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William Frank Westlake, Jr.
William Frank Westlake, Jr. was born December 14, 1968 at Griffin Memorial Hospital in Kodiak to Frances Yovino. He was adopted by William Frank Sr. and Myrna Westlake on Jan. 14, 1969. Bill died suddenly on June 29, 2013, the birthday of his biological mother, after a bout with pneumonia. He was 45 years old. His interest in life, first of all, is Brandy, his daughter. Bill was a mechanic and worked in the state ...
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Hypocrisy and the smoking ban
To the Editor: There’s a lot of hypocrisy going on almost most matters. One in particular is cigarettes, pipes and cigars. They sell tobacco to you because it’s legal and at a high price! After a person has bought tobacco, where do you smoke it? “You can’t smoke here.” “You can’t smoke there.” “It is illegal to smoke here.” They are getting so nosey you can’t smoke I your own home, car or boat! The “do-gooders” as...
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Public Safety Blotter: July 16
Thursday, July 11 • At 2:23 a.m., a 911 caller reported yelling coming from a neighboring home. A man was arrested for violating his probation. • At 3:07 a.m., a man and woman were both arrested for robbery and assault. Another woman is having charges forwarded for violating conditions of release. • At 6:42 a.m., an officer impounded a loose dog. • At 8:08 a.m., a caller requested a welfare check. The person was g...
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Around Kodiak: July 16
Threshold Services and the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce are celebrating the grand opening of the new Threshold recycling center from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at Threshold on Von Scheele Way. KVOK-FM will broadcast from the center, and there will be a ribbon cutting and Era Airlines ticket giveaway.
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Outdoor Kodiak: Pink salmon summer fun
For me, the arrival of pink salmon in July is the true onset of a Kodiak summer. I’m happy to report that summer arrived in full force last week! We saw pink salmon almost everywhere we expected to see them, and we caught them until our arms shouted for a break. The large schools of pink salmon begin to arrive in mid-July, timed for warm days and lazing on the beach. They’re the perfect family fish because they’re...
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Births: July 16
• Harper Grace Davis was born at 10:33 a.m. July 4, 2013, to Andrew Michael Davis and Michelle Ann Davis. She weighed 8 pounds, 10.2 ounces and measured 20.5 inches long. Her parents are originally from Moreno Valley, Calif. Her father works at U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak. Proud grandparents are Thomas L. Smith from and Michael and Susan Davis from Moreno Valley, Calif. • Delainey Leigh Larionoff was born ...
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Just Take a Trawler and Processor Lobbyist’s Advice
As reported about Monday’s fishery working group meeting, anthropologist Courtney Carothers’ preliminary survey findings showed 77 percent of respondents believing fish privatizations lead to a downturn of the local economy. The National Academy of Science’s study does not support a finding that fisheries would be better managed if they were private rather than public resources. What saturated the results was a wi...
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Business suffers as Tustumena stays away
On Wednesday, the Alaska Marine Highway System announced another delay returning Kodiak’s main ferry to service. A day later, A Smiling Bear Bed and Breakfast had another visitor cancel her stay in Kodiak. Darlene Turner, owner of the business, said she has had seven cancellations this summer, each worth about $1,000, due to the absence of the ferry Tustumena. The Tustumena, which regularly serves Kodiak, has been...
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Man accused of assault with a steak knife
A 36-year-old Kodiak man is accused of pulling a steak knife on another man during an argument about a television. Jacob Hilsinger was arraigned in Kodiak district court on July 8 on one count of third-degree assault with means of a dangerous instrument, a class C felony. According to court documents, Hilsinger had a verbal argument with a man on July 7 that turned physical. A week before, a woman brought two tele...
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Garden Gate: From garden to the grill, your veggies have a spot
Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night will stop an Alaskan from grilling. I have friends in Anchorage who happily don fleece jackets and heavy boots to BBQ their salmon in January. “It helps us get through the winter.” Grilled salmon is tasty, but it’s passé compared to the flavor veggies take on. The natural sugars in onions, garlic and bell peppers caramelize when grilled, which brings out richness n...
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