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Tour group sues to change observer program
The first lawsuit against the new federal fisheries observer program for Alaska has come in, but it’s not from a commercial fisherman or even a fisheries group. On Dec. 21, The Boat Company — a self-described “eco cruise line” in Southeast Alaska — filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for Alaska to force the National Marine Fisheries Service to come up with a new observer program. “We'll be seeking a remand, whi...
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We need reasonable gun regulations
To the Editor: More gun tragedy in our country, what are we to do as a civilized society? Probably nothing and if anything, it’s just a symbolic fix. If you think the powerful gun industry is going to stand by and do nothing, you’re living under a rock. The making of large and small arms is a multi-billion dollar business, working 24/7, 365 days a year. Thousands of people are employed across the country in these ...
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Fish Factor: Fishing year in review
Alaska’s seafood industry worked hard this year to ramp up its message to policy makers, especially those from Railbelt regions who tend to overlook the industry’s economic significance. How important is the seafood industry to Alaska and the nation? At a glance: nearly 60 percent of all U.S. seafood landings come from Alaska and 96 percent of all wild- caught salmon. Seafood is by far Alaska’s No. 1 export, value...
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Kodiak man accused of rape
A man faces serious sexual assault and assault charges after an alleged rape at the Buskin River State Recreation Site. Robert Zoellner Jr., 32, has been accused of first-degree assault and first-degree sexual assault. The charges stem from an alleged incident that took place on Dec. 18. According to court documents, a woman called Alaska State Troopers to report that Zoellner had sexually assaulted her. The 26-ye...
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Fire destroys a Cove Drive home
A fire that started in the garage of a Cove Drive house has left a Kodiak family temporarily homeless as they assess the damage. At 7:27 p.m. Wednesday night, a 911 caller reported a fire in the home of Les and Sherrie Seaton on Cove Drive near its intersection with Shahafka Circle. Bayside firefighters arrived eight minutes later and found flames shooting from the home’s garage into a residential floor located ab...
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Coast Guard Blotter: Dec. 28
Dec. 25 Kodiak Island Search and Rescue volunteers, Alaska State Troopers and the Coast Guard located and recovered missing 20-year-old Derek Russell, a member of the Coast Guard Cutter Munro and a resident of Hollis Center, Maine, from Barometer Mountain. Russell had been hiking alone on the mountain Sunday and was reported missing by his roommate when he did not return by nightfall prompting a search. According ...
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Public Safety Blotter: Dec. 28
Sunday, Dec. 23 • At 2:08 a.m., an officer witnessed a verbal argument between a man and woman. • At 2:30 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Marine Way. • At 2:32 a.m., a man was arrested for DUI. • At 3:44 a.m. and 10:31 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Marine Way. • At 11:36 a.m., a caller reported a vehicle was partially in the roadway on Rezanof Drive. Officers were unable to contact the owner. • At ...
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In the Courts: Dec. 28
Charges dismissed Two charges of resisting arrest and one charge of driving without a valid license against Milton Rodriguez, 26, were dismissed Dec. 10. Harassment James Weeks, 47, was sentenced to 90 days in jail (89 suspended) for pleading guilty Dec. 17 to second-degree harassment. Weeks will be on probation for two years and was ordered to view two domestic violence videos. Drugs Misconduct Nina Gronn, 20, wa...
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Top local sports stories of 2012
It would make since for a remote island with a small population to lag behind when it comes to sports — but that isn’t the case for Kodiak. In 2012, Kodiak Island produced one state team title and nine individual state champions. This past year also saw the first football game on artificial turf at Joe Floyd Track and Field and a former Kodiak High School standout attempt to make the London Olympics. I couldn’t na...
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Katharine Duvall (Walters) Madsen
Katharine Duvall (Walters) Madsen passed away peacefully on Dec. 14, 2012, following a brief illness. She was a month short of reaching her 92nd birthday. Katharine was born Jan. 16, 1921, in Overlook Colony, Del. to Madeline (Scott) Walters and Robert Means Walters. She was the third of four children: Robert, Mary Jane and Jacqueline. Following graduation from high school, Katharine attended the Philadelphia Acad...
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