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Intravenous needles turn up around Kodiak
Carelessly discarded needles from intravenous use are turning up around Kodiak, and they pose a significant risk to people who come across them. “Of course, we don’t know who’s used that so we don’t know what kind of communicable diseases might be associated with the possibility of other’s people’s bodily fluids, blood being on those needles,” said Kodiak Police Chief Ronda Wallace. “So people run risks of being p...
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Local photographer’s work honored at international competition
Local photographer Carol Scott recently had two of her photographs place in the Professional Photographers of America’s International Photographic Competition. At the competition, a panel of judges reviewed almost 5,000 entrants. Of those entrants, 1,800 were chosen for PPA’s General Collection and 918, the “best of the best” according to a report, were chosen for the Loan Collection. Scott has a photograph in eac...
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Achievers: Aug. 14
Morgan K. Eagar of Ouzinkie graduated from Seattle Pacific University with a master teaching math/science in teaching math and science.
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Public Safety Blotter: Aug. 14
July 20 • Around 1:18 a.m., police conducted five bar checks downtown. • At 4:05 a.m., police arrested a man for criminal mischief in the third degree. • At 5:26 a.m., a caller reported an intoxicated man sleeping in an alley on Marine Way. He left when police asked. • At 8:57 a.m., a caller on Selief Lane reported that a neighbor was leaving their garbage out and bears were scattering it everywhere. Officers spok...
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Alaska State Troopers: Aug. 14
July 18 • At 1:13 a.m., the Akhiok Village Public Safety Officer responded to a disturbance in the village. A man was arrested for disorderly conduct and the woman was arrested for assault in the fourth degree involving domestic violence. Both were brought to the Kodiak City Jail. July 24 • At 6:01 p.m., State Troopers contacted a woman about a civil issue and found that she had been drinking. She was arrested for...
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Color run returns to the Emerald Isle
The inaugural Splash of Color 5K was so popular last year that Angela Graham had no choice but to bring it back this year. “We were asked to make sure we were doing it again,” said Graham, one of the organizers of the event. The second edition of the Splash of Color 5K is 2 p.m. Saturday. The run starts at the Women’s Bay Fire Department. Last year’s event exceeded expectations. Graham went in hoping to raise $2,0...
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Alaska Science Forum: Late summer arrives in the boreal forest
It's early August, 118 miles from the Arctic Circle. Time for a walk to work. The last time I wrote about hiking through the North Campus of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, summer was a puppy crashing into your shin. Now it has a white muzzle. I note this maturity while moving through a nice chunk of boreal forest in the mile between my workplace and my home. For a lot of reasons, I'm lucky to be able to commu...
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State House candidates debate the issues
On Tuesday night, the District 32 candidates for a seat in the Alaska State House of Representatives talked fisheries, ballot measure 1 and education in a forum sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and KMXT. All four candidates appeared at the forum: Democrat Jerry McCune and Republicans Louise Stutes, Carol Austerman and Richard Walker. Although the candidates didn’t take too many jabs at each other during the co...
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Death Notice: Victor Buchanan
Victor Buchanan passed away on Aug. 8, 2014. Services are pending.
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Tusty sidelined with mechanical issues
The ferry Tustumena will not be arriving in Kodiak today, according to an Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities release. The release said the Tustumena is sidelined with mechanical issues, which will keep the ferry from sailing from Homer to Kodiak today. Tuesday’s sailing between Homer and Seldovia were also cancelled. The vessel is expected to resume the previously posted schedule on Thursday...
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