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Alaska State Troopers: Dec. 3
Nov. 26 At 11:16 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a vehicle in a ditch near Mile 10 of Rezanof Drive. The van slid into the ditch because of icy conditions. The driver was wearing a seatbelt and was not injured. The van received moderate damage and was later removed. Nov. 28 Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted a man hunting near Anton Larsen Road. Troopers found him without a valid hunting license and cited...
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Norse goddess presides at shopping ritual
Dominating the news last week was the glorious return of every curmudgeon’s favorite holiday to scorn: Black Friday. There’s probably no other day more full of etymological paradox than Black Friday. Associating such negativity with Friday is not really new. For instance, in observance of the day of the week on which Christians recognize Christ’s death, the Catholic Church obliges penitents to abstain from eating ...
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Black Friday bottom line
Even with the rise of online shopping and the varied tourism and moving seasons, for many local retailers, Black Friday is still a big shopping day. Trevor Brown, the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce director, said most retailers in Kodiak do participate in Black Friday with sales and good deals. “I think it has a positive impact (on the economy),” Brown said. “It’s pretty much the same here as it is in most places with...
Dec 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coast Guard awards local pilot for role in rescue
The Coast Guard gave a local pilot and charter business owner an award for his help in the rescue of a kayaker last year. Rolan Ruoss, who owns Sea Hawk Air with his wife, received the award at Air Station Kodiak Tuesday from Capt. Mark Moran, commanding officer of Air Station Kodiak. On Christmas Eve 2014, Ruoss was flying in one of his company’s floatplanes when he overheard a radio call between a distressed kay...
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David V. Tucker
David V. Tucker, a long time Kodiak resident passed away November 29, 2015. He is survived by his wife Sandra M. Tucker of Kodiak, daughter Lacey J. Tucker of Wasilla and stepson Michael S. Murphy of Washington.
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KHS wrestlers compete in Wash. state
Kodiak junior Scott Larionoff has never wrestled outside of Alaska. That changes today when the Bears compete in a jamboree — a preseason dual — against Union High School in Camas, Washington, a 4A classification school located 176 miles south of Seattle. The fun doesn’t stop there. The Bears have stops at Washington (Tacoma), Auburn and Stanwood high schools during their four-day trip through the Evergreen State....
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Platform struck by vandalism
Kodiak Audubon member Rich MacIntosh found an unpleasant coda to the Thanksgiving holiday on Friday when he saw severe damage to the Potato Patch Lake viewing platform, apparently from vandalism. The city of Kodiak and Audubon partnered about 15 years ago to construct the popular viewing area that provides public access from the road through thick alders. Audubon conservation chairman Stacy Studebaker said someone...
Dec 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Museums polish up care of metal artifacts
With funding from a Museums Alaska Collections Management Grant, the Alutiiq Museum is improving its care of metal objects. A $782 grant will help the museum clean and rehouse a small collection of contemporary silver jewelry and complete an inventory of the historic metal objects in its care. Museum assistant Rebecca Pruitt will locate metal objects in the museum’s care and note the type of metal, its condition, ...
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Alumni update: Thomet reflects on signing with Oregon
Weeks ago, former Kodiak High School standout runner Levi Thomet signed a National Letter of Intent to run cross country and track at the University of Oregon. The Daily Mirror emailed Thomet, currently a foreign exchange student in Germany, questions regarding the signing. He replied a few days ago. How is life in Germany? How is it different from living in Kodiak? Living in Germany is definitely a bit different ...
Dec 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Damaged timber will quickly lose value
To the editor: I have followed with a vested interest the Kodiak Borough Assemlby’s actions and inactions concerning the fire-damaged timber at Chiniak. Some years ago, the borough rejected a $4 million offer for this timber because of public opinion. While the decision made some sense for a healthy stand of timber, the forest fire this summer changed everything. What the borough now has is a damaged resource, whi...
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