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Borough should back away from smoking ban
To the Editor: Thomas Jefferson is often credited with the quote: “That government is best, which governs least.” He may not actually have written these words, but the idea is sound. I hope the Assembly doesn’t go forward with their smoking ban proposal. If they do, I hope the voters restore sanity by voting it down. I question the legal, (or if legal) the practical powers of the borough to intrude this far. Mr. G...
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Garden Gate: Cloudy break provides time for chores
With summer in full swing, we tend to avoid indoor chores, sometimes to the point of it becoming a health hazard. Here’s an example: During an unusually long stretch of warm weather last month, a friend declared, “If it doesn’t rain soon, I’m declaring my house a disaster area!” It’s when rain and fog forces us inside that we come face to face with mountains of laundry and armies of dust bunnies. There are indoor ...
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In the Courts: July 8
Dismissals • Two counts of fourth-degree assault against Stefanie Shaw, 30, were dismissed June 25. • Counts of disorderly conduct and fourth-degree assault against Gabriel Feliciano, 31, were dismissed June 26. • Two counts of violating conditions of release and one count of interfering with a report of a domestic violence crime against Sarah Thorp, 35, were dismissed June 26. Assault Sarah Thorp, 35, pleaded gui...
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Coast Guard Blotter: July 8
June 29 A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced an ailing boater and his two companions to Bethel following their rescue by a local search and rescue team. The Jayhawk helicopter crew was evaluating the boaters, initially assessed to be in good condition, when the man began reportedly suffering from seizure-like symptoms. The Jayhawk crew immediately transported all three boaters s...
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WWII-era bomb washes up on Chignik beach
It was a little early to have a blast for July Fourth, but no one is complaining after a WWII-era Russian firebomb was cleared from a Chignik beach. On Monday, a pair of explosive ordinance technicians from the 716th Explosive Ordinance Disposal Company, based at Fort Richardson, blew up a 50-kilogram (110-pound) aerial bomb that washed up on a beach near Chignik on the Alaska Peninsula. “I've been up here three y...
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Fried, Bethea claim Independence Day titles
A pair of former Kodiak High School running stars took charge in the Fourth of July 10K Run and Walk under the shining sun Thursday. Lucas Fried and Jaymi Bethea each cruised to their first titles in Kodiak’s annual Independence Day run, which drew a field of 63 runners and walkers. The race started at the Coast Guard base and ended at the Convention Center. Midway through the race, Fried distanced himself from a ...
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Fourth of July around Kodiak Island
Enjoy these photos of Fourth of July celebrations captured in Kodiak, Old Harbor and Ouzinkie.
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Arnold picks up victory
Jakob Arnold went the distance for he Kenai Post 20 Twins on Tuesday. The Kodiak High School rising junior pitched all five innings of the Twins’ 13-2 victory over West Anchorage in an American Legion AA baseball game in Anchorage. The game ended via the 10-run mercy rule. Arnold gave up five hits, struck out four, walked three and hit one batter to earn the win. Both runs were earned. “Jake did a good job,” Twins...
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Proposed smoking ban goes too far
I am not going to voice my opposition to a smoking ban, as a smoker I’m subject to a ban pretty much everywhere I go these days, on- or off-island. I do feel that the draft of the ban the assembly is defending is far too reaching and I commend assemblywoman Louise Stutes for being the lone wolf in opposition to the proposal. I am specifically concerned with how the ban equates a commercial fishing operation’s vess...
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Public Safety Blotter: July 5
Tuesday, July 2 • At 12:39 a.m., a caller reported a man was sleeping in a lobby. He left when an officer asked him to. • At 1:47 a.m., an officer was out investigating a missing gate. All was OK. • At 4:46 a.m., a man was arrested for DUI. • At 10:06 a.m., an abandoned vehicle was red-tagged. • At 1:48 p.m., a caller reported four to five people were causing problems and cussing. A man was given a disorderly cond...
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