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ROCKIN' OUT: Smash those squash
“Bullet with Butterfly Wings” is a song by the American alternative rock band Smashing Pumpkins. It is the lead single from the band’s 1995 double album “Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness.” The song won the 1997 Grammy award for the best hard rock performance. This song really pumps me up when the lead lyric “The world is a vampire” comes in followed by the guitar and drums. I bet they were frustrated with so...
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Study: City water rates must rise
Kodiak city water customers could see rate increases each of the next five years, under recommendations in an ongoing study by consultants CH2M. In a presentation at Tuesday’s Kodiak City Council work session, analyst Kurt Playstead of CH2M said that while the water utility covers expenses under the current rate structure, increases will be needed to pay for expected capital expenses of $32.2 million through 2021....
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ADQ residents speak in favor of public dock crane
All seats were full in the multipurpose room of the Kodiak Public Library for the city council work session discussion on the need for a public dock crane and ice facility. Eight Kodiak residents took advantage of the public comment period to express their support for the project. Later in the meeting, Nick Szabo, chairman of the port and harbor advisory board, and Bob Bowhay, a fisherman on a board committee to r...
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Midgets raise trophy in inaugural state tournament
The Kodiak Hockey League’s 18-and-under team went to its inaugural state championships as newbies on the circuit and three days later emerged champions. The Kodiak crew of 11 players ranging in the ages of 15 to 18 scored the 18U midget tier IV state title Sunday at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. “This is absolutely a huge deal for us,” said John Glover, 18U head coach and president of the KHL. “This kind of ...
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Alaska State Troopers: March 17
Feb. 29 At approximately 3 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle off of L Street in Kodiak. Investigation revealed a 32-year-old Kodiak man’s white Chevy truck was the suspicious vehicle. A search of the truck revealed a small amount of suspected heroin. The owner of the vehicle is also on conditions of release and probation from a prior unrelated offense. The owner was later ar...
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US should catch up with food recovery
To the editor: Friday’s KDM carried a very kind and thoughtful letter from Michael Kratt on the continuing need for animal food at our local Humane Society of Kodiak shelter. Coincidently, there also is a continuing need for foodstuffs and produce at our local food bank, which provides food to 26 percenet of the city of Kodiak population each month. And it’s not so much that food is not available, it’s just that e...
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WEEK IN WORDS: Giving spring, protesters a break
The year was 1861. For many, that year signals the onset of Civil War violence. But for those of us in education, it is the year that the US.. introduced the idea of spring break to the nation and to the world. And since 1861, spring break has become a global phenomenon. You’re welcome, Earthlings. And I welcome the break. “Break” comes from the Old English “brecan,” which had many different meanings: to “shatter,...
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Public Safety Blotter: March 17
March 10 At 1:50 a.m., bar check on West Marine Way. At 1:53 a.m., bar check on Shelikof Street. At 2:05 a.m., bar check on Thorsheim Street. At 2:05 a.m., community policing at Baranof Park. At 2:07 a.m., community policing at Hillside Park. At 2:08 a.m., community policing at East Addition Park. At 3:05 a.m., officers were out with a suspicious vehicle on Selief Lane. It was no longer on the stolen list; all OK....
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Two indicted on drugs charges after man hid in crawlspace
Two Kodiak residents allegedly found with heroin- and methamphetamine-laced dime bags, an electronic scale and drug paraphernalia have been indicted. Hannah Clark, 27, and Bryce Beltran, 20, are charged with two counts each of fourth degree misconduct involving a controlled substance. Prosecutors allege Clark and Beltran “knowingly possessed any amount” of heroin and methamphetamine. Initially, criminal complaints...
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Popular fishing sites to close for king salmon
Kodiak area venues popular with anglers will close to sport fishing for king salmon starting 12:01 a.m. on June 1, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced Tuesday. The emergency orders affect the Ayakulik River drainage, the Karluk River, and the entire Monashka Creek drainage and Monashka Bay shoreward of a line from Miller Point to Termination Point. The Monashka order prohibits all sport fishing for ki...
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