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Public Safety Blotter: Nov. 23
Monday, Nov. 19 • At 7:53 a.m., a 911 caller reported three vehicles in the road. They were gone when officers arrived. • At 8:16 a.m., a man was stopped on Rezanof Drive as half of his windshield was covered in snow. He removed it and went on. • At 8:19 a.m., a vehicle stalled on Mill Bay Road. People pushed it off the roadway. • At 8:28 a.m., a vehicle was partially in the roadway on Benny Benson Drive. It was m...
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Credit and debit card fraud on the rise
Shoppers be warned — credit and debit card fraud is on the rise in Kodiak. Pam Murray had just finished lunch at Henry's Great Alaskan Restaurant on Friday, and was trying to pay her bill when she found her Credit Union 1 card had been put on hold. Her bank told her a $900 charge from a pharmaceutical company in New York tried to go through, so the card was stopped. "The bank let $43.50 go through the account for ...
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Coast Guard Blotter: Nov. 23
Nov. 20 The District 17 command center received a call from Guardian Flight services requesting assistance transporting a 56-year-old woman from Port Graham who was exhibiting signs of pneumonia and shortness of breath Tuesday. Guardian Flight services were unable to make it into Port Graham due to the small airfield. The Coast Guard duty flight surgeon was consulted and recommended the medevac to get the patient ...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Nov. 23
Sungcarwik : Hospital TuugtaRaq sungarwigmen ag’uq.: The doctor is going to the hospital. Medical care in Alutiiq communities was once provided by two types of specialists: healers who treated the sick with heat, herbal medicine, and bloodletting, and shamans who realigning the ill with the spirit world. When new diseases arrived in Alaska with Russian traders, medical care expanded to include Western practices. I...
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Give thanks for what you have
Today is the day. Black Friday. I know the retailers among us will say the day got its name because this is the day their sales make it into the black. If they keep moving up the time that the shops open into Thursday, will that make Thanksgiving Day Black Thursday? I hope that never happens. We need — and I’m talking about my wife and I and every other Salvation Army Officer — one last day to poke our heads out o...
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State trooper report: Nov. 23
Wednesday, Nov. 14 At 11:27 a.m., the Old Harbor village public safety officer contacted a 52-year-old man after he was denied service at the health clinic because of his level of intoxication. The VPSO determined that the man, a resident of Old Harbor, had driven himself to the clinic in a 2000 Plymouth Neon moments earlier. The VPSO initiated a DUI investigation that resulted in the arrest of the man for DUI and...
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Perspective: Creating a festival in a soccer field
The sky on Saturday was a perfect, deep blue and they put the flatbed truck/stage in the best shade of the soccer field. The youth of Guayapa Arriba had decided to sponsor the first cultural festival in their community, and two hours after we were supposed to begin everyone was still bustling to unload chairs and set up the sound. In the midst of yelling instructions at the squirrely kids in both of my theater gro...
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Amazing Nature: Lingcod near the top of the food chain
Recently a friend was telling a story of catching a lingcod. It was just another fishing story, but with a nod in my direction he said: “did you know that the males watch the nest while the females swim away?” I didn’t know and I realized that perhaps this was another Kodiak fish species worth finding out about and writing a column for. When researching lingcod, the first thing I found out was that there is a fish...
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Arthur F. "Art" Johnson
Arthur F. "Art" Johnson died Nov. 13, 2012 in Bellevue, Wash. after a brief illness. Art was born March 11, 1935 in Brockton, Mass. He married Joan Chase in 1958. In 1969, he moved to Alaska and his family followed the next year. After living in Anchorage for a short time, the family settled in Kodiak where he owned Island Insurance until 1987. He loved raising his family in Alaska and while there enjoyed hunting,...
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Around Kodiak: Nov. 23
The Kodiak Teen Center hosts a Thanksgiving dance and potluck 6-9 p.m. Friday. There is no admission cost. For more information, call 486-8665. In recognition of National Adoption Month, current and prospective adoptive families are invited to come to the Coast Guard bowling alley on base to meet other adoptive families from 3-5 p.m. Sunday. The cost will be $5 per bowler, which includes shoes. For more informatio...
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