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City council begins studying possible marijuana rules
Because of a travel problem, a representative of the city’s law firm could not attend Wednesday’s Kodiak City Council work session as planned to give a presentation about marijuana and regulations for its use. Marijuana use by adults became legal in Alaska in February, and detailed regulations are evolving at state and local levels. Council members want to study questions regarding marijuana-derived products, publ...
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Troopers: drunk man crashes his vehicle, reports it stolen
A Kodiak man allegedly crashed his pickup while intoxicated and then told the Alaska State Troopers it had been stolen, according to a trooper report. Tyrone Walker, 38, reported to the troopers on Sunday shortly before 11 p.m. that his truck had been taken from his Gull Drive residence, according to the report. “At approximately the same time,” the troopers received a report that a vehicle was in a ditch after ha...
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Alumni spotlight: Izzy Riina playing for George Fox
One of the top defenders in the history of the Kodiak High School volleyball program has found a home at the next level. Izzy Riina, who graduated a few months ago from KHS, is suiting up for George Fox University, an NCAA Division III school located in Newberg, Oregon. The 5-foot-3 defensive specialist has already made an impact for her new club; recording 12 digs in last Saturday’s 3-1 loss to St. Mary’s College...
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MOUNTAIN VIEWS: Connections in giving, taking life
I've never pictured myself as a hunter. I'm married to a man who hunts with a passion and I've supported him in that from the sidelines. Hunt after hunt he comes home with wild game which he processes and we very much enjoy eating. The female friends in my life who hunt don't have kids. They have a freedom which I have been curious of from afar. I see the photos, hear the stories and have recognized it wasn't my j...
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The Week in Words: Anything not work is play
The news last week was a series of contrasts, vacillating back and forth between the energy that comes with the first day of school, the fun of the state fair and rodeo, and the reflection on work, on our labor. Work and play. As Jack knows, a healthy helping of both keeps the doldrums away. Let’s begin with “school,” the English spelling of the Latin word “schola,” which, to no surprise, is a place for learning. ...
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Alaska State Troopers: Sept. 10
Sept. 1 Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted a British Columbia woman sport fishing near Whale Pass and cited her for sport fishing with more than one line. Sept. 3 At 4 p.m., Alaska State Troopers arrested a man on an outstanding warrant stemming from the original charge of assault in the third degree. AWT contacted a Kodiak fisherman commercial fishing in Shelikof Strait and cited him for failing to register a pow...
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KHS spikers, swimmers head to Peninsula
After opening the season at home last weekend, Kodiak High School’s volleyball and swimming teams will invade the Kenai Peninsula. The volleyball team begins a four-game, three-day trip today at Kenai, while the swimmers will be competing at Saturday’s Homer Invitational. Volleyball The Bears couldn’t have started the season any better, sweeping Colony in a pair of Northern Lights Conference matches. Up next for K...
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Stage and Screen: Steering a way through life
Learning to Drive” (2014) is a sensitive, kind examination of the lives of an abandoned middle-class American book critic and a like-age Indian Sikh taxi driver/driving instructor. Patricia Clarkson plays the jilted, yet celebrated New York book critic, Wendy. Clarkson was the perfect selection to play the timorous, emotionally and socially dependent spouse of Ted (Jake Weber), who has taken up with another woman....
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Playbook: Sept. 10
Thursday, Sept. 10 Volleyball: Kodiak at Kenai. C squad, 3:30 p.m.; junior varsity, 4:30 p.m.; varsity, 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11 Football: Kodiak at North Pole. Junior varsity, 3 p.m.; varsity, 6 p.m. Volleyball: Kodiak at Soldotna. C squad, 3:30 p.m.; junior varsity, 4:30 p.m.; varsity, 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12 Auto racing: Kodiak Island Stock car shootout at the Kodiak Island Raceway, 5:30 p.m. Cross country: Ko...
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Chiniak fire reaches 98 percent containment
Alaska Division of Forestry officials expect to see an end to the state’s firefighting effort in Chiniak on Friday, with help from rain predicted to continue through the week. “We’re hoping that’s going to finish it off,” said Patrick Quiner, ADF’s Kenai-Kodiak area representative. As of Monday, the fire was 98 percent contained within a 300-foot wide perimeter, incident commander Phil Blydenburgh of ADF said. “To...
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