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Public Safety Blotter: Sept. 1
July 23 Police warned a driver in the Chichenof Street and Bartel Avenue area for having an unilluminated license plate. Police arrested a man in the 400 block of Hillside Drive on suspicion of violating conditions of release. At 3 a.m., police received a report of a fight in progress in the 300 block of Marine Way. Most were gone when police arrived. One man did not want to pursue charges, and refused medical hel...
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Hautala resigns as KHS wrestling coach
Mike Hautala’s stint as Kodiak High School wresting coach was brief. Hautala resigned after one season, said Debbie Rohrer, Kodiak Island Borough School District’s director of student activities. With the wrestling season starting at the end of September, the school is in the process of hiring Hautala’s replacement. “We are going to start doing the interviews for it,” Rohrer said Wednesday afternoon. In his only s...
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Week in Words: Singing the way to softer, gentler platform
49ers’ quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the national anthem as a protest against the current state of race relations in the U.S. has stoked all sorts of responses to the purpose of the tradition (it is a tradition, not a mandate), and to the anthem itself. “Anthem” comes from the Old English “ontemn” or “antefn” and generally referred to a song sung “antiphonally,” though most antiphonic songs a...
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Ruhl snags island golf title
How did Darin Ruhl celebrate after winning his first major golf title? By playing another round of golf, of course. For those who know Ruhl, it was the perfect way to cap the weekend for the 10-year Kodiak resident who topped the leaderboard of the 30th Kodiak Island Golf Championship Sunday at the Bear Valley Golf Course. Nobody in the 25-person field played as much golf as Ruhl did this summer, and it showed. Fa...
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GUEST OPINION: All nonprofits worthy, but funds short
This past Thursday’s borough assembly meeting produced mixed results, at least insofar as two major issues were concerned. The first of these was the assembly’s nonprofit organization funding for 2017 that slashed 40 percent off the previous year’s funding. Nonprofit funding has been discussed at assembly meetings over the last two or three months, and given the current budget squeeze at both the state and borough...
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More crossings could have guards
Early morning drivers saw Captain America at the intersection of Rezanof Drive and Benny Benson Avenue on Tuesday, as the comic book hero ensured the safety of children making their way to East Elementary for the first day of school. But that corner and some others that get heavy foot traffic might not always have such protection unless more heroes step up. Kodiak High School teacher Lindsey Glenn said the crosswa...
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Kathleen Wischer
Kathleen Wischer, 68, passed away at her home on July 3, 2016, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. She was attended by her husband Thom, her son Adam and daughter Lynsey. Kathy was first and foremost a teacher. She arrived in Kodiak in 1971 and went to work for the Kodiak Island Borough School District. She later became the head of the Computer Information and Office Systems Department at Kodiak Coll...
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City gives final approval on election information ordinance
The Kodiak City Council unanimously approved the second reading of an ordinance on potential public information campaigns for two ballot propositions on the October 4 municipal ballot. The ordinance does not allocate additional funds, but lays the groundwork to allow council, should it later choose, to use $25,000 already budgeted in fiscal year 2017 to distribute information that “may influence the outcome of the...
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Boat owner alleged of hiring reckless crewmember
In an ongoing lawsuit filed in July 2013, an Anchorage man alleges the owner and skipper of a King Cove fishing vessel should have known that a crewmember was not fit for work. According to court documents in the case brought against the fishing vessel Desirae Dawn, owner and skipper Rudy Dushkin and crewmember Alberto Malagon, plaintiff Raul Fernando Robles was a crewmember of the Desirae Dawn in 2011. Robles all...
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Council OKs use of funds for ballot campaign
The Kodiak City Council unanimously approved the second reading of an ordinance on potential public information campaigns for two ballot propositions on the Oct. 4 municipal ballot. The ordinance does not allocate additional funds, but lays the groundwork to allow the council to use $25,000 already budgeted to distribute information that “may influence the outcome of the election.” According to packet materials, t...
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