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Blockbuster starts going-out-of business sale
Wednesday may have been the busiest day ever for Kodiak’s Blockbuster Video store. That’s part of the reason the store is closing. Just before noon, Blockbuster manager Lyle Phillips opened his store’s doors to a crowd waiting to take advantage of the store’s going-out-of-business sale. That opening capped three days of work for Phillips, who said he was surprised when he received the store’s fatal call a few week...
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Fire damages building on Shelikof Street
Kodiak and Coast Guard firefighters successfully extinguished a small fire Tuesday night on Shelikof Street. According to the Kodiak Fire Department, firefighters were called at 5:38 p.m. to 330 Shelikof Street. That address is the site of a small maintenance building owned by Pacific Seafoods, which is located across the street. Firefighters briefly closed Shelikof Street as they fought the fire, which marred the...
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Schauff brothers compete in the pool
Nathan Schauff doesn’t want to think about what would have happened if he picked another sport. “I don’t think my parents would be too happy about that,” the Kodiak High School freshman said. “Coach wouldn’t be too happy about that,” chimed in his brother Dyton, a junior on the Bears’ swim team. The Schauffs are a swimming family. A swimmer with the Schauff last name has been with the Bears since 2005. Before that...
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Volleyball prepares for NLC matches
1996. That was the last year Kodiak’s volleyball team won a Northern Lights Conference championship. It was Amy Willis’ first year as coach. Willis, now in her second go-around with the Bears, has a lofty goal for her team as it enters NLC play tonight at 6 o’clock at Soldotna. “I would like to win the conference with this team,” Willis said. “I would think that this is a really solid obtainable goal for this grou...
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Harbor board wants to flush problems from public bathroom
The Kodiak ports and harbor advisory board discussed the ongoing abuse of public restrooms on Shelikof Street, during a Wednesday meeting. “Our Shelikof restroom has been a source of a lot of issues over the years,” Kodiak Shipyard manager Lon White said. “Primarily a handful of citizens abuse the use of the facility … they do a bunch of damage to it and make it unusable for the average citizen.” This “handful of ...
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Learn about the Affordable Care Act
To the Editor: Open enrollment for health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) begins in about three weeks. While the ACA provides protections and health care coverage for all Alaskans, Alaskan women particularly benefit from its requirement that insurance plans (finally!) cover the full range of FDA-approved contraception methods and stop insurance discrimination, “gender rating,” against women (www....
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Private matters should stay that way
To the Editor: I just finished reading Ms. Arndt’s most recent letter to the editor, and I am appalled that our local newspaper would publish a letter that is so slanderous to a local individual. I do not know the facts concerning the custody issue referred to by Ms. Arndt, nor do I care to. I was brought up to believe that private issues are just that. But for Ms. Arndt to feel justified in making remarks about J...
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Public Safety Blotter: Sept. 12
Friday, Sept. 6 • At 12:05 a.m., a 911 caller requested a welfare check on Kashevaroff Avenue. All was OK. • At 1:46 a.m., a man on Rezanof Drive was taken into protective custody. • At 2:55 a.m., a caller reported a vehicle slammed into a parked car on Hemlock Street and left the scene. It is under investigation. • At 8:44 a.m., a man was arrested for DUI, having an open container and refusing a breathalyzer. • A...
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Local fisherman produces movie
A Kodiak commercial fisherman has finished production on a fictional movie he wrote and directed about a road trip on U.S. Route 66. Filmmaker Doug Herman has been a Kodiak salmon fisherman for almost 20 summers over the last 30 years. He’s also worked in Alaska as a freelance writer and artist. “Fishing is that day job they always tell you to keep,” Herman said. When he’s not fishing, Herman spends his time in th...
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Alaska State Troopers: Sept. 12
Tuesday, Aug. 27 • At 4:45 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a motor vehicle striking guardrails near the American River. The car’s driver appeared intoxicated. Shortly thereafter, three citizens stopped the driver and took away the keys to her vehicle. Troopers responded and contacted the 24-year-old Kodiak driver. Further investigation revealed she was operating a 2007 Toyota Tundra pickup while p...
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