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Internet find restores a rare piece of history to Kodiak
Nick Troxell was scouring eBay in search of his next Alaska treasure when he stumbled upon an item he just couldn’t pass up — an old tin can. At first glance, the can looks like a regular tin can with some years behind it, but Troxell, being a former Kodiak fisherman, recognized the significance of the can. The front of the can’s label reads “Alaska Salmon” and features a picture of a salmon. On the back are two A...
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City council OKs ambulance fee increase
The Kodiak City Council has approved a rate increase for ambulance service provided by the Kodiak Fire Department. In a unanimous vote, the council agreed that rate increases are needed to keep pace with rising costs. "It's something we have to do to maintain the rate of inflation to our costs," said councilman Charles Davidson. "This wasn't done because we're trying to make our city overpriced." The city will now...
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In pollock season, an unpleasant surprise for Kodiak deliveries
A change in the way pollock and cod are processed in the Gulf of Alaska could end up costing Kodiak millions in lost tax revenue. On Tuesday night, Alaska Pacific Seafoods plant manager Matt Moir told the Kodiak City Council that fishermen in the recent pollock ‘B’ season skipped their traditional deliveries to Kodiak in favor of dropping off fish at tenders headed west. “Fourteen million pounds of seafood that no...
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Ice rink to close Monday
Kodiak’s high country is blanketed in snow, but the spring thaw is coming early to the city’s ice rink. On Thursday afternoon, Corey Gronn, the city’s ice rink supervisor, announced the rink will end its season early after its sole remaining refrigeration compressor failed. “We're unable to make ice, basically, unable to maintain ice with these temperatures,” he said. The compressor failed Tuesday, but unseasonabl...
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In the Courts: March 29
Dismissals • Charges of third-degree criminal mischief and furnishing alcohol to a minor against Logan Mosquito, 22, were dismissed Dec. 10. • One count of fourth-degree drugs misconduct against Morris Anderson, 63, was dismissed Feb. 14. • One count of fourth-degree assault against Byron Kashevarof, 29, was dismissed Feb. 15 • One count of fourth-degree drugs misconduct against Loren Delacruz, 22, was dismissed F...
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David Michael Allen
David Michael Allen, 61 years young, passed away suddenly early March 17, 2013 with his family by his side in Anchorage. He was born on November 22, 1951 in Townsend, Mont., third son to Emma and Robert Allen. There was nothing he couldn’t do; not a “jack” but a master of all trades. He was an avid fisherman, hunter, and outdoorsmen. His love for everything outdoors has been proudly passed to the next generation o...
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C. Alan Johnson
C. Alan Johnson, known as Bud by family and friends, was born June 25, 1926 to Joseph Allen and Mildred Edith (Schwartz) Johnson, in Pasadena, Calif. He was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2008, and passed away peacefully at Seattle’s Harborview Hospital Friday, March 15, after an injury resulting from fall. He was 86. He served in the Pacific Theater of WWII on the USS Nashville (CL-43) as a radioman. Follo...
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Letters from students at St. Mary's Catholic School
Editor’s Note: The following three letters were the winners of a persuasive writing assignment in the third and fourth-grade classes at St. Mary’s Catholic School. Students need more homework To the Editor: Students should have more homework because it teaches responsibility and self-discipline, it helps students review what they went over in class, and it will grow enthusiasm for learning. Homework teaches studen...
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Around Kodiak: March 29
The Kodiak Chamber of Commerce and Total Interior Furnishings host a Business After Hours gathering from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. tonight at Total Interior, 1420 Mill Bay Road. The Mocha Girls will perform at the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center at 8 p.m. The show has a 21 and older age requirement Tickets are $45 in advance and $55 at the door. To purchase tickets in advance, contact DJ Marc Ignacio at 907-539-1542. The ...
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I choose respect
To the Editor: I’m a citizen of Kodiak, and I choose respect. When I walked in the auditorium and I heard the whole middle school had to walk for people who get abused, I was wondering why. This is stupid, I thought. Then I realized that I’m a child who gets to live my life without abuse and a child who gets to see the next day, a child who feels safe everywhere. I’m thankful for having good parents. Does anyone k...
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