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Alaskans pledge record $2.9 million of PFD money
The counting is not yet over, but about 29,000 Alaskans have pledged almost $2.9 million from their permanent fund dividends, surpassing last year’s record $2.7 million, a news release from Pick.Click.Give said Tuesday. The pledges will benefit Kodiak organizations and nonprofits, including Alutiiq Museum, Humane Society of Kodiak, Kodiak Arts Council, Kodiak Public Library Association, Kodiak Women’s Resource and...
Mar 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Don’t fall for IRS, Jamaica phone scams
Kodiakans have received multiple fraudulent phone calls in the past few weeks from people either posing as the Internal Revenue Service or calling from Jamaica about prize winnings. Kodiak Police Department Lt. D.J. Clumpner said these are the two main phone scams that have been going around Kodiak recently. The Jamaica one is a scam that has been going around in different iterations for years. “That’s a version o...
Mar 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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For too long we have blindly trusted our elected officials
To the Editor, Good for you, Mr. Ross, for exercising your liberties! However, your accusations are false regarding the KODIAK COMPASS website and those that use that format to communicate with like-minded individuals. First of all, the website was developed to share information about political events that happen locally and throughout the United States. We are a conglomeration of many different activists with dif...
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Public Safety Blotter: March 25
March 16 At 5:53 a.m., a caller reported a domestic disturbance on Natalia Way. It was verbal only and the parties separated. At 6:08 a.m., police advised a driver on 12th Street of having no license plate light. At 6:13 a.m., police warned a speeding driver on Rezanof Drive East. At 8:33 a.m., a caller requested a subject removal on West Marine Way. They left when police asked. At 11:11 a.m., a caller reported so...
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Riders enjoy new skate ramps at Baranof Park
It had been half a year since Elrik Hanson had picked up a skateboard. He got reacquainted with his board in a big way Monday afternoon. Hanson and a few of his buddies spent three hours testing the new ramps at Baranof Park. After several successful tricks, and some not so successful, they walked away satisfied. “I’m glad there is a mini-ramp section, because I can’t really mess with the big stuff,” Hanson said. ...
Mar 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Achievers: March 24
Kodiak resident and Azusa Pacific University student Isaac Fields made the academic Deans' List at APU. A Chemistry major, Fields is honored for a fall semester 2014 academic standing of 3.5 or better grade-point average. Fields is joined by 1,983 other students receiving the same honor. Azusa Pacific University is an evangelical Christian university committed to God First and excellence in higher education. With ...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Walking stick proves worth on hillsides
The calendar may claim it’s spring, but on Kodiak the claim always seems to precede the fact by a couple of months. Rather than March, our spring always comes sometime in May. This year is nonetheless an anomaly. We’ve certainly had more than our fair share of rain, but you have to climb high into the hills to find much snow at all. For me that means an early start on spring in at least one regard. I don’t have to...
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Around Kodiak: March 24
Cod closure The Kodiak Area state-waters Pacific cod season for all vessels using pot gear will close at 11:59 p.m. today, according to an announcement from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Inseason catch estimates indicate the pot gear harvest allocation will be attained at the time of the closure. Fishermen are reminded that all groundfish pots must be open and unbaited at the time of the closure. Followi...
Mar 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alumni update: Horn finishes regular season
Alysa Horn helped move Osnabruck into first place in the Northern Division standings of the Bundesliga second division women’s basketball league in Germany on Sunday. The former Kodiak and University of Alaska Anchorage star scored 10 points and grabbed five rebounds in her team’s 65-50 victory over Lichterfelde in the final regular season game of the season. The victory moved Osnabruck (18-4) ahead of Veilchen (1...
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In favor of legislation prohibiting smoking in public spaces
To the Editor, I smoked many years ago and I make no judgments of people who smoke. I believe people have the right to do what they want with their own bodies. That being said, I also believe no one has the right to make a decision for themselves that affects my body or anyone else’s body. I have asthma. It’s gotten a lot worse over the years and cigarette smoke is one of my major triggers. I appreciated several y...
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