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Public Safety Blotter: March 25
March 16 At 5:53 a.m., a caller reported a domestic disturbance on Natalia Way. It was verbal only and the parties separated. At 6:08 a.m., police advised a driver on 12th Street of having no license plate light. At 6:13 a.m., police warned a speeding driver on Rezanof Drive East. At 8:33 a.m., a caller requested a subject removal on West Marine Way. They left when police asked. At 11:11 a.m., a caller reported so...
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Riders enjoy new skate ramps at Baranof Park
It had been half a year since Elrik Hanson had picked up a skateboard. He got reacquainted with his board in a big way Monday afternoon. Hanson and a few of his buddies spent three hours testing the new ramps at Baranof Park. After several successful tricks, and some not so successful, they walked away satisfied. “I’m glad there is a mini-ramp section, because I can’t really mess with the big stuff,” Hanson said. ...
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Around Kodiak: March 24
Cod closure The Kodiak Area state-waters Pacific cod season for all vessels using pot gear will close at 11:59 p.m. today, according to an announcement from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Inseason catch estimates indicate the pot gear harvest allocation will be attained at the time of the closure. Fishermen are reminded that all groundfish pots must be open and unbaited at the time of the closure. Followi...
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Alumni update: Horn finishes regular season
Alysa Horn helped move Osnabruck into first place in the Northern Division standings of the Bundesliga second division women’s basketball league in Germany on Sunday. The former Kodiak and University of Alaska Anchorage star scored 10 points and grabbed five rebounds in her team’s 65-50 victory over Lichterfelde in the final regular season game of the season. The victory moved Osnabruck (18-4) ahead of Veilchen (1...
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In favor of legislation prohibiting smoking in public spaces
To the Editor, I smoked many years ago and I make no judgments of people who smoke. I believe people have the right to do what they want with their own bodies. That being said, I also believe no one has the right to make a decision for themselves that affects my body or anyone else’s body. I have asthma. It’s gotten a lot worse over the years and cigarette smoke is one of my major triggers. I appreciated several y...
Mar 24, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Robert Norman Holt
Robert Norman Holt, 56, passed away unexpectedly at home in Talkeetna, Alaska, on Feb. 18, 2015. Rob was born on Aug. 29, 1958, to Jerry and Norma Holt of Kodiak, Alaska. During his early years, Rob lived with his family in various West Coast locations as well as Taiwan, where his father, a naval officer, was stationed for two years. Rob came to Kodiak in 1967 when his dad was assigned to the naval base. They move...
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Boat, trailer home taxation to be reconsidered
The Kodiak Island Borough gave the assessing department permission to move forward with drafting an ordinance to exempt boats from taxation, and the assessing department is also working on changing how trailer houses are taxed. Borough assessor Bill Roberts told the assembly during a presentation at the Thursday meeting that taxing boats is costing more money than it brings to the borough. Commercial fishing and c...
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Kodiak Borough Assembly hears about homelessness, awards two contracts
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly received a report on homelessness by the Brother Francis Shelter executive director and approved two contracts for dock and culvert installation. Monte Hawver told the assembly that the amount of people the shelter has been helping has risen considerably during the past decade and a half. In addition to sheltering homeless people, the shelter also has a homeless prevention progra...
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Tsunami siren test set for Wednesday
If you hear the tsunami warning siren sounding on Wednesday morning, don’t be alarmed. According to a Kodiak Island Borough news release, residents may hear the siren between 10:15 and 10:45 a.m. Wednesday. Tsunami warning broadcasts may also appear on television and over the radio during that time. The test is “to make sure that the tsunami warning system works from one end to the other,” the release said. Offici...
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Public Safety Blotter: March 24
March 11 At 1:21 a.m., police warned a speeding driver on Mill Bay Road. At 1:25 a.m., police conducted a security check on Simeonoff Street. At 1:28 a.m., police conducted a security check on Chichenof Street. At 1:31 a.m., police warned a driver on Rezanof Drive East for looking at his cellphone while driving. At 1:44 a.m., police conducted a security check on Marine Way. At 9:29 a.m., a caller on Erskine Avenue...
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