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CHICK PRIEST: Thankful to find friends, cookies on plane
I have now been to four cities in Alaska after a trip last weekend to Kenai. We drove from Anchorage along the Turnagain Arm road, the Seward Highway, but then I flew back to Anchorage on the last day so I could be back in time for the Sunday service at St. James. As I boarded the first leg of my trip, I was scanning my ticket and looking at the seat letters on the baggage compartment above, not finding an H, only...
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MOUNTAIN VIEWS: Every mother deserves royal treatment
The past week, the world was abuzz with the birth of the newest addition to the British royal family. Princess Charlotte was born.   On the occasion of the royal baby’s birth, social media was abuzz with talk of the glam squad that helped her leave the hospital looking like she had a day at the spa. And then there are the rest of us moms who are rather in awe of the whole scene.  Baby George finally had a sister. ...
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Ididarock race starts Saturday
The inaugural Ididarock — a 45-mile four-wheeler team challenge event — is taking place Saturday. The race begins at 9 a.m. at the Lake Miam trailhead at Mile 29.5 on the Chiniak Highway. Organizer Leonard Martin said as of Thursday afternoon there are seven teams signed up. A few teams have dropped out since the race was officially advertised in March. Martin, and a few of his friends, cooked up the idea for the ...
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More delays to Tustumena’s return to service
The M/V Tustumena will have five more days of sailings cancelled after “necessary additional work” turned up during the annual overhaul, according to the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. ADOT&PF communications officer Jeremy Woodrow said a piping issue that was found during the certification process caused the delay. During each overhaul, the ferry is re-certified by the Coast Guard. Duri...
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Man arrested on charges of indecent exposure
A Kodiak man was arrested after he allegedly exposed himself to a teenage girl and stared at her while he performed a lewd act at a store downtown before being chased by the girl’s mother, according to a Kodiak Police Department detective’s affidavit. Samuel Malutin, 30, allegedly was watching the 16-year-old girl through a window as she shopped in a downtown store early Saturday afternoon. “(The girl) told me she...
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Stutes, Stevens to give budget update tonight
Kodiak’s state senator and representative will be in Kodiak to give a legislative update tonight. Sen. Gary Stevens and Rep. Louise Stutes will be at the Kodiak Public Library from 5:30 to 7 p.m. to “present information on the State’s budget,” according to a news release from the Alaska Senate Majority’s office. Stevens represents the entire Kodiak area, including the villages, as well as several communities on th...
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‘True Story’ delves into twisted minds
To fully appreciate “True Story” (2015) one must consider narcissistic and sociopathic behaviors, as these disorders underlie the fundamentally true story being related. Jonah Hill plays dishonored New York Times feature reporter Michael Finkel. Mass murderer Christian Longo is played by James Franco. Hill’s memorable, Oscar-nominated credits include “The Wolf of Wall Street” (2013) and “Moneyball” (2011). Franco’...
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Kodiak sweeps Kenai
Playing under an ominous grey sky at the Kenai Little League Fields, Kodiak's baseball team got off to a rocky start Wednesday evening. After plating two runs in the top of the first, Kodiak coughed up the lead with an inning that is not going to be featured in the end-of-the-season highlight video. The Bears committed three errors on the first two batters, lost starting catcher Josiah Chya to an arm injury and al...
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Alutiiq Museum's top executive resigns, successor hired
The Alutiiq Museum’s executive director is leaving, and her successor has been found. Alisha Drabek, who has served as the executive director since 2013, will be joining the Afognak Native Corporation as the senior vice president of community and government affairs. During her time as top executive at the museum, Drabek oversaw a large basketry exhibit, facility improvements, office expansion and the receipt of a ...
May 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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CRUISE CONTROL: Hundreds of Crystal Symphony passengers visit downtown Kodiak
Hundreds of cruise passengers dined at local restaurants, visited museums and checked out downtown Kodiak Tuesday as a cruise ship arrived to signal the start of the tourist season. “We walked around. We visited the Alutiiq Museum. We visited the Russian chapel and we had a lovely luncheon at Noodles,” said Trevor Ngo, 48, a resident of San Jose, Calif. “Noodles was very good. We had some chowder and curry.” Ngo b...
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