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Public Safety Blotter: Jan. 8
Thursday, Jan. 3 • At 10:22 a.m., a woman reported fraudulent charges on her account. • At 11:24 a.m., a caller reported someone was violating conditions of release. • At 11:43 a.m., a caller reported vehicles were speeding up and down Willow Street all day. Patrol was advised. • At 12:21 p.m., a caller reported someone poured gasoline inside of her car. There were no leads as of Friday. • At 2:11 p.m., 2:18 p.m. ...
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Derelict Pacific Producer spills more oil
A derelict vessel on the Kodiak waterfront is causing more trouble after it spilled fuel as it was moved from Pier 2. The Kodiak harbormaster office said the diesel fuel spill from the Pacific Producer has been cleaned up, but the vessel is still a problem. “The spill was 99 percent cleaned up within the first six hours it was reported,” Deputy Kodiak harbormaster Lon White said. Around 150 gallons of diesel fuel ...
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Fisheries work group discusses letter to NPFMC
Kodiak's city and borough fisheries work group will bring a drafted letter addressing the North Pacific Fishery Management Council's groundfish rationalization purpose and needs statement to tonight's joint work session. The letter was written in response to the NPFMC statement created at the council’s October meeting. The council's document addressed some of the goals Kodiak's fisheries work group submitted, alth...
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Legislature gets first look at prefiled bills
The Alaska Legislature released its first preview of the 2013 session on Monday as the first set of prefiled bills were published. The list of early introductions includes measures that would change things as varied as motor vehicle registration and performance reviews within the University of Alaska system. In a meeting last week, Sen. Gary Stevens and Rep. Alan Austerman told the Kodiak school board that they ha...
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Kulluk to head to Kiliuda Bay
The drilling rig Kulluk will be headed to Kiliuda Bay — assuming salvage tugs can pull the rig from a Sitkalidak Island beach today. On Sunday evening, the Kulluk unified command reported that salvage teams successfully reattached the main tow line to Kulluk at 4 p.m. and everything is set to pull the rig free today. According to the unified command, the pull could begin as early as this morning if a favorable wea...
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Street racer pleads guilty to fatal crash
A second street racer has pled guilty in connection to the fatal car accident that killed Austin Van Long last summer. Markryan Portillo, 21 entered a plea deal on Friday afternoon. Portillo pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide, a class B felony, and third-degree assault, a class C felony. Portillo originally faced a second-degree murder and a first-degree assault charges. On Oct. 20, 2011, Portillo and...
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Garden Gate: Getting through winter
January is upon us, and many of us look for diversions to get us through the valley of winter. We rent movies, try a new green smoothie recipe, join the gym, take photos and, if you’re a certain oil company, you look for new ways to pull a grounded oil rig off the beach. Just when we think we can’t take any more cloudy weather (when even ducking into your greenhouse to hear hail pelting on the roof doesn’t provide...
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KMXT-FM temporarily offline
Kodiak public radio station KMXT-FM is off the air after a weekend problem with the station’s Pillar Mountain transmitter. According to information from the station, the problem requires repair crews to travel to the top of the mountain and repair or replace the transmitter. On Sunday, Pillar Mountain was shrouded by clouds and a rain/snow mix, making travel difficult. The Kodiak Police Department has repeatedly c...
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City Council needs go forward with bike path
To the Editor: What a fantastic island we live on! In the last two days, I saw two ptarmigan fly in front of my path, a fox, a deer along the road, white rabbits running through the woods, and of course our eagles. How great it is to get outside. I am looking forward to seeing everyone have the opportunity to hike or bike safely up to Deadman's Curve soon. The view is fabulous and from there one can access Swampy ...
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7.5 earthquake causes brief tsunami scare
A magnitude 7.5 earthquake that struck Southeast Alaska at midnight Friday caused a brief tsunami scare in Kodiak, but later measurements indicated waves only six inches above normal in Sitka and Port Alexander, sites closest to the quake’s epicenter. Strong shaking was felt in Sitka, where residents hurried to high ground and took shelter in Sitka High School. "Initially, in the first 15 to 20 minutes, there migh...
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