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Alaska State Troopers: May 31
Thursday, May 23 At 9:10 a.m., Alaska State Troopers at the Kodiak post received a report of an overturned ATV accident with injuries in Ouzinkie. The Ouzinkie village public safety officer reported a 50-year-old man was seriously injured in a single-vehicle collision when his ATV left the roadway and rolled over. A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter responded from Air Station Kodiak, and transported the man to Providenc...
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In the Courts: May 31
Theft • Marco DeCastro, 28, pleaded guilty to third-degree theft in February. He was sentenced to six months in jail (five months suspended), and received credit for time served. He will be on probation for four years. A corrected judgment reflects that he was also ordered to pay restitution. • Stanley Samuelson, 53, pleaded guilty to third-degree theft. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail. The stolen money was se...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Seine net
Kugyasiq; Kugu'asiq : Seine Net PaRaguutat kugyasinek aturtaartut. : The boats use seine nets. A seine is a weighted fishing net, designed to hang vertically in the water. Seines are among the fishing gear Alutiiqs have used to capture salmon for millennia. Historic accounts indicate that Alutiiq people wove their seines from animal sinew and attached bark floats and stone sinkers: ancient versions of the cork and...
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It's time for a new Tustumena
As Kodiak waits for the ferry Tustumena to emerge from its unwelcome stay in dry dock, it’s time to look ahead. This year, the Tustumena turns 49 years old. If you look around, there aren’t many 49-year-old boats working the waters around Kodiak. There definitely aren’t any as big as the Tustumena. It’s time for a new Tustumena. Fortunately, the Alaska Marine Highway System is on the ball. This spring, the Alaska ...
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Another Day in Paradise: Storing our treasures
One of the great things about being a Salvation Army Officer is that when you move, there is a place waiting for you. You don’t have to worry about finding housing, you don’t have to worry about packing up furniture when you leave your last post, all you have to do is pack up your few personal belongings and give your current home a good scrubbing, so that the next officers find a place clean, ready, and waiting w...
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Prep softball: Battery mates carry Kodiak to state
In softball, a good battery can put a charge into a team. Kodiak’s pitcher-catcher combination of Kaia Yatsik and Kaitlyn Clark have energized the Bears to their first small-school state championship appearance in three seasons. “It is everything,” Kodiak coach Sam Catt said. While throwing to Clark, Yatsik has earned all 14 of Kodiak’s wins this season — the most regular-season victories by a player since 2007 (1...
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Crab Fest results
Marathon 1. Ben Bettler, 3 hours, 13 minutes, 09 seconds; 2. William Wright, 3:18:44; 3. Matthew Desrosiers, 3:20:07; 4. Adam Morales, 3:22:54; 5. Matthew Joseph, 3:23:08; 6. Greg Rodig, 3:27:22; 7. Rob Johnson, 3:27.54; 8. Geoffrey Leone, 3:39:54; 9. Kenneth Walls, 3:39:37; 10. Anthony Ibarra, 3:40:44; 11. Roddy Padro, 3:48:04; 12. Ryan McGunness, 3:49:09; 13. Theodore Connolly, 3:50:06; 14. Anthony Boudia, 3:56:...
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Powers hired as P&R director
It took nearly eight months, but the City of Kodiak has finally found a parks and recreation director.  And it didn’t have to look far.  Interim director Charlie Powers was announced as the city’s new parks and recreation director at a city council meeting last week. Powers replaces Ian Fulp, who retired in September 2012 after 40 years on the job.  Fulp was the city’s first and only parks director. He turned a $2...
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Playbook: May 31
Friday, May 31 Baseball: Kodiak vs. South Anchorage at the state championships at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage. Softball: Kodiak vs. Sitka at the small-school state championships at Cartee Fields in Anchorage, 11 a.m. Winner plays Eielson at 3 p.m.; loser plays either Hutchison/Ketchikan/Homer at 5 p.m. Saturday, June 1 Baseball: Kodiak at the state championships at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage. Softball: Kodiak a...
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KPD faces mass retirement
In his first two months after being hired by the Kodiak Police Department in 1990, Lt. Kyle Valerio was a TV star. The young officer was featured on an episode of “Cops” for arresting a few local inebriates at a Kodiak bar. “It was a classic Kodiak moment,” he said. Valerio is one of three longtime Kodiak Police Department officials retiring this month. Valerio, Det. William Pyles and Sgt. Daniel Olson have all wo...
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