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Wounded vets in Kodiak for camaraderie and healing
by RONI TOLDANES
Jul 31, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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 tha...
Kodiak couple prepares to say goodbye to their Quonset hut home
by JULIE HERRMANN
Jul 31, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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 can...
Garden tour set for weekend
by JULIE HERRMANN
Jul 31, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
COASTAL FORAGER: Harbinger of fall has many uses
by BRENDA BEEHLER
Jul 31, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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. ...
POLICE BLOTTER
Jul 31, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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 1...
COURT REPORT
Jul 31, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Life changes, reaching 80 seen as miracle
by MIKE ROSTAD
Jul 31, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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. ...
Let’s vaccinate our kids and address the real threats to Kodiak’s youths
Jul 31, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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, an...
Goats give glad sign
by LIZ SIMMONS
Jul 31, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
I’m still sore, three days later. But there’s nothing like a five-mile hike (my fitness app tells me it was over seven miles) to prove that I’m out of shape and need to get back to the gym. Monday ...
Kodiak High School graduates gather for 50th reunion
Jul 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
These elders — many of them grandmas and grandpas — were kids back in the 1960s when Kodiak was in step with the rest of the world with new dances, flat-top, fuzzy and puffy hair-dos, Nehru jackets...
Finding the story behind Fort Abercrombie's guns
by JULIE HERRMANN
Jul 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
During World War II, two eight-inch guns were placed at Miller Point in Fort Abercrombie just in case the military would need to stave off an attack. The guns were not new when they came to Kodiak....
Kodiak 4-H students learn in DC
by JULIE HERRMANN
Jul 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Eight Kodiak 4-H teens visited Washington, D.C., this month to learn about the government and discuss ways for the students to help their communities. Mallory Arnold, Ali Kostelecky, Erica Kostelec...
OP-ED: Questioning safety, necessity of vaccines
by JAMIE FAGAN
Jul 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
It is a scientific fact that vaccines cause severe injuries and deaths to a percentage of those vaccinated. Vaccines are considered “unavoidably unsafe” by U.S. law. Those pushing the vaccines clai...
TROOPER REPORT
Jul 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
July 17 Alaska State Troopers observed a minor two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Thurston Lane and Spruce Cape Road. They found a woman in a Toyota Camry hit another woman in a GMC Sierra wh...
Kodiak-based helicopter saves mariner near Unalaska
by DAILY MIRROR STAFF
Jul 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
A Kodiak-based Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued an injured person from a vessel near Unalaska/Dutch Harbor on Tuesday, according to a Coast Guard news release. The MH-65 Dolphin helicopter and i...
POLICE BLOTTER
Jul 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
July 14 At 12:51 a.m., a caller reported an annoying animal on Jackson Lane. It’s under investigation. At 10:59 a.m., a caller reported fraud on West Marine Way. It’s under investigation. At 1:11 p...
STAGE & SCREEN: You’ve already seen ‘Southpaw’ many times
by BERNIE KARSHMER
Jul 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
“Southpaw” (2015) is a conventional, cookie-cutter rags-to-riches to-rags-to-redemption -to-riches film. While a better made film than many of its multitude of lookalike productions, “Southpaw” is,...
Patricia Ellen Simeonoff (Hangstefer), 68
Jul 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Long-time Kodiak resident Patricia Ellen Simeonoff (Hangstefer), 68, passed away on July 14, 2015, in Anchorage, Alaska. The oldest of five children, Patricia was born on June 27, 1947, to John and...
Eagle River spoils Bears’ final outing
by DEREK CLARKSTON
Jul 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Kodiak Post 17’s American Legion baseball season came to an abrupt end with two straight defeats in the Matson Lines Invitational at Bartlett High School in Anchorage. In the tournament opener on T...
Students win international competition with quake research
by JULIE HERRMANN
Jul 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
A team from Kodiak High School won the top prize in an international competition with their research into earthquake activity. The four-student team entered the NASA World Wind Europa Challenge, th...