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Public Safety Blotter: Aug. 21
July 25 • At 1:14 a.m., a caller dialed 91 to report two men fighting on Center Avenue. Officers had no contact with them and spoke with the person reporting to follow up. • Around 1:44 a.m., police conducted two bar checks downtown. • At 2:39 a.m., police warned a driver on Mill Bay Road for speeding. • At 2:43 a.m., a caller on Mill Bay Road reported larceny. She called back to say she found the items. • At 3:18...
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Rural schools enrollment up
As students return to classes today, four of the Kodiak Island Borough School District’s rural schools have higher enrollment than last year. The increase at Akhiok School justified adding a third teacher to instruct the 21 students. “We knew at the end of the school year in May and we started looking for a new teacher,” rural schools secretary Amber Schmidt said. “That hasn’t happened in quite a few years.” Teach...
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Voter turnout close to average
On Tuesday, election workers at the Teen Center and the Bay View Fire Department had different opinions about Kodiak voter turnout. “We’re really having a wonderful turnout,” said election worker Esther Waddell at the Teen Center. “My guess is the end result will be better than normal.” Mike Marion, a worker at the Bay View location, said it was rather low. “I thought there’d be more,” Marion said. “At the beginni...
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Stage and Screen: 'The One Hundred Foot Journey' – A trip well taken
“The One Hundred Foot Journey” – A Trip Well Taken The Kadam family, while driving through the French countryside, has a fortuitous breakdown outside of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val; a picture-perfect French village. The family of five has recently abandoned their Indian homeland after an unruly politically motivated mob sets fire to their family restaurant killing the family matriarch. The Kadam clan are restaurant pe...
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KACO names King Salmon Derby winner
The Kodiak Association of Charter Operators has named the winner of their annual King Salmon Derby at an awards banquet on Monday. Kevin Cawley of Kodiak won the contest with a king that weighed 49.5 pounds and was 44 inches long. Second place went to Palomita Castillo of Kodiak with a 47.4-pound king that was 41.5 inches long. Jeanie Miller of Washington took third with a 47.1-pound king that was 42 inches long. ...
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Alaska State Troopers: Aug. 21
Aug. 14 • At 2:47 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a two-vehicle crash at Deadmans Curve on Mile 2.8 of the Chiniak Highway. A man was driving south towing a large commercial trailer. As the driver rounded the corner, a fish tote loaded with large metal pieces slid off the trailer and spilled. A semi-truck driving tried to avoid the debris, but still struck it. The first driver was cited for shifting or fa...
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Billings to help with Wasilla hoops
Another coach off of Kodiak’s undefeated girls basketball team will not be returning next season. Nick Billings told the Daily Mirror on Wednesday that he has accepted an offer to help Wasilla High School’s basketball programs for the 2014-15 season. Billings was an assistant coach on the Kodiak girls team that went 27-0 and captured the program’s second state championship. He helped the Bears the past three seaso...
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An archaeologist’s field guide to coffee cans
The year is 1905. You are a prospector in Alaska relaxing in your cabin after a chilly day of working the tailings pile. Craving a cup, you pull a tin of coffee off the shelf. Though you can’t imagine it, that distinctive red can, the one you will later use for your precious supply of nails, will long outlive you. And it will give an archaeologist a good idea of when you made a home in Alaska. The coffee was Hills...
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Larsens win Lutton titles
The husband-wife duo of Brett and Kriss Larsen cruised to victories in the 13th Stuart Lutton Golf Tournament Sunday at the Bear Valley Golf Course. Brett won his first Lutton title since 2011 by firing a six-over-par, 36-hole total of 150, while Kriss captured her eighth title with a score of 177. Brett shot a magnificent 33 on Saturday’s back nine to finish the first day with a 74 — two strokes ahead of Dustin R...
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Alaskan business awarded money to develop new food product
ANCHORAGE — USDA-Rural Development Alaska state director Jim Nordlund announced Tuesday that a Value Added Producer Grant of $91,100 has been awarded to Wrigley Farms LLC which does business as Alaska Flour Company. According to a USDA release, the Alaska Flour Company is the only commercial flour mill in Alaska. It specializes in high-quality, artisan, stone-ground barley flour and barley cereals that are grown a...
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