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Patrick (Paddy) Mullan Sr.
Patrick (Paddy) Mullan Sr. 89, passed away March 19, 2013 at Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center with loved ones at his side. Paddy was born in the village of Afognak in June 1923 to Barney and Alexandra Mullan. There he attended elementary school through 8th grade. When thinking of Paddy, the one word that comes immediately to mind is WORK and if you ever had a chance to see his hands you would know that he d...
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Now is the time to voice concern for education funding
To the Editor: The Kodiak Island Borough school district will be implementing new state standards next school year designed to ensure all students are held to consistent expectations to prepare them for college and careers. These standards will raise the bar for our students, requiring more effort on the part of students, teachers, parents and administration; the community in general. At the same time, the state o...
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Alaska Science Forum: Life endures in hidden, cold worlds
CHENA HOT SPRINGS — “This is your chance — maybe your only chance in a lifetime — to see vole poop in a tunnel,” said Mike Taras, an expert tracker and wildlife educator for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Seven people kneel and then squint into a blue-white opening in the snow. We see tiny cigars, evidence that a red-backed or meadow vole had indeed paused there. Taras was correct — this was the first tim...
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What can you tell me about Alaska?
To the Editor: My name is Kip, and I am a sixth-grader at Faith Christian School in Kearney, Neb. My clas is studying the 50 states, and I have chosen Alaska as my state. Our assignment is to find out as much about our states as we can, and I was wondering if you would help me out. Would you be willing to send me any information about your state? Some examples could be maps, brochures, souvenirs or anything else t...
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4 kid wrestlers take first at Nikiski
A dozen Kodiak Kid Wrestlers placed at the Nikiski Wrestling Club Freestyle Tournament on Saturday at Nikiski High School. Claiming top honors were Sawyer Stevens (bantam, 59-63 pounds), Brayden Stevens (novice, 80-83), AJ Barton (novice, 125-135) and Kyler Kane (School boy/girl, 64-65). Eddy Burris (junior, 131-136), Quinn McFarlin (intermediate, 91-100), Josh Nummer (novice, 110-115) and Joseph McFarlin (cadet, ...
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Assemblyman defends self against allegations of financial rule-breaking
Kodiak Island Borough assemblyman Mel Stephens defended himself before the Alaska Public Offices Commission on Monday, saying a complaint against him by borough Mayor Jerome Selby is groundless. “I think that’s just absurd,” Stephens said about claims that he concealed payments for a case in which he represented a Kodiak woman in her lawsuit against the Kodiak Island Borough. While commission staff have agreed wit...
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Kodiak Jail houses record number of inmates
The Kodiak Jail reached a record capacity of 26 inmates on Thursday. By Friday, the number had dropped to 24 inmates, but the jail was still over its maximum capacity. “We had 26 in there and I think that’s the largest number we’ve ever held, certainly in the new jail,” Kodiak Police Chief T.C. Kamai said. The Kodiak Jail has enough beds to accommodate 22 adults, and anything more is considered to be over capacity...
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Woman accused of stabbing husband with kitchen knife
A woman in Kodiak allegedly stabbed her husband with a kitchen knife after she found nude pictures of another woman on his phone. Ariana Miller, 29, faces one count of first-degree assault (a class A felony) and one count of third-degree assault (a class C felony). The class A felony is punishable by a maximum sentence of up to 20 years in prison, and the class C felony is punishable by up to five years in prison....
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Blotter: April 2
Tuesday, March 19 At 1:25 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Marine Way. At 8:50 a.m., a caller reported a bear sighting on Mission road. At 9:08 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Marine Way. At 10:50 a.m., a caller reported four men were passing around a flask. They were gone when officers arrived. At 12:40 p.m. and 12:57 p.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Marine Way. At 1:49 p.m., an officer impound...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Desperately seeking Dollies
I get serious about Dolly Varden in April. Sure, the bulk of the run won’t hit the rivers until May, but open water on local lakes promises hot action when you can find the fish. And even in April, when conditions are just right, you can find a few in the rivers. As lake water warms and ice retreats from lakes, the Dollies wintering there become more active and hungry. They’re coldblooded creatures, after all. As ...
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