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TAPESTRY: Stefan Quinth is unofficial goodwill ambassador
Much like the hundreds of films that bear his Camera Q logo, Swedish documentary film maker Stefan Quinth’s friendships with Kodiak Islanders come about with no organized agenda; no contrived script; no calculated outcome. Big film projects and long-lasting friendships are often the offshoot of other endeavors. A series of films on the Snake people of Sri Lanka resulted in an unanticipated movie about a former Mar...
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In the Courts: June 24
Joshua Allan Goss pleaded guilty to driving without a valid operator license. He was sentenced to jail five days and fined $500. Merlita Q. Esmerelda pleaded guilty to driving without a valid operator license. She was fined $100. Laurie Lee Pikus pleaded guilty to reckless driving. She was sentenced to 45 days jail with 45 days suspended and fined $1,000. Her license is revoked 30 days. David Allen Pestrikoff plea...
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Achievers: June 24
Adriane L. Horn graduated with Honors from Wenatchee Valley College on June 10, earning a 3.99 GPA. She will be attending Montana Tech University in Butte, Montana, in the fall. Anna Anderson, senior, daughter of Mark and Andria Anderson was named to the dean’s list for academic excellence for the spring 2016 semester at Bethel University, St. Paul, Minnesota. The dean’s list honors students who achieve an outstan...
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TEEING OFF: A pup reunion
Gizmo had a surprise family reunion this past week. While walking the pups through the Safeway parking lot, a person in a car flagged us down. I thought the nice lady wanted a pawgraph from the prognosticating pooch. I was wrong. She and another lady sprang out of the car. Trotting alongside them was a black and white Japanese chin, Snoopy. Gizmo’s tail went wild, which was odd because the pup’s tail hardly ever p...
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ROCKIN' OUT:
AC/DC is an Australian rock band formed in 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young. Malcolm and Angus got the idea for the band’s name after their sister Margaret saw “AC/DC” on a sewing machine. AC/DC means “alternating current/direct current electricity. I find their music to be out of this world. The guitar and drums are really awesome. They have had a lot of different band members. During that time, they thou...
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AMAZING NATURE: Same and different on North Sea island
Summertime is often a time to travel. I just returned from a trip to my native country, Germany. After many days of visiting family and friends and eating bread and cheese, locally grown fresh asparagus and fresh strawberries, I was ready for a little adventure on my own. Linking the trip to more visits, I took a tour boat to the only high sea island Germany has, Helgoland. For me the trip was a sentimental journe...
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City walks back harbor fee hike by two thirds
The Kodiak City Council rolled back plans to implement an 18.5 percent increase in harbor rates and fees in July, opting instead for a more palatable 6 percent increase. The change comes in response to council concern that the larger increase — after just one week between the vote and bills being mailed — would catch some boat owners with too little notice. Under the new proposal, moorage and other harbor rates wo...
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Week in Words: Sun sets annual record with late sunset
This week we celebrated yet another glorious summer solstice. The sky was clear, the breeze was light, and the sunlight lasted forever. Or so it seemed, at least. The word “solstice” comes from the 13th century Old French word of the same spelling, though, of course, pronounced a little differently from how we say it today. Before the Norman Invasion, however, the English used the word “sunstead,” which I kind of ...
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CG Exchanges drop some weapons after Orlando
All Coast Guard Exchange stores in the U.S., including Kodiak and Ketchikan, that sell firearms have stopped selling “assault-style” weapons. John Riley, chief operating officer for exchanges for the Coast Guard, said the recent Orlando, Florida, shooting on June 12, in which 49 were killed and more than that were injured, prompted the exchanges to stop carrying the weapons. “It was the tipping point,” Riley said ...
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Stutes, Stevens differ on special session issue
The work of Kodiak’s elected state officials is not yet complete. Sen. Gary Stevens and Rep. Louise Stutes are back in town following the special session adjournment over the weekend, but not for long. A proclamation from Gov. Bill Walker Sunday called legislators back to Juneau for another special session to begin July 11. The agenda calls for consideration of state use of a portion of Alaska Permanent Fund earni...
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