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Stage and Screen: "Captain Phillips" worth a view
If you’re interested in an inside view of ship hijacking, “Captain Phillips” (2013) is your ticket. Starting with a quick view of the comfortable life of Captain Phillips (Tom Hanks,) the film takes us from a conversation about the finer points of his children’s lives to a wretched Somali village replete with poverty, hopelessness and violence. While Phillips is not presented as a wealthy man, the contrast with hi...
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Public outcry kills Chiniak timber sale
Chiniak came to the city of Kodiak on Tuesday night. In a meeting so popular that it had to be moved to a larger room, the Kodiak Island Borough assembly heard a tide of outcry from Chiniak residents opposed to the idea of logging 800 acres of timber near their small town. In the end, the tide washed away all resistance and the assembly agreed to kill the sale. "This is Alaska's Emerald Isle, and they're taking it...
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Work under way to replace Ouzinkie's ailing dam
Help is on the way for Ouzinkie’s leaking dam, but getting there is half the effort. A crew from the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium is hard at work cutting a new road on Spruce Island. The road will bring heavy equipment and supplies to Mahoona Dam, which a 2011 inspection found near collapse. The dam was immediately taken out of service, leaving Ouzinkie’s 168 people reliant upon expensive diesel power in...
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Around Kodiak: Oct. 30
Museum lecture tonight The Kodiak Historical Society presents The “Kashevaroff” gravestone and graveyards of Kodiak lecture at 7 p.m. tonight in the Baranov Museum. Come listen to Kodiak historian Dawn Black talk about the historic gravestone. There will be refreshments. Admission is free.
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Warm weather topples record
Unusually warm weather brought down a 77-year-old record on Monday as temperatures reached 55 degrees. That topples the old record of 54, set in 1936. The warm weather is courtesy of a Pineapple Express weather system carrying warm, wet air from the central Pacific as far north as Interior Alaska. Warm and wet conditions are expected to continue through the weekend, but no more record temperatures are expected. Tu...
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Cost of health care and substance abuse top Kodiak health problems
Health care costs and substance abuse have been identified as two top priorities for Kodiak, based on the results of a community health survey conducted by Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center. Providence conducted the survey, formally known as the “community health needs assessment,” in June, and more than 700 residents responded. Providence has been conducting surveys every five years to gauge the health of t...
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Kodiak lands 7 on NLC all-conference teams
Kodiak’s football team was well represented on the all-Northern Lights Conference teams. Senior Leo Sega and junior Andre Mandapat were Kodiak’s only first-team selections, but the Bears had a slew of players earn second-team recognition. Sega earned first-team honors as an offensive tackle and defensive interior lineman and was the heart of Kodiak’s team on the field and in the locker room. “He has improved every...
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From Soup to Nuts: Don’t be afraid to experiment with Leftovers
To make the most out of a small paycheck, we plan our meals well in advance and only go shopping once a week. Sometimes, no matter how well I plan, it seems the food just doesn’t last the week and all we have to see us through to the next shopping day are leftovers. That wouldn’t be a bad thing if all of the leftovers were whole meals of different foods representing the week’s menu. Yet, I will more often than not...
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Public Safety Blotter: Oct. 30
Monday, Oct. 28 • At 3:42 a.m., an officer investigated a suspicious vehicle on Chichenof Street. All was OK. • At 5:04 a.m., a caller reported a stop sign was run over. • At 7:52 a.m., a man was arrested for disorderly conduct. • At 8:08 a.m., a caller reported a deer had been hit but was still alive. It was gone when officers arrived. • At 10:05 a.m., a caller reported his jacket and other things were taken from...
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Need vs. Want Part 4
To the Editor: Based upon a thread on Facebook from one of our council members, it is apparently not relevant that those who voted to build Dog Bay were told that the tax would end when Dog Bay was paid off. We are home rule and we can do whatever we want without putting it to the voters. By the way, Mr. Councilmember, have you heard these words: “We the people?” I suppose one could add to the last by saying, “Whe...
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