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July Fourth 10K Run and Walk a Kodiak tradition
Before people light up their grill for Independence Day, they will get the chance to make room for an extra hamburger. Kodiak’s annual July Fourth 10K Run and Walk begins 9:30 a.m. Thursday in front of the Coast Guard base entrance. The race is free. The race has been a Kodiak tradition since 1980. The course — from the Coast Guard base to the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center — is in honor of longtime Kodiak city p...
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US foreign policies are deteriorating
To the Editor: We, the US, need another Teddy Roosevelt. “Speak softly, but carry a big stick!” Our foreign policies seem to be deteriorating. Morals of this country are doing the same over money, $17 trillion in debt. Nobody cares, it seems. Putin toys with Obama like a cat does a mouse. China borrows U.S. money. Wake up, everybody! Bill Bjorkland
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Public Safety Blotter: July 3
Friday, June 28 • At 12:55 a.m., an officer investigated a suspicious vehicle. All was OK. • At 2:32 a.m., a man received a citation for no insurance. • At 5:25 a.m., an officer was out with a woman who was down on the ground. She did not meet protective custody criteria. • At 1:24 p.m., a caller requested officers to look at video footage of someone shoplifting. They did not want to file charges. • At 1:51 p.m., ...
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Around Kodiak: July 3
Chiniak celebrates the Fourth of July with a parade and potluck at Road’s End restaurant 7 p.m. tonight. Join the fun with floats, four-wheelers, horses, cars and walkers. The potluck starts at 7 p.m., and the parade begins at 8:30 p.m. Old Harbor’s Fourth of July celebration runs all day Thursday, opening with a pancake breakfast and flag-raising ceremony. Other events throughout the day include the blessing of t...
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Alaska Science Forum: Tiny barbarians at the gate
Mosquitoes and black flies, now stirring after a long winter, have probably helped assure that most of Alaska remains unpopulated, says an expert on those creatures. “I’ve spent a lot of time in the far north — in Canada, Siberia, and Alaska,” said Peter Adler, a professor of entomology at Clemson University. “You can go down rivers for a month or two at a time and see no humans. Why is that? What’s keeping them o...
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Divine Gifts Massage heals aches and pains
Divine Gifts Massage pledges to relax your mind and ease aches and pains. Tiffany Anderson, the owner of the new massage parlor, practices therapeutic massages to help heal injuries and recover from stress. “The therapeutic value of massage is amazing,” she said. “I am very passionate about body work. I have seen some amazing miracles, and I can’t call them anything but miracles.” Anderson started her massage ther...
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Salmon surge hits Dog Salmon, Saltery rivers
Fishermen in the Dog Salmon River and Saltery Cove will have a few more chances to score over the holiday weekend. On Tuesday, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game raised the sockeye salmon bag limit to 10 fish per day, 10 in possession. The revised limit, doubled from normal, begins Thursday. The increased limits are courtesy of a sockeye surge that has hit rivers across Kodiak. Sockeye limits were previously i...
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Alaska State Troopers get new sergeant in Kodiak
The Alaska State Troopers’ newest sergeant is a familiar face to Kodiak. On Monday, the Kodiak trooper post welcomed Sgt. Eric Olsen back to the department with a special ceremony and a new badge. “Today is one of the greatest days of my life,” Olsen said. Capt. Barry Wilson, commander of the trooper C detachment, which overseas the area from Kodiak to Kotzebue, traveled to Kodiak to preside over the promotion cer...
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Kodiak man faces felony assault for allegedly pointing a rifle at a woman
A Kodiak man has been accused of felony assault for allegedly pointing a rifle at a woman. George Timpke Jr., 46, was arraigned in Kodiak district court June 21 on charges of third-degree assault (a class C felony), no motor vehicle liability insurance and sixth-degree use or display of a controlled substance (a class B misdemeanor). According to court documents, the incident allegedly started around 7:15 p.m. Jun...
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Begich intervenes in Wal-Mart salmon shun
Sen. Mark Begich has chimed in on an argument between Wal-Mart and Alaska salmon fishermen. On Monday, the junior US Senator from Alaska asked Walmart Stores Inc. to consider rolling back its policy of selling only seafood certified by the Marine Stewardship Council. Alaska’s salmon industry was one of the first large-scale fisheries to be MSC certified, but the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute dropped the indus...
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