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Kodiak blizzard dumps 10 inches of snow
Jeff Brubaker received an early wake-up call Sunday morning. He didn’t mind since it was the first time it had happened this winter. As general manager of Kodiak Lawn Care, Brubaker and his crew were up at 3 a.m. prepping for the island’s first major snowfall since 2013. They didn’t get done clearing driveways, sidewalks and parking lots until 6:30 p.m. “It was a good day. Long day, but good day,” Brubaker said. B...
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Contest starts for poem in Fort Abercrombie
The Poems in Place program has resulted in poems written by Alaskans in state parks around Alaska, and this year, a poem is slated for Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park. One poem will be selected from entries written by Alaskan residents to be placed on a plaque in Fort Abercrombie. Wendy Erd is responsible for originally starting Poems in Place. She and a couple of friends had a poem that had been written by...
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Public Safety Blotter: Feb. 10
Jan. 8 At 1:45 a.m., a 911 caller requested a subject removal on Marine Way. The person was taken into protective custody. Around 2:40 a.m., police conducted two bar checks downtown. At 9:34 a.m., a caller on Larch Street requested help finding her dog that escaped from her vehicle. A citizen found it and took it to the shelter. At 12:35 p.m., a caller on Mill Bay Road reported forgery. It’s under investigation. A...
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Kodiak Island Births: Feb. 10
Prince Franco D. Marcelo was born at 8:01 p.m. on Jan. 29, 2015, to Leodieric Francis Marcelo and Princess May Marcelo. He weighted 5 pounds, 14.6 ounces and measured 18 inches long. His parents are originally from the Philippines and now live in Alaska. The baby’s father works at KFC/Taco Bell. Proud grandparents are Francisco and Flora Marcelo from Alaska and Prudencio and Noemi Doctor from the Philippines.
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Around Kodiak: Feb. 10
ADF&G fish plan meeting The Kodiak Regional Planning Team will meet from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, in the Chiniak Conference Room, of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game Building, 351 Research Court. The agenda includes 2015 Kitoi Bay and Pillar Creek hatchery operations; cost recovery fisheries plans; discussion of the 2015 ADF&G commercial fish, sport fish and KRAA enhancement projects; and the 2015 ...
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It’s not just fish business in Juneau
Hello from Juneau! As the newly elected representative for House District 32 it is a pleasure to be down here serving you. The first two weeks of the 29th Legislature flew past and we are down to getting some legislation seen in committees and, most importantly, working toward a sustainable budget given the tight economic times ahead. Committee assignments I am honored to hold down the chairmanship of the House Sp...
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Playbook: Feb. 10
Tuesday, Feb. 10 Girls Basketball: Kodiak vs. “Old” team at Kodiak High School, 6:30 p.m.
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EDITORIAL: Help Brent, dear Kodiak, he’s one of us
You’ve probably never met Brent Watkins. Watkins, 53, is a quiet, outdoors-loving man. He’s not a celebrity and he’s not a politician, so his name doesn’t ring a bell. But, like hundreds of Kodiak property owners, Watkins knew it was time to get his voice heard last week. Watkins parked his car on Rezanof Drive. He was walking to attend the planning and zoning commission’s hearing at the auditorium Wednesday night...
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Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley returns after 70-day deployment
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley returned to Kodiak Sunday following a successful 70-day deployment patrolling more than 10,800 miles throughout the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands. Alex Haley, known as the “Bulldog of the Bering,” departed Kodiak on Dec. 1, 2014, and spent the last 70 days conducting law enforcement and community outreach operations in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands. During the depl...
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Kodiak students present at environment forum
Several Kodiak High School and college students presented today and Monday as part of the Alaska Forum on the Environment to talk about their experience interning with the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge. “This summer, back in 2014, five teens worked with us, and they did a number of jobs here working for the refuge,” said Shelly Lawson, who works in education at the refuge. “Part of their requirements was to crea...
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