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Response equipment presentation on Tuesday
The Kodiak public is invited to attend an oil spill preparedness and response outreach event Tuesday. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation will host the event. Spill reporting, an overview of hazards, reporting requirements and what to expect in each stage of spill response will be discussed. The presentation will also feature an overview of the spill response equipment that is available in Kodiak a...
Apr 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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Public Safety Blotter: April 25
April 7 At 1:48 a.m., police received a report of a man shoving a woman in the 1600 block of Selief Lane. There was no assault; it was verbal only. At 3:24 a.m., police received a report of several people fighting inside a building in the 300 block of Shelikof Street, and it spilled into the street before police arrived. Police spoke with most of the people involved and only one claimed injury. He did not want to ...
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Kenai tops Kodiak in softball marathon game
Scoring was not at a premium in Kodiak softball’s Northern Lights Conference opener against Kenai. In a game that lasted 3 hours, 40 minutes, the Kardinals outlasted the Bears, 36-27 in six innings, Friday at East Addition Park. Yes, you read that correctly, 36-27. “It was definitely a hitters’ game,” said first-year Kodiak skipper Michelle Stratton, who was making her home debut. More like it was a scorekeeper’s ...
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GARDEN GATE: El Niño y La Niña: No telling what’s next
Gardeners, outdoor enthusiasts, fishermen and families are celebrating the warmer than average April. But if April is the new May, then is May the new June? Perhaps, for a couple months. It all depends on El Niño, which is weakening, according to Climate.gov. Thanks to El Niño we are coming out of a winter that’s been anything but normal: For the third year in a row, Alaska’s winter has warmer than average temps a...
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FISH FACTOR: Processors step up to pay for needed flyovers
Cuts affecting Alaska’s fisheries will be spread across all regions and species, depending on the final budget that is approved by state legislators. As it stands now, the total commercial fisheries budget for fiscal year 2017 from all state and federal funding sources is about $64 million, a drop of $10 million from two years. “With cuts of that magnitude, everything is on the table,” said Scott Kelley, director ...
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Annual Kodiak Women’s Show larger than ever
The Kodiak Women’s Show is back for the fifth year this Saturday to offer Kodiak women a one-stop shop for a variety of goods and services, and even a good chair massage. The event will help provide women with all the tools they need to be “happy, healthy, beautiful and just shine,” said event coordinator Ellen Simeonoff. Nearly 40 vendors will be on hand. “There’s really too much to list,” Simeonoff said. This ye...
Apr 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
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Powers hire goes through
With a vote of 5-2, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly approved a controversial hire for borough manager. The contract with Michael Powers of California fell under public dispute after assembly member Mel Stephens said he opposed the hire due to Powers’ history. In previous cities he managed he was dogged by allegations of misconduct involving a police vehicle confiscation and eavesdropping. Assembly members Kyle ...
Apr 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cancer documentaries highlighted at KWS
One group of vendors at Saturday’s fifth annual Kodiak Women’s Show hopes to use the event to save Kodiak women’s lives. Healthy Tomorrows, Let Women Know Alaska, Alaska Women’s Cancer Care, Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center and the Kodiak Area Native Association are teaming up at the event to raise awareness on gynecological cancers. Every woman is at risk for gynecological cancers, and that risk only incre...
Apr 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pitchers key to Kodiak's South Division success
Kodiak High School baseball coach James Arnold used only three words to sum up his team’s opening four-game home stand, “pitching, pitching and pitching.” The Bears used 10 pitchers in the Rex Edward Matautia Invitational Tournament, and for all but three — Sam Bennett, John Norton and Shaun Walton — it was their varsity debut on the bump. As expected for rookie hurlers, they had their ups and downs. The good thin...
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In the Courts: April 22
Fawn Anderson pleaded guilty to attempted misconduct involving a controlled substance in the fourth degree. Anderson was sentenced to 360 days in jail (240 suspended) and placed on probation for five years. David Anthony Austerman pleaded no contest to assault in the fourth degree – recklessly injure. Austerman was sentenced to 90 days in jail (90 suspended) and ordered to schedule a screening for alcohol/substanc...
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