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Coast Guard Blotter: Sept. 6
Aug. 28 The Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel Quanah P safely towed a 22-foot jet boat to Homer Aug. 28. The three crew aboard the vessel called Coast Guard Sector Anchorage to report they were disabled nine miles southwest of Homer. Due to a lack of response to their marine assistance request broadcast and darkness, the watchstanders directed the Homer Auxiliary to respond. Sept. 1 A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopt...
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Public Safety Blotter: Sept. 6
Wednesday, Aug. 28 • At 3:29 a.m., a man was cited for camping. • At 12:20 p.m., a man was cited for driving without a license, insurance or registration. • At 7:48 a.m., a 911 caller reported a disturbance on Thorsheim Street. There was no crime and the parties separated. • At 8:07 a.m., a caller reported two men were parked in front of her driveway for a half an hour, and wouldn’t tell her why they were there. O...
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Prep picks: Football season reaches midway marker
It’s only the first week of September, but Alaska has reached the midway point of its high school football season. And at the halfway point, I find myself with a 19-3 record (.863 winning percentage) after going 6-1 last week. The game that ended perfection last week was Voznesenka’s victory over Valdez. It was the Cougars’ first 11-man football win in school history. I will have to go undefeated this week if I wa...
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Around Kodiak: Sept. 6
The Baranov Museum has sources that say "Russia's Alaskan colony may have started as a puppet government! But it turned out that Baranov was pulling the strings." That's right, its time for a Baranov History — puppet style! The museum is hosting a Movie Night for KIDS at 7 p.m. Friday. Enjoy "Baranov's Castle," an Alaskan puppet movie extravaganza filled with action, laughs, and great songs. Bring your pillow and ...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Crow
Qalngaa’aq : Crow Qalngaa’aq tan’ertuq. (N); Qalngaa’aq tamlertuq. (S) - The crow is black. Alaska is home to one species of crow: Corvus cauriuns, the northwestern crow. Smaller than its cousin the American Crow, this black bird frequents the Pacific coast from Washington state to southcentral Alaska and occasionally the eastern Aleutian Islands. The northwestern crow is a coastal species, typically found around ...
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Run will raise money for Kodiak Kindness program
Kodiak’s fitness class for moms and babies is hosting a fun run Saturday to raise money for the Kodiak Kindness program. Kodiak Kindness is a nonprofit supported by Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center, which works to help new moms learn about infant feeding and nutrition. Brooke McLaughlin, owner of the Fit4Mom franchise in Kodiak, formerly known as Stroller Strides, said she decided to host the fundraiser bec...
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Tapestry: Martha Garcia's 'place' will always be Kodiak
Martha’s place is now in Juneau, but the local epicure and interior decorator will always have a spot in Kodiak, if not a physical address. For more than 20 years, Garcia brought the spicy flavor of Mexican food to the streets of Kodiak in her lunch wagon, Martha’s Place. Martha closed her mobile restaurant about a year ago after taking a hard fall that broke her wrist and put her back out of joint. Besides carryi...
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City Council meets behind closed doors to talk taxes
The Kodiak City Council spent almost 30 minutes Thursday night behind closed doors as it discussed the revelation that city sales taxes are being levied on cable TV, telephone and Internet services used by borough residents beyond city limits. City attorney Thomas Klinkner participated in the closed-door meeting by telephone, but City manager Aimee Kniaziowski declined to discuss the conversation. The city council...
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Fight in the mall not a bar brawl
To the Editor: I picked up the newspaper for Wednesday Sept. 4th, and the headline reads “Man severely injured in bar assault”. I read the article carefully, and thought to myself really, “bar assault?” It appears the injured individual was not in a bar at all when the assault occurred, and when the medics arrived he was not in a bar, so I would question as to where “bar assault” comes from? To me this is irrespon...
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Spikers open with victory
Kodiak made a statement in its season-opening volleyball match Thursday evening. The Bears swept two-time defending 3A state champion Mt. Edgecumbe 25-16, 25-18, 25-18 in a noncenference match at Mt. Edgecumbe High School in Sitka. Kodiak (1-0) wasn’t tested much in a match that lasted just over an hour. The Bears got off to fast starts in all three sets and was only challenged in the final one. Leading 17-10, Mt....
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