas and smoothed over the road with a ...
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Kodiak Post 17 clashes with two squads in Anchorage
Kodiak Post 17 started its road trip by going 2-2 against two squads from the interior over the weekend in Anchorage. The Bears split with Fairbanks Post 11 in a pair of American Legion baseball AA league games, dropping the first contest 16-15 on Friday and winning the second 5-3 on Sunday. On Saturday, Kodiak topped Fairbanks Post 30 11-7 and fell 13-3 in the nightcap. Post 17 stands at 6-2 in league and has acc...
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Poor parental guidance led to Kodiak cab driver’s killing
A little background story on Managing Editor Roni Toldanes’ article about Phosavan Khamnivong’s conviction of 77 years. My family rented to the Hemingways in about 1988 and to the Khamnivongs in 1997. In 1997, Mr. Khamnivong, the father, had just become a U.S. citizen. It was a high point in his life. I was over at their trailer working on the furnace in October. Mrs. Khamnivong, who did not speak much English, se...
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Thomet concludes KHS running career
Levi Thomet concluded his Kodiak High School running career with a stellar performance at the USATF Junior Outdoor Championships on Friday at Historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. Thomet, a recent KHS graduate, finished fourth in a loaded 5,000-meter with a time of 14 minutes, 56.06 seconds, which was well short of his personal-best of 14:41.25 that he produced in a sixth-place finish at last year’s junior cha...
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