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Grand jury indicts Coast Guard man formerly assigned in Kodiak
A grand jury in Massachusetts has indicted a Coast Guard man accused of shooting and killing a Coast Guard woman and injuring her wife and a police officer back in February. The shooter and his two female victims had previously been stationed in Kodiak. The grand jury in Barnstable County on Wednesday indicted 31-year-old Adrian Loya of Virginia on 30 counts in connection with the shooting death of 31-year-old Lis...
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First Amendment also protects minority opinion
If we allow emotion instead of reason, mob rule instead of our Constitution to dictate our actions, we are no better than every other failed state that has come before us. If we don't stand for principle, we will fall for anything. And fall we will, indeed. The killings that took place in South Carolina are horrific beyond words. However, the knee-jerk, emotional reaction to ban a flag is nothing less than the ban...
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Assembly approves one road contract
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly approved a contract for road maintenance and snow removal in the Womens Bay Service Area and failed to approve a contract for similar work on borough grounds. Staff had recommended that both contracts be awarded to MK Enterprises. Five bids were received for the contract for borough grounds work, and at the beginning of the Thursday assembly meeting during public comment, represe...
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Fried, Himelbloom claim Fourth of July victories
Wearing bib No. 4, it was only fitting that Arielle Himelbloom topped the women’s field in Kodiak’s annual Fourth of July 10-Kilometer Run and Walk. Himelbloom, a rising Kodiak High School junior, chopped six minutes off of her time from last year in winning in 48 minutes, 45 seconds. She finished just over a minute ahead of runner-up finisher Kathleen Dunbar, a five-time champion of the race. Recent KHS graduate ...
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Kodiak Little Leaguers fall in opener
Kodiak’s intermediate Little League all-star team fell to Dimond-West, 10-1, in its opening baseball game at the District I Tournament on Monday in Knik. Kodiak has today off and will resume pool play at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday against Abbott-O-Rabbitt. This is Kodiak’s first time competing in the intermediate tournament, which is for 11-through 13-year-olds. Nathan James collected Kodiak’s only a hit, a single that s...
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Kodiak Island Births: June 7
Allen Kody Espanola was born at 8:46 a.m. on June 24, 2015, to Allen and Karen Espanola. He weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces and was 19 3/4 inches long. The baby’s mother stays at home, and the baby’s father works at Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak. Also welcoming him to the family is Bianca Isabel Espanola. Niquolas Jesus Rojas-Diesta was born at 6:32 p.m. on June 25, 2015, to Dawn Diesta and Luis Rojas. He weighed 6 po...
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Garden Gate: Summertime and the hawkweed is blooming
There’s a reason why hawkweed is known devil’s paintbrush. (Such names aren’t given to angelic plants, right?). Hawkweed is now listed as one of Top Ten noxious weeds in the U.S. and is reported in all by 15 states. Hawkweed has managed to find its way to many exotic places. Mount Rainier National Park is coping with yellow hawkweed, a close cousin to orange hawkweed, is threatening to take over the wildflower mea...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Camping in the rain
How was your Fourth of July weekend? If you were camping, you got a firsthand look at Kodiak’s rainy weather. Camping in the rain is challenging, especially when you mix in a good dose of wind. Season your adventure with energetic young kids, and a rainy day camp can be a little too memorable at times. After the heavy rain Friday night, we saw a steady stream campers headed for home on Saturday. With relief so clo...
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Pasagshak river drainage closed to sport fishing for sockeye salmon
Effective 12:01 a.m., Friday, July 3, the Pasagshak River drainage is closed to sport fishing for sockeye salmon, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game said in a news release. The escapement goal for sockeye salmon into the Pasagshak River drainage is 3,000 fish. As of June 30, the weir count was 436 sockeye salmon, ADF&G said. Based on historical run timing, the department is not projecting to meet this goal. Th...
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Get ready, stay safe on Fourth
The Fourth of July is Saturday with two parades and state officials are warning people to stay safe. There are two parades nearby for Kodiak and Chiniak residents to enjoy. Kodiak’s parade, sponsored by the American Legion, starts at 11 a.m. at Oscars Dock near the gazebo downtown. The route is a large square that heads down Marine Way to the stoplight, up Rezanof to Center Avenue, down Center Avenue to the Pier 1...
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