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Prep Picks: Unusual forfeit highlights Week 4 action
If you haven’t heard by now, there was an unusual ending to last week’s Ketchikan-Thunder Mountain game. With Thunder Mountain leading 21-0 in the second quarter, Ketchikan walked off the field. Coach’s orders. Turns out the Falcons were playing too rough. In 19 minutes, two Kings were taken to the hospital, while two others were injured. “We walked off that football field for the safety of our players,” Ketchikan...
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MOUNTAIN VIEWS: Kids leaving for school is like returning home
Sometimes home is a feeling, a sense. A space. The St. Mary’s parking lot is bustling with first-day-of-school excitement. Excited kids and parents gathering bags of supplies and make their way eagerly into school. As I walk into St. Mary’s foyer holding a bag exploding with note paper and paper towels, I look down and see the little ABC benches in the entryway. These are benches that students originally painted y...
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City mulls pitching in with Southeast for ferry plan
A proposal to contribute money to develop a strategic plan for ferry service was presented at a Kodiak City Council work session Tuesday. In May, Gov. Bill Walker and Southeast Conference board president Garry White signed a memorandum of understanding under which the conference will create a 25-year strategic plan for the Alaska Marine Highway System. The Southeast Conference is a regional development nonprofit. ...
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AAC chief reassures assembly on access
In an address to the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly last week, Alaska Aerospace Corp. CEO Craig Campbell said there are currently no plans to cut off public access at Narrow Cape beyond what is needed for launches, but he stopped short of saying that commitment would continue should the company privatize. “Alaska Aerospace, as a partner with the borough and the residents, will always look to making sure that our f...
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Former AST vessel at home in Homer
The Alaska State Trooper vessel Woldstad, long based in Kodiak, has been sold to a Homer-based company. Support Vessels of Alaska conducts research and surveys and charters vessels. SVA purchased the law enforcement vessel for $366,000 plus a buyer’s premium, according to Alaska Department of Public Safety public information officer Megan Peters. “A portion of those funds goes to the Department of Administration t...
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Firefighter hurt Tuesday
A residential fire off Sitkinak Drive caused more than $100,000 in damages and destroyed a truck in the garage Tuesday morning, according to Bayside Fire Department chief Howard Rue. Rue said one of the Bayside firefighters was taken to the hospital due to smoke inhalation, but there were no other injuries. The home on Chirikof Circle was vacant at the time, and neighbors called in the fire. The fire department go...
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Alaska State Troopers: Sept. 8
Aug. 26 At approximately 5 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of an altercation that occurred on the fishing vessel Miss Destinee in Kodiak waters. Subsequent investigation revealed that a 39-year-old Anchorage man had repeatedly assaulted a crewmember during the 2016 salmon seine season. The man was arrested and transported to the Kodiak City Jail where he was remanded on one count of second degree ass...
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Week in Words: Tactful diplomacy not on everyone’s mind
This past weekend, while volunteering to sell donuts at KMXT’s booth during the Kodiak State Fair (which was pretty awesome, by the way), the Rock Island Rollers, our local roller derby team, challenged us to a tug-of-war contest. Just picture it. Public radio nerds vs. the Rock Island Rollers. Through a fortunate series of events, we kind of finagled our way out of complete public embarrassment, and the Rock Isla...
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Suspect in series of gun thefts due to change plea
One of two men accused of burglarizing multiple homes and stealing numerous firearms along with money and other items is scheduled to change his plea later this month. According to court documents dated Aug. 31, Shay Monkiewicz’s attorney, John Cashion, filed an application for a change of plea hearing. The hearing is scheduled for Sept. 15 before judge Steve Cole at the Kodiak courthouse, according to online cour...
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State: Grants to boost opioid research, spread treatment
The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services has secured nearly $3 million in grant funding annually to combat opioid addiction and overdoses in the state. “Through these federal grants, DHSS will collaborate with all regions to help develop prevention programs, do outreach and public education, and increase naloxone availability,” DHSS spokesperson Dawnell Smith wrote in an email. “Guidance and planning do...
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