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Alaska Science Forum: Short, chubby and neurotic is good combination in cold
This message came from the grandfather of 5-year old Ben, who lives near Inverness, Scotland: Even in winter he will rapidly strip off and often plays in a sleeveless vest while others still have a shirt and woolly jumper on. He appears to be always warm. He goes to an excellent school but complains that the rule in winter is that they must wear their coats outside. He finds even a light coat uncomfortable in norm...
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Don’t fall for IRS, Jamaica phone scams
Kodiakans have received multiple fraudulent phone calls in the past few weeks from people either posing as the Internal Revenue Service or calling from Jamaica about prize winnings. Kodiak Police Department Lt. D.J. Clumpner said these are the two main phone scams that have been going around Kodiak recently. The Jamaica one is a scam that has been going around in different iterations for years. “That’s a version o...
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For too long we have blindly trusted our elected officials
To the Editor, Good for you, Mr. Ross, for exercising your liberties! However, your accusations are false regarding the KODIAK COMPASS website and those that use that format to communicate with like-minded individuals. First of all, the website was developed to share information about political events that happen locally and throughout the United States. We are a conglomeration of many different activists with dif...
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Public Safety Blotter: March 25
March 16 At 5:53 a.m., a caller reported a domestic disturbance on Natalia Way. It was verbal only and the parties separated. At 6:08 a.m., police advised a driver on 12th Street of having no license plate light. At 6:13 a.m., police warned a speeding driver on Rezanof Drive East. At 8:33 a.m., a caller requested a subject removal on West Marine Way. They left when police asked. At 11:11 a.m., a caller reported so...
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Riders enjoy new skate ramps at Baranof Park
It had been half a year since Elrik Hanson had picked up a skateboard. He got reacquainted with his board in a big way Monday afternoon. Hanson and a few of his buddies spent three hours testing the new ramps at Baranof Park. After several successful tricks, and some not so successful, they walked away satisfied. “I’m glad there is a mini-ramp section, because I can’t really mess with the big stuff,” Hanson said. ...
Mar 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Boat, trailer home taxation to be reconsidered
The Kodiak Island Borough gave the assessing department permission to move forward with drafting an ordinance to exempt boats from taxation, and the assessing department is also working on changing how trailer houses are taxed. Borough assessor Bill Roberts told the assembly during a presentation at the Thursday meeting that taxing boats is costing more money than it brings to the borough. Commercial fishing and c...
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Kodiak Borough Assembly hears about homelessness, awards two contracts
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly received a report on homelessness by the Brother Francis Shelter executive director and approved two contracts for dock and culvert installation. Monte Hawver told the assembly that the amount of people the shelter has been helping has risen considerably during the past decade and a half. In addition to sheltering homeless people, the shelter also has a homeless prevention progra...
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Tsunami siren test set for Wednesday
If you hear the tsunami warning siren sounding on Wednesday morning, don’t be alarmed. According to a Kodiak Island Borough news release, residents may hear the siren between 10:15 and 10:45 a.m. Wednesday. Tsunami warning broadcasts may also appear on television and over the radio during that time. The test is “to make sure that the tsunami warning system works from one end to the other,” the release said. Offici...
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Public Safety Blotter: March 24
March 11 At 1:21 a.m., police warned a speeding driver on Mill Bay Road. At 1:25 a.m., police conducted a security check on Simeonoff Street. At 1:28 a.m., police conducted a security check on Chichenof Street. At 1:31 a.m., police warned a driver on Rezanof Drive East for looking at his cellphone while driving. At 1:44 a.m., police conducted a security check on Marine Way. At 9:29 a.m., a caller on Erskine Avenue...
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Kodiak Island Births: March 24
Briana Guadalupe Castillo Ramirez was born at 8:45 p.m. on Monday, March 16, 2015, to Maritza Guadalupe Ramirez de Castillo. She weighed 7.15 pounds and measured 19.1 inches long. Her parents are originally from El Salvador and now live in Kodiak. Her mother works at home and her father works at Trident Seafoods. Also welcoming her to the family are Selbin, Cindy and Brayan.
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