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Alaska Science Forum: Tiny, ancient life discovered in Southeast
In a world crawling with insects, those billions of tiny bodies fall into just 30 major descriptive groups, known as orders. That’s why Derek Sikes, curator of insects at the University of Alaska Museum of the North, was disappointed with a graduate student when she failed to identify a creature that was wandering her plots on Prince of Wales Island. “Every entomologist should be able to ID every insect to its ord...
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Teen injured in shooting
A Kodiak teenager was arrested for allegedly firing a shotgun at a 16-year-old Sunday night in Kodiak. According to Kodiak Police Chief T.C. Kamai, police responded to a home on Woody Way Loop after a 911 caller said a 16-year-old had been “accidentally shot” by another boy around 8:47 p.m. The injured boy was taken to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center, then medevaced to Anchorage. According to the latest av...
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Two people are accused of stealing a man’s money, pants
A Kodiak man and woman are accused of ripping off a man’s pants and robbing him of thousands of dollars. Cynthia Bean, 39, and Joseph Iannon Jr., 47, were arraigned in Kodiak district court on Thursday. Bean faces charges of second-degree robbery and fourth-degree assault. Iannon faces charges of second-degree robbery, fourth-degree assault and sixth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance. According to...
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Cherie Mae Morrison Carroll
Former Kodiak resident Cherie Mae Morrison Carroll, 84, passed away Sunday, July 14 in Sacramento, Calif. Services are pending.
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Oil tax repeal finds support around Kodiak
Opponents of SB21, the state’s new oil tax cut, have turned in more than 51,000 signatures to the Alaska Division of Elections in hopes of overturning the measure through a voter referendum. “Vote Yes – Repeal the Giveaway” needed to collect 30,169 signatures — 10 percent of the turnout in the last state election — in three months, a deadline mandated by Article 11 of the state constitution. If approved, a measure...
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Discover Kodiak draws new tourism map
Kodiak’s tourism bureau is redrawing the map of Kodiak. Discover Kodiak isn’t building a road or a new building — it’s recreating a street map used by thousands of Kodiak visitors each year. Chastity Starrett, member services manager at Discover Kodiak, is the person in charge of the mapping project. For now, she said, the job is one of salesmanship. Ads line the borders of the three-color map, and Kodiak business...
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William Frank Westlake, Jr.
William Frank Westlake, Jr. was born December 14, 1968 at Griffin Memorial Hospital in Kodiak to Frances Yovino. He was adopted by William Frank Sr. and Myrna Westlake on Jan. 14, 1969. Bill died suddenly on June 29, 2013, the birthday of his biological mother, after a bout with pneumonia. He was 45 years old. His interest in life, first of all, is Brandy, his daughter. Bill was a mechanic and worked in the state ...
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William Frank Westlake, Jr.
William Frank Westlake, Jr. was born December 14, 1968 at Griffin Memorial Hospital in Kodiak to Frances Yovino. He was adopted by William Frank Sr. and Myrna Westlake on Jan. 14, 1969. Bill died suddenly on June 29, 2013, the birthday of his biological mother, after a bout with pneumonia. He was 45 years old. His interest in life, first of all, is Brandy, his daughter. Bill was a mechanic and worked in the state ...
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Hypocrisy and the smoking ban
To the Editor: There’s a lot of hypocrisy going on almost most matters. One in particular is cigarettes, pipes and cigars. They sell tobacco to you because it’s legal and at a high price! After a person has bought tobacco, where do you smoke it? “You can’t smoke here.” “You can’t smoke there.” “It is illegal to smoke here.” They are getting so nosey you can’t smoke I your own home, car or boat! The “do-gooders” as...
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Public Safety Blotter: July 16
Thursday, July 11 • At 2:23 a.m., a 911 caller reported yelling coming from a neighboring home. A man was arrested for violating his probation. • At 3:07 a.m., a man and woman were both arrested for robbery and assault. Another woman is having charges forwarded for violating conditions of release. • At 6:42 a.m., an officer impounded a loose dog. • At 8:08 a.m., a caller requested a welfare check. The person was g...
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