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Kodiak Island Births: Nov. 27
Sophia June Heitman-Williams was born at 8:27 a.m. Sept. 22, 2012, to Jeff Williams and Tonya Heitman. She weighed 5 pounds, 5 ounces and measured 18.5 inches long. Sophia’s parents are originally from Edna, Texas and Kodiak. Her father is self-employed and her mother is a teacher at Kodiak High School. Also welcoming her to the family are 15 first cousins, 17 aunts and uncles and 18 great-aunts and uncles. Proud ...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Hunting ducks in December
The wind blasted onshore, ripping sheets of water from the river meandering across the tide flats. It was so cold the airborne droplets froze instantly, lashing me with icy pellets and bouncing to the ground to shine like diamonds in the bright sun. Any sane human being would be home by a warm fire, but I’m a duck hunter. And the ducks were flying. Moment by moment, more appeared from the white haze over the ocean...
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In the courts: Nov. 27
Charges dismissed • A charge of fourth-degree assault and three charges of violating conditions of release against Daylynne Wall, 25, were dismissed Oct. 2. • Two charges of fourth-degree assault against Nick Malutin, 37, were dismissed Nov. 1. • Charges of first-degree assault and attempted second-degree theft against Terra Prestholt-Lavalley, 21, were dismissed Nov. 5. • A charge of third-degree assault against ...
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Guest Opinion: Don’t miss rural Alaska
For the most part, rural Alaska could find itself on the outside looking in when it comes to important issues in front of the Alaska State Senate. The reason? The majority was formed by an all-Republican coalition. I don't know that it is time to cry foul ... yet. I believe in the electoral process, and the voters put the people in place that they felt would represent them, and the state as a whole. There is reaso...
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Providence switches to new medical records system
Starting in mid-February, all new records at Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center will be electronic. The change isn’t just in Kodiak; Providence is switching to the Epic digital records system in five states: Alaska, California, Montana, Oregon and Washington. "It's better for the patient," said Kris Long, informatics analyst for PKIMC. "They have a unified medical record at every Providence facility. A person...
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EPA fines at-sea processors
The Environmental Protection Agency has reached a deal with Aleutian Spray Fisheries, United States Seafoods and Ocean Peace Inc. to settle Clean Water Act violations aboard four at-sea processors. The violations included inspection failures and incorrectly discharging fish waste. The violations occurred between 2007 and 2011, and the processors were collectively fined almost $210,000. Aleutian Spray Fisheries, ow...
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Salmon excluders to be tested in Gulf trawl fishery
King salmon may soon be excluded from one of Kodiak’s major commercial fisheries — and that’s a good thing. On Wednesday, the National Marine Fisheries Service announced plans by Gauvin and Associates to test king salmon excluders in the central Gulf of Alaska pollock trawl fishery. Fishermen for years have complained about king salmon caught in the nets of pollock fishermen, and if approved, Wednesday’s plan woul...
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Big sentence for False Pass rape case
A 31-year-old commercial fishermen will spend the next 56 years in jail after being sentenced in Kodiak superior court. Jason Downard was sentenced last week after a Kodiak jury found him guilty of sexually assaulting, beating and strangling a woman in False Pass. The news was first reported by KUCB-FM in Unalaska. The guilty verdict was returned last November, but Downard’s sentencing was repeatedly delayed. Dela...
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Winter weather doesn't slow down Black Friday shoppers
Black Friday shoppers in Kodiak endured cold, wind and snow in order to score deals on Christmas gifts and winter gear. A line of people wrapped around Mack's Sport Shop in the Friday morning dark as people waited for the store to open its doors at 7 a.m. John Wolfen and Adam Spencer were the first people in line. The two men arrived outside the store at 4:30 a.m. on Friday and came prepared. They brought breakfas...
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KHS wrestling adjusts to new 98-pound class
By DEREK CLARKSTON Mirror Writer For a second straight season, Alaska prep wrestlers are adjusting to a new weight class. Alaska has joined a handful of states and added a 98-pound weight class for the 2012-2013 high school season. Last year, the National Federation of High School Wrestling reconstructed the weight classes, which included shifting the 103-pound class to 106 pounds. “The majority of the coaches wan...
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