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Alaska State Troopers: Feb. 5
Jan. 26 At approximately 10:30 p.m., troopers executed a search warrant at a residence pursuant to an ongoing assault investigation. Investigation revealed a Kodiak was in possession of a large amount of suspected methamphetamine. Benton was placed under arrest and transported to the Kodiak City Jail where he was remanded for the charge of misconduct involving a controlled substance in the third degree without bai...
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AMAZING NATURE: Plastic in oceans causing health disruption
If I offered you something to eat and told you it could disrupt your metabolism, growth and development, tissue function, sexual function, reproduction, sleep and mood, would you thankfully accept, enjoy and share with your kids? I think most of us would say we would rather not poison our bodies like that, if we were told in such a way. However, we may be eating chemicals daily that have just such properties. We a...
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Kodiak sports trivia: Feb. 5
FRIDAY'S QUESTION: In 2003, Port Lions won the school’s only mixed six state volleyball championship. What team did the Lions beat in the championship match? THURSDAY’S ANSWER: In 1987, Dave Geddes won the inaugural Kodiak Island Golf Championship with a 36-hole total of 173. He also won in 1995 with a 155.
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MOUNTAIN VIEWS: Even twin sister can do a double-take
Confused glances from strangers, seemingly psychic moments and a life speckled with coincidences — just some of the many ingredients for existence as an identical twin. Many of my Mountain Views column readers may not know I have an identical twin sister, Ella, here on the island. Ella and I were born and raised on Kodiak and left for college in upstate New York (different colleges) and both returned here to raise...
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James McCarthy, two-time winner of the Kodiak Island Golf Championship, died Monday
Kodiak lost a golfing icon on Monday. James McCarthy, a two-time Kodiak Island Golf Champion, died of pancreatic cancer in Kodiak. He was 38. McCarthy, who was also a commercial fisherman, was diagnosed with cancer in 2014. He underwent surgery, chemotherapy and radiation treatments in Anchorage. Before being sidelined with cancer, McCarthy, a native of Ireland, made his mark on the links. “He was probably the bes...
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Investigator: Police acted properly on Sept. 16
A report by the city of Kodiak’s independent investigator concludes that Kodiak police officers “maintained a professional response and demeanor” during a Sept. 16 encounter that evoked public attention and criticism. On that day police Sgt. Francis de la Fuente responded with officers Kathleen Gambling and Phillip Christman at about 5:16 p.m. when a 911 caller reported “someone is harassing them and is trying to ...
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Town, state seek best e-cig policy
E-cigarette use among Alaska adults rose from 1 to 4 percent from 2010 to 2013, according to a state of Alaska epidemiology bulletin from the Department of Health and Social Services. Nationally, the popularity of e-cigarettes has increased, but the safety of the product, particularly when used by young people, continues to be of concern to both smoking cessation groups and lawmakers. The state bulletin goes on to...
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Assembly reviews manager questions
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly held a first discussion about candidates for a new borough manager and questions for upcoming interviews, Tuesday during a special work session. Current manager Bud Cassidy will retire in March. The assembly has seven candidates, one local to the borough, one from elsewhere in Alaska, and the remainder from outside Alaska. Members discussed at length questions they hope to ask th...
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Public Safety Blotter: Feb. 4
Jan. 5 At 9:12 a.m., a person reported someone broke into his residence and stole items from the 700 block of Hemlock Street. It’s under investigation. At 10:38 a.m., police chalked tires in the 300 block of Center Avenue. At 11:59 a.m., police received a report of a vehicle running over a sign in the medium near Rezanof Drive and Center Avenue. The Department of Transportation was notified. At 1:10 p.m., police c...
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Kodiak sports trivia: Feb. 4
TODAY'S QUESTION: Who won the inaugural Kodiak Island Golf Championship in 1987? WEDNESDAY’S ANSWER: In 1972, Kodiak, Eielson, Palmer and Chugiak participated in the Class A State Basketball Tournament at Kodiak High School. Top-seeded Kodiak was upset by second-seeded Eielson, 80-74, in the championship game. Kodiak was lead by the 39 points of Rob Foster. Mike Singleton added 20. Both earned all-tournament team ...
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