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Zany jugglers keep odd objects, spirits flying
Anybody expecting to see copies of Dostoyevsky’s classic noel sailing through the air is likely to be disappointed at a perfromance by the Flying Karamazov Brothers. Then again, maybe not. The famous juggling lineup has lofted a lot of unlikely objects across the stage, so a little Russian literature is not out of the question when the troupe performs at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 23, at the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium....
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Public Safety Blottter March 20
Friday, March 14 • Around 1:38 a.m., four bar checks were conducted downtown. • At 3:24 a.m., a caller reported a vehicle in a ditch on Rezanof Drive; no injuries. • At 3:26 a.m., a caller requested a subject removal on East Rezanof Drive. • At 6:33 a.m., a caller reported multiple sparks coming from the top of a fuel tank on West Rezanof Drive. Officers did not see any sparks but still notified KEA. • At 7:37 a.m...
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State Trooper Blotter March 20
Saturday, March 15 At approximately 5:49 a.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of an assault at a residence in Kodiak involving two family members. Investigation revealed a 29-year-old woman assaulted a family member and also harassed a family member. She was placed under arrest and transported to the Kodiak City Jail where she was remanded for her charges without bail pending arraignment. Sunday, March 16...
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AAC exec: Lower state funding ‘not a cut’
The Alaska state budget for fiscal year 2015 currently making its way through the Legislature gives $2 million less to the Alaska Aerospace Corporation than the previous budget, but the state-owned company’s leaders say it’s all part of the plan. “It’s not a cut,” AAC vice president and COO Mark Greby said Tuesday. “It’s a planned reduction that we proposed to the state.” Greby is in Kodiak this week on a regular ...
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Kodiak embraces underdog role
While the Kodiak girls basketball team has captivated the community with their perfect season, their counterparts have snuck under the radar. Kodiak’s boys wouldn’t have it any other way. “Maybe it is a good thing that they are having a great season. It does take a lot of pressure off of these guys,” Kodiak coach David Anderson said. “They are more relaxed.” For the first time since 1985, Kodiak’s girls and boys b...
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CFA talk dominates fish group meeting
The possibility and meaning of Community Fishing Associations occupied panelists and commenters during a meeting of the city-borough Kodiak Fisheries Work Group held Monday in the borough assembly chambers. In a discussion moderated by Kodiak Chamber of Commerce executive director Trevor Brown, fisherman Dave Kubiak asked the group to request a study about CFAs from the North Pacific Fishery Management Council. “T...
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Bear seen on Mill Bay Road
Another bear was spotted wandering around town early Tuesday. According to a Kodiak bear observation form released by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, the adult bear was seen on Mill Bay Road at 12:23 a.m. A resident on Murphy Way called the Daily Mirror and said a bear had left tracks in his yard late Monday night or early Tuesday morning. On Saturday, a bear was spotted on Selief Lane. Contact the Daily M...
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Alaska Science Forum: On the track of the wolverine
As I skied on a frozen river, a hairy creature trotted toward me. When the wolverine spotted me, it popped up in the air like an antelope, landed like a cat, and bounced away into the high country of the Wrangell Mountains. Nicknamed the devil bear, woods devil or carcajou, the wolverine has a Latin name, Gulo gulo, that means “glutton.” The Koyukon Indians have a better name, “doyon,” from the Russian “toyon,” wh...
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Business Spotlight: Videographer hopes to go pro with scenes of local life
What began as a septuagenarian’s challenge could become Kodiak’s best travel guide — and it might even go viral. Last fall, art teacher and fisherman Ann Barker found herself approaching 70 and confronted an inner need to diversify a fish-centered career. She opted to turn a hobby videotaping her and husband Bill Barker’s fishing expeditions into a community service and, she hopes, a business. “I started Kodiak Vi...
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Frick returns to state
Austin Frick is going to finish his Kodiak High School basketball career at the same place it started — the 4A state championships. After playing at state his freshman year, Frick didn’t think it would take until his senior year for him to be making a return trip to Sullivan Arena. “With our teams, I pretty much expected it, but we had a couple struggles at the end of the year,” Frick said. Kodiak did not struggle...
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