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Compost pile turns into heap of trouble
Clarification Additional context has been added to a quotation from Lori Aldrich of the DEC. Forester Peter Olsen knows the rules. One he overlooked has given new ammunition to opponents of the city’s plans to compost sewage sludge at the Kodiak Island Borough landfill. Olsen is head of Quayanna Development Corporation, the contractor hired by the city to run its composting operation. This summer, Olsen brought hi...
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Legislators ask for input to name ADF&G building
Kodiak’s state legislators are asking the public’s help to name the new Alaska Department of Fish and Game building on Near Island. Rep. Alan Austerman and Sen. Gary Stevens have collaborated to create a survey to gather community feedback on what the building should be named. “We know that some of you have deep connections to previous Fish and Game employees that you would like to commemorate, and this is a perfe...
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Roberson, Larsen win Island Golf titles
Dustin Roberson is known in the Kodiak golf community for his mammoth tee shots. However, it was his short game that helped him seal his first Kodiak Island Golf Championship crown Sunday at the Bear Valley Golf Course. Roberson edged three-time champion Fred Barber by just two shots in the two-day, 36-hole tournament that brings out the island’s best golfers. Roberson finished with a 10-over-par 152, while Barber...
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Kodiak volleyball to stream matches
With the majority of its matches off-island, Kodiak’s volleyball team has found a way to keep its fans connected. Every match this season — home and away — will be streamed live at ustream.tv. The idea came from the mother of C-squad coach Merissa Koller-Williams. She wanted to be able to follow the team throughout the season and brought the idea up to her daughter. Koller-Williams investigated and found out it wo...
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Public Safety Blotter: Sept. 6
Wednesday, Aug. 28 • At 3:29 a.m., a man was cited for camping. • At 12:20 p.m., a man was cited for driving without a license, insurance or registration. • At 7:48 a.m., a 911 caller reported a disturbance on Thorsheim Street. There was no crime and the parties separated. • At 8:07 a.m., a caller reported two men were parked in front of her driveway for a half an hour, and wouldn’t tell her why they were there. O...
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Around Kodiak: Sept. 5
Visiting scholar Jack Hopkins will present the results of his work on black bears in Yosemite National Park. Hopkins has used a new technique to answer questions about the foraging behavior of bears. Hopkins will speak at noon in the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center. Kodiak Girl Scouts will hold a volunteer meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday in the East Elementary Library. If you or someone you know is inter...
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Alaska State Troopers: Sept. 5
Friday, Aug. 23 • At 1 p.m., Alaska State Wildlife Troopers contacted an Anchor Point man while operating a sportfishing vessel in Uyak Bay. Investigation revealed the man failed to register his vessel with the state. He was cited and bail was set at $50. • At 1:50 p.m., Alaska State Wildlife Troopers contacted a Colorado man who was operating a sport fishing vessel in Uyak Bay. Investigation revealed the man had ...
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Achievers: Sept.5
Kodiak Middle School student Rafael Bitanga won second place in the Alaska Court System’s 2013 “Justice for All” annual poster contest in the category for grades five through eight. Students submitted two-dimensional artworks on the theme “Fairness, Diversity, Equality: Our justice system depends on them. What do they mean to you?” Statewide, more than 90 students entered in grades K-8. Bitanga’s work along with s...
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Council will discuss tax issue
The Kodiak City Council will gather at 7 p.m. tonight for a special meeting, but the public likely won’t be able to hear much of the discussion. The sole item on the city council’s agenda is a private session with city attorney Thomas Klinkner, who will call in by phone. The private meeting will be used to discuss the recent revelation that the city has been charging sales tax on telephone, Internet and cable TV s...
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Stage and Screen: 'In a World' — Not a world of my choosing
While this may seem to be a peculiar comment from a film critic, I’m going to make it nonetheless. A few filmgoers ruined my enjoyment of Lake Bell’s film “In a World” (2013). Ms. Bell’s script won the coveted Waldo Salt award for the screenwriting at the Sundance Film Festival this year. While I didn’t fully appreciate her production (writer, director and lead), the people sitting in the row behind me in the thea...
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