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Trees come down as city cemetery grows
On a grave decorated with flowers and a single pink flamingo, there was a small plaque: “Where gardens grow, God walks.” Until Monday, that grave and plaque were shaded by towering green spruce trees. No more. Tree-cutters have brought down most of the trees that dominated the northern half of the Kodiak City Cemetery, an effort that comes as the city of Kodiak attempts to open more space for graves on Hospital Hi...
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CFEC report: More limited-entry fishermen aren’t Alaskans
A new report by the state’s commercial fisheries division shows an increasing number of Alaska fisheries permits are held by nonresidents. According to the Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission, 23 percent of Alaska’s 14,244 limited entry fishing permits were held by non-Alaska residents at the end of 2012. When the permits were issued, just 19 percent were given to non-Alaskans. The report also shows an increase ...
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Man faces burglary, theft charges for taking carts of food from Safeway
A Kodiak man is accused of stealing more than $300 in groceries from Safeway by bagging them to make it look like he had paid for them. Danilo Camama, 59, was arraigned in Kodiak District Court on Saturday on one count of third-degree theft, two counts of second-degree criminal trespass, one count of fourth-degree theft and two counts of second-degree burglary. The burglary charges are class C felonies punishable ...
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Grizzly Bowl trophy up for grabs
After winning the first two Grizzly Bowls, Kodiak has lost the last four to the Mat-Su Valley. The island’s youth football players will look to regain the trophy Saturday in two different locations. At Kodiak at Joe Floyd Track and Field, the Kodiak Football League’s cubs division all-star team will battle Palmer, the fifth-grade and sixth-grade Mat-Su Youth Football Association’s champion, at 2 p.m. At Palmer Hig...
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Frivolous spending in government
To the Editor: Dog Bay lift was supposed to generate its own income and support itself. Once again this was incorrect information and the rest of us are asked to pay for yet another bogus expense. However, those who speak against these things are treated as if they haven’t a clue what they are talking about. Yet the end result is we pay while a few use. Two years ago, this council voted to donate/hire one man at $...
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Stand up Kodiak and take charge!
To the Editor: I’ve been upset about the local Realtors trying to get the borough to put land up for sale, and everywhere I turn in Kodiak I see vacant lots. Some local Realtors wanted the Borough to put Russian Ridge up for sale so affordable apartments could be built — get real! Who is going to buy that kind of property and build apartments? A 360-degree view for apartments … I don’t think so. Maybe a multimilli...
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Public Safety Blotter: Oct. 16
Monday, Oct. 14 • At 12:52 a.m., a man was cited for urinating in public. • At 4:11 a.m., a caller reported a man was asleep on chairs and they couldn’t get him to move. He left when an officer asked him to. • At 1:05 p.m., a caller reported a vehicle was parked on the sidewalk on Mill Bay Road. • At 1:14 p.m., a man didn’t understand why he was trespassed from a building he had relatives living in. Through an int...
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Health care businesses unite to hold fair
Local health care businesses have banded together to put on a community health fair in Kodiak. Saturday’s Kodiak Community Health Fair will be the first since 2008, said Kim Slade, wellness program coordinator for Healthy Tomorrows. The health fair starts at 8 a.m. in the Benny Benson Building at Kodiak College and runs until noon. More than 20 exhibitors from Kodiak and the mainland are expected to talk about hea...
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Alaska Science Forum: Where are the Alaska bats right now?
Eileen Weatherby of Fairbanks once contacted me to inform that her cat carried in a surprise one September morning. Instead of the usual vole, her cat had captured a bat. “I was startled because I thought bats in the Interior were pretty rare,” she wrote in an email message. Eileen is right. Alaska bats are creatures at the far, frigid edge of their existence, but they do live in Alaska, in places with trees, perh...
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Maple's commander is relieved of duty
The commander of the Sitka-based Coast Guard cutter Maple has been relieved from command after reports of trouble on board. On Monday, KCAW-FM in Sitka reported that Lt. Cmdr. Fred Seaton was reassigned to Air Station Sitka on Oct. 1 after the Coast Guard received reports of “poor command climate” aboard the cutter. Coast Guard spokesman Kip Wadlow told KCAW’s Rachel Waldholz that he was not permitted to discuss t...
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