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Colin ''Clifford'' Trueman
Colin ''Clifford'' Trueman was born to Mary Rose and Imo ''Slim'' Trueman on December 5, 1942 in Vancouver, Washington. Cliff graduated from Fort Vancouver High School in 1961. He soon after joined the Air Force. He served in the Philippines, and when asked about his military service, he often replied with one word: ''Fun.'' Cliff spent the rest of his life pursuing as much fun as he could muster. In 1964, Cliff w...
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Local school district optimistic on state education budgeting
In a recent education omnibus bill in the state budget for fiscal 2015, state legislators hammered out four points that should benefit area schools, the Kodiak Island Borough School District reports. Approximately 80 students can now receive diplomas because of the repeal of the Alaska High School Graduation Qualifying Exam, begun in 2004. Also, students will be able test out of core subjects, and schools will rec...
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Local educator to vie for Kodiak College director
Alan Fugleberg, one of three finalists to replace Barbara Bolson as director of Kodiak College vowed to fight for Kodiak’s slice of the higher education pie. Speaking at a community reception Wednesday, Kodiak College’s assistant director for academic affairs and an assistant professor, Fugleberg is the only local candidate for the top job. “I will work with each and every employee, each and every student who want...
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Recent quake ceremony puts local Lions on top in regional competition
The Kodiak Lions won “Club of the Year” at a regional convention in Anchorage last weekend, with a recent commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Good Friday Quake putting it over the top. The local organization said the the Kodiak Lions Club returned yesterday from the Multiple District convention held in Anchorage. Around some 90 Lion's Clubs from Alaska, Yukon Territory, Northwest Territory and British Col...
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Powers to end run as Parks and Rec director
After a year as the City of Kodiak Parks and Recreation director, Charlie Powers is leaving the department. Powers’ last day is May 24. He and his family will be relocating to his home state of Wyoming. “Our parents are getting older, so it is time to get a little closer to them,” Powers said. Powers was hired as interim director in March 2013 after the retirement of Kodiak’s first director Ian Fulp, who held the ...
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Stage and Screen: 'The Railway Man' — disturbing and uplifting
Eric Lomax (Colin Firth) is a middle-aged railroad aficionado and World War II British Army officer who was captured by the Japanese and interned in a forced labor camp in Thailand. He, and numerous other British soldiers, were held under the most inhumane of circumstances. The working conditions were squalid and hazardous. The Japanese captors were cruel, brutal and remorseless. The prisoners were treated like ch...
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Public Safety Blotter: May 1
Wednesday, April 23 • At 12:16 a.m., a caller requested subject removal on E. Marine Way. Male left upon officer’s request. • Around 12:54 am, two bar checks were conducted downtown. • At 1:50 a.m., officers responded to a suspicious vehicle reported at Jack Hinkle/ Rezanof . No one was around. • At 1:56 a.m., officers responded to a suspicious vehicle reported on W. Rezanof Dr. Everything was OK. • At 2:05 a.m., ...
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Galley Tables to hone local storytelling
Another team of Kodiak women will chalk up an undefeated season Friday with the final edition of the Galley Tables community storytelling event, set for 7 p.m. in the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium drama pod. Organizers Astrid Rose, Thandi Carros, and Brianna Gibbs held the first of the monthly sessions in November, inviting anybody with a story to talk for seven minutes on a common theme. All three were surprised at...
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Alaska State Troopers: May 1
Thursday, April 17 • At 3:33 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of possible child abuse involving several children currently in foster care. The Office of Children's Services and the Child Advocacy Center are assisting in the investigation, which is currently ongoing. The children were removed from the home and placed in the custody of OCS. Friday, April 25 At 10:30 p.m., troopers stopped a sports utili...
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Kodiak baseball falls to Houston
Baserunning errors proved costly for Kodiak on Wednesday against Houston. The Bears had four runners thrown out on the base paths — one at home — in a rare 6-5 Southcentral Conference baseball loss to the Hawks at Houston. “I don’t want to say one thing cost us the game,” Kodiak coach James Arnold said. “We win and lose as a team.” The loss snapped Kodiak’s two-game winning streak and dropped the Bears to 2-1 in t...
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