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Another Day in Paradise: Time to clean up
May is clean-up month. This week, we will pay just a little more attention to picking up the litter that lines our streets and roadways. On Saturday, there will be crews out all over town to spruce up our image one more time before we get overrun with new faces so we can show them our best side. It doesn’t matter where you are, people seem to think roadways are their trash bins. Done with that McDonalds wrapper or...
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Zombie Fun Run Saturday
Zombies are making another appearance at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park. The second Zombie at Abercrombie 5K Fun Run is noon Saturday. The event is not a normal fun run. Runners will wear flags and try to make it through the course without getting their flags pulled by zombies roaming around Fort Abercrombie. The run is a fundraiser for the Kodiak Football League. Participation is $15. Registration begins ...
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Senior Citizens of Kodiak produces film to promote adult day program
Senior Citizens of Kodiak Inc. has produced a new eight-minute film that sheds light on the services adult day programs provide. Senior Citizens of Kodiak executive director Pat Branson decided she wanted to present information about adult day services to communities across the state. The film, “Best Kept Secret: Adult Day Services” explains what an adult day program does and who might use it. Branson narrates the...
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Alaska State Troopers start investigation after arrest video
The Alaska Department of Public Safety is conducting an internal investigation into a video that depicts a 20-year-old Kodiak woman thrown to the ground during an arrest by Alaska State Troopers. The YouTube video titled “Young woman being arrested for nothing” went live on Monday afternoon, and as of Wednesday afternoon had more than 21,700 views and 470 comments. Troopers were called to the home in Rasmusson’s T...
May 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coast Guard likely to scale back summer Arctic deployments
A year after the Coast Guard took a step into the Arctic, budget cuts and a lack of commercial traffic are making it step back. As crews from Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak fan out across the state from summer deployments, the Coast Guard has confirmed that fewer Coast Guardsmen and fewer aircraft will be stationed in the Arctic this summer. How many fewer is still being debated. “There’s a presence, but they have...
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Former Murkowski staffer, released from prison, tries federal lobbying
A former fisheries adviser to Sen. Lisa Murkowski is back on Capitol Hill after a five-month prison term, but this time Arne Fuglvog is on the opposite side of the desk — as a lobbyist. According to records from the first quarter of 2013, Fuglvog is representing four commercial fishing companies — Aleutian Spray Fisheries, Blue North Fisheries, Fishermen’s Finest and Glacier Fish. According to official documents, ...
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Thomet, Cortez win Salmon run
Kodiak High sophomore Levi Thomet topped a field of 175 runners to take the Helen Simeonoff Memorial Annual 5K Salmon Run/Walk Sunday at the Buskin River. Thomet covered the course in 20 minutes, 41 seconds. Sonia Cortez was the first female finisher in 22:13. Results 1. Levi Thomet, 20 minutes, 41 seconds; 2. Jack Hannah, 21:02; 3. Elmer Cortez, 21:29; 4. Jeff Brubaker, 21:30; 5. Charles Russell, 21:32; 6. Howard...
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Kingfishers pile up awards at state meet
The Kodiak Kingfishers concluded the swimming season with a pile of awards at the Alaska Junior Olympic Championship last weekend in Anchorage. Talon Lindquist won seven events and was named the male swimmer of the year, while Ila Hughes captured four events and was named the female swimmer of the year. Kingfisher coach John Lindquist was voted the senior coach of the year. His son, Talon, was the top point-scorer...
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Around Kodiak: May 2
The Kodiak Choirs present a “Big ‘80s” pop show at 7 p.m. tonight in the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium. Watch and listen as choir students from sixth through 12th grades perform a concert of all ‘80s pop and rock songs. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly meets for a regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. tonight in the borough building. The public is encouraged to attend.
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Discover Kodiak looks for new executive director
Discover Kodiak is looking to discover a new executive director. Current executive director Janet Buckingham is resigning after five and a half years in the position so she can move back to Moab, Utah to be closer to her family. “I’m a desert rat at heart and our home is in Moab, Utah,” Buckingham said. “We always planned to return at some point.” When Buckingham started in November 2007, her goals were to bring K...
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