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Public Safety Blotter: Oct. 20
Oct. 7 • At 12:58 a.m., a bear was seen in the 300 block of Cope Street. It ran into the woods when officers arrived. • At 1:33 a.m., the bear was back in the 300 block of Cope Street. It was gone when police arrived. • Around 1:55 a.m., police conducted two bar checks downtown. • At 4:39 a.m., police arrested a driver in the Powell Avenue and Mill Bay Road area for misconduct involving a weapon in the second degr...
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Absentee in-person voting begins today
Voters who will be out of town on the general election day, Nov. 4, can cast early absentee ballots starting today through Nov. 3. Absentee in-person voting will take place in the Kodiak Island Borough building clerk’s office, Room 101. Voters must bring their voter card or a picture ID with them. Candidates for U.S. Senate, U.S. Congress, governor and lieutenant governor, State House and State Senate will be on t...
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Borough gives proclamations, awards at meeting
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly issued two proclamations and recognized two employees at Thursday’s meeting. John Rhines, a PC technician in the information technology department, was awarded employee of the quarter. This isn’t Rhines’ first award from the borough. He is also the employee of the year. “I work with a really great group of people here in the borough,” Rhines said. “Everybody that I work with make...
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Fish Factor: Bringing back the Bering Sea crab fleet
The Bering Sea crab fleet now stands at 77 vessels, a far cry from the nearly 250 boats before the fishery downsized to catch shares in 2005. Fewer boats means less hands on deck, and as with so many others, the Bering Sea crabbers are ‘graying’ and need to recruit young entrants to sustain the iconic fisheries. To do so, the shareholders have devised a way to give captains and crews a first crack at available cra...
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Garden Gate: Dealing with the unexpected
Somewhere I read an account about washing a sleeping bag filled with down, and it made me think of gardening. Yes, it really did. Washing a down sleeping bag is an arduous task that is best avoided as long as possible. After pulling it from the washing machine put the bag in a clothes dryer set on low heat. When it’s no longer heavy and doughy, add to the dryer several clean tennis balls (not ones that your dog ha...
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Asking supporters to continue taking the high road
Alaskans, don't be buffaloed. Every day, the opposition comes up with a different attack ad, a misleading poll, a misquote. They send their people to our events to record us, take copious notes and watch our every move. When I first announced my run for governor in 2009, they sent an investigator to Valdez to go through all my actions as mayor in the ’70s. Sean Parnell has spent more time making public records req...
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Soldotna, Eielson complete perfect seasons
Soldotna and Eielson capped perfect seasons with state football titles Saturday in Anchorage. The Stars rattled off 30 first-quarter points and blasted North Pole, 57-28, to claim the medium-school classification title — Soldotna’s third straight. The victory upped the Stars’ winning streak to 29 games, tying a school and state record. Soldotna (9-0) rushed for 400 yards and seven touchdowns on 58 attempts. Eielso...
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Volleyball bonds sisters
It’s not hard to find Izzy Riina on a volleyball court. Just look for the different colored jersey that sets her apart from her teammates. “Most people don’t understand that I just play back row — that is basically what it means,” Riina said. As a libero, she is required to wear a different jersey, just like goalies in soccer. A libero is a defensive specialist that specializes in chasing down kills and extending ...
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10-year-old recovering from liver transplant
Isaiah Dela Cruz likes to joke that a shark bit him. How else would a 10-year-old describe a giant upside down "T" scar on the stomach? “He calls his scar his shark bite,” said Isaiah’s mom, Aubrey. The scar did not come from swimming with sharks; it came from a near 15-hour surgery in which doctors replaced Isaiah’s failing liver with a working one. Isaiah’s surgery started Aug. 31 and was completed in the mornin...
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Public Safety Blotter: Oct. 17
Oct. 5 • Around 1:27 a.m., police conducted four bar checks downtown. • At 1:46 a.m., police asked a man to leave the Marine Way area. • At 2:07 a.m., police conducted a bar check downtown. • At 2:12 a.m., police warned a speeding driver in the Center Avenue and Marine Way area. • Around 3:29 a.m., police conducted two bar checks downtown. • At 4:20 a.m., patrolling officers were advised of a drunk on licensed pre...
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