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Don't overshadow positive stories with negativity
To the Editor: Merry Christmas. See? That looks rather laconic, and a tad cynical with just a period. It would be more warm and jolly with an exclamation point. There is a difference in how you can say something just by altering one punctuation mark; but you can do even more with a photograph, and a few words on the front of a newspaper. I am referring to your Dec. 4 issue, which featured Santa descending from a m...
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Public Safety Blotter: Dec. 20
Wednesday, Dec. 18 • At 12:11 a.m., a 911 caller reported a bear was between some apartments on the 1200 block of Selief Lane. The bear was gone when officers arrived. • At 12:31 a.m., an officer investigated suspicious circumstances on Selief Lane. All was OK. • At 12:55 a.m., a 911 caller on Mission Road requested a welfare check. All was OK. • At 2:07 a.m., a man was cited for no proof of insurance. • At 4:38 a...
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KEA continues to advance new headquarters
The Kodiak Electric Association’s plans for a new headquarters in midtown are progressing. In a unanimous vote, the electric cooperative’s board of directors accepted 65 percent design drawings and ordered the architect, Jay Chen of ECI-Hyer, to advance to a 95 percent complete design. “At 95, we should be just about ready to put it out to bid,” said KEA board member Jay Johnston, who leads KEA’s new headquarters ...
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In the Courts: Dec. 20
Dismissals • One count of fourth-degree assault against Randy Amodo, 32, was dismissed Dec. 11. • One count of fourth-degree assault against Lisa Lybarger, 54, was dismissed Dec. 11. Assault Karen Wimmersberg, 34, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree assault. She was sentenced to 30 days in jail.
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Amazing Nature: Sea angels and sea butterflies swirl through the oceans
It is the Christmas season and the occasional snowflake is making its way to the ground on a cold day. On my walk along the shore of Mill Bay I feel a chill wind, and the sight of the ocean surface is anything but inviting. The gray waves and their whitecaps look dangerously cold. Nonetheless, I know that millions of various animals thrive under the surface and are perfectly adapted to live in the cold water. Late...
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School bus is among slideoffs after 8 inches of snow falls in Kodiak
No students were injured after a school bus slid off the road Thursday morning in the Coast Guard’s Lake Louise Housing development. The slideoff was the most notable result of the midweek snowstorm that brought 8 inches of snow before tapering off into rain. The Kodiak Police Department reported five car accidents from the storm, which began in the late morning, after most city residents had driven to work. “For ...
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Coast Guard Blotter: Dec. 20
Dec. 13 The Coast Guard monitored and coordinated response efforts to a gasoline spill in Kake. Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation and the city of Kake first responders worked together to mitigate the reported spill of 7,000 gallons of gasoline in the local harbor. All vessels were removed from the harbor and local police secured access to the area and holding tank. The local fire department also assi...
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Coast Guardsman dies in Seattle from injuries suffered in Bering Sea
A 28-year-old Coast Guardsman died in a Seattle hospital Wednesday from injuries he sustained during a search and rescue operation in the Bering Sea last month. According to a Coast Guard press release, Petty Officer Third Class Travis Obendorf died following surgery at the Swedish Hospital with his family by his side. Obendorf served on the Coast Guard Cutter Waesche, which was called upon Nov. 11 to help disable...
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Local Results: Dec. 20
City League Basketball Christmas Tournament Wednesday, Dec. 18 Era 63, Commsta 54 Lexxan Data 19, Tim Filburn 14, Jeraldo Ruiz 10, Brandon Jensen 8, Charles Bona 6 and Bill McGuire 6 points for Era. Brett Lawson 25, Bryan Knagin 13, Justin Atkins 6, Heath Hardison 5, Jose Leiva 3 and Sam Gainer 2 points for Commsta. RC Enterprise 84, Golden Alaska 70 David Diocares 17, Randy Diocares 16, TJ Agmata 15, Peter Inthav...
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Prep hoops: Kodiak girls season-opener postponed
Kodiak’s girls season-opening basketball game against Eagle River was canceled Thursday. Because of poor weather on the island, the team was unable to fly to Anchorage in time for Thursday’s 4:30 p.m. game at the Lady T-Bird Classic at East Anchorage High School. The game has been rescheduled for 8 a.m. today. The winner advances to play Palmer at 5:45 p.m. Behind a double-double by Leya DePriest, Palmer beat Nome...
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