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Week in Words: Cousin in Dallas survives tragic ‘war zone’
I was one of many Americans who stayed up late last Thursday night as details of the Dallas shooting poured into Twitter. Normally, I have the discipline to turn off media during late-night Lower 48 crises, but I have some strong ties to Dallas. I lived there for several years, my brother lives t...
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Demolition derby comes to Kodiak Island Raceway
Wanted: demolition derby cars. Reward: the thrill of smashing into other vehicles. For the first time in more than seven years, the Kodiak Island Racing Association is hosting a demolition derby this Saturday at the Kodiak Island Raceway located at the fairgrounds. As of Tuesday afternoon, only t...
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Man found dead in Kodiak harbor
A man was found dead in the Kodiak harbor today, according to a release from the Kodiak Police Department. Police received a call at 11:15 a.m. notifying them of a man in the water off Shelikof Street in downtown Kodiak. Police arrived, and the man was pronounced dead. "Identification is being wi...
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‘Bandit range’ cleanup with eye to future
Members of the local Boy Scout troop picked up bag after bag of bottles, shell casings and pieces of trash Tuesday, cleaning up the Monashka Bay “bandit range.” Until their effort, the unsanctioned shooting range was littered with trash. “There are thousands of spent cartridges, plus people take ...
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Court finds for new land owners in trailer park evictions
The Alaska state court has ruled in favor of Jackson Mobile Home Park in three eviction proceedings and scheduled evidentiary hearings in two others. Judge Steve Cole ordered a second hearing for two Jackson residents who received eviction notices citing a change in land use. Attorney Jill Witten...
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Public Safety Blotter: July 13
May 16 At 2:01 a.m., police warned a driver in the 12th Avenue and Rezanof Drive area for having an unilluminated license plate. At 2:44 a.m., police responded to a suspicious vehicle in the 100 block of Alimaq Drive. It was unoccupied and no signs of tampering were noted. At 6:28 a.m., police ga...
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ALASKA SCIENCE FORUM: Sheefish: a shiny surprise on Interior river
ZITZIANA RIVER — Fishing at the spot where this long, squiggly stream mixes with a floury channel of the Tanana River, Alison Beamer feels a thump. Line squeals from her spinning reel as a creature as long as her arm flashes beneath the surface. After a few runs east and west, the fish tires, bec...
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Healthy Kodiak: Fiber in fight against diverticular disease
Camping is a popular pastime here in Kodiak in the summer. I was amazed at the number of people who were out over the Fourth of July weekend in campers, tents and trailers to enjoy the beauty of our island. I suspect it is difficult to eat a healthy diet while camping, and most of us do not eat v...
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