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Police chief: No ticket quotas for officers
Kodiak drivers might not like speeding tickets, but at least they’re not being targeted. Drivers in another Alaska city can’t say the same. On Tuesday, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner revealed that police in that Interior city are now required to make at least eight traffic stops per week. In an internal memo, Fairbanks police chief Laren Zager said the quota its based on the idea that traffic stops can reduce “ris...
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Boys of fall
Subway and Mack’s players slap hands after a Kodiak Football League Cubs Division game Monday at Joe Floyd Track and Field. Subway won 13-6. (Derek Clarkston photo)
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Marine Highway System unveils summer 2013 schedule
Old Harbor isn’t on next summer’s ferry schedule, but residents don’t need to be alarmed — the Alaska Marine Highway System hasn’t forgotten them. “They aren’t on the schedule, even though they will see service,” said marine highway spokesman Jeremy Woodrow. “They were left off because … we’re still working on the details on that.” The marine highway on Tuesday released the details of next summer’s schedules, and ...
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Kodiak alumni update: Dunbar wins in first meet for Oregon
Trevor Dunbar’s first cross country meet as an Oregon Duck was a flying success. The senior transfer from the University of Portland won the Dellinger Invitational Saturday at Springfield Country Club in Springfield, Ore. Dunbar, a 2009 Kodiak High School graduate, covered the 8-kilometer course in 23 minutes, 38 seconds. The 23rd-ranked Ducks finished second behind No. 3 Brigham Young University. “I am very happy...
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Palmer, Eielson finish on top
A pair of teams that started the season ranked third have risen to the top of the rankings to end the season. Eielson and Palmer finish atop the final Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network high school football poll, released Monday. Fairbanks-based Eielson was third in the mid-small schools preseason poll. The Ravens moved to No. 1 after their Week 1 victory over Homer and never relinquished the top spot. Eielson (7-...
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A ‘totally weird’ dinosaur; new waste study in Denali
A couple of summers ago, David Tomeo was exploring a creekbed in Denali National Park, preparing for a field seminar on the park’s dinosaurs he would help lead a few weeks later. With a trained eye for the impressions dinosaurs pressed into mud millions of years ago, Tomeo walked to a large boulder in the middle of a landslide. “Right in the middle of it, a four-toed track stood out,” said Tomeo, program director ...
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Sparrows brings Greece to Kodiak
Kodiak now has a Greek restaurant, but the new addition to the island’s cuisine came about only because of a last-minute itinerary change for its founders. From a white building on Rezanof Drive, Sparrows serves up gyros, Greek pizzas and a rotating menu of about five different specials each day. It almost didn’t happen. Sparrows owner and chef Alfredo Garcia arrived in Kodiak with his wife on May 1, the day befor...
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Study: Health care poised to boom in Alaska
JUNEAU (AP) — The health care and social assistance industry is expected to see the largest rate of job growth in Alaska this decade. That’s according to the employment forecast for 2010-2020, released by the state labor department on Monday. It estimates that Alaska will add nearly 40,000 jobs during that period, an increase of 12 percent, with nearly all sectors gaining. Economist Paul Martz says health care and...
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Women's shelter holds annual memorial service
The Kodiak Women's Resource and Crisis Center held its annual memorial service Monday, using St. James the Fisherman Episcopal Church to hold a candlelit prayer service in memory of Alaskans killed by domestic violence in the preceding year. The ceremony has been held every year since 1992 in Kodiak and serves as the opening event of domestic violence prevention month.
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Former Trident Seafoods bookkeeper accused of embezzling $500,000
A Kodiak woman is accused of leading a scheme to embezzle almost $500,000 from the Trident Seafoods plant in Kodiak. Isairis Wolfe, 32, Jeremy Smith, 30, and Jamie Fathke, 28, of Kodiak were indicted on wire fraud charges on Sept. 18 along with Valerie Olivares, 34, from Corpus Christi, Texas and Anne Wilson, known as Anne Sorio, 31, from Kent, Wash. Wolfe worked as bookkeeper for Trident Seafoods in Kodiak from J...
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