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Change Kodiak street names only if residents elect to do it
As I recall, the Russian names on some Kodiak streets came about when this community was involved in producing an outdoor play about the early history of Russian America in which Baranov eventually married an Alaskan Native woman who apparently approved of the union. Rezanov came to Kodiak briefly. He encouraged Kodiak classes on bilingualism taught by the Orthodox monk Gedeon. (The monks did beneficially promote ...
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Cyclists to rally, support building of World Peace Bridge Tunnel
Kodiak residents will join dozens of cyclists from around the world Friday as they express their solidarity with citizens of countries in favor of the construction a Bering Strait tunnel linking Siberia and Alaska. David Cooper, board chairman of the Kodiak Family Church, said cyclists will rally at 3 p.m. at the Angel Garden Center on Selief Lane to hear a speech from Dr. Michael Balcomb, president of the Family ...
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Ah, small-town journalism. You’d think I’d be accustomed to it now: Seeing friends’ names in the cops-n’-courts section of the paper, writing stories that reference where I work (with disclaimers!), random people coming up to me at my usual spot in Tony’s telling me I should do a story about this that or the other. Good times. Mostly. It can be frustrating sometimes when dealing with small town folk who aren’t ......
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Another ‘year of the wildfire’
In late July, more than 300 wildfires are burning in Alaska. With burned acreage totals one month ahead of the historic 2004 fire season, summer 2015 is again the year of the wildfire. Many scientists are not surprised. In papers written a few years ago, Alaska researchers and others suggested smoky years like this one will be the norm for a few decades as hardwoods replace the spruce of Interior Alaska. The borea...
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Move over, fancy new cookware
It can be easy to put aside the things that are the richest with possibility in exchange for newer, shinier options: cars, appliances, clothes — out with the old, in with the new. Thinking it will be better. But in the end, it’s these tried-and-true relics that become part of us, our story.  In our home, our Dutch oven is such a relic.  A Dutch oven is large, heavy cooking pot with a lid. It is often made of cast ...
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Kodiak man pleads guilty to sexual abuse of 7-year-old girl
A 20-year-old Kodiak man pleaded guilty Monday to sexual abuse of a minor in the second degree less than two months after state troopers arrested him on charges of raping a 7-year-old girl. Christopher Allen Stroup responded “guilty, your honor” when Judge William Morse asked him to enter his response to a reduced criminal charge. Stroup was arrested on Wednesday, June 3, after troopers received a “Report of Harm,...
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4 arrested after drug raid at three Kodiak residences
Kodiak police, backed by U.S. Coast Guard Investigations and FBI agents, raided three residences early Sunday morning and seized drugs with an estimated street value of $74,000. Four people were arrested. After serving search warrants, police and law-enforcement investigators found about 120 grams of heroin and 146 grams of methamphetamine, according to a statement from the Kodiak Police Department. More than $23,...
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KAC releases Performing Arts Series ’15-’16 line up
The Kodiak Arts Council has announced the line up for its 2015-2016 Performing Arts Series including musicians, letters read aloud and a local production of “The Music Man.” Kicking off the season in mid-September is Pink Martini, a musical group performing pieces “crossing genres of classical, jazz and old-fashioned pop,” according to the KAC website. “We wanted to do a little bit of a stretch show; bring in a gr...
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Kodiak opens against West in Matson tournament
Kodiak Post 17 opens the American Legion baseball Matson Lines Tournament at 2:30 p.m. today against West Anchorage. The Bears (9-9) enter as the second seed, while West (3-14) is the fifth seed. Service (9-9) won the tiebreaker over Kodiak for the top seed and gets an opening-round bye in the seven-team tournament. The winner between Kodiak and West will advance to play the winner of No. 3 Ketchikan and No. 4 Eag...
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POLICE BLOTTER
July 13 At 12:24 a.m., a caller reported disorderly conduct on Thorsheim Street. A disorderly conduct advisement was given. Around 12:41 p.m., police conducted two bar checks downtown. At 12:59 a.m., police advised a driver on Mill Bay Road about a brake light out. At 1:16 a.m., police conducted a security check on Rezanof Drive East. At 1:26 a.m., police conducted a security check on Mill Bay Road. At 1:27 a.m., ...
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