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Business Spotlight: Arnick becomes Kodiak’s only Class III weapons dealer
Correction: The original version of this story misspelled the first name of Rachid Arnick. For someone who grew up in Berkley, Calif., Rachid Arnick loves to shoot. More than that, Arnick loves to help other people shoot. Last month, Arnick became Kodiak’s first Class III weapons dealer, allowing him to sell silencers, fully automatic weapons and short-barreled firearms. His new business, Arnick Firearms, aims to ...
Aug 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rep. Don Young stops in Kodiak during campaign tour
Rep. Don Young brought his campaign for a 21st term in the House of Representatives to Kodiak on Monday as he preached the gospel of smaller government and limited federal interference. In meetings with the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly and Kodiak Chamber of Commerce, Young explained the latest developments in Congress. At a fundraiser in the Best Western Kodiak Inn and in meetings with KMXT-FM and the Daily Mirr...
Aug 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jury convicts man of dealing crack in Kodiak
A Kodiak jury has convicted an Anchorage man of possessing and intending to deliver crack cocaine in Kodiak. On Thursday, the jury found Keith Omar Matthews, 37, guilty of two felony counts of misconduct involving a controlled substance, and one misdemeanor count. Matthews was arrested Sept. 22 when members of the Kodiak Police Department’s Drug Enforcement Unit conducted a traffic stop on his vehicle, obtained a ...
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Finnish researcher comes to Kodiak to learn, teach about Alutiiq bows
A Finnish researcher and expert in Alutiiq archery is on Kodiak Island to do some learning but is doing some teaching as well, spreading the skills needed to make authentic Alutiiq bows. Marcus Lepola, an ethnologist and doctoral student at Åbo Akademi University in Finland, is in Kodiak to gather information for his doctoral thesis and to share some of his knowledge with Kodiak.  Making authentic bows is just one...
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United Way promotes social service phone help system
Representatives from United Way of Alaska visited Kodiak on Monday to promote the state’s 2-1-1 system, which allows Alaskans to dial that number on their phones to connect with social services for free. The program, which is entering its fifth year, has been a wild success since its introduction in August 2007, said United Way vice president Sue Brogan. “Our projection is for over 100,000 calls by Feb. 1 of 2013 ...
Aug 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak gardens get their day in the sun
The Kodiak Garden Club's annual home tour was last week, and while the nine homes on the tour (6 in town and 3 in Bell's Flats) are now open to private tours only, pockets of flowers remain in peak condition around town. Cooler, wetter weather has delayed some blooms, so take the time to stop and smell the flowers.
Aug 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Municipal election signup deadline is Wednesday, candidates wanted
With the deadline approaching to register as a candidate for this fall’s municipal elections, voters’ options appear sparse. Wednesday is the final day to register as a candidate for Kodiak’s municipal elections, which take place Oct. 2, but Kodiak candidates have traditionally waited until the last few days before the filing deadline to show their intent to run for office. Two seats are up for election on each of...
Aug 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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As salmon season peaks this week, fish counts are poised to beat point estimates
With the commercial salmon season around Kodiak hitting its peak this week, harvest figures thus far show salmon returns on the high side of expectations. According to figures from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, 14.1 million salmon were harvested through Aug. 11. Averaged over the last five years, the biggest salmon harvest of the year comes in the year’s 33rd week, which runs Aug. 12 through Aug. 19. In ...
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Kodiak animal shelter shows sign of volunteer's love
The Kodiak Animal Shelter has a new sign thanks to the generosity of a summer visitor. Ellin Alexander is in Kodiak for the summer. She and her two dogs arrived from Palm Beach, Fla. in June. Shortly after arriving in Kodiak she decided she loved the community and wanted to find a way to give back. “The thing that impressed me most about Kodiak is the sense of community,” Alexander said. “People wave to one anothe...
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Rep. Don Young visits Kodiak today
Alaska’s sole U.S. Congressman, Don Young, is scheduled to visit Kodiak today as he travels across Alaska during Congress’ August recess. Young is expected to meet with delegations from the city and borough during his daylong visit and will hold an electoral fundraiser from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Best Western Kodiak Inn. Young is running for a 21st term in the House of Representatives and is not expected to fa...
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