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Deadline extended for compost public comments
To the Editor: “Hear ye, Hear ye!” We just got an extension on our public comments to Friday, Jan. 18, 2013. Disregard today's date of Dec. 3. Email your comments to lori.aldrich@alaska.gov. Let’s do our homework and research and uncover more facts, more truths. Let's drive it home that we don't want the city's sludge composted in pristine Middle Bay. There's another new twist in this maze. There's a push to get t...
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Media portrays Natives in negative light
To the Editor: Just a reality check. The press in this state continues to portray Native people in a negative light much of the time when in reality, Native people and Alaska Native corporations have generated billions in the last year alone. Just take our island for example. Countless projects are up and running: the Kodiak Fiber project, the microwave installation, the boat harbor and city dock in Old Harbor, al...
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Light display is back and even bigger
Last year, Andy Crawley’s Christmas wonderland backed up traffic for weeks on Otmeloi Way. This year, he’s doing it again — even bigger. After researching synchronized light technology online, Crawley built Kodiak’s most elaborate Christmas light display, and people couldn't get enough of it. "The cars were lined up back down to Rezanof Drive," Crawley said. "There's people who sit out here for hours. All summer l...
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In the Courts: Dec. 3
Charges dismissed • A charge of fourth-degree criminal mischief against Adrian Rhoades, 34, was dismissed Nov. 20. • A charge of fourth-degree criminal mischief against Zachary Vickstrom, 26, was dismissed Nov. 27. • Charges of violation of conditions of release from a misdemeanor and fourth-degree assault against Katherine Doyle, 51, were dismissed Nov. 28. • A charge of open container possession against Ronald S...
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Kodiak displays patience at Robin Hervey (video)
Patience is a part of wrestling. That was never more apparent to Kodiak’s Andrew Caballa than at Saturday’s 35th Robin Hervey Tournament. Caballa arrived at Kodiak High School at 9:30 a.m. for weigh-ins. Ninety minutes later, he warmed up with his team before the tournament. After that, he played the waiting game. His first — and only — match came shortly after 4 p.m. — nearly five hours after the start of the tou...
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Death notice: Martha Delores Olsen Randolph
Lifelong Kodiak resident Martha Delores Olsen Randolph, passed away Nov. 26, 2012 at Mat-Su Regional Hospital with family at her side. Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7 at Holy Resurrection Russian Orthodox Church. A potluck will follow 2-6 p.m. at the Koniag Building on Near Island.
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Fish Factor: Halibut catches could be cut next year
Halibut catches could be cut by 33 percent next year if proposed numbers get the nod by the International Pacific Halibut Commission next month. That would mean a coast wide harvest of just 22.7 million pounds for fisheries in California, Washington, Oregon, British Columbia and Alaska. Alaska’s share of the halibut catch would be 17.4 million pounds, down from about 25 million this year. Unlike past years, staff ...
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Improvements coming to Chiniak Highway next summer
The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities will straighten a treacherous half-mile portion of the Chiniak Highway next summer for almost $4.3 million. It’s not the only major road project DOT has in the works for Kodiak, however. On Friday, DOT awarded the project’s contract to Twin Peaks Construction Inc. of Anchor Point. Twin Peaks beat local contractor Brechan Enterprises and two other compan...
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Mild earthquake rocks Kodiak
Lost sleep is believed to be the only casualty from a mild earthquake that rocked Kodiak at 11 p.m. Friday night. The quake, a magnitude 5.3 shaker, was centered on the south shore of the Alaska Peninsula, 69 miles due north of Larsen Bay and 70 miles northwest of Kodiak city. Shaking was felt throughout southcentral Alaska, including Anchorage and the Kenai Peninsula. Reaction was strongest in the Kodiak archipel...
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PKICC offering new type of group therapy
Providence Kodiak Island Counseling Center is offering a new type of group therapy for people who need to change their behavior. Moral reconation therapy, MRT, is a program that works to help people develop moral reasoning and decision-making skills. "We know that people's moral development is very sequential, and that most people get to a conventional level," said Sandra Collins-Jackson, a licensed professional c...
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