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3 rural students qualify for archery tourney
Russ Scotter travels to Kentucky nearly every May, and not because he enjoys horse racing. The longtime Karluk teacher is the director of Kodiak’s rural schools archery program and for the third time in four years is taking students to the National Archery in the Schools Tournament that begins today in Louisville. “It is still nerve-racking every time you think about it,” said Scotter on Tuesday just moments befor...
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Alaska State Troopers: May 12
May 6 At approximately 8:45 a.m., the Kodiak Police Department received a 911 call regarding a motor vehicle crash involving injuries on Spruce Cape Road. Alaska State Troopers and Alaska Wildlife Troopers responded and further investigation revealed a 44-year-old Kodiak man and his passenger, a 23-year-old Kodiak man, were turning left out of Jackson Lane, intending to go southbound on Spruce Cape Road in a 2001 ...
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Public Safety Blotter: May 12
April 25 At 2:03 a.m., police arrested a man in the 400 block of West Marine Way on suspicion of assault in the fourth degree – domestic violence and interfering with a report of domestic violence. At 7:35 p.m., a man in the 1500 block of Ismailov Street reported receiving a call from someone who said they were a trooper, and he wanted the fraudulent call noted. At 11:02 a.m., a person asked police to pick up drug...
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Senior Life: Come for the art, stay for the picnic
Kodiak has many talented senior artists in our community and the Kodiak Senior Center annually has an art show to display their talents. This year during May we have 10 artists showing 26 pieces of fine art from watercolors, baskets, and Chinese brush painting to a quilt, which are all fabulous. We will hold an artists’ reception Friday, May 13, right after lunch at the senior center. Come and see who these talent...
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Boats line up for one-day derby
Local anglers rose bright and early Saturday for the first King Salmon Slam, sponsored by the Kodiak Association of Charterboat Operators. Teams struck out at 7 a.m. with a shotgun start. On their return, they checked in at the Kodiak Island Brewing Company, where Lenny Heglin weighed the catches of the day. Winning teams were selected based on the total weight of up to four kings. Taking the grand prize was the t...
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Strip boat owner gets new lawyer
A federal judge approved Darren Byler’s request for new representation on Tuesday, setting back sentencing for an illegal dumping conviction. Byler was due for sentencing on Monday, but Judge Sharon Gleason granted a postponement on May 2 pending the outcome of the request to replace public defender Michael Dieni. Anchorage attorney John Cashion will take over Byler’s defense. Byler owned and operated the converte...
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City council looking for more marijuana committee applicants
The Kodiak City Council is looking for one more city resident to serve on the Marijuana Advisory Special Committee At their Tuesday work session, council members also decided to amend the draft resolution creating the committee to accommodate an applicant who did not meet the criteria. According to city clerk Deb Marlar, the committee would differ from a recently created borough marijuana task force, because the c...
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Guest Opinion: Plan for life after logging
Last week the Kodiak Island Borough signed a contract with A-1 Timber to log the trees in the fire-damaged Chiniak forest. Under the terms of this contract, A-1 could begin logging immediately and will depart the site on or before May 31, 2017. As part of its contract, A-1 will build bridges, install culverts, and build hardened forest roads on the property to access its trees. These improvements will be left in p...
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Ididarock challenge returns
The Ididarock — an off-road challenge created by Kodiak resident Leonard Martin — returns for a sophomore edition. The race is May 21. Registration deadline is Saturday. Last year, four-wheelers trekked from the Lake Miam trailhead at Mile 29.5 on the Chiniak Highway to the American River parking lot on Mile 20.5. Five teams participated — a team had to have at least two riders — and four finished under 2 hours, 2...
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Alaska Science Forum: Yukon River breaking up with a whimper
CIRCLE — As the pilot of a chartered Cessna 206 curved in for a landing above the Yukon River, his passengers squinted at white river ice that clung to the south bank near town. Chocolate-brown open water filled river channels both upstream and downstream of the ice. In the seat behind the pilot, Ed Plumb of the National Weather Service scribbled in a notebook. Kerry Seifert of Alaska’s Division of Homeland Securi...
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