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Public Safety Blotter: Nov. 20
Friday, Nov. 15 • At 4:19 a.m., an officer investigated suspicious circumstances on Pillar Mountain Road. All was OK. • At 9:33 a.m., a caller reported the neighbor’s dog was constantly barking. No one was home. The community services officer will follow up. • At 9:34 a.m., a caller reported a dead cat. An officer disposed of it. • At 10:02 a.m., a man reported he found a syringe. Officers disposed of it. • At 12:...
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ALS fundraiser was success
To the editor: Having the ALS Awareness fundraiser was the right thing to do. It did raise awareness and it hopefully was a godsend for one woman who came on Saturday. I want to thank all those who donated and those who stopped to browse the various forms of information that were displayed. The beautiful banner, a major focal point, was created by the Kodiak High School art teacher and some of her students. This f...
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Massage therapists partner up
Two Kodiak massage therapists have joined forces to offer clients massage and injury recovery services in the same building. Northwoods Massage and BodyWorks Massage and Movement are located downtown at 326 Center Avenue, Suite 201. Linda Van Mun, owner of Northwoods Massage, brought her practice to Kodiak from Wisconsin in 2008. She spent the first 14 years of her career practicing in Wisconsin, which gave her ac...
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Alaska Science Forum: The glacier(s) of Attu
In late August, seabird biologist John Piatt paused from his task of “stealing food from baby puffins” to look up at the green mountains of Attu, the last island in the long sweep of the Aleutians. Pasted to the side of 3,000-foot Attu Mountain was a snowfield with a dirty band of ice. Piatt, a U.S. Geological Survey Alaska Science Center scientist working on Savage Islanda small island off the southern coast of A...
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Caught in the middle of TV contract battle
Last week, Kodiak watched — or rather, didn't — as GCI removed Anchorage NBC affiliate KTUU-TV from its service in Kodiak and other parts of rural Alaska. The reason is a contract dispute, and like a bone between two dogs, Kodiak is caught in the middle. Kodiakans have taken to Facebook to grouse and complain, with some vowing to switch to Dish Network or DirecTV, which have continued to carry KTUU. Still others h...
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AAC shelves plans for Pasagshak barge dock
Alaska Aerospace Corporation is shelving plans for a new barge dock in Pasagshak after failing to receive a federal grant for construction. The U.S. Department of Transportation failed to include the dock project in its list of TIGER grant recipients. The sole Alaska project funded under the program is a street improvement effort in the village of Alakanuk. Without federal funding for the dock, the project has bee...
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King crab season wraps up
The Bristol Bay red king crab season got off to a late start, but it’s wrapping up in line with past seasons. The season opened four days later than planned — Oct. 19 — after the shutdown of the federal government delayed its regular Oct. 15 start. Despite losing four days to Congressional stumbles, the last bit of the 7.74 million-pound quota was pulled Nov. 15. In 2010, the latest year for which statistics are r...
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Woman accused of felony assault
A Kodiak woman faces assault charges for allegedly attacking her boyfriend after she learned he was cheating on her. Debbie O’Neil, 53, faces one count of third-degree assault, a class C felony punishable by up to five years in jail and a $10,000 fine. She also faces one count of fourth-degree assault, a misdemeanor. She was arraigned in Kodiak District Court on Sunday by magistrate Dawson Williams. According to c...
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Crab Festival poster and logo contest opens
The Kodiak Chamber of Commerce is asking artists to put their best slogans forward to create a unique logo for the 2014 Crab Festival. On Monday, the chamber opened its annual Crab Festival logo design and poster contests. The contests are one of the first steps in preparing for the festival. After winners are selected, the chamber can begin ordering merchandise for the event. This year, artists will have more cre...
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Nikolavesk claims Invite title
Nikolavesk was crowned the champion of the first Kodiak Rural Schools Mixed-Six Volleyball Invitational Saturday. The tiny Kenai Peninsula school swept Tanalian 25-12, 25-16, 25-21 in the championship match at the Kodiak Middle School. Nikolavesk topped a field of six teams — half of them comprised of Kodiak rural students. Twenty-three students from Ouzinkie, Akhiok, Larsen Bay, Port Lions and Karluk came togethe...
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