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Kodiak man in child-porn case gets 2 years in jail
A Kodiak man who allegedly downloaded more than 20,000 adult images was found guilty on child pornography charges Thursday, receiving four years in jail with two suspended and five years probation. Rudyard Ramos, 49, is also required to register as a sex offender and is not allowed to possess any pornography. A jury found Ramos guilty on nine child pornography charges in January. He had 76 images of children and a...
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Kodiak woman recalls frightening experience camping at Buskin
She asked her mom to say her name. But she wanted to know more: “How old are you?” Sixty-seven, her mom replied. Then she asked her to count; one, two, three. Before her mother finished counting, she already knew something terrible took place. Her mom had a stroke. Leya-Anne Johnson’s last day of happy camping at Buskin River Trail just started to turn into a frightening nightmare. Johnson’s mother, Eya-Andrea Guy...
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Council talks path funds, nonprofits
The Kodiak City Council heard about what to do with almost $400,000 of grant funding for a pathway and discussed funding nonprofits. The money was originally expected go toward a $2.9 million path from Pier 2 to Deadman’s Curve, but the entire cost for the path quickly grew to more than $5 million, said City Manager Aimée Kniaziowski during Wednesday’s council work session. With the deadline for using the money co...
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POLICE BLOTTER
July 11 At 1:41 a.m., a 911 caller reported disorderly conduct on Center Avenue. A no bars advisement was given to several people. Around 1:58 a.m., police conducted four bar checks downtown. At 2:23 a.m., police admonished a driver on Rezanof Drive East for not stopping completely at a stop sign. At 3:42 a.m., a 911 caller reported disorderly conduct on West Marine Way. A man was arrested on suspicion of violatin...
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Summer camp chaplains teach life lessons in compassion
One of my kids at St. James told me recently that she might not be able to make it to church for our parish picnic, because she was too busy packing for Camp Woody. She admitted that her mother thought she was starting way too far ahead (as in six weeks). Now, that’s excitement for you. I remember being that excited about events I couldn’t wait for: going fishing with our neighbor/babysitters, my dad coming back f...
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Post 17 earns big win over Ketchikan
Kodiak Post 17 topped Ketchikan, 8-6, in a critical American Legion League baseball game Thursday at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage. The Bears improved to 9-6 and inched closer to a state tournament berth. The victory slid Kodiak into seventh in the standings with 42 points, while Ketchikan fell to 7-9 and saw its state hopes dashed. Giovanni Martinez collected two of Kodiak's six hits and earned the win, pitching 2...
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Defense attorney argues no intent in Kodiak child-porn case
Sentencing hearing continued Wednesday in a child pornography case involving a Kodiak man who allegedly downloaded more than 20,000 adult images five years ago. Rudyard Ramos, 49, was indicted in 2012 on nine child pornography counts, after the child images were downloaded together with the thousands of adult photos. A jury found Ramos guilty in January. During Wednesday’s sentencing hearing, Judge Steve Cole said...
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Stevens backs Walker’s unilateral move to expand Medicaid
Sen. Gary Stevens said Wednesday he supports Gov. Bill Walker’s intention to accept federal money to expand Medicaid in Alaska despite criticisms from the Republican-majority legislature. “I think there are so many good things about it,” said Stevens, R-Kodiak, referring to Walker’s plan to augment the public health insurance. “There will be a lot of jobs created in the medical field,” among other benefits, he sai...
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Don’t rule out harmful sonar tests as possible cause of whale deaths
To the Editor, Regarding the July 15 KDM article on the cause of the recent whales deaths: Just because there have been no dead whales discovered since the Navy’s Northern Edge Training Exercise in June does not rule out the possibility that the Navy may have been testing harmful sonar previous to the exercise. The Southeast Alaska Acoustic Measurement Facility in Behm Canal off Ketchikan is the Navy’s “primary” a...
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Two assembly applications received, one withdrawn
The Kodiak Island Borough received two applications for a vacancy on the assembly from Dennis Symmons and Mel Stephens, but Stephens has since withdrawn himself from consideration. The assembly is scheduled to interview applicants at their July 30 special meeting before appointing an applicant who will then immediately take the oath of office. On his application, Symmons included a statement that said he cared abo...
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