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Public Safety Blotter: March 31
March 21 At 12:56 a.m., a caller reported domestic violence on Selief Lane. It was verbal only and the parties separated for the night. At 1:47 a.m., police conducted a bar check on Center Avenue. At 1:59 a.m., police responded to an open container on Marine Way. The alcohol was poured out. At 1:59 a.m., police took a man on Marine Way into protective custody. At 3:25 a.m., a caller requested a subject removal on ...
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Radiothon raises thousands for St. Jude
It took a lot of volunteers to answer the phones and take donations at the annual Country Cares for St. Jude Kids radiothon hosted by KVOK/KRXX. One of the volunteers spends her time helping out because when she was a child, she herself was treated at St. Jude Children’s Hospital, a pediatric cancer research and treatment hospital in Tennessee. In 1983, Brandi Noe was treated at St. Jude for retinoblastoma, cancer...
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Residents get safety tips after bear break-ins
In the past week and a half, a bear has broken into garages in Lake Louise Coast Guard housing and a garage in Bells Flats. On Wednesday, the Coast Guard gathered a group of local bear experts who regularly deal with problem bears to talk to Lake Louise residents about bear safety. Nathan Svoboda, an Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist, thinks all the recent incidents can be attributed to a single three- ...
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Public Safety Blotter: March 30
March 20 At 1:01 a.m., police conducted a security check on Mill Bay Road. At 4:44 a.m., a caller requested a subject removal on Thorsheim Street. They left when police aseked. At 5:06 a.m., police gave a trespass notice to a subject on Marine Way. At 5:28 a.m., police were unable to locate a supposed “gypsy” cab on Thorsheim Street. At 5:53 a.m., police found the vehicle on Shelikof Street and cited the owner for...
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FISH FACTOR: Boats wanted to help craft safety rules
Volunteers are needed to help craft new safety rules for older boats, which includes the bulk of Alaska’s fishing vessels. Called the Alternate Compliance Safety Program (ACSP), it is part of the 2010 U.S. Coast Guard Authorization Act and is aimed at vessels that will be 25 years old by 2020, are greater than 50 feet in length, and operate beyond three nautical miles.  The program will include most of Alaska’s fi...
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How to help your lawn wake up
Do you feel inclined to buy an umbrella these days? Well, you’re not alone. According to National Weather Service data, measured rainfall for Kodiak is about six inches above normal for this time of year. This is good news for people with rain barrels and Pelton wheels, but not so great for lawns, for this is the time of year when your lawn is trying to wake up. To help your lawn wake up, whatever you do, don’t gr...
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Thanking residents who made code victory possible
Mr. (Richard) Ross’ remarks and accusations (Opinion, March 20) have been well repudiated by others in Opinion pieces and Letters to the Editor and by Kodiakcompass.com. Therefore, I believe beating a dead horse is not in our best interest or the best use of my words here today. Mostly, I want to thank the people who made the code victory possible and also those who have shown an interest in reining in these out-o...
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Gizmo’s bracket is done
My job is safe and Gizmo can continue warming the sofa. The pup’s March Madness run came to an end when Louisville — the final team left in his bracket — fell to Michigan State in overtime Sunday afternoon. I’m not sure how Gizmo handled the loss, as I was dining on pancakes at a Kodiak Island Volleyball Club fundraiser. Call it my victory breakfast. Gizmo proved that basketball isn’t his thing as he finished with...
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CG cutter Munro back in Kodiak after Bering Sea patrol
The 165 member crew of Coast Guard Cutter Munro returned to their homeport of Kodiak last Saturday following a six-week patrol in the Bering Sea. During a mid-patrol break in Dutch Harbor, Munro teamed with emergency response personnel in Unalaska to practice a unified response to a mass shooting on the docks — in one of the region’s busiest ports. The drill took several weeks of planning between Munro, Unalaska P...
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Juries of their peers: Teen courts in session in Kodiak
The attorneys look a little too young to be attorneys. But they are. About 160 of those attorneys from different parts of Alaska are in Kodiak to attend the 20th annual United Youth Courts of Alaska Conference. Conference participants are mostly experienced in standard courtroom procedure, where there’s a judge, a jury, attorneys and defendants. Unlike the traditional legal system where offenders or defendants are...
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