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Kodiak man caught with drug paraphernalia
A Kodiak man is in jail and a female released on bail after troopers allegedly found them in a residence with drug paraphernalia. On Feb. 25, troopers responded to a tip that Bryce Beltran, wanted on charges of violating conditions of probation, was seen at the residence of Hannah Clark. After receiving a warrant, troopers allegedly found Beltran, 20, hiding in a crawlspace and observed drug paraphernalia in that ...
Mar 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Web exclusive: Downed trees, power out
Wind in Kodiak Tuesday downed trees and cut power to some Kodiak Island residents. According to the National Weather Service, wind speeds reached 44 mph with 61 mph gusts. Mark Kozak of Kodiak Public Works said he knew of two downed trees, including one on Benny Benson. Kodiak College confirmed the tree completely blocked the main driveway into campus until crews were able to clear it. According to Nancy Sweeney, ...
Mar 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak picks Trump; Cruz wins Alaska
Businessman Donald Trump came out on top among Kodiak voters in Tuesday’s Alaska Republican Presidential Preference Poll, but lost in the statewide count to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. With the final ballot entering the box at 7:57 p.m., 361 Republicans had voted at Fisherman’s Hall. Volunteers Jake Jacobson and Bob Brodie called this a “very good turnout.” In District 32, which includes Kodiak and Cordova, approximately...
Mar 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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February second-wettest on record
Did February feel wetter than normal? It was. According to Luis Ingram, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, last month was the second-wettest February since records began in 1914. Kodiak received 12.88 inches of rain in February, more than half the normal rainfall of 6.14 inches. Last month, Kodiak received a mere one inch of snow, a drastic drop from the average snowfall in February of 15.1 inches....
Mar 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Keep some change Saturday
Kodiak customers have the chance Saturday to make purchase without paying sales tax. The first Saturday in March of every year is designated sales tax-free day by the city of Kodiak, which otherwise charges 7 percent tax on most retail purchases within the city limits up to a cap. Sales tax free day started in 2009 after a retail committee the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce had back then came up with the idea. “It cam...
Mar 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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New trash cans pop up downtown
Now people in downtown Kodiak can enjoy a bit of eye-grabbing local history while discarding a candy wrapper or paper cup. Colorful new trashcans covered in vintage salmon labels were installed last week, thanks to Bruce Schactler, who got the idea after seeing similar cans in Oregon. He presented the idea to the city of Kodiak, which jumped on board. On Friday, city workers installed the cans in the mall area. “I...
Mar 01, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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School board explains midwinter budget revisions
Members of the Kodiak Island Borough Board of Education presented years of budget information to explain a massive midwinter revision at a borough special session Thursday as KIB Assembly members begin the process of creating a fiscal year 2017 budget. School board members requested the meeting after assembly member Mel Stephens, the Assembly liaison to the BOE, expressed concern in a January meeting regarding the...
Mar 01, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Polling day for Kodiak Republicans
Kodiak Republicans will decide today which candidate they believe should be the party’s nominee in the race to the White House. The Presidential Preference Poll will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. in Fisherman’s Hall in the Harbormaster’s office. Five names will appear on the ballot: Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, John Kasich, Marco Rubio and Donald Trump. All registered Republicans are welcome to vote in the PPP. Residents wish...
Mar 01, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chiniak residents tell assembly not to log
Chiniak residents and the Kodiak Island Borough assembly met for two and a half hours Saturday to talk about last August’s Twin Creeks Fire. The Chiniak library and tsunami shelter was destroyed in the fire, but insurance will cover replacing it. Chiniak residents will compile a list of what they want in a new building to give borough staff and the assembly ideas to look into for the replacement. Joe Staley of Nor...
Feb 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Broader choice for birthing
Pregnancy comes with a lot of decisions, including what type of birth to have and who should be part of that special moment. One option available is having a doula. Doulas provide physical and emotional support for the mom and the birth partner. While no training is necessary to act as a doula, training and certificates are available, Zoya Saltonstall said. Saltonstall has taught childbirth classes for 10 years an...
Feb 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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