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Crew hauls 2,000 pounds of junk out of ravine
A community cleanup featured a massive out-hauling of junk out a ravine off of Monashka Bay Road not far from the Veterans of Foreign Wars building. Don Roberts, a member of the Cleanup Kodiak group that schedules its events on Facebook, reports that the all-volunteer crew moved more than 2,000 pounds of junk and trash. This was all done in the pouring rain Saturday, the summer solstice. “We picked up refrigerator...
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Borough Assembly discusses healthcare plans, meeting decorum
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly introduced two ordinances — including one on meeting decorum — and approved several contracts at its regular meeting on Thursday. The contracts included a fuel tank replacement at the Chiniak school and a healthcare plan switch for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 1547. Union and nonunion borough employees will be switched to a new healthcare plan with t...
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Superfoods in my pocket
On my way out to the car the other day, I reached into my pocket and found, not keys, but a handful of seeds. They must have spilled out of a seed packet that got crumpled and forgotten after sowing lettuce, spinach and cress last week. I pinched out a few seeds for a look. They were rust colored. Ah, one of my favorite greens: Wrinkled Crinkled Crumpled Cress. Though the name is a tongue-twister, cress is worth e...
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Ronald N. Cudaback
Ronald N. Cudaback July 22, 1962 – June 13, 2014 Ronald (Ronnie) Norman Cudaback of Canton, North Carolina, passed away Friday, June 13, 2014, at age 51. He was born July 22, 1962 in American Falls, Idaho, to Shirley (Cudaback) Doser and the late Norman Cudaback. He served as a Lance Corporal in the Marines and was a member of the American Legion. His childhood was spent in American Falls, Inkom and Pocatello, Ida...
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Public Safety Blotter: June 20
June 2, 2014 • Around 1:35 a.m., police conducted two bar checks and a security check downtown. • At 2:05 a.m., police received a call reporting a vehicle in a ditch on Near Island. No one was around it and it did not appear as if there had been injuries. • At 2:49 a.m., police conducted a security check on Simeonoff Street. • At 4:47 a.m., someone called to report they’d found a cell phone and a passport on West ...
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In the Courts: June 20
Darin T. Wolfe pleaded guilty and was convicted of attempted assault in the second degree. Wolfe was sentenced to 44 months in jail (36 suspended.) Ronnette Alexanderoff pleaded guilty to two charges of assault in the fourth degree. Alexanderoff was sentenced to 360 days in jail (315 suspended) and five years of probation and must complete a substance abuse evaluation after being released from jail. Nikki Jo Campb...
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NDAA is unconstitutional
To the editor, The NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act) is arguably the most unconstitutional and frightening piece of legislation ever to be signed into law. The similarities to Nazi Germany's "Enabling Act" and the NDAA are listed below. 1. The Enabling Act’s official Orwellian name was the 'Law for Removing the Distress of the People and the Reich.’ The NDAA’s little brother’s Orwellian name is the 'Patrio...
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America’s Veterans deserve support every day, and Alaska is a great model
My recent message to colleagues on the Senate floor was blunt: You’re either for veterans, or you’re against them. It’s not enough to just make political speeches on Memorial Day or issue solemn statements on the anniversary of D-Day. You also must support our veterans every day of the year, by voting to expand their access to health care, by allocating more dollars to hire doctors, by doing all we can to reduce w...
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The Eco Challenge will not take place this year
One of Kodiak Island’s most grueling races — the Eco Challenge — got nixed this summer. The Eco Challenge, a Coast Guard Morale Well-Being and Recreation sponsored event, sent competitors on a wilderness scavenger hunt across the island. The race — that was opened to members of the Coast Guard and civilians — had been a staple in Kodiak since 2002. “We just don’t have the staff right now due to budget cuts and hir...
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KMXT introduces new event
KMXT-FM and the Kodiak Island Racing Association are filling the Eco Challenge void by organizing the inaugural Kodiak Bear Crawl on June 28 at the Kodiak Island Raceway. The Bear Crawl is a 1.25-mile race where competitors will have to navigate eight hurdles. Organizer Merissa Koller-Williams said it is a mix between a Warrior Dash and Tough Mudder races, which are both popular events in the Lower 48. “It seems l...
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