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Hallucinating man sees 'small beings,' is arrested for meth
A Kodiak man has been accused of possessing methamphetamine. Walter Hok, 33, faces one new felony charge for possession of a controlled substance, a class C felony. A police officer responded to a report of suspicious behavior at a residence on the 1800 block of Larch Street on Aug. 29. The officer located Hok, who said he was hallucinating that small “beings” were violating him, the court document reads. Hok comp...
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Keep faith in Kodiak youth
To the Editor: Tonight as I read the KDM, I thought, “Where is Dr. Bob? I bet he would shed a more positive light on the events on the ferry last Friday.”  I have been working with Kodiak teens since 1986, including traveling off island for athletics, academics and student government. Not only am I willing to do this, but I look forward to it. Specifically, I have traveled every year with swimmers since 2006. I as...
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Kodiak Island Births: Sept. 12
Mason William Marsh-Camacho was born at 9:24 a.m. on Aug. 25, 2012 to Mary Marsh and Juan Camacho. Mason weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces and was 21 inches long. His parents are originally from Kodiak. Mary works at KANA and Juan works at Coastal Contracting Inc. Proud grandparents are Bill and JJ Marsh from Kodiak and Maria Delia Rivera and Juan Camacho from Mexico and Bolivia. Robert Peter Jenkins was born at 5:27 a....
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Alaska Science Forum: Jack Townshend’s personification of serendipity
“He’s the only person I know who sang at his own funeral,” Jim Brader said after attending the Fairbanks celebration of life for his friend Jack Townshend, the geophysicist who died Aug. 13, 2012 at the age of 85. As his recorded version of “My Way” echoed throughout the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Davis Concert Hall, Townshend reminded dozens of people of his tendency to break into song at the slightest encou...
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Past Kodiak swimming star helps Bears
Greg Rose proved he was a decent diver for Kodiak. He dabbled in it one year — his sophomore season — and was the top Region III diver in 2002. “I kind of wanted to focus on butterfly, so I kind of pushed it aside,” said Rose Monday at the Kodiak Community Pool. Rose, a 2005 Kodiak graduate, spent the past three weeks as the Bears’ dive coach. Rose’s last practice with the team was Monday, as he returned home to H...
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Ton of Fun brings Halloween to Kodiak
Skeleton cake pans, rats, spiders and bloody brains are making their way onto the shelves at Ton of Fun, the party store in downtown Kodiak. These items are just the beginning of the full collection of Halloween supplies that Ton of Fun owner Erica Young has ordered for Kodiak. The fall is the busiest time of year for Young because adults and kids search for unique costumes and decorations for Halloween. “I have a...
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Kodiak, Dimond battle in the pool
State championship-caliber swimmers will fill the Kodiak Community Pool Friday and Saturday. Kodiak’s swimming and diving team hosts Dimond in a pair of highly anticipated dual meets. The Kodiak girls are the defending state champions, while the Dimond boys have won state the past three seasons. Kodiak will be tested on both sides, and coach John Lindquist said this is the Bears’ biggest meet of the regular season...
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In Karluk, a feeling of neglect from Koniag
Correction: Kristeen Reft was not interviewed for this story. Alicia Reft was the source for the quotes in this story. When federal judge Sharon Gleason ruled July 3 that the Native Village of Karluk had no legal jurisdiction over Koniag Inc., it was supposed to be the end of an era of discord between the two groups. In an interview Friday, the Karluk Tribal Council explained that while there is a cease-fire in th...
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Borough manager interviews continue
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly spent two and a half hours Tuesday continuing its interviews with candidates to become the borough’s top unelected official. Rick Gifford left his job as borough manager in June, and since then the role has been filled on an interim basis by community development director Bud Cassidy. Six candidates are on the assembly’s shortlist, and on Tuesday it was the turn of Old Harbor tri...
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Helen Simeonoff honored with mask burning
The Kodiak Alutiiq Dancers and Anchorage’s Imamsuat group honored Sugpiaq artist Helen Simeonoff on Friday with dances and a mask burning, marking the first time in modern memory that a woman was honored with a traditional Honoring Ceremony. A plank mask carved by Simeonoff friend Perry Eaton represented Simeonoff, who died last year. The mask was decorated in watercolors, commemorating the medium Simeonoff used i...
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