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Call out people based on their character, not cultural background
To the Editor: I hope that you are enjoying some of these beautiful days that we are being blessed with. One of the things I have enjoyed about the KDM reporting has been your cultural non-bias. I just want to make a comment on the article on the front page of the KDM paper dated July 22, 2013, titled “Jury finds man guilty of 2011 assault.” The article starts with “A Filipino man…” instead of a “Kodiak man” like ...
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Our court system is a joke to criminals
To the Editor: What is wrong with our court system and judges? All these repeat offenders get their hands slapped and let go. We have so much crime in Kodiak, but they let them go and they do the same things over and over again. You saw the Kodiak Mirror that said about this one in particular who at age 58, is still stealing, robbing and breaking the law all the time and he is still running loose. I knew him as a ...
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Around Kodiak: July 26
The annual Kodiak Emerald Isle 4-H Club and Open Horse Show will take place at the Kodiak Island Fairgrounds starting at 9 a.m. Saturday. Carrie Danelski, a previous Kodiak 4-H member and collegiate competitive rider, will judge the show. Saturday's events will include English equitation and pleasure riding followed by showmanship. After lunch, Western equitation and pleasure riding takes place. Approximately 12 r...
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Public Safety Blotter: July 26
Friday, July 19 • At 2:26 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol at the downtown mall. • At 2:47 a.m., a commercial alarm went off. It was a false alarm. • At 3:03 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Hillside Park. • At 3:32 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Baranof Park. • At 5:43 a.m., a man was sleeping in a vehicle. An officer gave him a warning. • At 5:53 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol at the downto...
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Tapestry: Bob and Helen Hall left memorable legacy
Annie (Hall) Hornor remembered the smell of fresh morning coffee and the subdued voices of her father and his friends as they talked in the Hall kitchen on Tagura Road many years ago. “They were young men with wonderful dreams,” Hornor wrote in a tribute for a community potluck honoring her parents, the late Bob and Helen Hall. Hornor couldn’t be in Kodiak for the event because of a recent cardiac procedure. Her t...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Jumper
Aq’alarluni - Jumper (as in a salmon) Aq’alartut iluani. - There are jumpers inside (the seine). Jumping salmon are a conspicuous sign of summer around Kodiak. Scan the surface of the ocean in June and you will see pink salmon hurling themselves out of the water as they head for their spawning grounds. Jumping is an adaptation that helps salmon clear obstacles as they move upstream. As fish near freshwater they be...
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In the Courts: July 26
Dismissals • Charges of fourth-degree possession of a controlled substance against Joseph Riego-Dedios, 60, were dismissed June 6. • A charge of fourth-degree assault against Richard Rastopsoff, 26, was dismissed June 12. • Charges of fourth-degree assault and resisting or interfering with an arrest against Ashley Descloux, 27, were dismissed June 12. • A charge of fourth-degree assault against Audrey Lutz, 30, wa...
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Kodiak dryer than Phoenix this month
So far this month, Phoenix, Ariz. has recorded 1.77 inches of rain. Kodiak has had 1.04 inches. It’s been that kind of a summer. On Wednesday, Kodiak recorded its eighth consecutive day with temperatures above 70 degrees. Temperatures have climbed above that mark 17 times so far this summer, turning some of the Emerald Isle’s hills a parched brown. Kodiak’s human residents are enjoying what passes for a heat wave,...
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Troopers identify drowning victim
Alaska State Troopers have identified the boy who drowned Tuesday night in Gertrude Lake as 14-year-old Rex Matautia. Matautia, a rising freshman at Kodiak High School, was a football and baseball player who recently returned to Kodiak after pitching for Kodiak’s junior all-star Little League baseball team in an Anchorage tournament. Troopers Sgt. Eric Olsen said Matautia drowned after he and two friends pushed a ...
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Sport fishermen try letter-writing campaign to stave off halibut cuts
In the heart of salmon season, controversy over a halibut catch sharing plan is grabbing attention away from Alaska’s reds. On Wednesday, the National Marine Fisheries Service announced it will give fishermen an extra two weeks — until Aug. 26 — to speak their piece on the catch sharing plan. Approved by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council last year, the proposed plan would effectively cut the number of f...
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