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Alaska State Troopers: June 11
June 2 At 9:30 a.m., Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted a Kodiak man while sport fishing in Chiniak Bay. He was cited for having no visual distress device aboard the vessel. June 3 Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted an Oregon man and found that he did not meet the state residency requirements when he purchased resident licenses for 2014 and 2015, and when he purchased a 2014 commercial crewmember license. He was i...
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Public Safety Blotter: June 1
June 1 At 12:02 a.m., police advised a driver on Mill Bay Road about a taillight out. At 1:05 a.m., a caller reported malicious mischief on Thorsheim Street. A man was arrested on suspicion of criminal mischief, assault and resisting arrest. At 9:35 a.m., police chalked tires on an offending vehicle on Alimaq Drive. At 9:41 a.m., police red-tagged an abandoned vehicle in Dog Bay. At 9:54 a.m., a caller reported a ...
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Kodiak Post 17 begins second AA season
The high school season ended a few days ago, but there is still plenty of baseball to be played over the summer. Kodiak Post 17 begins American Legion play with a four-game homestand against Kenai that begins at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Baranof Field. Saturday’s league doubleheader starts at 12:30 p.m., while Sunday’s nonleague affair begins at 11 a.m. This is the Post’s third season, and second at the AA level or vars...
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Rehabbed seal headed south before tracker stopped
Last September, the Alaska SeaLife Center released a rehabilitated harbor seal that had been found on a beach in Kalsin Bay, and he swam around toward the Alaska Peninsula and south to the limits of the Kodiak Island Borough before his tracker fell off. A kayaker found the seal, named Mt. Everest by the center, on a small island in Kalsin Bay as a baby being pecked on by sea gulls one year ago. He was shipped to t...
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Rocks from space in Alaska backcountry
On February 26 at 1:06 p.m., someone in northern Alaska may have seen a torch of light in the cold daytime sky. On that afternoon, satellites detected a meteoric fireball headed toward Earth. An asteroid six feet in diameter penetrated the atmosphere at 13 miles per second, piercing the protective shell of gases at a steep angle. Arriving from the northwest, the asteroid exploded 21 miles above the ground. A spray...
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Help your Navy Vietnam veterans
To the Editor, It has become common opinion among Vietnam War Veterans that Congress tends to exclude mostly Blue Water Vietnam veterans for VA benefits. This group of veterans never had boots on ground Vietnam, yet just the same they are sick due to Agent Orange exposure. It seems Congress and the VA consider these veterans not worthy. There are limited benefits to those who served in country, and those who serve...
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KMXT-FM Bear Crawl enters second year
The inaugural KMXT-FM Bear Crawl event was so popular last year that the station had no choice but to bring it back again. This year’s event will take place this Saturday at the Kodiak Island Fairgrounds. The first wave goes off at 9 a.m. The Bear Crawl is a 1.25-mile course that features nine obstacles that racers have to navigate around. Some of the obstacles include the buoy jungle, the fisherman’s craw, the ne...
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Driver summoned after vehicle crashed, caught fire
A vehicle crashed and caught fire on Friday and the driver was issued a summons and cited for violations, according to an Alaska State Trooper report. A silver 2003 Chevrolet Impala operated by Dakota Rickard, 20, reportedly was driving on Rezanof Drive near the end of the airport when the vehicle hit the guard rail and caught fire at 12:22 a.m. Friday. The driver reportedly left on foot while police and firefight...
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Kodiak shines at Special Olympics Summer Games
Kodiak’s Special Olympic athletes cleaned up at the state summer games that concluded Sunday in Anchorage. The island’s swimming and powerlifting squads combined to win 22 gold medals and two silver medals at the annual games that bring more than 250 athletes together over the three-day event. The power lifting team, which consisted of Amy Canavan, Aharon Dolph, Chris Kavanaugh, Ben Stahlhut and Brittany Tregarthe...
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Borough sets timeline, process for replacing Austerman
The Kodiak Island Borough issued a “timeline” Tuesday, outlining the process to be followed to appoint a new member after the resignation of Assemblywoman Carol Austerman. Austerman announced at the June 4 assembly meeting that she would be resigning at the end of June. According to the borough document, the assembly will be declaring the seat vacant at its July 2 meeting. Because more than 90 days are left in Aus...
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