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Road repairs scheduled for next summer
Some of Kodiak’s roughest streets will get some help from the Alaska Department of Transportation. Benny Benson Drive, Island Lake Road, Cut-Off Road, Spruce Cape Road and Monashka Bay Road will all have their potholes patched next summer. Repairs to the Chiniak Highway in Bells Flats are also planned but may not come until 2015. “The hope would be we could construct it this coming summer in 2014, but it may lapse...
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Linda Horton
Linda L. Horton, 74, passed away Oct. 31, 2013 in Portland, Ore. She was born in The Dalles, Ore., on Dec. 7, 1938 to Linden Obarr and Mary Louise Obar. She graduated from The Dalles High School and married Donald Horton on Feb. 16, 1958 in The Dalles. She worked in the circulation room at The Dalles Chronicle and later lived in Kodiak and Portland, Ore. Linda lived in The Dalles for 52 years, Kodiak for 16 years ...
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Nina Gronn
Nina Gronn, 75, passed away Nov. 15, 2013, at Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center. A celebration of life will be held at the American Legion Hall, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23.
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Richard C. (Charlie) Hartman
Lifelong Kodiak resident Richard C. (Charlie) Hartman passed away peacefully on Nov. 18, 2013. Service details are pending
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New police chief Wallace settles in
The Kodiak Police Department has gone through sweeping changes over the last six months. After the mass retirement of five employees with at least 20 years of experience, new Kodiak Police Chief Ronda Wallace has made it her priority to get the department settled and fully staffed. “The department has been through a lot of changes with a lot of retirements and that’s a little unsettling with people sometimes, so m...
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Sea otter rules change little after heated debate
A debate over the meaning of “significantly altered” has ended with little change. The US Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday released a new definition for that term as it applies to Native handicrafts using sea otter fur. The release ends months of sometimes-heated debate that generated more than 110,000 letters and comments to Fish and Wildlife. The words “significantly altered” are a key component of the Marin...
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Alumni update: College wrestling season begins
A pair of former Kodiak High School wrestlers have begun their seasons for Southern Oregon University. Senior Tucker Van Matre and sophomore Francis Llorente placed fourth at the SOU Pete Belcastro Open Sunday in Oregon. Van Matre won his four-person bracket on Saturday to advance to Sunday’s championship round where he placed went 1-2 to place fourth in the 184-pound weight class. Francis Llorente, 133 pounds, al...
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Public Safety Blotter: Nov. 20
Friday, Nov. 15 • At 4:19 a.m., an officer investigated suspicious circumstances on Pillar Mountain Road. All was OK. • At 9:33 a.m., a caller reported the neighbor’s dog was constantly barking. No one was home. The community services officer will follow up. • At 9:34 a.m., a caller reported a dead cat. An officer disposed of it. • At 10:02 a.m., a man reported he found a syringe. Officers disposed of it. • At 12:...
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ALS fundraiser was success
To the editor: Having the ALS Awareness fundraiser was the right thing to do. It did raise awareness and it hopefully was a godsend for one woman who came on Saturday. I want to thank all those who donated and those who stopped to browse the various forms of information that were displayed. The beautiful banner, a major focal point, was created by the Kodiak High School art teacher and some of her students. This f...
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Massage therapists partner up
Two Kodiak massage therapists have joined forces to offer clients massage and injury recovery services in the same building. Northwoods Massage and BodyWorks Massage and Movement are located downtown at 326 Center Avenue, Suite 201. Linda Van Mun, owner of Northwoods Massage, brought her practice to Kodiak from Wisconsin in 2008. She spent the first 14 years of her career practicing in Wisconsin, which gave her ac...
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