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Alaska State Troopers: Oct. 2
Sept. 26 • At 10:02 a.m., Alaska State Troopers were advised that two people were overdue from a deer-hunting trip in the Saltery Cove trail area. Alaska Wildlife Troopers conducted a quick search and found the vehicle used by the hunters near Ugak Bay. State troopers contacted the Coast Guard and Kodiak Island Search and Rescue to help with the search. At 4:36 p.m., a Coast Guard helicopter found the hunters. The...
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Kodiak spikers host Soldotna in key NLC matches
Kodiak High’s volleyball team faces its biggest test of the season Friday and Saturday. The Bears host Soldotna in a pair of a Northern Lights Conference matches at Kodiak High School. Kodiak is 4-0 in the NLC, while Soldotna is 2-1. “This is the first time, so far in the conference, that we are going to see some serious competition,” Kodiak coach Amy Willis said. “We would really love to pack the gym to capacity....
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Local play opens tonight
The Fairwind Players production of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” opens tonight, with a cast of excellent actors. The play centers on a husband and wife who fight and humiliate each other in front of their guests. The play was written in the early 1960s, and attempted to shed light on the truth beneath a happy perfect image of marriage. Director Jenny Stevens called it “absurdist theatre. There are no answers, t...
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Local candidate preview: Brenda Schwantes
Brenda Schwantes, a candidate for Kodiak Island Borough Assembly, wants fiscal responsibility and accountability, and for Kodiak to be a place people want to come and stay. “What I don’t like to see is people who love Kodiak leave Kodiak because they can’t afford to stay here or because things draw them out of the community,” Schwantes said. “I believe our community has great potential, a lot more potential for to...
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Public Safety Blotter: Oct. 2
Sept. 19 • Around 12:14 a.m., police cited a driver in the Willow and Birch streets area for having no proof of insurance. • At 12:14 a.m., police cited a driver on Woody Way for having no proof of insurance. • At 4:59 a.m., a cab driver was unable to wake up his passenger. Police woke him up and got the go-to address. • At 7:28 a.m., a found wallet was turned in. • At 8:49 a.m., police warned a driver on East Rez...
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Playbook: Oct. 2
Thursday, Oct. 2 Football: Kodiak at Voznesenka, 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3 Volleyball: Kodiak vs. Soldotna at Kodiak High School. C squad, 4 p.m.; junior varsity, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.
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Stage and Screen: Liam Neeson is a convincing older action hero
Liam Neeson is a very busy actor. IMDB.com lists 103 acting credits for this Irish-born Hollywood action hero phenom. His latest film “A Walk Among the Tombstones” (2014) cements his place in the realm of action heroes. Unlike some of the other members of this group of macho men, Neeson has managed to maintain his appeal into his 60s. He has not had to resort to the cheesy “Expendables 1, 2 and 3” (2010, 2012, and...
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Achievers: Oct. 2
Rotary students of the month for September Sixth grade Boys The sixth-grade teachers at Kodiak Middle School have selected Frankie Edra as the Rotary student for September. Edra is being recognized for this award because he is a caring person that is always looking out for others. He'll stop what he's doing in order to make someone feel better or give them a hand. He actively looks for ways that he can help his pe...
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Gronn hired as Parks and Rec director
The City of Kodiak didn’t have to look far for its newest Parks and Recreation director. The city announced last Thursday that Corey Gronn was hired to oversee the Parks and Rec department. Gronn, 27, has managed the Kodiak Community Swimming Pool since 2011 and became the department facilitator when previous Parks and Rec director Charlie Powers left the position at the end of May. “He has definitely proven to me...
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Congressional candidates to debate about fish
Alaska’s candidates for U.S. Congress will discuss fisheries at the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce’s final fall debate tonight. Republican Representative Don Young and his opponent, Democrat Forrest Dunbar, and Democrat Senator Mark Begich and his opponent, Republican Dan Sullivan, are all scheduled to attend. The debate will start at 7 p.m. at the Gerald C. Wilson auditorium in Kodiak High School. It will also be air...
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