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Council leans toward opting out
The Kodiak City Council debated marijuana policy at Tuesday’s work session, with most members in favor of opting out of sales for six months and forming a committee to help draft legislation. Speaking in favor of a temporary opt-out, council member John Whiddon said the council should be “taking as much time as required to do it right.” He said it would be “really hard to go back and correct things we don’t get ri...
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KEA board election
The Kodiak Electric Association held its annual membership meeting and board of directors election Monday. Incumbent board members Linda Freed, Gordon Gould and Jay T. Johnson ran unopposed and won re-election for new three-year terms. On Tuesday the board elected Cliff Davidson chairman, Ron Acarregui vice chairman and Stosh Anderson secretary/treasurer. The board will meet at noon every fourth Thursday.
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Public Safety Blotter: April 28
April 12 At 5:06 a.m., police arrested a man in the 2600 block of Mill Bay Road for a warrant. At 1:20 p.m., a person requested police assistance in removing a man sleeping in their business in the 400 block of Mill Bay Road. He left when police asked. At 1:43 p.m., police warned a driver in the Thorsheim and Maple streets area to stop completely at stop signs. At 1:49 p.m., police received a report of a vehicle p...
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Pfister, Arndt, Ellsworth, Rocheleau win four swimming titles
A quartet of Kodiak swimmers had an Alaska Junior Olympics Championships to remember. Brayden Pfister, Micah Arndt, Lucas Ellsworth and Ian Rocheleau teamed together to win every relay in the 11-and 12-year-old boys’ division at the four-day championships that concluded Sunday at Bartlett High School. The foursome won the 200-yard freestyle relay (1 minute, 54.15 seconds), the 400 free relay (4:09.21), the 200 med...
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Alaska State Troopers: April 28
April 13 At approximately 8 p.m., troopers received a report of a theft of a gray, specialized women’s bicycle theft. Investigation revealed no leads or suspects at this time. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Alaska State Troopers at 486-4121 or Crime Stoppers at 486-3113. April 22 At approximately 1:15 a.m., troopers received a report of an assault at a residence near Kodiak. Investigation rev...
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Alva Sophia Carlson
Lifelong Alaskan Alva Sophia Carlson, 91, passed away Friday, April 22, 2016, at Providence Hospital in Anchorage. Funeral services were held April 26 at the Saint Innocent Russian Orthodox Cathedral, 401 Turpin St., with Father John Zabinko officiating. Alva was born July 25, 1924, to Gustav and Mary Alice (Anderson) Skonberg at Sourdough Flats in Chignik Lagoon. A few years later the family packed up and moved f...
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Baseball only home event on docket
A week after all five of Kodiak High School’s spring sports teams played at home, only one will be on the island this weekend. The baseball team hosts Homer Friday and Saturday in a pair of Southcentral Conference games at Baranof Field. Friday’s action begins at 5 p.m. Saturday’s game time has not been announced. This is the second to last home weekend for the Bears — the team hosts Colony May 20-21. Kodiak is 0-...
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Week in Words: Stories have history, and I say it’s alright
I saw an old friend this past week. The sun. “Sun” is the modern spelling of the Old English “sunne,” derived from the Proto-Germanic “sunnon” centuries ago. We believe “sun” is a direct descendent of the Proto-Indo-European root “suwen,” which sometimes take the alternate form of “saewel.” “Saewel” means “to shine,” and we see this in the proper noun “Sol,” the name given to the sun by the Romans. It was initiall...
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Pillans second at state
A Kodiak resident nearly claimed a racquetball state title over the weekend. Scott Pillans was the runner-up in the men’s elite/A singles tournament at the 2016 Alaska State Racquetball Championships, held April 20-23 in Anchorage. Pillans, the fifth seed, lost to second-seeded Fredrick Pedro in the championship match. He worked his way to the finals with victories over David Anderson, Scott English and top-seeded...
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Stephens resigns from assembly
Assembly member Mel Stephens will again have “former” in front of his title. Stephens announced his resignation from the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly in a memorandum to borough clerk Nova Javier dated April 25 and stamped as received the same day. Reached by telephone, Stephens declined to comment. The resignation comes just days after the assembly voted 5-2 to approve an employment contract for incoming borough...
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