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Video shows police encounter with autistic man _Updated (3 Videos)
Police body camera footage released Thursday by the city of Kodiak shows part of what happened during a Sept. 16 encounter between three officers and Steller Way resident Nick Pletnikoff. Following public records requests from media including the Kodiak Daily Mirror and a Dec. 22 order from Superior Court Judge Steve Cole, the city released footage from police body and dashboard cameras, police officers’ reports, ...
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SWAB: Don’t use roll carts near Pillar
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly heard recommendations from the Solid Waste Advisory Board including leveling fees for residential customers, removing roll carts from three roads that see a high number of bears, and adding a reuse center. The recommendations come as the borough’s contract with Alaska Waste, which began in 2010, approaches its 2017 expiration. One of the recommendations from SWAB was to renegotia...
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Stevens sees further cuts on the way
State Sen. Gary Stevens foresees deeper cuts to Kodiak services as lawmakers attempt to bridge Alaska’s budget gap in the upcoming legislative session. In just over two weeks, lawmakers will convene in Juneau and confront a $3.5 billion budget deficit. Without the political will to increase taxes or cut public distributions of the Alaska Permanent Fund during an election year, Stevens said that this year will like...
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Man sentenced in 2011 sexual assault case
A Kodiak man convicted in 2014 for a sexual assault from 2011 will serve 10 years in jail. Christopher Panamarioff, 23, was sentenced to 17 years in jail with seven suspended on Dec. 2 by Judge Steve Cole. Panamarioff was originally charged with two counts of sexual assault in the first degree, penetrate without consent, but he was found not guilty of the first count during a jury trial in December 2014. As part o...
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Justice to be pressing matter next year
A year has come and gone. But “year” has not always meant the 12 months in the Julian calendar. While today we spell “year” with a y, it has changed from the Old English “gear” (though pronounced nearly the same), which derives from the Proto-Germanic “jeram.” The Proto-Indo-European root “yer-o” means, more broadly, “season.” The Greeks transformed “yer-o” into “hora,” which could mean any part of a year, day, or...
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Pletnikoff footage to be released Thursday
The city of Kodiak will make police body camera footage and other records related to a controversial Sept. 16 response by Kodiak officers available for viewing on Thursday, according to a city announcement. In a suit brought by the Kodiak Public Broadcasting Corp., Court Judge Steve Cole ruled on Dec. 22 that the city must comply with public records requests for the material. The corporation, the Kodiak Daily Mirr...
Dec 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fierce winds expected in Kodiak
Forecasted “hurricane force winds” cancelled the state ferry Tustumena’s trips between Homer and Kodiak on Tuesday and Wednesday, according to a release from the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. A sailing from Homer to Kodiak is rescheduled for Thursday. The National Weather Service Alaska issued a warning on its Facebook page for aviators, advising caution due to high winds expected not ...
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Emerald heights geared for senior tenants
Nearly one year after it opened, the Emerald Heights apartment complex on Near Island has unfilled units available for Kodiakans aged 55 and over. Talks for the development of Emerald Heights began in 2010, after it was determined that there was a need for housing exclusively for older residents, said Mindy Pruitt, housing director at the Kodiak Island Housing Authority. KIHA reached the conclusion based on the lo...
Dec 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Tech, KIB manager hire on agenda
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly has a work session today to discuss solid waste, a lease extension for the Kodiak Fisheries Research Center and the timeline for hiring a manager. The assembly will discuss the Solid Waste Advisory Board recommendations for the solid waste contract. The borough’s contract for solid waste removal expires in 2017. The assembly will begin review of a new lease with the National Ocea...
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40-year Baranov archivist retires
The Baranov Museum’s longtime archivist is retiring after 40 years as a volunteer and staff member. Alice Ryser came to Kodiak in 1963 on vacation to attend Crab Festival. While here, a fire burned the hotel in Cordova she had been living in with her three children, so they moved to Kodiak, where Ryser’s mother lived. She began working as a volunteer at the museum around 1975. Back then, the keys were kept at the ...
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