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Maker of Xtratuf boots responds to Sen. Begich
The maker of Xtratuf boots has responded to a letter from Sen. Mark Begich asking about the company’s recent move from Illinois to China. Since the move, Xtratuf buyers have complained about poor quality, and boots that lost their waterproof lining within a few months. On Oct. 16, Honeywell Inc. senior vice president Richard Graber responded to Begich’s letter, saying that the company has improved quality control ...
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Kodiak Coast Guardsmen take aim at international sniper competition
The Coast Guard doesn’t have snipers, but two men from Coast Guard Base Kodiak are taking their shot at competing against some of the best military shooting teams from around the world. On Sunday, Senior Chief Petty Officer Thomas Bowes and Petty Officer 2nd Class Joshua Harris left Kodiak for the 12th annual U.S. Army International Sniper Competition in Fort Benning, Ga. “It’s by invitation only, so it’s a pretty...
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Absentee voters can vote by email
Voting in Nov. 6’s general election is as easy as an email for Alaska absentee voters. On Monday, the Alaska Division of Elections opened absentee voting by email for the first time. The state’s program follows models established by other states under a program originally designed to allow overseas members of the military to vote more easily. Alaska’s program is open to all voters, not just those in the military, ...
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Kodiak blessed with string of clear days
A normal October in Kodiak should be blustery and overcast. It’s hard to find anyone complaining that this one isn’t. Since Oct. 17, the National Weather Service recording station in Kodiak has observed an unbroken string of sunny days. Arizonans might laugh, but that’s a big deal in Kodiak, where an average October sees only 5.8 sunrise-to-sunset clear days, according to figures from the Western Regional Climate ...
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Long-awaited airport plan goes public
The FAA is asking for Kodiak’s input as it puts the final touches on a seven-year-old plan to upgrade Kodiak State Airport. On Friday, the FAA released a draft environmental statement for the runway safety area improvements project at Kodiak airport. The report details how the airport will build overrun areas — places to stop out-of-control aircraft — without harming environmentally sensitive areas such as the Bus...
Oct 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dogs enjoy 'Paws for Peace' walk
The dogs put their best paws forward as they and their owners walked to support peace on Saturday morning. Around a dozen dogs and 20 people participated in the Kodiak Women's Resource and Crisis Center's tenth annual "Paws for Peace" walk. The walk started in 2002 as part of the Kodiak Women's Resource and Crisis Center's push for domestic violence awareness month, and has since become an annual get together for ...
Oct 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Akhiok man accused of strangling woman
An Akhiok man has been accused of strangling a woman. Roy Rastopsoff, 33, faces one count of second-degree assault, a class B felony. According to court documents, the incident took place Oct. 14 when Rastopsoff allegedly choked a woman until she passed out. The Akhiok village public safety officer received a call from the intoxicated woman just before 6 a.m. During the investigation, the village public safety off...
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Borough manager pick says thanks, but no thanks; borough assembly re-starts search
The Kodiak Island Borough has spent six months and thousands of dollars hiring its next manager. On Thursday night, that effort evaporated after it was revealed that borough assembly's pick, Erick Strahl of Menominee, Mich., has declined the contract offered by the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly. The decision was a surprise announcement; the assembly had been scheduled to approve Strahl's hiring after months of in...
Oct 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Garbage-trashing bears arouse residents' ire at borough assembly meeting
The Kodiak Police Department has used flashbangs and rubber bullets to ward off wandering bears in urban Kodiak this fall. On Thursday night, a handful of Kodiak residents threw verbal flashbangs at the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly as they asked assembly members to permit fines on people who fail to appropriately protect their garbage. "It sounded like a war zone this weekend," said city resident April Eads abou...
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Plenty to do this weekend in Kodiak
There is no shortage of events this weekend in Kodiak. With salmon season over, more organizations in town are holding events as people begin to hunker down for winter. The Bayside Fire Department will hold an open house on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in honor of fire prevention month. The station will have information about fire safety and child safety, displays of fire equipment and hot dogs and popcorn. The...
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