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In the Courts: Nov. 2
Charges dismissed • A charge of fourth-degree assault against Brittney Camp, 21, was dismissed Sept. 21. • A charge of fourth-degree escape against Matthew Stutes, 33, was dismissed Oct. 5 for lack of probable cause. • A charge of fourth-degree assault against Michael Haight, 43, was dismissed Oct. 7. Criminal Mischief Zachary Aga, 22, was sentenced to 90 days in jail (90 days suspended) after pleading guilty to f...
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Sen. Gary Stevens faces a challenge from Henrichs
In Tuesday’s election, incumbent Sen. Gary Stevens faces a challenge from Robert Henrichs of Cordova to represent Senate District R, which includes Kodiak. Due to recent redistricting, Senate District R now stretches over Cordova, Dillingham and other areas farther north. Henrichs said he jumped into the election because of the redistricting. "I decided to run because we were in a new district," he said. "I looked...
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William Edward (Bill) Burton
William Edward (Bill) Burton was born Oct. 6, 1938 in Miami to Tom and Gladys Burton. He was the third born of four brothers. Although Bill lived in town, the family owned a ranch in the Lake Istokpoga area on which he spent summers, weekends and free time. It was on this ranch that Bill developed his love for horses and agriculture. Bill was active in FFA (Future Farmers of America) and graduated from Edison High...
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Unger Koniag's new chairman of the board
The Koniag Inc. board of directors has named director Ron Unger as the company’s new chairman of the board. Unger was selected in a vote of the directors after the corporation’s annual meeting last month, but the news was only announced Thursday. Unger, who has served on the Koniag board of directors since 2004, replaces Chris Johnson, who had the role since 2003. “It’s an honor to be selected by my fellow board m...
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Coast Guard Blotter: Nov. 2
Oct. 26 The Coast Guard medevaced a 37-year-old woman 50 miles inland from Point Hope. The woman was transported by an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew predeployed aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Midgett and taken to Point Hope for advanced medical care. Coast Guard 17th District watchstanders were contacted at 3:34 p.m. by North Slope Borough Search and Rescue, who requested Coast Guard assistance to rescue the woman ...
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Around Kodiak: Nov. 2
From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, Safeway employees will hold a bake sale to support breast cancer research and treatment. Sweatshirts, mugs and jewelry will also be on sale at the Safeway store on Mill Bay Road. Proceeds go directly to Providence Hospital in Anchorage. • The Kodiak regional salmon planning team meets today at 1 p.m. in Room 201 of the Kodiak Fisheries Research Center on Near Island. Hear a recap of th...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Nov. 2
Kaataq: Stick Guessing Game_ Cuumi kaatartaallriit.: They used to play the stick game before. Competitions were a common activity at social gatherings in classical Alutiiq society. Both men and women enjoyed participating in everything from swimming, boating, and running races to tests of strength and a variety of team sports. Competitions were a way to demonstrate one’s stamina and dexterity, and they allowed riv...
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People don't understand the gun situation
To the Editor: The assault rifle in books is like the M15, a fully auto rifle when the lever is used. The assault rifle is semi auto like rifles and shotguns used for hunting. You pull the trigger each time to fire. Sportsman like the accuracy of it and the looks for hunting, target shooting and rifle sports. Obama says 'It's got to be taken off the streets." If he wants that rifle, go visit Mexico and get a thous...
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Kodiak man bitten by bear
A Kodiak man who was bitten on his foot by a bear survived the incident by playing dead. The man was walking a friend's dog in the area between Swampy Acres and Lake Catherine on Tuesday afternoon when he stumbled upon a sow and two cubs 20 feet ahead of him. The man’s identity could not be confirmed by press time. "It sounded like initially the bear started going the other direction, but the dog decided it wanted...
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Playbook: Nov. 2
Today Swimming: Kodiak at the ASAA/First National Bank Alaska 2012 Swimming and Diving State Championships at Bartlett High School in Anchorage, 1 p.m. Volleyball: Northern Lights Conference Tournament at Kodiak High School. Matches begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 Swimming: Kodiak at the ASAA/First National Bank Alaska 2012 Swimming and Diving State Championships at Bartlett High School in Anchorage, 1 p.m. Voll...
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