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God understands, from ailing sister to new puppy
I am having trouble getting down to “real work” this week, despite being in the midst of the first week in Lent. Two big things happened in the middle of the week. The first was that I got a puppy, after being on the waiting list for several weeks. Yes, a third dog, but we have missed our border collie pack member Angus, who died at the age of 16, the first fall that I lived here. The puppy is a golden retriever-y...
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Amazing Nature: Sea star fights predators with yucky slime
Have you noticed that whenever you drove by and looked at the beach this month it looked like it was high tide? Recently our local tides have been timed just so that low tide was during the dark and dusk hours of the morning or evening and high tide coincided with daylight hours. I don’t always pay much attention to the tide tables, but this month it mattered because for our annual fifth-grade marine science lesso...
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Black market in rides
By JOANN SNODERLY Mirror Writer Local taxi drivers say an onslaught of illegal taxicabs is taking business and slashing into profits. Illegal taxicabs and their drivers do not have necessary permits and licenses from the city. Drivers of these vehicles use unmarked cars and wait in high traffic areas for fares, undercutting licensed taxicabs. “It’s really hurting the cab business in Kodiak,” said Anthony Jackson, ...
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City sued for $1 million for 2014 police incident
The city of Kodiak, the State of Alaska and several officers have been sued for $1 million for an early 2014 incident in which a woman was allegedly denied rights, injured and humiliated during an interaction with Kodiak Police Department and Alaska Department of Corrections officers. The State of Alaska, the Alaska Department of Corrections, the city of Kodiak, the Kodiak Police Department, KPD officer Jennette R...
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Analyst not interested in 6-month extension
The Kodiak Fisheries Work Group analyst wouldn’t say yes to a six-month contract if that were offered, she told the group during a Wednesday meeting. Heather McCarty of McCarty and Associates has had a contract with the city of Kodiak and Kodiak Island Borough for two years. The contract, which expired earlier this month, included two optional one-year extensions. The city council approved a one-year extension, bu...
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Week in Words: Choice of weed, pot, reefers, joints
Next week, Alaska will begin issuing marijuana business licenses. And even though we probably won’t see reefer retail establishments pop up around the state for a few more months, tonight in Kodiak, our borough assembly will look at an ordinance to opt out of the toke trade, despite Kodiakans’ support of Ballot Measure 2 in 2014. Let’s start with the obvious. “Marijuana” entered the English language in 1918 as a f...
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Alumni Spotlight: Nelson joins Kodiak coaching staff
At a recent Kodiak High School girls basketball practice, Jerica Nelson stood in the key and chanted, “defense, defense, defense.” She grabbed the rebound and zoomed up the court, maneuvering by players with uncanny dribbling ablities. It was a flashback to 2013, when Nelson was named the Northern Lights Conference most valuable player and guided the Bears to a 4A state title with a perfect 27-0 record. After spen...
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Alaska State Troopers: Feb. 18
Feb. 6 At approximately 12:30 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a single vehicle roll over accident near Boyscout Lake on Rezanof Drive. Subsequent investigation revealed a 31-year-old Kodiak man had been operating his 1999 Toyota pick-up when the vehicle slid off the roadway due to icy conditions. Both driver and passenger were wearing seat belts at the time of the collision and reported no injuries. The T...
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Public Safety Blotter: Feb. 18
Feb. 13 At 2 a.m., police arrested a man in the 1900 block of Mission Road on suspicion of driving under the influence and violating conditions of release. At 7:09 a.m., police warned a driver in the 200 block of Center Avenue for failing to stop at a stop sign. At 7:24 a.m., a person reported someone threw a seal bomb at her home in the 800 block of Hillside Drive and injured her dog. It’s under investigation. At...
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Kodiak ESS goes 1-2 at Seldovia
Playing without two starters, the Kodiak Emerging Small Schools boys basketball team finished 1-2 at the Seldovia Invitational that concluded Saturday. The Ravens, a co-ed squad comprised of rural students, beat Nanwalek 52-38 and lost to Seldovia 79-34 and Wasilla Lake 71-24. The 1-2 record placed ESS third in the tournament. Seldovia (3-0) and Wasilla Lake (2-1) finished first and second. “For the group that we ...
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