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Around Kodiak: May 14
The Kodiak GIS Users Group will hold a meeting at noon today in the Kodiak Island Borough conference room in the borough building. Terri Morganson, ESRI Inc.’s state and local government account manager, will be the guest speaker. The meeting is a chance for those who use ESRI products to ask questions and find answers to questions. Exhibit designer Sarah Asper-Smith visits the Baranov Museum at 6 p.m. Wednesday f...
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Atom Fairweather
Atom Fairweather slipped away peacefully at home on May 3, 2013. His devoted wife, Becky was at his side. Atom grew up in Colorado and Arizona, but spent the best, most exciting years of his life, working and living in Kodiak, where he fished crab in the winter and tendered salmon in the summer. Atom was in Kodiak during the hayday of Kodiak King Crab which, like the California Gold Rush, will never return again. ...
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After assault acquittal, Kodiak man faces new charges
A Kodiak man acquitted of third-degree assault charges now faces felony charges for drugs and weapons misconduct. Teila Tofelogo, 43, was accused of two counts of third-degree assault after he allegedly brandished a gun at two teenagers in a vehicle on Jan. 30. On Friday, both assault charges (class C felonies) were dismissed by a jury. According to court documents, when police found Tofelogo walking away from the...
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Melodie 'Mel' Southwick
Melodie “Mel” Southwick passed away peacefully on April 28, 2013 in Longview, Wash. She was 53. Mel was born Sept. 28, 1959, to Fred Abshere and Fern Smith in Springfield, Ore. She graduated from Kelso High School in 1977. During the summer months she worked as a forest fire lookout for the U.S. Forest Service in central Oregon, which is where she met David Southwick of Woodland, Wash.. They were married Nov. 21, ...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Getting started with Dolly Varden
I’m tired of waiting! The winter was long, and it’s time to start catching Dolly Varden in rivers. I can’t be sure they’re leaving their winter lakes yet, headed downstream to the ocean. But they should start any day and I plan to be on the river waiting for them. The timing of each year’s Dolly run is variable. Predicting it isn’t a matter of looking at last year’s calendar. I have come close a few times by watch...
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Births: May 14
• Collin Danger Pruitt was born at 7:33 a.m. May 1, 2013 to Chris and Nichole Pruitt. He weighed 6 pounds, 5.4 ounces and measured 21 inches long. His parents are originally from Kodiak. His mother works at Kodiak Area Native Association and his father works for Miles Fish Company. Proud grandparents are Frank and Maryann Miles from Kodiak and Steve and Trisha Pruitt from Kodiak. • Bristol Rose Skonberg was born a...
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Kodiak softball goes 2-2
Battling through a slew of injuries, Kodiak’s softball team went 2-2 during a three-day swing through the Mainland. Kodiak started the trip with a costly 6-5 win over Bartlett Thursday in Anchorage Leading 5-2 in the fifth, pitcher Kaia Yatsik was drilled in the knee by a line drive. She came out of the game and was taken to the hospital Friday morning for x-rays. Head coach Sam Catt said the x-rays didn’t reveal ...
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Alumni update: Anthony, Bethea compete at GNAC Championships
University of Alaska Anchorage’s Dylan Anthony posted a pair of top four finishes at the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Outdoor Championships over the weekend in Monnouth, Ore. The Kodiak product was third in the 5,000 meters with a time of 15 minutes, 8.11 seconds. Anthony added a fourth in the 3,000 steeplechase in 9:22.87. Teammate Jaymi Bethea was sixth in the women’s 3,000 steeplechase in 11:26.69 and ni...
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Kodiak Middle School raises money for school in Mali
Students at Kodiak Middle School raised $1,000 to give electricity to a school in Mali, west Africa. The partnership between KMS and the middle school in Dielibougou, Mali began after Kodiak resident Heather Preece brought a longtime friend Mahim Toure from Mali to Kodiak last year. During his one-month Kodiak stay, Toure shared his culture with the people of Kodiak and gave presentations in classrooms and to the ...
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Kodiak is the safest place I have ever lived
To the Editor: In response to the letter about the downtown mall, this is perhaps a good time to bring up the bit about Kodiak being an inclusive community. You may have seen that sign driving near Dead Man’s curve. I have wondered what that means and who put that sign there. While I don’t have the answer, please let me offer my interpretation. For me, living in an inclusive city is understanding that people have ...
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