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Troopers seek gun burglars
The Alaska State Troopers are seeking public help in finding people responsible for a home burglary and the theft of guns, ammunition and money, according to a trooper report. Sometime between noon on Thanksgiving and Saturday morning, troopers said, someone took two pistols, about $200 and five boxes of .223 caliber ammunition after forcing open the door to a Peninsula Way home. The burglars also unsuccessfully t...
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Assembly reviews strategic plan
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly discussed progress on the borough’s strategic plans items at Tuesday’s work session. The list contains three items regarding public understanding of various issues along with items addressing a multi-year fiscal plan, business development, a land sale plan, and building and zoning codes. Borough manager Bud Cassidy said some of the action items under each goal on the list had bee...
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5 KHS runners head to California for Foot Locker
Brenden Thompson is tired of running in chilly conditions. That is one reason why the sophomore decided to join four other Kodiak High School runners at Saturday’s Foot Locker Cross Country West Regionals in Walnut, California. “I’m looking forward to the warm weather,” said Thompson before the start of Wednesday’s practice at Joe Floyd Track and Field. Wednesday greeted the California-bound runners with near free...
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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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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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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...
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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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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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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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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...
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