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Jury finds man guilty of assault
A Filipino man in Kodiak has been found guilty of felony assault for hitting another man in the face and chest during a 2011 argument. After a 10-day trial, the jury convicted Noriel Carino, 32, of one count each of first-degree assault, second-degree assault and third-degree assault on June 28. He was acquitted of a second count of first-degree assault. The trial’s case file was not available until this month. Ac...
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Police sergeant retires after 25-year career
In less than a month, patrol Sgt. Tom Maloney will be remodeling his new home in Hawaii. Maloney, the Kodiak Police Department’s longest serving officer, is working his final days at the department and preparing for retirement after 25 years of service. After his last day of work, he and his wife will move to Hawaii to renovate their new home. They chose Hawaii because of its similarities to Kodiak. “I like island...
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Heat wave or no, it's warm in Kodiak
You could call it a heat wave, and you might even be able to say that with a straight face. On Sunday, temperatures topped 70 degrees in Kodiak for the fifth consecutive day and the 14th day this summer. That’s atypical for Kodiak, which sees fewer than three 70-degree days on average in July and only seven for the whole summer. Some years are even cooler. Last year, only one day topped 70 degrees. The unusually l...
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Icebreaker Healy stops in Kodiak en route to Arctic
The uniform of the day is shorts, flip-flops and Hawaiian shirts. One day after arriving in Kodiak, the crew of the Coast Guard icebreaker Healy lost little time in enjoying Kodiak’s unusually warm and sunny weather. As they carried fishing poles and bicycles off the ship, they enjoyed one last bout of liberty before spending a season in the Arctic, said the ship’s marine science officer, Ensign Rebecca Follmer. “...
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Gun taken from man trying to board plane
Transportation Security Administration employees at Kodiak Benny Benson State Airport seized a loaded gun from a Kodiak man flying to Anchorage on Wednesday morning. According to Alaska State Troopers, TSA employees were screening a carry-on backpack around 7:55 a.m. when they noticed a .40-caliber semiautomatic handgun on the X-ray machine at the security checkpoint. The handgun had 16 rounds in the magazine but ...
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Injured teen dies from shooting
The 16-year-old who was shot Sunday night by another Kodiak teen has died from his injuries. The shooting occurred at a home the boy was visiting around 8:47 p.m. Sunday. The boy was taken to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center and later medevaced to Anchorage for treatment of a single shotgun wound. In a press release, Kodiak Police Department Lt. Ray Ellis said the boy succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday....
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Borough assembly kills smoking ban
The only surprise was the size of the majority. In a unanimous vote, a shorthanded Kodiak Island Borough assembly killed a proposed ban on public smoking in the Kodiak Island Borough. If the assembly had approved, voters would have had the final word on the fall municipal ballot. Instead, voters filled the assembly chambers to give the final word on Thursday night. "You want to stop smoking, you educate people, yo...
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Parnell joins Walmart kerfuffle
Gov. Sean Parnell has joined the outcry against Walmart after the nation’s largest retailer announced it will no longer sell Alaska salmon. In a letter to Wal-Mart Stores Inc. president and CEO Michael Duke, Parnell asks the company to reconsider its decision to only purchase salmon from sources certified by the London-based Marine Stewardship Council. “I encourage you to recognize that sustainable labeling has gr...
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Composting plant passes P&Z hurdle
The Kodiak Island Borough planning and zoning commission has signed off on plans for a permanent sewage composting plant at the borough landfill. A temporary composting plant has been operating at the landfill since last year, but the proposal before the commission was for a 55-year city lease of up to 3 acres of borough landfill property next to Monashka Bay Road. “It has to go somewhere,” said commissioner Jenni...
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Smoking ban debate meets anticlimax tonight
A proposed borough-wide smoking ban is dead, and the funeral is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. tonight. That’s when the Kodiak Island Borough assembly will vote on a proposal to bring the ban to voters. Last week, however, one of the ban’s principal supporters, assemblyman Tuck Bonney, announced he was withdrawing his backing. The measure’s other principal sponsor, assemblyman Aaron Griffin, will not be present t...
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