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Public Safety Blotter: July 16
July 8 At 1:25 a.m., police advised a driver on Rezanof Drive East about a taillight out. Around 1:46 a.m., police conducted two bar checks downtown. At 2:56 a.m., police conducted a security check on Rezanof Drive East. At 12:08 p.m., a caller reported an abandoned vehicle on Mill Bay Road. It was on private property. At 12:46 p.m., police impounded a loose dog on Mission Road. At 1:36 p.m., a caller reported for...
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Kodiak Post 17 hosts undefeated Chugiak
Kodiak Post 17 will attempt to do something no other Alaska American Legion baseball team has been able to do this season — beat the Chugiak Mustangs. Post 17 hosts Chugiak in a four-game series that begins with a nonleague contest at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Baranof Field. The two will play a league doubleheader beginning at noon on Saturday and will finish with a nonleaguer at noon on Sunday. At 12-0, the Mustangs ar...
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Swearingin finishes qualifying at Juniors
Kodiak youth bowler Dustin Swearingin finished his qualifying rounds at the Junior Gold Championships on Wednesday in Chicago, Illinois. After 15 games, Swearingin ended with a 143.86 average, which placed him 400 out of 455 bowlers. He had his best game on Wednesday, rolling a 203 in the first game, but followed that with a 101, 153, 106 and 142. On Tuesday, the rising Kodiak High School sophomore recorded second...
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HOOKED ON THE BIBLE: 21 Tennessee residents in Kodiak assisting in Vacation Bible School
When Tennessee businessman and fishing enthusiast Dennis Tweed visited Kodiak for the first time about 8 years ago, he had no idea he would be hooked up with a local church and Vacation Bible School. Tweed, 57, started a company almost 20 years ago in Charleston, about 30 miles north of Chattanooga, Tennessee. He named it Kodiak Manufacturing Inc., a business that supplies farm implements, including tractor access...
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Public Safety Blotter: July 15
July 5 At 12:26 a.m., police advised a driver in the Bartel Avenue and Mill Bay Road area for having no taillights. At 12:44 a.m., police advised a driver in the 17th Avenue and Mission Road area. At 1:01 a.m., police cited a driver on Rezanof Drive East for having no proof of insurance. At 1:02 a.m., another agency notified police about fireworks on Shelikof Street. Police were unable to locate them. At 1:11 a.m....
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Borough announces seats up for grabs in fall election
Fifteen seats on seven elected bodies of the Kodiak Island Borough will be voted on in the upcoming fall election. Two three-year term seats, currently held by Aaron Griffin and Chris Lynch, on the assembly as well as one one-year term due to a vacancy will be up at the October 6 election. The KIB School District Board of Education, Bay View Road Service Area Board, Fire Protection Area No. 1 Board, Monashka Bay R...
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Whales death cause still unknown
The cause of multiple dead fin whales and several humpback whales found floating around the Kodiak Archipelago is still unknown as biologists await more test results. Kate Wynne, an Alaska Sea Grant marine mammal specialist and University of Alaska Fairbanks professor, said the results have come back as a negative for domoic acid, a biotoxin, but the results have not yet returned for paralytic shellfish poisoning,...
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MOUNTAIN VIEWS: Appreciating layers of archeological friendships
This week the Alutiiq Museum community archaeology dig begins. For Kodiak, this means a chance to participate in a free, public site excavation and learn about Kodiak history. For our family, this means an influx of visiting scientists to our home. My husband, Patrick, is an archaeologist and leads the community dig, as well as the remote digs every summer. Early on, I learnt what this time of year meant for our h...
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July interim report
The legislature entered the interim after passing the Fiscal Year 2016 budget on June 11. Although there has not been an official announcement yet, we may be called back into special session this fall to consider matters related to the development of a natural gas pipeline. Throughout the next six months, various legislative committees will also hold meetings in preparation for next year’s session, which begins on...
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GCI enhances wireless in Kodiak, promises to bring 4G LTE to Emerald Isle by year’s end
GCI is upgrading its six cell towers in Kodiak and is on track to bring 4G LTE wireless data speeds to the local community by the end of 2015, as wireless network upgrades are implemented throughout the summer, a company news release said Monday. “As an Alaska-based company, GCI is dedicated to bringing top technologies and services to our customers across the state, including residents and visitors in Kodiak,” sa...
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