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Wild Alaskan sentencing postponed
Sentencing for the owner of a former crab vessel for illegal dumping was postponed until May 9, according to court documents. Darren Byler, 55, was found guilty by a jury in December 2015 of violating the Refuse Act and making false statements while running the converted crab vessel Wild Alaskan as a floating strip club in St. Herman Harbor. He was indicted in 2015 for dumping sewage from the Wild Alaskan into Kod...
Mar 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sanders wins Kodiak
Sen. Bernie Sanders swept Kodiak, District 32 and the state in a resounding victory over rival former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the Alaska Democratic caucus Saturday. At Fisherman’s Hall in Kodiak, a line stretched nearly to the sidewalk as residents waited to check in or submit voter registration forms. In total, 201 democrats participated in Kodiak, with 175 casting a vote for Sanders and 26 for Clin...
Mar 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Head lice reported at East Elementary
Head lice has reportedly spread amongst students at East Elementary School in recent weeks. The tiny bugs can cause itchiness, they spread easily through physical contact, and it takes quite a bit of work to get rid of them. “They don’t jump,” said Charissa Gregory, a registered nurse at Kodiak Community Health Center, debunking a popular myth. “You have to actually have physical contact.” Lice is more prevalent i...
Mar 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Application filed for local pot growing
Kodiak’s first application for a commercial marijuana business is currently being advertised to give public notice. The application is for a cultivation, or marijuana growing, operation. Janiese Stevens applied for the license under the business name Three Sisters Co-op, for a business at 2180 Mill Bay Road, next to the police station. “It’s something my family and I have been looking at and interested in for awhi...
Mar 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Guest Opinion: Next generation of fishermen
Kodiak’s diverse fishing economy has helped to make the commercial seafood industry Alaska’s largest private-sector employer. We are continually ranked as one of the top fishing ports in the nation and home to nearly every vessel size and gear type operating in Alaska waters. But Kodiak fishing communities and economies are changing and these shifts are cause for concern. We have fewer local vessels, local crewmem...
Mar 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chick Priest: Election season renders too much to Caesar
Where are the Christians in denouncing all the bitter rhetoric coming out of the presidential campaign? I was asked this Wednesday after a Bernie Sanders event that had materialized in less than 24 hours, and was apparently one of the biggest such events of his campaign in Alaska. Apparently, Alaska prefers independent, bold and sensible people over lifelong politicians. Go figure. But that’s a political idea, and...
Mar 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Love the limestone
Coldplay is an alternative pop band. “Limestone rock” is what Chris Martin, the lead singer, calls it. They are an awesome band. They are a famous band and were on TV at the half-time show of the Super Bowl. Coldplay has the best chill-out music. They played the song “A Sky Full of Stars” at the Super Bowl show. I like to imagine flying through a sky full of stars when I hear this song. It reminds me to keep reach...
Mar 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Heroin deaths in Alaska 10 times higher than five years ago
Deaths from heroin overdose are 10 times higher than in 2010, according to a bulletin from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. ADHSS released data on drug overdose deaths from 2009 to 2015 on Thursday. According to the bulletin, the number of deaths from an overdose of prescription opioid pain relievers is double that of the United States, while the number of deaths from an overdose of heroin is h...
Mar 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak Tapestry: Classen leaves priesthood, finds ministry
It’s a season of new beginnings for newlyweds Joe and Paty (De Santiago) Classen. They got married on Saturday, went on a honeymoon, will celebrate their first Easter as man and wife on Sunday, and when they return to Kodiak, they’ll be ready to open up their new business, St. John’s Senior Care. St. John’s Senior Care is a non-medical service that will provide clients with help in meal preparation and planning, h...
Mar 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local pharmacies to carry overdose drug
As the heroin epidemic continues to worsen in Kodiak and statewide, help could be on the way in the form of a new law meant to help save lives in the event of a drug overdose. Senate Bill 23, which received final legislative approval in the House on March 7 and was signed into law by Gov. Bill Walker on March 14, allows and encourages the use of the anti-opioid overdose drug naloxone, sold under the brand names Ev...
Mar 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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