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Shelikof Lodge death not believed to be foul play
Police have identified the body of the man discovered in his room at the Shelikof Lodge on July 16, as that of Russell Oyler. Oyler, 54, was from Anchorage, police said. The lodge’s assistant manager discovered Oyler when he went to check the room after several failed attempts to get in touch with Oyler regarding his overstay. Oyler was pronounced dead on scene and his body was transported to Anchorage for an auto...
Jul 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak Arts Council plans weeklong writers' workshop
A new production by the Kodiak Arts Council will help islanders get the write stuff. Starting Aug. 6 is a weeklong writers workshop covering all aspects of the written word — from poetry to playwriting and prose to jokes. The workshop is a first for the Arts Council, which has traditionally put on stage, film and musical programs. Janet Buckingham, a former member of the arts council board of directors and executi...
Jul 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rasmuson Foundation pitches separate foundation for Kodiak grants
Representatives of the Rasmuson Foundation came to Kodiak on Thursday to tell community leaders they’d like to give more money away. The Rasmuson Foundation is Alaska’s largest philanthropic organization, and for the past five years it has been working with the Alaska Community Foundation to establish satellite foundations in towns across Alaska. Now, they’d like to establish one in Kodiak. “It’s a vehicle to give...
Jul 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Soggy weather doesn't keep Kodiakans from turning out for dog trot
It was raining, but a fresh breeze kept the smell of wet dog away. Pets and their owners gathered at Woody Way Park on Saturday for the Humane Society of Kodiak's annual dog trot and pet fair. The event, which featured a $15 registration fee, is a fundraiser for the society. Despite rainy conditions, dozens of Kodiakans participated in the group dog walk and the fair that followed. While Angie Johnson of the Kodia...
Jul 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak man gets 41 months for federal methamphetamine conviction
A Kodiak man will spend 41 months in jail on a drug charge. Forty-year-old David Ramirez was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Fairbanks for his conviction on one count of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. Ramirez also was indicted for using a firearm to support drug trafficking, but that charge was dropped as part of a plea deal with prosecutors. Assistant U.S. attorney and lead p...
Jul 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Film crew records Kodiak for one-hour BBC special
For years, British television presenter Johnny Kingdom has had an image in his mind: A bear, scooping down in an Alaska river to catch a salmon in its paws. In the past week, Kingdom and a film crew have been capturing that sight and others like it across the Kodiak archipelago and Katmai National Park. It’s part of a BBC4 TV special scheduled to air across Britain around Christmas. “I wanted for years to come her...
Jul 25, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Business Spotlight: James Chong and Eugene's Restaurant says goodbye to Kodiak
When James Chong, owner of Eugene’s Restaurant, arrived in Kodiak in 1988, he was seeking adventure. As Eugene’s prepares to close at the end of this month, after more than two decades in business, he can say he found it. He arrived fresh off the ferry from Anchorage with his car and no money. “I was broke,” Chong said. “I slept overnight in front of the Mecca.” Chong set out to find a job, and by the end of the n...
Jul 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Baranov Museum gets grant to remodel permanent exhibits
Museums in Kodiak have received a number of grants this summer, and the Baranov Museum just added another one to its list. Last week the Kodiak Historical Society was awarded $52,706 to complete designs for new exhibits at the Baranov Museum. “We are thrilled to receive this award, and look forward to working with our visitors, members and the broader community to identify priority narratives for examination in ou...
Jul 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish guts could make Alaska roads safer
Fish guts are slimy, smelly and generally unpleasant. If a new state research project pays off, however, fish guts and other fishery byproducts might soon be used to improve traction on roads across Alaska. The project, led by Xianming Shi of Montana State University, is trying to find a local replacement for a chemical imported into Alaska each year to help de-ice roads. “Right now, they have to ship the product ...
Jul 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak police: Drunken man demanded death
A Kodiak man was arrested on suspicion of assault and weapons misconduct after he allegedly fired six rounds in a home early Monday morning. Police responded to a domestic disturbance in a home on the 1200 block of Mission Road around 3 a.m. When they arrived, they found Walter Thomas Hok, 33, intoxicated and barricaded inside a vehicle with firearms, police said. Hok at first refused to obey officers’ orders to d...
Jul 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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