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Public Safety Blotter: Nov. 27
Wednesday, Nov. 21 • At 12:13 a.m., a corrections officer requested officer help with an inmate who was trying to kill himself. • At 2:40 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Marine Way. • At 3:57 a.m., an officer spotted a bear on Mill Bay Road. It ran into the woods when it saw the patrol car. • At 4:03 a.m., an officer spotted a bear on Mill Bay Road. It ran away when it saw the patrol car. Officers caught up...
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Doctors ask Alaskans to shoot flu rise
As snow continues to fall, the number of flu reports in Alaska continues to rise. Flu season has arrived, and the Alaska Department of Health is asking people to take precautions and get vaccinated. The department issued a statement last week noting that influenza and pertussis, known commonly as whooping cough, are on the rise. Dr. Joe McLaughlin, chief epidemiologist for the state, said more cases of influenza o...
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Alumni update: Horn plays in final Shootout
Alysa Horn grew up watching the Great Alaska Shootout, but the Kodiak native never thought she would get a chance to play in her home-state college basketball tournament. Over the weekend, she played in her fourth and final Shootout as a member of the University of Alaska Anchorage’s women’s basketball team. “You grow up watching it and admiring all the teams in it,” said Horn on Monday afternoon from Anchorage. “...
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Kodiak Island Births: Nov. 27
Sophia June Heitman-Williams was born at 8:27 a.m. Sept. 22, 2012, to Jeff Williams and Tonya Heitman. She weighed 5 pounds, 5 ounces and measured 18.5 inches long. Sophia’s parents are originally from Edna, Texas and Kodiak. Her father is self-employed and her mother is a teacher at Kodiak High School. Also welcoming her to the family are 15 first cousins, 17 aunts and uncles and 18 great-aunts and uncles. Proud ...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Hunting ducks in December
The wind blasted onshore, ripping sheets of water from the river meandering across the tide flats. It was so cold the airborne droplets froze instantly, lashing me with icy pellets and bouncing to the ground to shine like diamonds in the bright sun. Any sane human being would be home by a warm fire, but I’m a duck hunter. And the ducks were flying. Moment by moment, more appeared from the white haze over the ocean...
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In the courts: Nov. 27
Charges dismissed • A charge of fourth-degree assault and three charges of violating conditions of release against Daylynne Wall, 25, were dismissed Oct. 2. • Two charges of fourth-degree assault against Nick Malutin, 37, were dismissed Nov. 1. • Charges of first-degree assault and attempted second-degree theft against Terra Prestholt-Lavalley, 21, were dismissed Nov. 5. • A charge of third-degree assault against ...
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Guest Opinion: Don’t miss rural Alaska
For the most part, rural Alaska could find itself on the outside looking in when it comes to important issues in front of the Alaska State Senate. The reason? The majority was formed by an all-Republican coalition. I don't know that it is time to cry foul ... yet. I believe in the electoral process, and the voters put the people in place that they felt would represent them, and the state as a whole. There is reaso...
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Providence switches to new medical records system
Starting in mid-February, all new records at Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center will be electronic. The change isn’t just in Kodiak; Providence is switching to the Epic digital records system in five states: Alaska, California, Montana, Oregon and Washington. "It's better for the patient," said Kris Long, informatics analyst for PKIMC. "They have a unified medical record at every Providence facility. A person...
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EPA fines at-sea processors
The Environmental Protection Agency has reached a deal with Aleutian Spray Fisheries, United States Seafoods and Ocean Peace Inc. to settle Clean Water Act violations aboard four at-sea processors. The violations included inspection failures and incorrectly discharging fish waste. The violations occurred between 2007 and 2011, and the processors were collectively fined almost $210,000. Aleutian Spray Fisheries, ow...
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Salmon excluders to be tested in Gulf trawl fishery
King salmon may soon be excluded from one of Kodiak’s major commercial fisheries — and that’s a good thing. On Wednesday, the National Marine Fisheries Service announced plans by Gauvin and Associates to test king salmon excluders in the central Gulf of Alaska pollock trawl fishery. Fishermen for years have complained about king salmon caught in the nets of pollock fishermen, and if approved, Wednesday’s plan woul...
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