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Citizen's task force could cut down on burglaries
Last week’s KDM carried an excellent column by Mr. Andy Lundquist. The gist of the column is that in Kodiak we have an increasing number of business and home burglaries that then provide stolen goods to sell for drugs. Mr. Lundquist opines that this situation has now risen to the point “ … where people no longer feel safe in their homes or feel safe in leaving any of their property ‘not chained down.’” The article...
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Prep Picks: The dog days of summer
For those that missed it, Wednesday was National Dog Day. Gizmo, and his new brother Pepper Jack — I’ll save that story for another day — celebrated by watching baseball. The pups were treated to a rare Mariners game that the bullpen didn’t blow the lead. In honor of the holiday, MLB.com posted a story about the best canines in baseball. The top dog went to Hank, the Brewers ballpark pup. If you are not familiar w...
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Room for everyone at cowboy church
This Sunday, Aug. 30, some Kodiak church folk will leave their stain-glassed buildings for a sanctuary in the great outdoors where their voices will harmonize with the birds and their prayers will go upward without obstruction of ceiling and rafters. The worship service, which will take place at the recreation center in Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park, is known as cowboy church. Some worshipers will dress f...
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In the Courts: Aug. 28
Alexander Bennett pleaded guilty to driving without a license. Bennett was ordered to complete 25 hours of community work service and placed on probation for one year. Robin Chya pleaded no contest to possess intoxicating liquor in an open container in or upon a public place. Chya was sentenced to three days in jail. Arnel Doctolero pleaded guilty to fail to carry proof of auto insurance. Doctolero was fined $500....
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AMAZING NATURE: Climate changes witnessed firsthand by experienced sailors
We can study climate change and look at convincing data collections of changing sea surface temperatures and we think that we get it. Most of us know that one of the effects are stronger and more frequent storms and changes in wind patterns. However, while I don’t doubt this information to be true, without any personal experiences it is easy to ignore it. This week I had the great pleasure to meet a couple of fell...
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Kodiak is full of volunteers
Want to meet some of the finest people you will ever meet? Look for a volunteer. Despite what many civic organizations like churches, Rotary, Lions, and Elks club are finding with their requirements of long-term commitment, finding volunteers isn’t hard to find. I went by the Humane Society the other day (maybe another dog will find its way into my heart!) and two pre-teen girls were keeping an eye on the cats whi...
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Winter ferry schedule released, cancellation/change fees increase
The Alaska Marine Highway System has released the winter schedule for all Alaska ferries and announced an updated cancellation and change fee system requiring immediate payment for all trips. According to the online schedule, Kodiak will see the Tustumena make trips from Kodiak to Homer about three times per week for most of the winter. The Tustumena will also be making trips connecting Ouzinkie and Port Lions res...
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Kodiak football hosts Kenai
Players on the Kodiak High football team will have an early wake-up call for their game on Saturday. The Bears’ important Northern Lights Conference tilt against Kenai will begin at 10 a.m. at Joe Floyd Track and Field. Home games traditionally start at 2 p.m., but the game had to be moved up because Kenai is catching the ferry back to the Peninsula at 3 p.m. The game starts at 10, but for players and coaches the ...
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Local government addresses bycatch management impacts
The Kodiak City Council passed a letter commenting on an environmental impact statement for Gulf of Alaska trawl bycatch management at its Wednesday special meeting, while the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly is scheduled to consider an identical letter at its special meeting tonight. The Kodiak Fisheries Work Group discussed and approved the letter Wednesday morning. “Recently, the National Marine Fisheries Service...
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Focusing on transition to motherhood: Betsy Lund
This is the second piece in a series focusing on working to find a balance with motherhood, exercise, work, time for self, etc. This series includes perspective from several local moms on their experiences and what has or hasn't worked for them in the journey of motherhood. Today's featured mom is longtime Kodiak resident Betsy Lund. She is a mother of two children, both younger than four. Betsy is also an athlete...
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