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Kodiak volleyball to stream matches
With the majority of its matches off-island, Kodiak’s volleyball team has found a way to keep its fans connected. Every match this season — home and away — will be streamed live at ustream.tv. The idea came from the mother of C-squad coach Merissa Koller-Williams. She wanted to be able to follow the team throughout the season and brought the idea up to her daughter. Koller-Williams investigated and found out it wo...
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Public Safety Blotter: Sept. 6
Wednesday, Aug. 28 • At 3:29 a.m., a man was cited for camping. • At 12:20 p.m., a man was cited for driving without a license, insurance or registration. • At 7:48 a.m., a 911 caller reported a disturbance on Thorsheim Street. There was no crime and the parties separated. • At 8:07 a.m., a caller reported two men were parked in front of her driveway for a half an hour, and wouldn’t tell her why they were there. O...
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Around Kodiak: Sept. 5
Visiting scholar Jack Hopkins will present the results of his work on black bears in Yosemite National Park. Hopkins has used a new technique to answer questions about the foraging behavior of bears. Hopkins will speak at noon in the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center. Kodiak Girl Scouts will hold a volunteer meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday in the East Elementary Library. If you or someone you know is inter...
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Alaska State Troopers: Sept. 5
Friday, Aug. 23 • At 1 p.m., Alaska State Wildlife Troopers contacted an Anchor Point man while operating a sportfishing vessel in Uyak Bay. Investigation revealed the man failed to register his vessel with the state. He was cited and bail was set at $50. • At 1:50 p.m., Alaska State Wildlife Troopers contacted a Colorado man who was operating a sport fishing vessel in Uyak Bay. Investigation revealed the man had ...
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Achievers: Sept.5
Kodiak Middle School student Rafael Bitanga won second place in the Alaska Court System’s 2013 “Justice for All” annual poster contest in the category for grades five through eight. Students submitted two-dimensional artworks on the theme “Fairness, Diversity, Equality: Our justice system depends on them. What do they mean to you?” Statewide, more than 90 students entered in grades K-8. Bitanga’s work along with s...
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Council will discuss tax issue
The Kodiak City Council will gather at 7 p.m. tonight for a special meeting, but the public likely won’t be able to hear much of the discussion. The sole item on the city council’s agenda is a private session with city attorney Thomas Klinkner, who will call in by phone. The private meeting will be used to discuss the recent revelation that the city has been charging sales tax on telephone, Internet and cable TV s...
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Stage and Screen: 'In a World' — Not a world of my choosing
While this may seem to be a peculiar comment from a film critic, I’m going to make it nonetheless. A few filmgoers ruined my enjoyment of Lake Bell’s film “In a World” (2013). Ms. Bell’s script won the coveted Waldo Salt award for the screenwriting at the Sundance Film Festival this year. While I didn’t fully appreciate her production (writer, director and lead), the people sitting in the row behind me in the thea...
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First Friday art show features new Kodiak artist
A Kodiak artist will have her gallery debut during the First Friday Art Show at Northern Exposure Gallery this week. This Friday, Suzan Anderson will premiere her work in a Kodiak show. Gallery owner Janet Wente has continued to host art shows on the first Friday of the month throughout the summer. Wente took over from the Kodiak Arts Council’s art walks, which will resume next month after a summer hiatus. “I want...
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Man severely injured in bar assault
A well-known Kodiak man is in Anchorage’s Providence hospital today after severe injuries suffered in an incident near the Village Bar early Sunday. Police responded to the downtown mall about 4:30 a.m. and discovered Danny Unruh, a radio producer and weekend host of KVOK-FM’s Hotline show, with a shattered femur, dislocated shoulder and facial injuries. Unruh’s friends said several men beat Unruh and left him on ...
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Salmon season officially passes record
ANCHORAGE (AP) — The commercial salmon catch in Alaska reached a record 260 million for the 2013 season as of last week, up from 221 million in 2005, officials said. During the last week of August, commercial fishermen netted about 24 million salmon, according to a state Fish and Game Department estimate. Much of this year's catch came from Southeast Alaska, with 98.4 million salmon, most of them pinks, the Alaska...
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