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William “Bill” Wallacker Jr.
Bill was born on Vashon Island, Washington on August 6, 1939 and passed away on July 17, 2015 in Walnut Creek, California. Bill spent his childhood years in Richmond, California where his father worked in the thriving sardine fisheries. Upon graduation from high school in 1957, Bill got his first taste of salmon fishing when he came to Kodiak to work in the canneries. He made this trip for many seasons, eventually...
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Tips for guests, hosts on weekend garden tour
Sharpen your pencils, grab your camera, and prepared to be inspired: It’s garden tour time. Each year, local gardeners open their gardens to the public as part of the Kodiak Garden Club’s annual tour. The self-guided tour is a wonderful opportunity to learn and share with family and friends what gardeners accomplish on the Emerald Isle. The tour is divided into two areas and runs on Saturday and Sunday: Saturday, ...
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Relay surpasses fundraising goal
Participants on a dozen teams walked around a track at Woody Way Field for 24 hours Friday and Saturday, and by the end, Kodiak Relay for Life surpassed its fundraising goal of $50,000 for cancer research. Teams began their 24-hour trek after the first laps in which cancer survivors followed the Coast Guard color guard around the track, followed in turn by caregivers. Throughout the night, the goal was to have eac...
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South again proves Nemesis to Post 17 hopes
For the second straight season Kodiak Post 17 fell just short of the American Legion state baseball tournament. And for the second straight season it was South Anchorage that denied Kodiak a chance at the big dance. South bombarded Kodiak with 10 runs in the first inning en route to a 15-3 victory on Sunday at Taylar Young Field in Anchorage. Kodiak finished 9-9 in the league, a year after going 10-8 and losing a ...
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Council OKs amendment to city’s contract for running Kodiak Jail
The City Council passed an amendment to the city’s contract with the Alaska Department of Corrections for running the Kodiak Jail with a reduction in funds. The council also moved forward an ordinance to establish a leash-free dog park. The city and DOC are three years into a five-year contract, and the state had sought a renegotiation of the contract since they received a reduction in funding for regional and com...
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Kodiak man accused of selling drugs pleads guilty to reduced charges
A young Kodiak man pleaded guilty to reduced charges after originally facing 11 counts of misconduct involving a controlled substance. Dakota Benton, 19, was arrested in March along with a 17-year-old juvenile. After a traffic stop, troopers found marijuana, LSD, methamphetamine, Xanax pills, alcohol, cash, and paraphernalia that indicated drug selling in the vehicle. Benton was originally charged with four counts...
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Not all Russians oppressed the Native people
Jared Griffin (“Shelikof, Rezanof, Baranof represent colonialist atrocity”) made a connection between southern courthouses flying the Confederate battle flag as part of their state flag and the use of the names of Russian oppressors of the Alutiiq people being preserved in our street signs and parks. It is true that we should have positive role models that lend their names to our streets and parks, rather than one...
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POLICE BLOTTER
July 12 At 12 a.m., a caller reported a loose dog on Larch Street. Police emailed animal control. At 1:42 a.m., a 911 caller reported disorderly conduct on Center Avenue. Police saw no fighting or violations when they arrive. Around 2:03 a.m., police conducted five bar checks downtown. At 2:27 a.m., police responded to someone drunk in public on West Marine Way. A woman was given a no-more-bars advisement. At 2:58...
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Kodiak man in child-porn case gets 2 years in jail
A Kodiak man who allegedly downloaded more than 20,000 adult images was found guilty on child pornography charges Thursday, receiving four years in jail with two suspended and five years probation. Rudyard Ramos, 49, is also required to register as a sex offender and is not allowed to possess any pornography. A jury found Ramos guilty on nine child pornography charges in January. He had 76 images of children and a...
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Kodiak woman recalls frightening experience camping at Buskin
She asked her mom to say her name. But she wanted to know more: “How old are you?” Sixty-seven, her mom replied. Then she asked her to count; one, two, three. Before her mother finished counting, she already knew something terrible took place. Her mom had a stroke. Leya-Anne Johnson’s last day of happy camping at Buskin River Trail just started to turn into a frightening nightmare. Johnson’s mother, Eya-Andrea Guy...
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