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Public Safety Blotter: June 14
Tuesday, June 11 • At 12:01 a.m., a caller reported an intoxicated man was trying to direct traffic. He wasn’t when officers arrived. • At 12:22 a.m. and 12:49 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Marine Way. • At 2:19 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Hillside Drive. • At 2:42 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Chichenof Street. • At 6:08 a.m., a man received a citation for studded tires. • At 6:18 a.m...
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Third volcano starts acting up
A third volcano has begun erupting in Southwest Alaska, according to the Alaska Volcano Observatory. On Thursday, the observatory announced that Veniaminof, a volcano 38 miles west-southwest of Chignik may have begun erupting. Clouds have prevented scientists from confirming the eruption, but “elevated surface temperatures observed in satellite images of Veniaminof Volcano this morning … indicate an eruption at th...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Gold
Suulutaaq : Gold Kulutka suulutanek canamauq. : My ring is made of gold. The bedrock underlying the Kodiak Archipelago formed about seventy million years ago during the Late Cretaceous period. Geologists believe that Kodiak’s slates and greywackes developed on the South Pacific sea floor before rafting north on the earth’s crust to their current location. During this process, deposits of quartz were literally squi...
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In the Courts: June 14
Dismissals Two counts of concealing the identity of a vehicle, one count of unlawful abandonment, one count of no motor vehicle insurance, and one count of third-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance against Christopher Bowen, 52, were dismissed May 24. Drugs misconduct • Christopher Bowen, 52, pleaded guilty to one count of attempted third-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance. He was se...
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Parks and Rec: June 14-June 21
June 14-June 21 MORNING PROGRAM Morning Program starts June 17 for youths entering kindergarten through sixth grades. Activities held at Main Elementary include swimming, group games in the gym and arts and crafts in the commons. Sunny day activities may include games at Baranof Park, tidepooling at Northend Park, and visits to the touch tank at the Fisheries Research Center. Children will also be participating in...
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Around Kodiak: June 14
Harborside Fly-By hosts teen open mic night 7-9 p.m. tonight for kids in grades six through 12. No parents are allowed, but chaperones will be present. 40 Miles of Road will play its last show in Kodiak this weekend before one of the band members leaves the island for good. The show starts at 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday night at Tony’s Bar. Kodiak Christian School hosts an eighth-grade rummage sale fundraiser from...
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American Legion baseball back
Editor’s note: Author Derek Clarkston is a coach on Kodiak’s American Legion baseball team. American Legion baseball is making a return to Kodiak. For the first time since 2009, the Emerald Island will be home to the Post 17 Bears, an A team in Alaska’s American Legion league. The A division is the equivalent to a high school’s junior varsity team and features 10 teams stretching from the Kenai Peninsula to Fairba...
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Another Day in Paradise: Lines in the sand
I know our weather has been beautiful. You might even go so far as to call it amazing. But in spite of our record heat wave of however many days we actually reached 70 degrees, there are some lines I just won’t cross. One of those lines is swimming out on our wonderful beach. As I watched many people wade out into the water, I couldn’t help but shiver. It doesn’t matter that our air temperature achieved a balmy 70...
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Mahle takes loss for Kenai Post 20
Brandon Mahle made his 2013 American Legion baseball debut Wednesday at Chugiak. The recent Kodiak High School graduate was his normal self from the mound for the Kenai Post 20 Twins, but absorbed a 6-3 loss to Chugiak. Mahle limited to Chugiak to four hits and struck out nine in six innings. He allowed five runs, but only one was earned as his defense committed four errors in the sixth. Kenai lost the second game...
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Playbook: June 14
Friday, June 14 Baseball: Kodiak Post 17 vs. Wasilla, 6:30 p.m. at Baranof Field. Saturday, June 15 Baseball: Kodiak Post 17 vs. Wasilla, 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. at Baranof Field. Racing: Motocross and ATV at Kodiak Island Raceway, 3 p.m. Sunday, June 16 Baseball: Kodiak Post 17 vs. Wasilla, 12:30 p.m. at Baranof Field.
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