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Wounded vets in Kodiak for camaraderie and healing
It started as a simple idea from a former Kodiak resident. Now, 10 years later, that idea has turned into a bigger annual event supported by at least 35 local businesses and organizations, more than a dozen individuals and 16 Kodiak skippers. About a dozen wounded veterans began arriving in Kodia...
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Kodiak couple prepares to say goodbye to their Quonset hut home
A Kodiak woman who has lived in a Bells Flats Quonset hut for more than four decades is preparing to say goodbye to the home in which she holds record. After arriving as a hippie to work in the canneries, squatting in and eventually purchasing her Quonset hut, marrying her husband, becoming a sno...
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Garden tour set for weekend
Kodiak’s gardens will be in full bloom this weekend for the annual Kodiak Garden Tour. For one longtime participant, the 2015 garden tour will be her last. “I want everybody to come because it’s my last year,” said Rose Cobis, a Bells Flats gardener. “It’s your last chance to be in the garden, an...
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COASTAL FORAGER: Harbinger of fall has many uses
Have you ever wondered while you were hiking how fireweed came to be named? The appellation is perfect, really. It comes from fireweed’s ability to thrive again quickly in areas decimated by fire. The plant was one of the first to re-establish itself after the bombing of London in World War II an...
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POLICE BLOTTER
July 15 At 2:40 a.m., police conducted a security check on Rezanof Drive East. At 2:47 a.m., police conducted a bar check on Marine Way. At 2:48 a.m., a 911 caller reported a bear sighting in the 1300 block of Selief Lane. There was evidence of a bear but it was gone when police arrived. At 2:49 ...
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COURT REPORT
Robin Chya pleaded guilty to harassment in the second degree. Chya was sentenced to 60 days in jail. Michael Katelnikoff pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated. Katelnikoff was sentenced to 45 days in jail (42 suspended) and fined $3,000 ($1,500 suspended) and had his license revoked for 90 ...
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Life changes, reaching 80 seen as miracle
There is a God.” Bob Bunsey is sure of it. One of the reasons for his faith is that he made it to his 80th birthday. On Aug. 21, he and his wife, Erlinda, will be celebrating 30 years of marriage. They were married two weeks after they met in Erlinda’s homeland of the Philippines. Bob had to go t...
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Let’s vaccinate our kids and address the real threats to Kodiak’s youths
A guest columnist in a July 30 edition does the families of Kodiak a disservice with his article, “Questioning the safety and necessity of vaccines.” Sure, mixed in with the conspiracy theories, and selective, misleading and false statements, are a few kernels of truth. However, abandoning vaccin...
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