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Vote 'yes' on Proposition 1
To the Editor: As elected government officials, our borough assembly members and our borough mayor should be held to higher standards. On Oct. 1, we the public will be voting on “Prop. 1,” which is crafted to help eliminate conflicts of interest with the assembly members and mayor. By voting yes on Prop. 1, we can preclude the mayor or any assembly member from being employed by the borough, or having a personal se...
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Public Safety Blotter: Sept. 18
Saturday, Sept. 14 • At 12:52 a.m., a caller reported a DUI, but the person was gone when officers arrived. • At 2:07 a.m., a man was given an open container and no-bars warning. • At 3:01 a.m., a man wanted another man arrested for assault, but claimed no injury or fear. • At 3:14 a.m., a man was arrested for being drunk on a licensed premises on Marine Way. • At 6:39 a.m., a caller reported a man was outside yel...
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From Soup to Nuts: Bargains don't require sacrifice
I was raised by my fiscally disciplined and ultra-conservative Scandinavian elders. However, the hands-down master of penny pinchers in my family was Grandma Hazel. A shrewd negotiator and homemaker, she was revered for her ability to sniff out a bargain and store managers learned to avoid her because of her go-for-the-jugular bargaining tactics. It is with her tenacity in mind that I pick through the Kodiak produ...
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Kodiak Tags going into sixth year
Kodiak Tags has been helping reunite pets and their owners for six years. Kodiak’s only dog tag engraving business is owned and operated by Nick Pletnikoff. He’s been running the part-time business since it started and said he enjoys engraving pet tags. “It’s a fun business,” Pletnikoff said. Kodiak Tags is the only tag business on the island, and is use by the Humane Society of Kodiak animal shelter and the Kodia...
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Alaska Science Forum: Billions of bodies on the move
CREAMER’S FIELD, FAIRBANKS — “As this bird takes off, think about how they have to fly thousands and thousands of miles,” Tricia Blake said to 21 first-graders sitting on wooden benches surrounded by birch and balsam poplar trees. The biologist and educator then placed a ruby-crowned kinglet in the flat palm of a six-year old boy. The thumb-size songbird was probably born in northern Alaska this spring. During the...
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FAA, Sun'aq reach deal on airport
The Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak and FAA have resolved the biggest outstanding issue remaining before construction begins on new safety areas at Kodiak Benny Benson State Airport. On Monday, FAA administrator Leslie Grey announced that the construction project will allocate $450,000 for a five-year study of the Buskin River area. The study will monitor any changes that arise in the environment after 17 acres of Chiniak ...
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Alumni update: Sabado posts season-best 9 kills in win
Maureen Sabado had a busy two days in California. Sabado knocked down 23 kills and recorded 5 digs in four matches for the University of Alaska Anchorage volleyball team on Friday and Saturday. She tallied a season-high nine kills — one shy of her career-high — in a five-set victory over Cal Poly-Pomona Friday morning. UAA went on to lose its next three matches against Cal State-San Bernardino, Cal State-Dominguez...
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Cutter Munro returns home after patrol
The Coast Guard cutter Munro has returned home to Kodiak after almost three months patrolling the deep-sea fisheries of the North Pacific Ocean. The 378-foot Munro was greeted by family and friends who held signs and balloons as the ship moored at Base Kodiak on Sunday afternoon. While underway, the Munro worked with the Chinese, Japanese and Russian coast guards that patrol waters more than 200 miles off the shor...
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Animal control contract almost ready
A five-year-old boy was found dead Sunday in Kotzebue, mauled to death by roaming stray dogs. While Kodiak doesn’t have the stray problem that Kotzebue has, one only has to look on Facebook to find regular posts about missing or found dogs. Most of these are beyond city limits, where there is no animal control officer. That situation may change next month as the Kodiak Island Borough assembly prepares to take up a...
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2 accused of drawing gun in dispute
Two Kodiak men are accused of threatening another man with a gun during a confrontation about a broken car mirror. Rusty Monte de Ramos, 23, was arraigned in Kodiak district court on Sept. 12 for one count of third-degree assault (a class C felony). His brother, Randy Monte De Ramos, 27, was arraigned in district court the same day on one count of third-degree assault (a class C felony) and violation of custodian ...
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