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Bentons indicted on federal drug, firearm charges
Two brothers now face federal charges in addition to state charges for alleged drug and firearm crimes. Mark Benton, 49, and David Benton, 55, face numerous state charges apiece for alleged drug violations. The two Bentons each face a single federal charge after being indicted by a grand jury, according to a Monday release. Mark Benton is charged with being a felon in and possessing ammunition. David Benton is cha...
Mar 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Marijuana task force created
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly passed a resolution creating a marijuana task force at the Thursday regular meeting. The opt-out ordinance passed at the March 3 regular meeting called for the creation of a marijuana task force to advise the assembly on issues related to the legalization of marijuana in the borough, including cultivation, manufacturing, distribution and testing. The task force will be comprised ...
Mar 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Democrats can pre-register now for Saturday caucus
Registered democrats interested in participating in Saturday’s caucus can pre-register to attend through Wednesday at the Alaska Democratic Party website. Registering in advance is not required, but it is recommended in order to save time on the morning of the caucus, said Alaska Democratic Party executive director Kay Brown at a Saturday delegate workshop in Anchorage. Over 2,500 democrats throughout the state ha...
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KPD asks residents to keep car locked
Alaska State Troopers and the Kodiak Police Department are asking residents to keep car doors locked and make sure valuables are either out of sight or taken out of vehicles entirely after a string of break-ins and thefts. Last week, troopers reported a rash of complaints of vehicles being entered and pillaged between Spruce Cape and Mill Bay Beach. On Saturday, KPD issued a Nixle alert citing “several reports of ...
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City wants more time on borough’s ADU change
Kodiak City Council members voiced their concerns with a proposed zoning change, Wednesday during a joint work session with the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly. In December, the assembly began the process of changing borough code to allow accessory dwelling units in R1 zones. Much of the residential land in the city is R1, and concerned residents brought the issue before the city council in public comments. In a Fe...
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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....
Mar 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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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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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...
Mar 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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