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Man sought in kidnapping, assault
Alaska State Troopers seek the public’s help in locating a Kodiak man wanted for “multiple crimes against multiple persons,” including kidnapping, assault and misconduct involving a weapon, in connection with a Friday incident. An arrest warrant for Mark Benton, 49, was issued after investigation into a disturbance at a residence on Selief Lane at approximately 6:45 p.m., according to a trooper report. Megan Peter...
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Teams take on robot challenge
Lego bricks, motors and programming. Kodiak elementary and middle school students got to practice their robotic programming skills on Saturday at a competition among four teams of students and their creations. Since September, the students have been practicing. At the competition, they set their robots on a table full of items made of more Lego bricks and had to use the robot to complete missions such as picking u...
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Earlier start for assembly approved
Kodiak Island Borough Assembly meetings and work session will now start and end one hour earlier and the public will give comment earlier in the meeting, after the assembly unanimously approved an ordinance making those changes at its Thursday meeting. Meetings and work sessions will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will not go past 10:30 p.m. unless the assembly extends the time. The public comment time at the beginning of...
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ALUMNI ROUNDUP: Swimmers jump into 2016
A trio of former Kodiak High School state champion swimmers took to the pool for the first time in 2016. Northern Arizona’s Jori Lindquist and Ila Hughes competed against Arizona and Oregon State, while University of Hawaii’s Tahna Lindquist faced Minnesota. Tahna Lindquist, a freshman, produced the best finish, placing second in the 200-yard backstroke (2 minutes, 3.80 seconds) in a 157-79 loss to the Gophers on ...
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Public Safety Blotter: Jan. 12
Nov. 11 At 12:25 a.m., police gave a man in the 200 block of Marine Way a no camping inside city limits warning. At 12:30 a.m., police warned a speeding driver in the 800 block of East Marine Way. At 8:23 a.m., police warned a driver in the 800 block of East Rezanof Drive for having a non-illuminated license plate. At 8:29 a.m., police warned a speeding driver in the 12th Avenue and East Rezanof Drive area. At 8:3...
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OUTDOOR KODIAK: Insidious saltwater sinks into small parts
My most memorable experience in 40 years of hunting Kodiak came on my workbench rather than in the field. I had returned from a boat hunt for deer a week before, and like a good boy I took care of all my gear and cleaned my rifle. The real adventure began when I retrieved the rifle from storage on my way to the range for some load testing. I pulled it from the case and laid it on the bench for a quick rub down. It...
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Teeing Off: Escaping the cold
Whew. That was close. When Minnesota was driving down the field for the last time in Sunday’s NFC Wild Card game, I dropped to the floor. Gizmo walked over and consoled me. We both knew Seattle’s season was seconds away from being over. However, Seattle fans should be accustomed to expect the unexpected. And the unexpected happened. In the closing seconds, Minnesota kicker Blair Walsh shanked a 27-yard field goal ...
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Kodiak Island Births: Jan. 12
Noah Mark Warner was born at 8:10 p.m. on Dec. 30, 2015 to Jacob and Jordan Warner. He weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces and was 20 inches long. His parents are originally from Reidsville, North Carolina and now live in Kodiak. The baby’s mother works at the Kodiak Island Borough School District, and the baby’s father works at U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak. Grandparents are Mark and Charlie Wood from Reidsville, No...
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UA: No decision yet on Near Island facility
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly and Kodiak City Council met with University of Alaska leadership at a joint work session Thursday to discuss the future of the Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center. “We really felt it critically important to come to the community and meet with you, find out what’s really happening here, meet with the (KSMSC) policy council,” UA president Jim Johnsen said. He added that the me...
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Assemby splits on new RV code
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly approved changes to code governing recreational vehicle parks and chose three assembly members to help negotiate a new hospital lease. In the third meeting at which the RV park code changes were on the agenda, the assembly voted five to two to pass it. Mel Stephens and Dennis Symmons voted against. Stephens said he felt the new code was poorly written, pointing out inconsistencie...
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