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Frivolous spending in government
To the Editor: Dog Bay lift was supposed to generate its own income and support itself. Once again this was incorrect information and the rest of us are asked to pay for yet another bogus expense. However, those who speak against these things are treated as if they haven’t a clue what they are talking about. Yet the end result is we pay while a few use. Two years ago, this council voted to donate/hire one man at $...
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Stand up Kodiak and take charge!
To the Editor: I’ve been upset about the local Realtors trying to get the borough to put land up for sale, and everywhere I turn in Kodiak I see vacant lots. Some local Realtors wanted the Borough to put Russian Ridge up for sale so affordable apartments could be built — get real! Who is going to buy that kind of property and build apartments? A 360-degree view for apartments … I don’t think so. Maybe a multimilli...
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Public Safety Blotter: Oct. 16
Monday, Oct. 14 • At 12:52 a.m., a man was cited for urinating in public. • At 4:11 a.m., a caller reported a man was asleep on chairs and they couldn’t get him to move. He left when an officer asked him to. • At 1:05 p.m., a caller reported a vehicle was parked on the sidewalk on Mill Bay Road. • At 1:14 p.m., a man didn’t understand why he was trespassed from a building he had relatives living in. Through an int...
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Health care businesses unite to hold fair
Local health care businesses have banded together to put on a community health fair in Kodiak. Saturday’s Kodiak Community Health Fair will be the first since 2008, said Kim Slade, wellness program coordinator for Healthy Tomorrows. The health fair starts at 8 a.m. in the Benny Benson Building at Kodiak College and runs until noon. More than 20 exhibitors from Kodiak and the mainland are expected to talk about hea...
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Alaska Science Forum: Where are the Alaska bats right now?
Eileen Weatherby of Fairbanks once contacted me to inform that her cat carried in a surprise one September morning. Instead of the usual vole, her cat had captured a bat. “I was startled because I thought bats in the Interior were pretty rare,” she wrote in an email message. Eileen is right. Alaska bats are creatures at the far, frigid edge of their existence, but they do live in Alaska, in places with trees, perh...
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Maple's commander is relieved of duty
The commander of the Sitka-based Coast Guard cutter Maple has been relieved from command after reports of trouble on board. On Monday, KCAW-FM in Sitka reported that Lt. Cmdr. Fred Seaton was reassigned to Air Station Sitka on Oct. 1 after the Coast Guard received reports of “poor command climate” aboard the cutter. Coast Guard spokesman Kip Wadlow told KCAW’s Rachel Waldholz that he was not permitted to discuss t...
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Government shutdown crimps Alaska flyers
Some things can’t be fixed with a hammer and duct tape. When one of its planes suffered a mechanical mishap, Andrew Airways had a solution — lease another plane. Unfortunately for the Kodiak airline, the government shutdown did what nature couldn’t. One day before its new plane was certified to fly, the federal government shut down. “They initially looked at it in Anchorage, got it three-quarters of the way done …...
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Vivian Ann Beukers
Vivian Ann Beukers, 80, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 in Lynnwood, Wash. after a courageous fight with cancer. Vivian was born in Unga on February 20, 1933 to Margaret Hubley-Pagano and Michael Angelo Pagano, the youngest of six children. Vivian is survived by her husband of 60 years, Herman, a son, George and wife Lauri; daughters Lavonda Beukers, Sharon Franklin and husband Dennis, and ...
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2014 ferry schedule released
The Alaska Marine Highway System has released its official summer 2014 sailing schedule. The schedule, available on ferryalaska.com, indicates the return of the Tustumena to Kodiak waters. With the Kennicott also in service, Kodiak will receive more than 15 ferry stops each month from May through September. Eleven trips to Dutch Harbor are planned by the Tustumena, which will alternate between Chignik and Old Harb...
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Man accused of threatening another with knife
A Kodiak man is accused of threatening another man with a knife while working at the Kodiak Fishmeal Company plant on Wednesday. Jaime Barredo, 60, was arraigned in Kodiak District Court on Thursday on one count of third-degree assault, a class C felony punishable by up to five years in jail and a $10,000 fine. According to court documents, the incident occurred around 9:14 p.m. Wednesday at Gibson Cove. The Kodia...
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