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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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Timber thief goes for a log roll
Alaska State Troopers are investigating an attempted theft at logging company A1 Timber Consultant Inc.’s storage lot in Bell’s Flats. According to troopers, someone removed a single log from the bottom of a large pile of logs. According to a trooper report, A1 Timber employees contacted troopers on Sunday morning regarding the attempted theft of a log and “possible sabotage” at the Sargent Creek storage lot. The ...
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Kodiak swimmers dominate in opener
Kodiak put its Region III swimming opponents on notice with a dominating performance in its season-opening weekend. Kodiak’s girls, winners of the past two state titles and past six Region III titles, showed no signs of slowing down with a pair of convincing dual meet wins over Soldotna at the Kodiak Community Pool. The Bears won 93-70 Friday and 101-63 Saturday. The boys, who have held the region crown the past f...
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Transfers, budget cuts leave Kodiak parks without rangers
State officials aren’t turning out the lights at Kodiak’s Fort Abercrombie ranger station, but it’s a close call. With the transfer of area ranger Jack Ransom and his assistant to the Kenai Peninsula, none of Kodiak’s state parks has an on-duty ranger. In fact, Kodiak-area state parks have been left with a single full-time employee thanks to budget cuts and transfers. “On the bright side, at least we're going into...
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Alaska Science Forum: Fifty years of far-north biology
While waiting for the talking to begin in darkened auditoriums, I sometimes scan the room, counting heads. “I’ve interviewed him, and her, and him. And her.” At last week’s dedication of the Institute of Arctic Biology’s lovely new building on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus, I saw more than a dozen people who have appeared in this space since fall 1994 (when I took over this column from Carla Helfferich...
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Charest Therapeutic Services offers play therapy for kids
Nyia Charest has an entire room in her office dedicated to playing. The room contains a pillow corner, a sand table, shelves of figurines, a wooden kitchen set, arts and crafts, and dozens of other toys. Charest is a psychotherapist consultant who runs Charest Therapeutic Services, which practices expressive play therapy. It’s a type of therapy that encourages children to express their feelings through play while ...
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Kodiak football back in rankings at No. 4
Kodiak’s 54-0 thumping of South Anchorage’s junior varsity squad earned it a spot in this week’s Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network football poll. After a two-week absence, Kodiak surfaces in the medium-small school rankings at No. 4. The Bears were ranked fifth in the preseason poll but fell out of the rankings after that. Kodiak (2-0) has a tough home opener at 11 a.m. Saturday against third-ranked Kenai. The Ka...
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