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Borough: Landfill, school still under budget
At a Dec. 17 meeting, the Kodiak Island Borough assembly received updates on two major projects, both getting close to completion, and so far under budget. The high school project has been in the works since spring 2013. Eight phases of the nine-phase project were completed as of Dec. 17. The ninth phase is set for completion on Dec. 18, according to project manager/inspector Matt Gandel. Other work continues with...
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Public Safety Blotter: Dec. 28
Nov. 7 At 3:49 a.m., police received a report of an intoxicated male refusing to leave in the 500 block of West Marine Way. They were gone when police arrived. At 4:45 a.m., police arrested a man in the 300 block of Center Avenue for two warrants. At 7:43 a.m., police warned a driver in the 1300 block of Mill Bay Road for poor driving. At 9:05 a.m., police arrested a man in the 800 block of West Marine Way on susp...
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FISH FACTOR: Groundfish stocks up for coming season
Tis the season for even bigger Alaska fish catches when groundfish seasons open at the start of the new year. Catches of pollock, cod, flounders and other groundfish account for nearly 85 percent of Alaska’s harvest poundage, and 67 percent of the nation’s total groundfish harvests. Those numbers could increase due to boosts in several catch quotas in both the Gulf of Alaska and the Bering Sea for the next two yea...
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Strip boat owner convicted
Darren K. Byler was convicted Wednesday of making false statements and violating the Refuse Act while operating a floating strip club near downtown Kodiak. KTUU reported the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Anchorage announced the conviction against the former owner of the Wild Alaskan, a converted crab fishing vessel that operated as a club for most of 2014. The jury found Byler’s wife, Kimberly Riedel-Byler, not guilty...
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Locals donate to gift, clothing drives
The Kodiak community gave an outpouring of coats, clothing and gifts to people in need this year, as it does repeatedly. The Kodiak Women’s Resource and Crisis Center along with Sun’aq Tribe and the Salvation Army coordinated a joint Christmas program among their three organizations. They provided 243 children with clothing and gifts Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. “We have not had to turn anyone down,” said KWRCC ...
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Christmas services at all hours
For Kodiakans looking to spend part of their holidays in worship, local churches offer a wide variety of Christmas Eve services. St. Paul Lutheran Church is holding an old-fashioned candlelight service tonight at 7. St. Mary’s Catholic Church has a Christmas Eve family mass at 6 p.m. followed by caroling starting at 9:30 p.m. “Midnight” mass begins at 10 p.m. with a Christmas mass at 10:30 a.m. on Friday. St. Jame...
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Public Safety Blotter: Dec. 24
Nov. 6 At 12:05 a.m., a citizen reported a suspicious vehicle in the 1900 block of East Rezanof Drive. Patrolling officers were advised. At 1:46 a.m., police gave a driver in the 2400 block of Selief Lane a no camping warning. At 7:24 a.m., someone found a syringe with possible drugs in it in the 200 block of West Rezanof Drive. Police retrieved it and placed it into evidence for safe destruction. At 8:14 a.m., po...
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Alaska State Troopers: Dec. 24
Dec. 13 Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted a man about his 2014 and 2015 Alaska residence sport fishing licenses, and found he did not meet the residence requirements. He was issued two citations for false statement on a sport fish license. Dec. 15 At 12:27 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report that someone had stolen an inflatable “Fat Santa” decoration from in front of a Cutoff Road residence. Anyone wit...
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In the Courts: Dec. 24
Arnold J. Natkong pleaded guilty to reckless driving. Natkong was sentenced to 60 days in jail (57 suspended) and fined $1,000 and placed on probation for three years. Carlos Rosete pleaded guilty to two counts of assault in the fourth degree, cause fear of injury. Rosete was sentenced to 390 days in jail (360 suspended) and ordered to complete recommended treatment and placed on probation for five years. Ioelu Si...
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TEEING OFF: Gizmo's letter to Santa
Dear big man in a red suit, Remember me? I scribbled you a letter last Christmas. By the way, it was a dogrrific day. Mommy got me a stocking crammed full of treats, while daddy added to my collection of squeaky toys. In case you don’t remember me, I’m a pint-sized fluffy white dog with a smushed in face — sometimes when I wake up I have snot bubbles coming out of my tiny nose. I had the pleasure of meeting you th...
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