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WILLIAM "BILL" HINKLE
WILLIAM "BILL" HINKLE 1946-2016 Known for his quick wit and precise one-liners, William “Bill” Hinkle (1946-2016) kept his sense of humor intact until death took him from us. His long battle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ended on May 18, when he died peacefully at home in the company of his wife, son and grandson. Bill lived in Kodiak over 35 years and if you didn't know him, you might have heard of h...
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City looks at exemptions to make up income loss
On Tuesday the Kodiak City Council heard the first of four presentations on city revenue sources as the city seeks to cover expenses and offset decreasing funds. Sales tax is the city’s No. 1 source of revenue. Under city code, some sales tax revenue is tied to investments in the tourism industry and road, parks and harbor capital projects. According to city finance director Kelly Mayes, this accounts for about $1...
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State seeks STIP change input
The public comment period for Amendment 1 to the 2016-19 State Transportation Improvement Plan is open through Aug. 19, according to a Tuesday release from the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. The STIP list, approved by the Legislature in November 2015, includes five Kodiak area projects. They are improvements to Rezanoff Drive from the airport to Chiniak Highway, Otmeloi Way reconstructi...
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Alaska State Troopers: July 15
July 6 Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted a 60-year-old Kodiak man while commercial fishing in Deadman Bay. A previous investigation found the man had operated commercial Dungeness crab gear in 2015 off a fishing vessel without proper gear identification and bio escape mechanisms. He was issued summonses for no gear ID and no bio escape mechanism. Arraignment is scheduled for August 5. July 7, 2016 At approximatel...
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Public Safety Blotter: July 15
May 18 At 6:18 a.m., police received a report of a bear roaming around the dumpsters on Mission Road. The Alaska State Troopers were notified. At 7:08 a.m., charges were forwarded for a man and a woman for burglary, theft in the second degree and criminal mischief on Benny Benson Drive. It’s under investigation. At 7:41 a.m., police received a report of a bear in the 1800 block of Rezanof Drive. At 9:01 a.m., poli...
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Police ID man found in harbor
The man found dead in the Kodiak harbor Wednesday is Clayton Edmond Uloran, 27, according to Lt. D.J. Clumpner at the Kodiak Police Department. Asked if there were any witnesses to the death, Clumpner said no. The body was sent to the medical examiner’s office for autopsy. “That’s pretty common with unattended deaths,” Clumpner said. The results had not yet been returned as of Thursday afternoon. Police received a...
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ADF&G invites test fishery bids
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Kodiak is requesting quotes (bids) to generate revenue by allowing the harvest of commercial salmon in the Kodiak Area (Area K), the department announced Thursday. The department is seeking to generate two lots of $20,000 each. The quotes must be based on percentage of the dock value. For example, a test fishermen may bid 20 percent of the total dock value. In this case, t...
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Mountain Views: Caring for others means taking time for self
"How do you have time to write?" people occasionally ask me. Perhaps the answer lies in the magic of old love letters. During a recent effort to clean out our guest room in preparation for a visiting archaeologist, I began sorting through a container of letters and pictures from college. It resembled an archaeology dig of its own. The bottom layer was the early 1990s, the middle layer was later ’90s, the top was m...
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Police identify man found dead in Kodiak harbor
The man found dead in the Kodiak harbor Wednesday is Clayton Edmond Uloran, 27, according to Lt. D.J. Clumpner at the Kodiak Police Department. Asked if there were any witnesses to the death, Clumpner said no. The body was sent to the medical examiner’s office for autopsy. “That’s pretty common with unattended deaths,” Clumpner said. The results had not yet been returned as of Thursday afternoon. Police received a...
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Mine foes look to build local support
The latest film to be shown at the Kodiak Public Library is one opposed to the possible Chuitna River coal mine on the west side of Cook Inlet. “We want to be reaching out to as many Alaskans as possible about the proposed mine project and it’s impact on Kodiak,” said Kristen Collins with the Alaska Center for the Environment, which brought the film to Kodiak. After the film showing, the room was opened up for que...
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