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Public Safety Blotter: March 14
Tuesday, March 12 At 1:46 a.m., a 911 caller reported an unknown subject was pounding on her door. The person was gone when officers arrived. At 1:58 a.m., officer reported a loud drunken party in a home. No one answered the door so officers gave a verbal disorderly conduct warning through the door. At 2:10 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Marine Way. At 3:01 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Chichenof ...
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City looks for more library art
Kodiak artists looking to make a mark in a public place can submit proposals to have their art displayed as part of the new Kodiak Public Library. The city of Kodiak has put out another request for proposals to be incorporated into four areas of the new library. The library has a total budget of $76,000 for artwork, and the four pieces they are currently looking to obtain are budgeted for $10,000. According to the...
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Alaska State Troopers: March 14
Tuesday, March 5 At 12 a.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a single-vehicle collision on Rezanof Drive near Monashka Bay Road. The investigation revealed a 19-year-old Kodiak man drove recklessly with a suspended license and crashed his 2000 Toyota Tundra into a ditch. The Tundra sustained around $5,000 in damages and was then inoperable. The two passengers in the vehicle sustained non-life threatenin...
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Gov. chose either willfully inaccurate or shockingly ignorant language to describe state workers’ pay
To the Editor: “Employers in business and industry certainly perceive that they are unable to compete with the state for employees. Adequate public review of these contracts would help clarify if this is true or not. Moreover, our historic generosity has put an unintended stress on those who actually pay the taxes that contribute to public employees’ salaries.” The above is an excerpt from a letter to the Governor...
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Social Security switches to digital checks
Most Kodiak residents receiving Social Security benefits or federal payments are now receiving their payments through direct deposit. In 2010, the U.S. Department of the Treasury published a final rule phasing out paper benefit checks. The department estimated the switch to electronic payments will save the Treasury Department and taxpayers $1 billion over 10 years and reduce fraud. March 1 was the deadline for ma...
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Board reverses course on harbor rate increase
Kodiak Shipyard rates will soon rise, but they likely will not skyrocket next year as originally planned. The city’s ports and harbors advisory board has changed its recommendation on a plan to bring the Kodiak Shipyard back into the black. In a Tuesday meeting, the board voted 6-0 to have the shipyard, which has been operating with a deficit since it opened in 2009, increase rates by 20 percent each year for a th...
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Five Bears make all-NLC team
Kodiak landed a handful of basketball players on the all-Northern Lights Conference teams, announced Saturday after the conclusion of the conference championships. Senior Jemuel Medina and junior Austin Frick earned first-team NLC honors on the boys side, while juniors Hannah Wandersee and Jerica Nelson were named to the girls first team. Junior Carissa Cannon was placed on the girls second team. For Medina and Fr...
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Elementary students splash into spring break
“What’s the first rule of scuba diving?” “Don’t hold your breath!” Scuba instructor Verlin Pherson is used to that question and response, but on Tuesday afternoon, the shouted answer came from voices higher-pitched than usual. In the pool of Coast Guard Base Kodiak, Pherson gave a handful of kids as young as 8 years old their first experience breathing underwater. This is the fourth year Pherson, owner of Scuba Do...
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Man starts computer repair business
Fighting off computer viruses and recovering long-lost family photos is all in a day’s work for Todd Musgrove. Musgrove recently launched a computer repair and maintenance business, Rat_Logic Computing, to help Kodiak residents solve their computer issues. Musgrove said he started the business after realizing there was a need for computer help in Kodiak. “My landlord kept telling me we need another computer guy in...
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Alaska Science Forum: After a lifetime of study, aurora still a mystery
Sometimes, after idling in the sky for hours as a greenish glow, the aurora catches fire, erupting toward the magnetic north pole in magnificent chaos that can last for three hours. “Substorms,” as space physicists call them, can happen two or three times each night. The man who came up with that name half a century ago has, with a former student he once mentored, come up with a new theory on the location of heave...
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