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Teachers to offer classical concert
Kodiak’s music teachers will perfrom this weekend, striving to keep themselves in practice and bring more classical music to Kodiak. “Many music teachers grow to be fantastic players in college, and then as they’re teaching, they spend all their time doing that and slowly lose their ability to play,” said Walter Muelling, director of orchestras for the Kodiak Island Borough School District. “I wanted to both show ...
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Man faces multiple assault charges
A Kodiak man who was indicted on six charges, including first-degree sexual assault, in April is scheduled for a change of plea hearing in Kodiak court Monday. Adrian Sala, 25, was charged with one count of first-degree sexual assault, one count of second-degree sexual assault, one count of second-degree assault, two counts of third-degree assault and one count of kidnapping. According to court documents, the char...
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MOUNTAIN VIEWS: Kids leaving for school is like returning home
Sometimes home is a feeling, a sense. A space. The St. Mary’s parking lot is bustling with first-day-of-school excitement. Excited kids and parents gathering bags of supplies and make their way eagerly into school. As I walk into St. Mary’s foyer holding a bag exploding with note paper and paper towels, I look down and see the little ABC benches in the entryway. These are benches that students originally painted y...
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City mulls pitching in with Southeast for ferry plan
A proposal to contribute money to develop a strategic plan for ferry service was presented at a Kodiak City Council work session Tuesday. In May, Gov. Bill Walker and Southeast Conference board president Garry White signed a memorandum of understanding under which the conference will create a 25-year strategic plan for the Alaska Marine Highway System. The Southeast Conference is a regional development nonprofit. ...
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AAC chief reassures assembly on access
In an address to the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly last week, Alaska Aerospace Corp. CEO Craig Campbell said there are currently no plans to cut off public access at Narrow Cape beyond what is needed for launches, but he stopped short of saying that commitment would continue should the company privatize. “Alaska Aerospace, as a partner with the borough and the residents, will always look to making sure that our f...
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Former AST vessel at home in Homer
The Alaska State Trooper vessel Woldstad, long based in Kodiak, has been sold to a Homer-based company. Support Vessels of Alaska conducts research and surveys and charters vessels. SVA purchased the law enforcement vessel for $366,000 plus a buyer’s premium, according to Alaska Department of Public Safety public information officer Megan Peters. “A portion of those funds goes to the Department of Administration t...
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Firefighter hurt Tuesday
A residential fire off Sitkinak Drive caused more than $100,000 in damages and destroyed a truck in the garage Tuesday morning, according to Bayside Fire Department chief Howard Rue. Rue said one of the Bayside firefighters was taken to the hospital due to smoke inhalation, but there were no other injuries. The home on Chirikof Circle was vacant at the time, and neighbors called in the fire. The fire department go...
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Week in Words: Tactful diplomacy not on everyone’s mind
This past weekend, while volunteering to sell donuts at KMXT’s booth during the Kodiak State Fair (which was pretty awesome, by the way), the Rock Island Rollers, our local roller derby team, challenged us to a tug-of-war contest. Just picture it. Public radio nerds vs. the Rock Island Rollers. Through a fortunate series of events, we kind of finagled our way out of complete public embarrassment, and the Rock Isla...
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Suspect in series of gun thefts due to change plea
One of two men accused of burglarizing multiple homes and stealing numerous firearms along with money and other items is scheduled to change his plea later this month. According to court documents dated Aug. 31, Shay Monkiewicz’s attorney, John Cashion, filed an application for a change of plea hearing. The hearing is scheduled for Sept. 15 before judge Steve Cole at the Kodiak courthouse, according to online cour...
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Tussles onboard fishing boat lead to arrest
An Anchorage man was arrested in Kodiak late last month after a crewmember accused him of assault while the two worked onboard a fishing vessel in Kodiak waters. According to a trooper report, Kyle Mead, 39, “repeatedly assaulted” a crewmember onboard the fishing vessel Miss Destinee. Mead made the first contact with law enforcement using a satellite phone while at sea at approximately 5 p.m. on Aug. 26, according...
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