Author Archives: Pam Foreman

Way Back in Kodiak – Fort Kodiak

Fort Kodiak In 1867, the US purchased Alaska from Russia.. The next year, the US Army shipped a company of soldiers to Kodiak to establish Fort Kodiak.. It was a short-lived post; the soldiers left in 1870.. However, this was a moment of dramatic transition in Kodiak.. In this episode, learn what happened in Kodiak when the Stars and Stripes ... Read More »

Way Back in Kodiak – Mush Bay

Mush Bay In this West Side Stories edition of Way Back in Kodiak, learn about the history of Mush Bay from the recollections of Judge Roy Madsen, Deedie Pearson, Jeanne Shepherd , and historical sources that chart the development of this remote bear camp, fish camp, and bush home nestled deep within Uganik Bay. Read More »

Dog Eared Reads Episode 9

Beyond the Cover Feature: 2 feature interviews this month with Authors that are visiting the Kodiak Public Library on April 15th from 7-9pm.  Fran Kelso is bringing Alaskan Attitudes and Abigail B. Calkin is bringing The Night Orion Fell & The Soul of my Soldier: Reflections of a Military Wife, for the Kodiak Public Library’s Author Meet & Greet & ... Read More »

Dog Eared Reads Episode 8

Beyond the Cover Feature: This month, in preparation of the Kodiak Public Library Association’s Annual Meeting on March 21st, we interview all 7 members of the KPLA board.  We discuss our lives and jobs here in Kodiak, as well as what inspired us to join the KPLA board.  We share our favorite KPLA-related stories, or talk about great books or ... Read More »

Dog Eared Reads Episode 7

  Beyond the Cover Feature: Heather Lende, writer of 2015’s "Find the Good: Unexpected Life Lessons from a small town Obituary Writer" stops by to discuss her book and her upcoming visit to the Kodiak College on Friday, February 26th. She shares how she got into writing obituaries for the Haines, Alaska paper, some stories about her job and life ... Read More »

Dog Eared Reads Episode 6

Beyond the Cover Feature: Local Kodiak Author G. William Yngve (Glenn Yngve). Glenn moved to Kodiak in 1973 after graduating Harvard and after some decades fishing, decided to author a trilogy of murder mysteries. The first, "A Cold Dark Place to Die" is available for sale online and at the Kodiak Public Library and Cost Savers. Glenn discusses this book, ... Read More »

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