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Legal hiccup for borough-owned nursing home
An ordinary procedural vote could turn into a major hiccup for the new borough-owned nursing home unless the borough finds an attorney — any attorney — to sign a bond issue this summer. On Thursday night, a short-staffed borough assembly voted 3-2 against a new contract with Wohlforth, Brecht, Cartledge and Brookings, which has been providing legal services as the borough pursues a $20 million bond issue to pay fo...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Bat
Keneryaq: Bat (animal) Aliktaanka keneryat.: The bats scare me. Bats are not widespread in Alaska. There are just five species of these small flying mammals found mostly in forested areas of southeast and south central Alaska, where trees provide good roosting places. The most common Alaskan variety is the little brown bat (Myotis lucifugus), which lives year round in the Kodiak region. Little brown bats live in s...
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Around Kodiak: May 3
Coast Guard Base Kodiak holds a tree-planting and clean up day today beginning at 9 a.m. A barbecue for all participants will take place at noon. Civilians are welcome to attend, and all are encouraged to enter the “trash-looking” dessert contest. Sign up for the cleanup at the Golden Anchor. Kodiak College hosts a family fun night 6-8:30 p.m. tonight in the Benny Benson Building. Bring two cans of food to receive...
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In the Courts: May 3
Dismissals • One count of misconduct involving weapons against Andre Dahmani, 26, was dismissed April 26. • One count of third-degree theft against Nicholaus Cooke-dew, 26, was dismissed April 1. • One count of sixth-degree drugs misconduct against Michael Inga, 20, was dismissed March 8. Theft Brandi West, 21, pleaded guilty to one count of third-degree theft. She was sentenced to 120 days in jail (120 days suspe...
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Pamyua visits Kodiak for concert and workshops
Six years after their Kodiak debut, the eclectic Native music group Pamyua returns to Kodiak to help public radio station KMXT-FM celebrate spring. Variously called “Yupik-soul” or “Eskimo doo-wop,” the Anchorage-based group’s music won’t just appear on the Gerald C. Wilson stage tonight; it will also show up in the cozy confines of the Sun’aq Tribal Hall for a Saturday afternoon workshop. As Phillip Blanchett exp...
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Help clean up Kodiak this Saturday
It’s time to clean up. At 9 a.m. Saturday, hordes of local volunteers will gather at Kodiak High School, gloves in hand, to pick up trash bags. Three hours later, those yellow bags, full of garbage, will dot the curbs and shoulders of roads across Kodiak. Ditches formerly full of garbage will be scrubbed clean of litter, ensuring the Emerald Isle will again turn green. Kodiak’s annual cleanup has arrived, but with...
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Another Day in Paradise: Time to clean up
May is clean-up month. This week, we will pay just a little more attention to picking up the litter that lines our streets and roadways. On Saturday, there will be crews out all over town to spruce up our image one more time before we get overrun with new faces so we can show them our best side. It doesn’t matter where you are, people seem to think roadways are their trash bins. Done with that McDonalds wrapper or...
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Zombie Fun Run Saturday
Zombies are making another appearance at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park. The second Zombie at Abercrombie 5K Fun Run is noon Saturday. The event is not a normal fun run. Runners will wear flags and try to make it through the course without getting their flags pulled by zombies roaming around Fort Abercrombie. The run is a fundraiser for the Kodiak Football League. Participation is $15. Registration begins ...
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Senior Citizens of Kodiak produces film to promote adult day program
Senior Citizens of Kodiak Inc. has produced a new eight-minute film that sheds light on the services adult day programs provide. Senior Citizens of Kodiak executive director Pat Branson decided she wanted to present information about adult day services to communities across the state. The film, “Best Kept Secret: Adult Day Services” explains what an adult day program does and who might use it. Branson narrates the...
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Alaska State Troopers start investigation after arrest video
The Alaska Department of Public Safety is conducting an internal investigation into a video that depicts a 20-year-old Kodiak woman thrown to the ground during an arrest by Alaska State Troopers. The YouTube video titled “Young woman being arrested for nothing” went live on Monday afternoon, and as of Wednesday afternoon had more than 21,700 views and 470 comments. Troopers were called to the home in Rasmusson’s T...
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