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Driver dies after vehicle tumbles into ravine in Kodiak
A person driving a passenger van died Thursday when his vehicle fell into a ravine on Pillar Mountain Road in Kodiak, police said. Kodiak Police Chief Ronda Wallace said she could not identify the driver pending notification of his or her next of kin. Asked if investigators believe that slippery road conditions could have triggered the accident, Wallace said, “We don’t believe that’s a factor.” The last fatal car ...
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Denali disaster author to sign books
A former Kodiak resident is returning to the Emerald Isle on Friday to sign his book about a 1967 mountaineering disaster on Denali. Andy Hall, a former Daily Mirror reporter and editor, wrote “Denali’s Howl: The Deadliest Climbing Disaster on America’s Wildest Peak,” about a 12-man crew that tackled the tallest mountain in North America, Mt. McKinley, commonly referred to as Denali. A terrible storm rolled in, is...
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Travel delays could force Kodiak to forfeit opening-round match
A victory for Kodiak’s volleyball team would be arriving in time for its opening-round state championship match against defending champion South Anchorage. Thanks to fog, wind and record-breaking rain soaking Kodiak, the team could not fly to Anchorage Wednesday. Instead, players and coaches boarded a ferry late Wednesday evening to Homer. Kodiak is hoping the itinerary change will keep it from missing today’s 1:1...
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Alaska State Troopers: Nov. 13
November 5 • At 6 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a residence to investigate a burglary and theft. They found that an unknown person stole money and possibly other items. Anyone with information is asked to call 486-4121. The investigation is ongoing. November 8 • At 5:35 p.m., Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted a person returning from a deer hunt and found that they had not validated their harvest ticket...
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Heavy rain causes several slides
Heavy rain throughout Tuesday, which broke a 55-year-old record, and Wednesday caused several mudslides that partially blocked Kodiak roads on Wednesday. The first one early Wednesday morning blocked one lane of traffic on Rezanof Drive West across from Pier 2, according to a Kodiak Police Department Nixle alert. It was sent shortly after 6 a.m. on Wednesday. Less than an hour later, another Nixle alert stated tha...
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Leadership, endurance theatre on Friday
It’s a combination of the story of Ernest Shackleton, the Antarctica explorer, and an insurance salesman during an economic meltdown. That’s what Split Knuckle Theatre, a Connecticut-based theatre company, is bringing to Kodiak on Friday as part of the Kodiak Arts Council’s Performing Arts Series. The production has Walter Spivey, a recently promoted insurance salesman, trying to save the jobs of his employees and...
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Troopers warn public about panty thief
Lock up your underwear. The Alaska State Troopers are warning Kodiak residents to secure their homes and be aware of their surroundings in light of a rash of recent burglaries that involved the theft of women’s underwear. The Public Service Advisement from the troopers Wednesday said in the past week, the troopers have received burglary, criminal trespass and theft reports from people in Kodiak. “AST believes the ...
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Stage and Screen: 'Birdman' is a film not for the birds
Do you need validation of your life’s work? Do you need to gain the respect you feel you never got even though you were hugely successful in the honest endeavors of your career? Are you prepared to sacrifice everything you have accomplished to grab that fabled elusive “brass ring?” The brass ring that will establish you once and for all as a true artist in a field which you have already conquered but don’t realize...
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Walker dances above the net
Between breaks in the action, Kodiak’s Richelle Walker has found an unusual way to stay loose on the sideline. The Bears’ junior middle hitter dances. It doesn’t matter if there is a song playing on the public address system or not, she busts a move while her teammates hydrate and listen to the coach. “I like to keep my energy positive,” Walker said. “It kind of just helps me not think about what we’ve done wrong....
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Legion and VFW hold Veterans Day services
The event failed to attract throngs of people, but persistent rain didn’t discourage local Veterans of Foreign Wars: They did not fail to honor those who’ve served. During a short ceremony at the American Cemetery on Tuesday, veterans offered prayers, taps and the reading of a 1961 John F. Kennedy Veterans Day address. About 15 people showed up, including, Raymond Stobniski, the commander of VFW post 056, and Dewe...
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