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TAPESTRY: David and Lola Davis return to Kodiak command after nine-year departure
Cheerful, enthusiastic, ready to go to work. That’s the attitude expressed by Salvation Army majors Dave and Lola Davis as they begin serving the people of Kodiak for a second term. Nine years ago the husband and wife team left the island to work in Lower 48 ministries. When David first came to Kodiak in 1998 to serve as the Salvation Army officer, he was a new lieutenant and a single man. In three weeks he went t...
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Mountain Views: Caring for others means taking time for self
"How do you have time to write?" people occasionally ask me. Perhaps the answer lies in the magic of old love letters. During a recent effort to clean out our guest room in preparation for a visiting archaeologist, I began sorting through a container of letters and pictures from college. It resembled an archaeology dig of its own. The bottom layer was the early 1990s, the middle layer was later ’90s, the top was m...
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Police identify man found dead in Kodiak harbor
The man found dead in the Kodiak harbor Wednesday is Clayton Edmond Uloran, 27, according to Lt. D.J. Clumpner at the Kodiak Police Department. Asked if there were any witnesses to the death, Clumpner said no. The body was sent to the medical examiner’s office for autopsy. “That’s pretty common with unattended deaths,” Clumpner said. The results had not yet been returned as of Thursday afternoon. Police received a...
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Mine foes look to build local support
The latest film to be shown at the Kodiak Public Library is one opposed to the possible Chuitna River coal mine on the west side of Cook Inlet. “We want to be reaching out to as many Alaskans as possible about the proposed mine project and it’s impact on Kodiak,” said Kristen Collins with the Alaska Center for the Environment, which brought the film to Kodiak. After the film showing, the room was opened up for que...
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Demolition derby comes to Kodiak Island Raceway
Wanted: demolition derby cars. Reward: the thrill of smashing into other vehicles. For the first time in more than seven years, the Kodiak Island Racing Association is hosting a demolition derby this Saturday at the Kodiak Island Raceway located at the fairgrounds. As of Tuesday afternoon, only three people had signed up for the event that is part of the racing evening that starts at 6 p.m. “I’m hoping more will c...
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Public Safety Blotter: July 14
May 17 At 2:37 a.m., police received a call from the 700 block of Thorsheim Street about a burglary in progress but wouldn’t give his name or any other information and hung up. Police checked around and found nothing unusual. At 3:27 a.m., police received a second call from the 700 block of Thorsheim Street from a man who wouldn’t give his name saying there was suspicious activity near a residence. Police spoke wi...
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Week in Words: Cousin in Dallas survives tragic ‘war zone’
I was one of many Americans who stayed up late last Thursday night as details of the Dallas shooting poured into Twitter. Normally, I have the discipline to turn off media during late-night Lower 48 crises, but I have some strong ties to Dallas. I lived there for several years, my brother lives there, along with many old friends, and my cousin is an officer with the Dallas Police Department. My cousin, who was inv...
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Man found dead in Kodiak harbor
A man was found dead in the Kodiak harbor today, according to a release from the Kodiak Police Department. Police received a call at 11:15 a.m. notifying them of a man in the water off Shelikof Street in downtown Kodiak. Police arrived, and the man was pronounced dead. "Identification is being withheld pending notification of kin," according to the release. "Foul play is not suspected at this time, and the investi...
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‘Bandit range’ cleanup with eye to future
Members of the local Boy Scout troop picked up bag after bag of bottles, shell casings and pieces of trash Tuesday, cleaning up the Monashka Bay “bandit range.” Until their effort, the unsanctioned shooting range was littered with trash. “There are thousands of spent cartridges, plus people take thing out there to set up homemade targets — bottles, cans — and shoot and then just leave it there,” said Kodiak Island...
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Court finds for new land owners in trailer park evictions
The Alaska state court has ruled in favor of Jackson Mobile Home Park in three eviction proceedings and scheduled evidentiary hearings in two others. Judge Steve Cole ordered a second hearing for two Jackson residents who received eviction notices citing a change in land use. Attorney Jill Wittenbrader made several arguments on behalf of her clients, tenants Judi Kidder and David Masinter, including that the evict...
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