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Code revision continues
The revision process for Kodiak Island Borough code sections that govern land use continues with an additional public hearing slated for January. Three code sections are being updated: Title 16 – Subdivisions, Title 17 – Zoning, and Borough real property. The Planning and Zoning Commission, which is working on the revisions and is holding the hearings, has received almost 170 pages of written public comment on the...
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Alaska State Troopers: Dec. 26
Dec. 17 At 2:56 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a hit and run. A 2004 Ford Explorer had received moderate damage to the driver’s side quarter panel and the front bumper while the vehicle was parked unattended at the victim’s residence in Cove Trailer Park. Damage was estimated at $2,500. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the troopers at 1-877-486-4121 or Crime Stoppers at 486-3113. Dec...
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In the Courts: Dec. 26
Gerald Wayne Vonscheele pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct. Vonscheele was sentenced to 10 days in jail (10 suspended) and placed on probation for two years. Erik James Kawika Benton pleaded guilty to resisting or interfering with an arrested. Benton was sentenced to 40 days in jail. Ricardo Cruz pleaded guilty to violating conditions of release. Cruz was sentenced to 30 days in jail (30 suspended) and ordered t...
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Public Safety Blotter: Dec. 26
Dec. 15 At 12:24 a.m., a 911 caller reported disorderly conduct on Erskine Avenue. It was gone when police arrived. At 12:33 a.m., police conducted a security check on Mission Road. At 12:41 a.m., police conducted a security check on Egan Way. At 12:50 a.m., police responded to a suspicious vehicle on Benny Benson Drive. It was unoccupied. At 12:50 a.m., police conducted a security check on Benny Benson Drive. At ...
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Set net ban initiative based on conservation
The initiative to ban set nets in urban areas of Alaska is an environmental issue. It is about protecting fish stocks and other sea animals from an outdated, harmful type of fishing gear. Set nets are simply a wall of death. Eight other states have voted to eliminate or enacted stringent limitations on these set nets after witnessing the environmental and ecological damage these nets cause. Set nets are notorious ...
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The new Borough code, Bob Pederson, and Agenda 21 are what we need

There are tons of hippie malcontents and right-wing “patriots” saying we need further examination of the proposed code. We don’t! This is why people like Bob Pederson are hired anyway. He can read it and decide what’s best for us and our land use. This is why we have a government. They know what they are doing. If they think it’s best to take some of our land for “green space,” they probably have good reason. If ...
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Tapestry: Fond memories stoke the fires of Christmas
Some of the greatest Christmas gifts are the memories that glow in our hearts like the embers of a fire that can never be extinguished. LOIS STOVER REMEMBERS A COLD CHRISTMAS In the frigid Arctic region of the Kuskokwim River, dogs are indispensable, especially during the winter. Lois Stover, who grew up in the village of Takotna, was reminded of the value of dogs one Christmas season when her father, Timothy Twit...
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Teeing Off: Wilson deserves Pro Bowl slot
Russell Wilson not being selected to the Pro Bowl is like having a Christmas without Santa Claus. Tough to digest. One of the most exciting players in the National Football League was omitted off the 2015 Pro Bowl roster, a list of players compiled by coaches, players and fans that was released earlier this week. Serious? What fan doesn’t want to watch Wilson? As a Seahawks fan, I get the pleasure to watch the 5-f...
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Playbook: Dec. 26
Boys basketball: Kodiak vs. KHS alumni at KHS gym, 7:30 p.m.
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Parks and Rec: Dec. 26-Jan. 2
Aquatics Daily Schedule: Following is the daily schedule for the pool. Winter Youth Swim Lessons are separated by skill level and students must be at least four years old to participate. They will be held Monday through Wednesday, starting at 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. from Dec 22-31. Friday, Dec. 26 Morning Lap 5:30 – 7:30 a.m. Noon Lap 11 – 1 p.m. Evening Open 6:30 – 8 p.m. Evening Lap 8 – 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 27 Lap/Ae...
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