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Garden Gate: Ways to brighten up winter
It was a late afternoon a few Decembers ago, and I was at the post office, pulling mail from an overstuffed box. As I tugged, a corner of red paper poked out from between envelopes. It was my Ode magazine. I couldn’t wait to flip through its pages. At home, with a cup of tea, I turned to the lead article: “In Praise of Intelligent Optimists: 25 Reasons to be optimistic in these challenging times,” by Editor and Pu...
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Public Safety Blotter: Sept. 29
Dec. 16 At 1:59 a.m., after a 911 call, police cited a man on Center Avenue for having an open container. Around 2:26 a.m., police conducted two bar checks downtown. At 2:38 a.m., police cited a driver on Center Avenue for having no proof of insurance and driving without a license. At 5:45 a.m., police warned a speeding driver on Rezanof Drive West. At 5:54 a.m., police warned a speeding driver on Rezanof Drive. A...
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Trident spends $37 million for latest Kodiak acquisition
Trident Seafoods will pay $37 million in its acquisition of Western Alaska Fisheries in Kodiak, according to the Japanese website Minato-Tsukiji.com, which monitors the fishing industry. The website said Tokyo-based Maruha Nichiro doubled its net profit estimate for 2014 fiscal year from 10 billion yen (about $83 billion), from its previous estimate of 5 billion yen, due to an “extraordinary gain” from its sale of...
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Code revision continues
The revision process for Kodiak Island Borough code sections that govern land use continues with an additional public hearing slated for January. Three code sections are being updated: Title 16 – Subdivisions, Title 17 – Zoning, and Borough real property. The Planning and Zoning Commission, which is working on the revisions and is holding the hearings, has received almost 170 pages of written public comment on the...
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Public Safety Blotter: Dec. 26
Dec. 15 At 12:24 a.m., a 911 caller reported disorderly conduct on Erskine Avenue. It was gone when police arrived. At 12:33 a.m., police conducted a security check on Mission Road. At 12:41 a.m., police conducted a security check on Egan Way. At 12:50 a.m., police responded to a suspicious vehicle on Benny Benson Drive. It was unoccupied. At 12:50 a.m., police conducted a security check on Benny Benson Drive. At ...
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The new Borough code, Bob Pederson, and Agenda 21 are what we need

There are tons of hippie malcontents and right-wing “patriots” saying we need further examination of the proposed code. We don’t! This is why people like Bob Pederson are hired anyway. He can read it and decide what’s best for us and our land use. This is why we have a government. They know what they are doing. If they think it’s best to take some of our land for “green space,” they probably have good reason. If ...
Dec 26, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Set net ban initiative based on conservation
The initiative to ban set nets in urban areas of Alaska is an environmental issue. It is about protecting fish stocks and other sea animals from an outdated, harmful type of fishing gear. Set nets are simply a wall of death. Eight other states have voted to eliminate or enacted stringent limitations on these set nets after witnessing the environmental and ecological damage these nets cause. Set nets are notorious ...
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Alaska State Troopers: Dec. 26
Dec. 17 At 2:56 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a hit and run. A 2004 Ford Explorer had received moderate damage to the driver’s side quarter panel and the front bumper while the vehicle was parked unattended at the victim’s residence in Cove Trailer Park. Damage was estimated at $2,500. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the troopers at 1-877-486-4121 or Crime Stoppers at 486-3113. Dec...
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Tapestry: Fond memories stoke the fires of Christmas
Some of the greatest Christmas gifts are the memories that glow in our hearts like the embers of a fire that can never be extinguished. LOIS STOVER REMEMBERS A COLD CHRISTMAS In the frigid Arctic region of the Kuskokwim River, dogs are indispensable, especially during the winter. Lois Stover, who grew up in the village of Takotna, was reminded of the value of dogs one Christmas season when her father, Timothy Twit...
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In the Courts: Dec. 26
Gerald Wayne Vonscheele pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct. Vonscheele was sentenced to 10 days in jail (10 suspended) and placed on probation for two years. Erik James Kawika Benton pleaded guilty to resisting or interfering with an arrested. Benton was sentenced to 40 days in jail. Ricardo Cruz pleaded guilty to violating conditions of release. Cruz was sentenced to 30 days in jail (30 suspended) and ordered t...
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