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Public Safety Blotter: Dec. 30
Nov. 8 At 3:13 a.m., police received a request for assistance removing an intoxicated man from the 200 block of West Rezanof Drive. They left when police asked. At 8:08 a.m., police received a report of a woman wanting to kill herself. Police took her into protective custody. At 11 a.m., police received a report of a dog barking for two hours in the 1300 block of Rezanof Drive. The owner promised to resolve the is...
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Walkers’ plan for PFD unfair to poor
To the editor: The governor finds support for his tax plan. Yeah, by the rich. His tax plan will hurt the poor across the island and state the most. His tax plan should not include using the permanent fund. People with disabilities, the poor, elserly and children depend on every last dollar from the permanent fund. His tax plan is a disaster for these groups. The governor needs a broader approach that includes a p...
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Alaska Science Forum: Wolves move back into Calif.
A headline in the print edition of the San Francisco Chronicle catches the eye of a visiting Alaskan: Wolves feed on calf. In a Dec. 20 story, Chronicle reporter John King reported that wolves were likely responsible for killing and eating a young beef cow from a rancher’s herd in northern California. It is the first reported wolf kill on California livestock since the 1920s. That was the last time people saw wolv...
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Emerald heights geared for senior tenants
Nearly one year after it opened, the Emerald Heights apartment complex on Near Island has unfilled units available for Kodiakans aged 55 and over. Talks for the development of Emerald Heights began in 2010, after it was determined that there was a need for housing exclusively for older residents, said Mindy Pruitt, housing director at the Kodiak Island Housing Authority. KIHA reached the conclusion based on the lo...
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Fish Tech, KIB manager hire on agenda
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly has a work session today to discuss solid waste, a lease extension for the Kodiak Fisheries Research Center and the timeline for hiring a manager. The assembly will discuss the Solid Waste Advisory Board recommendations for the solid waste contract. The borough’s contract for solid waste removal expires in 2017. The assembly will begin review of a new lease with the National Ocea...
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Threat to PFD needs real discussion
To the editor: With the idea of the state taking our PFD or part of it, there should be a good public discussion, not just words, like, “I think the public sees it my way,” or a vote on the matter. How about when the oil prices come back to where they were, the PFD goes back to the people as Gov. Hammond wanted. Fancy words are being used by the state to get at it. Anyone want a salary cut in Juneau? To help? Bill...
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Thorvold L. Olsen
Thorvold L. Olsen, age 80, of Kodiak, passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 24, 2015. Thorvold was delivered by a midwife on Kodiak Island, Aug. 23, 1935, to Hans and Gladys Olsen. He grew up in the village of Afognak Island near Port Bailey, where his father helped build the dock for Port Bailey. Thorvold was known locally as “the Boss,” “Thorvie” or “Thor.” Thor was the oldest of seven brothers and one sister. Thor a...
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Kodiak Island Births: Dec. 29
Gabriella Grace Santiago was born at 9:47 a.m. on Dec. 19, 2015, to Annie and Felix Santiago. She weighed 7 pounds, 7.8 ounces and measured 21 inches long. Elliya Mariana Vásquez McGuire was born at 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 20, 2015, to Nievecitas and William McGuire. She weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and measured 19.75 inches long. Her parents are originally from New Mexico and Montana and now live in Kodiak. Her mother is...
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Alumni Spotlight: Caballa enjoys life at MSU-N
For those following the wrestling career of Andrew Caballa, you might have noticed the former Kodiak High School star is now going by Mhar Caballa. Caballa went back to his birth name so he would not get confused with his first Montana State University Northern roommate, who was also named Andrew. “Since I was little my parents always called me Andrew, but my closest friends called me Mhar,” said Caballa, who is i...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Accentuate positive for effective change
I’m not one for big life-changing resolutions with the turn of a calendar page to another year. Or at least, I’m not very good at keeping punitive resolutions to change some glaring problem with my life. My embrace of a new year is more optimistic than that. I certainly take a glimpse at the year behind me, but my New Year’s is more about looking ahead for new opportunities to have fun and enjoy life, especially i...
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