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Public Safety Blotter: April 14
March 25 At 1:28 a.m., a man reported someone breaking into his residence window in the 1900 block of Mil Bay Road, and it might be his son. It was. Police advised him of his civil options to keep the son off the property. At 3:09 a.m., a woman reported someone pounding on her front window in the 400 block of Lightfoot Avenue, and it might be her relatives’ ex-boyfriend. It was. He was arrested for two outstanding...
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Week in Words: Advertising, piracy help keep things moving
Well, I told you I might do it. And I did it. Pirate Elvis made an appearance at the Kodiak Arts Council Auction last Saturday. And I almost won the costume contest. I was a close second place. Real close. I’m sure there are pictures making the rounds on social media. I lost to a little kid. Oh well. It was a wild night to wrap up a wild week. Relatively speaking. For instance, some Kodiak constituents had some st...
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New barrier walls
Nearing Mile 5 of West Rezanof Drive, between city Piers 2 and 3, motorists can’t miss the Brechan Construction crew at work installing new walls to protect the road and those using it from falling rocks. Merle Sena, project engineer for the Alaska Department of Transportation, said the new construction will feature larger, higher walls to protect the roadway, the only route for travelers from the city of Kodiak t...
Apr 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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House candidate visits Kodiak
One of the challengers for Rep. Don Young’s seat in Congress can claim some roots in the Emerald Isle. Steve Lindbeck lives in Anchorage with his wife, Patty Ginsburg, but he said, “Kodiak is the foundation story for my family.” After filing papers Thursday to enter the race as a Democratic candidate, Lindbeck started campaigning, making a Tuesday visit to Kodiak. He said his father, a career Navy man, stopped her...
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Kodiak softball begins new era
New Kodiak High School softball coach Michelle Stratton isn’t beginning her tenure with a cupcake opponent; instead, she is diving right in against the defending small-school state champions. The Bears open up with Thursday and Friday games at Sitka, a member of the Southeast Conference that has collected six state titles since the small-school classification was added in 2005. To make things even more fun for Str...
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Kodiak baseball starts season today
The first pitch of the 2016 Kodiak High School baseball season gets tossed today when the Bears open their season at Baranof Field against Dimond in the second Rex Edward Matautia Invitational Tournament. The game begins at 5:30 p.m. Wasilla plays defending state champion Chugiak in the first game of the tournament at noon. The tournament is named after Rex Matautia, a Kodiak teenager who drowned in Lake Gertrude,...
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Public Safety Blotter: April 13
March 24 At 12:05 a.m., a person requested police patrol the 900 block of Stellar Way for an unknown man that had been leaning on his house. Police were unable to find the man described. At 1:35 a.m., police cited a driver in the 600 block of Thorsheim Street for having no proof of insurance. At 2:49 a.m., police contacted a man in the Selief and Mylark lanes area due to the recent reports of thefts from cars. Eve...
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ALASKA SCIENCE FORUM: The giant wave of Icy Bay
A landslide last fall caused a giant wave of the type not seen in Alaska since the storied 1958 event in Lituya Bay. After a period of heavy rains, a mountainside near Tyndall Glacier collapsed into a fiord of Icy Bay on Oct. 17, 2015. The displaced water generated a wave that sheared alders more than 500 feet up on a hillside across from the slide. To put that in perspective, the 2011 tsunami in Japan reached abo...
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Kennicott fills in for Tusty at Crab Festival
For the second year in a row, the state ferry Tustumena will stay longer in overhaul due to issues discovered during the process. The annual maintenance and certification that normally takes about two months for the Tusty has now been extended by 11 days. Sailings from May 15 through May 26 are canceled. Jeremy Woodrow, spokesperson for the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, said “discovery work” ...
Apr 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS hosts Alaskan student leaders
High school students from across the state visited Kodiak over the weekend to take part in the Alaska Association of Student Governments spring conference. The two-and-a-half day event began Friday and offered 302 students from 39 schools the opportunity to explore Kodiak, learn critical skills in workshops and participate in dance classes and a movie night. Students groups toured the Coast Guard base, checked out...
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