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To the Editor: I thoroughly enjoy the support when someone publicly attacks one of our own. The rules governing letters to the editor in the past have warned us against personal attacks. We have stirred up the Kodiak I have known for better than three decades. Like when the city wanted to use its own land on Near Island for the new police department and the three Jacks (as we call them), fought and defeated the pr...
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Alaska State Troopers: Sept. 19
Thursday, Sept. 12 • At 2:38 a.m., Alaska State Trooper dispatch received a phone call from a 43-year-old Kodiak man. The caller said a 54-year-old Kodiak woman physically assaulted him by throwing a glass bowl at him. The bowl hurt his hip and caused a bruise. Troopers were unable to immediately make contact with the woman, but on Sept. 12 at approximately 08:40 a.m., they found her. She arrested for fourth-degre...
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Public Safety Blotter: Sept. 19
Tuesday, Sept. 17 • At 2:17 a.m., a caller requested a suspicious man walking in the building be removed. The man was gone when officers arrived. • At 2:43 a.m., a license was turned in. • At 3:18 a.m., a caller reported he hadn’t seen his friend in a few hours after being in the bars. The police received a call that his friend had made it home safely. • At 8:13 a.m., a man was cited for driving with a suspended l...
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Kodiak Achievers: Sept. 19
• Wisconsin Lutheran College has named sophomore David Anderson to its football team. The college, located in Milwaukee, Wis., is an independent Christian school. • Julie Beehler has been named a student ambassador and peer mentor at Missouri Baptist University. Beehler is a junior majoring in human services. Missouri Baptist is a “Christ-centered university” located in St. Louis. • Danielle Willis, a freshman, ha...
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Coast Walk yields positive results
Forty-eight beaches on the Kodiak Island road system have been cleaned of garbage this summer as part of the Coast Walk summer cleanup campaign. Earlier this summer Island Trails Network identified 81 beaches on the road system as targets for the cleanup, which was funded by the Alaska Marine Stewardship Foundation. The goal of Coast Walk was to create public awareness of marine debris and to get beaches cleaned. ...
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Study probes for details of link between bears and salmon
Everyone knows bears love salmon. That’s just about all we know. “Salmon are really critical to bears, but there’s a lot about the interaction we don’t know,” said researcher Will Deacy. “It’s more complicated than it first looks.” Deacy is lead researcher on a group studying the tie between Kodiak bears and the salmon they eat. Since May, he and a team of volunteers and helpers have been monitoring cameras set up...
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Be careful who you vote for
To the Editor: It now appears we have a hardline Communist and KGB officer running the Syrian chemical weapons show: Vladimir Putin. He is also very much military. The leader of the United States has never been in the military. He doesn’t know anything about it, and it shows when making decisions and the right decisions. The Russians even bailed him out when he, Obama, stuck his foot in his mouth concerning the “r...
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Stage and Screen: 'Elysium' misses the ideal happiness mark
Elysium is defined as “A place or condition of ideal happiness.” Sadly, “Elysium” the movie (2013) hardly qualifies as a condition of ideal happiness. Starring Matt Damon as Max Da Costa, a small-time hustler, and Jodi Foster as Elysian Secretary of Defense Jessica Delacort the scheming government official of a man-made refuge satellite for the privileged; “Elysium” presents a trivial, hackneyed apocalyptic view o...
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Western swing and jazz trio will perform in Kodiak
Hot Club of Cowtown is swinging into Kodiak this weekend to play on the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium stage Saturday night. The concert starts at 7 p.m. and is the kickoff event of the Kodiak Arts Council’s new performing arts series. The western swing and jazz trio from Austin, Texas has been playing together for 13 years. The group formed in 1996 after guitarist and singer Whit Smith and fiddler and singer Elana J...
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Arts Council went through staff changes last year
The Kodiak Arts Council held its annual meeting on Sunday and discussed the staff changes the organization has gone through over the last year. The Arts Council's annual year runs from July 1 to June 30. "It is a year of staff transition for the Arts Council," executive director Katie Oliver said. Oliver took over as executive director in December 2012, but during the transition between directors, programs coordin...
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