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Alaska State Troopers: March 3
Feb. 17 Kodiak Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted a 48-year-old Homer man after he made two commercial Pacific cod deliveries that exceeded the five percent skate bycatch limit. Investigation revealed he landed a 225 percent overage on his first delivery and a 270 percent overage on his second delivery. The man was issued two citations for commercially-caught skate in excess of the allowable 5 percent skate bycatc...
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Public Safety Blotter: March 3
Feb. 27 At 12:19 a.m., a person reported a man lying in the middle of the road in the Selief Lane and Mozart Circle area. When the caller got out of his vehicle to check on the man, he got up and walked away. The man was gone when police arrived. At 4:31 a.m., a woman reported her neighbors fighting and hearing a woman yelling no and banging sounds in the 1200 block of Larch Street. The female was gone when police...
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KIHA hosts first Housing Fair
The Kodiak Island Housing Authority will be hosting its first Housing Fair this Friday. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., community members can stop into Emerald Heights Apartments on Near Island to learn more about programs and housing assistance offered by KIHA, or to receive information on available housing at Harborview, Cliffwood and Emerald Heights 55+ Apartments. “This is about awareness,” KIHA housing director Mindy...
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Local poll turnout breaks record
Kodiak Republicans turned out in record numbers for Tuesday’s Presidential Preference Poll. While 361 voters may not seem like a lot, it represents a 51 percent increase over 2012 PPP participation, when 239 Kodiak Republicans voted. It is a 53 percent increase over 2008. The total includes 101 new Republicans who registered at the polling place. Prior to 2008, Alaska Republicans made selections by straw poll rath...
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Week in Words: Afflicted with the good old days
Make America Great Again.” “Reclaim America.” “Make America Whole Again.” These political slogans and sayings are a common rhetorical strategy, harkening to a better time, delivered with the promise that we can, once again, return to those days. Nostalgia. It’s a sickness. No, really. It is. Arriving in 1770, “nostalgia” is a relatively new entry into the English language. The word was invented by a doctor, Johann...
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Kodiak man caught with drug paraphernalia
A Kodiak man is in jail and a female released on bail after troopers allegedly found them in a residence with drug paraphernalia. On Feb. 25, troopers responded to a tip that Bryce Beltran, wanted on charges of violating conditions of probation, was seen at the residence of Hannah Clark. After receiving a warrant, troopers allegedly found Beltran, 20, hiding in a crawlspace and observed drug paraphernalia in that ...
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Wiersum wins middle school title
Competing in his first wrestling tournament, Kodiak Middle School’s Max Wiersum performed like a veteran. The eighth-grader captured the 160-pound title at the Tanana Invitational Saturday in Fairbanks. Wiersum pinned Colony Middle School’s Coa Gamble 1 minute, 46 seconds into the championship match. He also picked up pins against Palmer’s Ezra Fono (0:58) and Wasilla’s Read Sunn (4:29), and beat Tanana’s Isaac Ri...
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Kodiak winners at Brian Young Invite
Girls 8 and under Kori Longrich (25-yard freestyle, 26.36 seconds); Maggie Hubert (25 backstroke, 27.60; 25 breaststroke, 37.40) 10 and under Charlette Burke (50 free, 38.89); Alison Narog (50 back, 40.95; 50 butterfly, 37.46); Amaya Rocheleau (100 individual medley, 1:45.15); 200 freestyle relay (Aven Grunner, Amaya Rocheleau, Shelby Pfister, Alison Narog, 2:23.74) 11 and 12 Hadley Parker (100 breast, 1:40.50 13 ...
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ESS Ravens fall in tournament opener
Any thoughts of an upset ended in the second quarter for the Kodiak ESS boys basketball team. No. 2 seed Nikolaevsk outscored the Ravens 17-2 in the second and rolled to a 65-44 victory in a Peninsula Conference Championships opening-round game Wednesday at Homer High School. The loss dropped seventh-seeded ESS to a loser-out contest at noon today. The Ravens (2-9 overall) will have to win four straight to secure ...
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Local Results: March 3
City League Basketball Monday, Feb. 29 Local Electric 81, Petro 79 Geoff Spalinger 19 points, Tim Fellows 15, Bill Rodgers 14, Don Hill 12, Rony Garden Jr 9, Daryl Billanueva 6 and Kevin Hatten 6 for Local Electric. Randy Dela Cruz 25, Dustin Krug 14, Jonathan Sanchez 13, Demorris Maek 7, Jemwel Medina 7, Tom Sagle 6 and Adam Kilborn 4 for Petro. AIB 66, ISA 47 Jason Sabangan 22 points, Roldan Roladan 12, Macatney...
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