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Summer ferry schedule out
The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities has released their draft summer ferry schedule for 2016 including four to five stops per week in Kodiak and two trips per month in July and August down the Aleutian Chain. The Tustumena will stop in Ouzinkie twice per week, on the way to and from Kodiak in a single day. Port Lions will also receive two to four stops per week, with two stops in a single ...
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Superintendent floats claims after Palmer travel woes
Based on events leading up to Kodiak football’s loss at Palmer on Sept. 26, the Kodiak Island Borough School District is requesting that Palmer vacate the win and reimburse Kodiak for travel costs. A four-page memo from KIBSD superintendent Stewart McDonald informing school board members on Sept. 30 outlined the reasons why the district is requesting for such actions. Seven people, including McDonald, KIBSD activi...
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Mayor prepares for local health summit
Kodiak City Mayor Pat Branson plans putting teeth into the Monday night forum on drugs. The first step on her agenda is a health summit planned for Nov. 12 through the office of Healthy Tomorrows. “Nothing is going to be forced down anyone’s throat,” said Branson. “We feel it will facilitate discussions. They will choose a topic in which the community can work on. But, after the large turnout during Monday’s forum...
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Poet offers workshop, language film screening
Internationally recognized poet Bob Holman will present his film “Language Matters” Friday at the Kodiak Public Library. Holman will also conduct a free poetry workshop Saturday afternoon at the library as well. “People need to be aware that we are losing languages all the time,” Holman said. “The diversity of languages helps the planet be alive.” Currently there are 6,000 languages in the world. Yet, two language...
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Bachini, Abad take aim at girls’ doubles title
Not many people know that Leah Bachini and Chelsey Abad are cousins. That might explain why they are joined at the hip. They live on the same street, have a class together and make up the girls’ doubles tennis team that will represent Kodiak High School at the state championships that begin Friday in Anchorage. “We are best friends,” Bachini said. Being cousins and friends helps on the court. That showed a few wee...
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KHS volleyball heads to Grace tourney
On Friday, Kodiak High School will be appearing in its fourth consecutive Lady Grace Volleyball Tournament. The Bears have been successful at the two-day tournament hosted by Grace Christian School in Anchorage. The team finished second in 2012, won it in 2013 and placed fourth last year. This year’s squad heads to the tournament with a 10-0 record (8-0 in the Northern Lights Conference) and a runner-up finish at ...
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MOUNTAIN VIEW: Termination Point adds to island magic
The fogs and rains have descended once again on Kodiak. Fall is in full swing and the rain is welcomed by many. The water reservoir levels were low and some salmon were still high and dry waiting for the rains. This weather gives us silent permission to retreat indoors for baking, canning, quilting and perhaps more TV shows as well.  It’s been two years since we’ve had a “real” winter with any significant snow at ...
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Public Safety Blotter: Oct. 8
Oct. 6 1 a.m. Driver advised of a burned out headlight on Mill Bay Road. 2:14 a.m. Driver admonished for speeding on Mill Bay Road. 9:31 a.m. Reports a vehicle parked on the sidewalk with the driver asleep; all OK. He moved off of the sidewalk at officer’s request, at Armstrong and Ismailov streets. 9:48 a.m. Male with a warrant turned himself in; KPD Jail. 9:55 a.m. Paperwork attempted to be served on Erskine Ave...
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Alaska State Troopers: Oct. 8
Sept. 30 At 5:10 p.m., Alaska State Troopers assisted U.S. Coast Guard Military Police with a driving under the influence investigation on USCG property after a traffic stop. They found a Kodiak man operating a vehicle while under the influence. He was arrested. Oct. 3 • Alaska Wildlife Troopers cited a man for retaining a snagged Coho salmon caught in freshwater. •AWT cited a man fishing on the Buskin River for r...
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Stage and Screen: Pioneers, settlers in Internet Age
Intergenerational harmony, rather than intergenerational conflict, is the theme of the 2015 film “The Intern.” While tilling much of the same ground as the 2013 film “The Internship,” “The Intern” examines the interface between cross-generational values in a more mature fashion. This is not to suggest that the Vince Vaughn/Owen Wilson film was without merit. Au contraire; “The Internship” was an amusing and poigna...
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