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Public safety blotter: May 13
Sunday, May 4 • Around 1:42 a.m., six bar checks were conducted downtown. • At 3:58 a.m., a driver on Mill Bay Road was advised for not having a license plate light. • At 9:36 a.m., a caller requested a welfare check on Mill Bay Road; all was OK. • At 11:45 a.m., a caller reported aggressive dogs on Hillside Drive. The dogs were inside the residence when officers arrived. • At 3 p.m., a caller reported an abandone...
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In the courts: May 13
Courts 5/13 Dismissals • One count of forgery in the second degree and one count of theft in the second degree against Rashel S. White, 41, were dismissed. • Two counts of misconduct involving a controlled substance against Richard L. Brown, 47, were dismissed. • One count of assault in the fourth degree against Diosdado V. Pena, 47, was dismissed. • Two counts of theft in the second degree against James R. Heming...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Stormy, cloudy days rock for Dollies
While the Dolly migration might not be at its peak, there are certainly enough fish in rivers to keep you looking for more. I enjoy Dolly fishing that incorporates a bit of a hunt for the fish, rather than finding hordes in every pool and other spot with slow moving water. I’m a lot more entertained when I have to search a little and work a little for my fish. Catching a fish on every cast is fun for a while, but ...
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Kodiak police may team with FBI on drug hunts
As local drug busts have helped law enforcement gain some momentum in the drug war, a recent city council discussion revealed a new possible tack: giving local police the power to conduct investigations from outside Kodiak. The city is now examining a proposal from the Federal Bureau of Investigation that would make it easier for local police to step over city lines to assist in an investigation. Kodiak Police Chi...
May 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Assembly considers final KIBSD funding
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly will take up a school funding resolution with a starting point of a 9.16 mill rate at its May 15 regular meeting. During a work session Thursday, assembly members discussed a draft ordinance that would set the minimum amount of borough contribution to the school district’s fiscal year 2015 budget at $10.79 million, using a mill rate of 8.75. Although that would represent a raise ...
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Kodiak softball hammers Kenai, Skyview
All it took was a little sun to heat up Kodiak’s softball team. Playing in 60-degree weather and under a cloudless sky, the Bears grabbed control of the Northern Lights Conference with a four-game sweep of Skyview and Kenai Friday and Saturday in their first home games of the season at East Addition Park. “This is the best that we have looked all year. This is what I have been waiting for,” Kodiak coach Sam Catt s...
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City prepares fiscal 2015 budget; 7 percent lower than 2015
The city of Kodiak hosted a Saturday work session to hammer out its budget beginning July 1 for fiscal year 2015. City council members and managers rolled up their sleeves in the Kodiak Public Library in an informal meeting on May 10 and came away with a budget that was 7 percent leaner than the previous year’s. The budget plan calls for $35,906,466 in non-capital project expenditures, some 7 percent less than fis...
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Garden Gate: Grandma Boswell’s healing taters
To Charlaine Siefert, the potato is more medicine than food. In fact, potatoes have been a tool in her home medicine kit for over fifty years. “The introduction to its use was a gift from my grandmother, Grandma Boswell of Plummer, Idaho.” Charlaine shared a couple of her potato experiences during my organic gardening class. We were spellbound as we too learned that the potato is much more than a food. After the c...
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Fish Factor: Commercial bigger for economy than sport
The debate over which sector – commercial or recreational fishing – provides the bigger economic punch can finally be put to rest. The annual Fisheries Economics of the U.S. report by the Deptartment of Commerce shows once and for all that in terms of values, jobs, sales and incomes the commercial sector far outscores recreational fishing. A breakdown of the extensive report by market analyst John Sackton shows th...
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Viral video arrest case moves to trial next week
A renowned arrest-gone-viral enters a new phase when the jury trial of Skyler Irene Waite, booked on four charges by Alaska State Troopers, begins on Tuesday. The case, already renowned on the Internet, features Waite, two Alaskan State Troopers, and a YouTube video of the arrest inside her trailer a year ago. Waite’s arrest has made waves both in the courtroom and the Web. Pretrial conferencing is scheduled on Mo...
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