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Bigger wall to protect road from falling rocks at “the dip”
A bigger barrier between Rezanof Drive and basketball-sized boulders from the Pillar Mountain rockslide area will go up in 2015. “The dip,” or the area between City Pier 2 and City Pier 3 on Rezanof Drive West has long been a hazard for motorists. The mountainside was mined for rocks for constructions in the 1950s and it’s been a rockslide area since at least 1971. Sporadic falling boulders that have crested the 1...
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Stage and Screen: 'The Other Son' — A Microcosm of Middle-East Misconceptions
“The Other Son” - A Microcosm of Middle-East Misconceptions Joseph Silberg is an Israeli teenager in the process of a pro forma pre-induction physical exam for the IDF (Israel Defense Force.) One step in the process is an everyday blood draw and analysis. At this point the “routine” examination morphs into an unexpected and defining new reality. Joseph has a blood type that is not possible given the blood types of...
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NLC rankings: Kodiak remains on top
Kodiak’s girls basketball team clinched the Northern Lights Conference’s No. 1 seed for the regional tournament with its victory over Colony on Tuesday. With the No. 1 seed comes a first-round bye and a direct path to a Friday semifinal game. Kodiak coach Amy Fogle said the team earned the top spot, but would rather not sit out the first day of the tournament. “Anytime you start a tournament the first game is alwa...
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New book keeps local family name alive
Although the A. Holmes Johnson Library has given way to the new Kodiak Public Library, a forthcoming book promises to keep the prominent Kodiak name alive. Author Dr. Robert Johnson, known locally as “Dr. Bob,” expects to see printed copies of “Alaska Frontier Surgeon” arrive from the publisher any day now. The book tells the life story of his father, Arthur Holmes Johnson, and along the way provides first-hand in...
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Agreement for Connecticut Coast Guard museum signed
Coast Guard and local officials in Connecticut signed an agreement Wednesday in support of establishing a National Coast Guard museum in the town of New London, Conn. The National Coast Guard Museum Association is a nonprofit association working to open a Coast Guard museum of the town of about 25,000 people in southern Connecticut. The memorandum of understanding signed Wednesday details the working relationship ...
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Public Safety Blotter: Feb. 20
Tuesday, Feb. 18 • Around 1:19 a.m., two bar checks were conducted downtown. • At 6:25 a.m., a 911 caller reported suspicious circumstances on Erskine Ave. All was OK. • At 8:55 a.m., a caller requested a welfare check on Mill Bay Road. A male left upon request. • At 9:16 a.m., a caller reported a loose dog on Mill Bay Road is preventing her family from getting out of their vehicle. The officers were unable to cat...
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Love locks cut off of Near Island bridge
Call it a Valentines Day mystery. Several dozen “love locks” went missing from the Fred Zharoff Memorial Bridge this week and no one has fessed up to taking them down. Love locks are a Parisian tradition that recently blossomed on the bridge to Near Island. The idea is for couples to fasten a lock to the bridge, write their names on it and cast the keys into the water as a symbol of their permanent love. But the s...
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Nick Mullan, Jr.
Our beloved brother, brother-in-law, and best friend Nick Mullan, Jr. passed away unexpectedly at his residence in Kodiak, Alaska on the morning of Jan. 29, 2014. Nick was born to Nick Mullan, Sr. and Nora Mullan in Kodiak on Dec. 11, 1956. Nick Jr. attended East Elementary School in Kodiak. He loved playing Little League baseball. Nick played junior varsity basketball for Kodiak High School. After graduating from...
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Community health center offers help for Affordable Care Act
As the March 31 deadline to sign up for insurance under the federal Affordable Care Act approaches, Kodiakans are making steady use of resources to help the process. “I have been booked solid for weeks,” Kodiak Community Health Center outreach and enrollment coordinator Cherie Skonberg said Wednesday. Skonberg spends up to an hour and a half with each client who wants assistance going through the enrollment steps ...
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Around Kodiak: Feb. 20
Alutiiq Museum curator of archaeology Patrick Saltonstall is giving a lecture on "Saving the Past for the Future: Archeological Site Disturbance and Documentation in the Kodiak Archipelago" at noon today at the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Center. The lecture is part of the Visitor Center's weekly brown bag lunch series. The Kodiak High School tsunami bowl team presents “Jellyfish Apocalypse: Causes, Problems a...
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