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Community comes together to keep Kodiak clean
About 25 volunteers scoured the territory off Larch street south of Lily Lake Saturday, hauling away tons of unsightly trash including bottles, cans, car parts and furniture. Deanna Cooper, a resident of the Larch Street neighborhood, helped organize the event. She said she had the idea for a cleanup while walking along the street during the warm winter. “There was no snow so the trash was obvious,” she said. Coop...
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City awards contract for Pier 3 rebuild
The Kodiak City Council approved a bid for the rebuild of Pier 3 at its regular meeting Thursday night. Seattle, Wash.-based Pacific Pile and Marine was awarded the contract at $25,841,720, making it one of the biggest projects the city has ever undertaken, mayor Pat Branson said. Council members Richard Walker, Terry Haines, Charles Davidson, John Whiddon and Gabriel Savaria all approved the bid. Randall Bishop w...
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Deadlines loom for Obamacare, PFDs
Deadlines to buy a healthcare plan under Obamacare and to file for the 2014 PFD happen on Monday, with penalties looming for the uninsured and state payouts for on-time filers targeted for Oct. 2. On March 31, under the Federal Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, open enrollment ends for 2014 to purchase a plan in the health insurance marketplace. With a few exceptions, most people will have to show that...
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Coast Guard double murder trial to begin Monday
The trial of James Michael Wells, charged in the tragic double homicide of two fellow Coast Guard colleagues in 2012, begins next week, with a number of government witnesses, Wells’ wife’s blue SUV, a missing murder weapon, the integrity of the government’s witnesses, and a fateful flat tire is expected to take a prominent role in the case. The prosecution has said that it will not seek the death penalty against W...
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KHS cheer squad places second at state
Facing the possibility of not having a coach, Cory Brose stepped up to lead Kodiak High School’s cheerleading squad. Months later, her team rewarded her with a runner-up finish in the time-out cheer division at the state cheerleading competition staged last week in Anchorage. “I’m absolutely ecstatic that we made second place,” Brose said. “I think the highest that they have done before is third place.” The time-o...
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In the courts: March 28
Driving under the influence • Paul James McCabe, 24, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence or refusal to submit to chemical test. McCabe was sentenced to 90 days in jail (87 days suspended), and was fined $3,000 ($1,500 suspended). McCabe will be on probation for two years. • Brandon K. Johnson, 22, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence or refusal to submit to chemical test. Johnson was sentenced t...
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Todd Hailey encourages youth to own their faith
If Todd Hailey could pick a theme for his Church of the Nazarene youth group, it would go something like this, “Know your faith and let it shine.” Hailey encourages kids to serve the community in the name of Christ. For the past two years he has led the youth in a Christmas “sock drive” for the Brother Francis Shelter. Hailey got the idea to serve the community in this way while he was hosting his Oldies Show at K...
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Amazing Nature: Students meet giant pacific octopus at Ocean Science Discovery Lab
Students meet Giant Pacific Octopus at Ocean Science Discovery Lab Spring is an exciting time on land as well as in the ocean and along its shores. It’s a time to bundle up and take the kids out to explore the excitement of the waking of life and the birth of a new summer. Seaweeds, plankton, small boneless animals and fishes, and large marine mammals all are part of this cycle of life, which gets reenergized ever...
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Kodiak named one of the healthiest communities in Alaska
Kodiak is among the healthiest communities in Alaska, according to a County Health Rankings report released Tuesday. The fifth annual report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute listed Juneau and Sitka as the other healthiest places in the state. Western Alaska continues to have the poorest health outcomes, according to the study. “Alaska’s data are br...
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Public Safety Blotter: March 28
Tuesday, March 25 • At 1:27 a.m., a bar check was conducted on Marine Way. • At 7:28 a.m., a driver on Von Scheele Way was given a verbal warning for speeding. • At 12:53 p.m., a correction officer requested assistance with an unruly inmate. • At 12:59 p.m., an officer was unable to locate a loose dog on Mill Bay Road. • At 2:08 p.m., a male that passed out in the gazebo in St. Paul Harbor was taken to the hospita...
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