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Composting plant passes P&Z hurdle
The Kodiak Island Borough planning and zoning commission has signed off on plans for a permanent sewage composting plant at the borough landfill. A temporary composting plant has been operating at the landfill since last year, but the proposal before the commission was for a 55-year city lease of up to 3 acres of borough landfill property next to Monashka Bay Road. “It has to go somewhere,” said commissioner Jenni...
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Parnell joins Walmart kerfuffle
Gov. Sean Parnell has joined the outcry against Walmart after the nation’s largest retailer announced it will no longer sell Alaska salmon. In a letter to Wal-Mart Stores Inc. president and CEO Michael Duke, Parnell asks the company to reconsider its decision to only purchase salmon from sources certified by the London-based Marine Stewardship Council. “I encourage you to recognize that sustainable labeling has gr...
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John Richard Anthony
John Richard Anthony, Feb. 23, 1947 - July 15, 2013 Husband, father, fisherman, military veteran and a man that loved adventure, John Richard Anthony died at his home in Kodiak. Known as “Jaywah,” John was a native of Provincetown, Mass. He traveled to Kodiak, where he made his home and fished commercially for more than 30 years. John’s passion was searching for gold anywhere in the world. He had many chapters in ...
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Borough assembly kills smoking ban
The only surprise was the size of the majority. In a unanimous vote, a shorthanded Kodiak Island Borough assembly killed a proposed ban on public smoking in the Kodiak Island Borough. If the assembly had approved, voters would have had the final word on the fall municipal ballot. Instead, voters filled the assembly chambers to give the final word on Thursday night. "You want to stop smoking, you educate people, yo...
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Public Safety Blotter: July 19
Wednesday, July 17 • At 7:08 a.m., a corrections officer asked officers for assistance with an unruly inmate. It was provided. • At 9:25 a.m., a caller reported a vehicle was in the way. He called again to report it had been moved. • At 10:31 a.m., a caller reported two men were looking into vehicles. They were gone when officers arrived. • At 1:53 p.m., a caller reported hearing moaning noises coming from the pub...
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Tapestry: OCA chancellor returns to island
He could have been any grubby-looking fisherman, this man in ragged jeans, faded suede jacket and neoprene boots, emerging from the coffee shop across from the boat harbor. But John Jillions has a title that doesn’t seem to fit his appearance. He’s known as “Father John” by the Orthodox faithful or Chancellor, a title given to a top administrator in the Orthodox Church in America. He wears his cross, so that when ...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Run
Qecengluni - Run Uswiillraraat cecengtaartut. - Kids are always running around. In classical Alutiiq society, runners passed important news from one village to the next. Elders recall young men running along the beach to carry messages to neighboring communities. When they arrived, a fresh runner would take the message to the next village, and in this way information would travel up the coast from community to com...
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In the Courts: July 19
Dismissals Two counts of third-degree assault against Rebecca Ralston, 27, were dismissed May 30. Reckless Endangerment Rebecca Ralston, 27, pleaded guilty to one count of reckless endangerment and was sentenced to 180 days in jail (180 days suspended). She was also fined $1,500 ($1,500 suspended) and will be on probation for three years. Criminal mischief Rebecca Ralston, 27, pleaded guilty to one count of fifth-...
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Island Flavor: Harborside Coffee: A constant source of good coffee and company in Kodiak
We arrived in Anchorage on the morning jet, day one of a family medical vacation. My husband is getting medical attention at Providence, compliments of the VA. My daughter will get medical attention at Regional, compliments of Medicaid. I am the escort (pre-authorized and certified) for the two of them. Lucky me. If you’ve ever thought about vacationing in Anchorage during the summer, my advice to you: Reconsider....
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Loduvico Arcangel
A funeral service for Loduvico Arcangel will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Kodiak Mortuary, 303 Erskine Ave.
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