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Alaska State Troopers: March 31
March 11 Kodiak Alaska Wildlife Troopers aboard the P/V Stimson contacted a 26-year old Anchorage man while working as a crewman aboard a fishing vessel. The man did not have a 2016 commercial crewmembers license in his possession and was issued a citation for no crewmember license in possession. The operator of the vessel, a 47-year-old Homer man, was also issued a citation for employing an unlicensed crewmember....
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Week in Words: Patriots, tribes bringing it home
Over the past week, news stories about the sovereignty and dignity of native tribes, nations, and their citizens have made headlines. This week, the Alaska Supreme Court ruled that tribes have authority over child support orders, and that a state has an obligation to enforce those orders. (The Parnell administration tried to weasel the state out of that responsibility.) And the McGill family saga recently reached ...
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Fields to challenge Stutes for House seat
Kodiakan Duncan Fields will challenge incumbent Louise Stutes for a seat in the Alaska House of Representatives. “I haven’t filed the paperwork yet. I have it in hand. I anticipate filing sometime this week, but I have committed. I’m going to run for the House seat from District 32,” Fields said. Stutes has held the position since 2015 and is currently the only candidate to file for the position thus far. Fields w...
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Students renovate dumpsters
Kodiak High School welding and art students turned regular dumpsters into bear resistant ones and decorated them with bear aware messaging. Nate Svoboda, area wildlife biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, approached the Kodiak Brown Bear Trust, Alaska Waste and Kodiak High School with the idea. He said other communities have done similar things. “It’s a community issue and so I thought it’d be mo...
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School board budget
The Kodiak Island Borough School District Board of Education got an update on their budget at Monday’s meeting. Business manager Sandy Daws said the budget advisory committee meeting has held five meetings so far, and they plan to deliver recommendations to the board at the April 4 work session. Individual departments looked at up to a 10 percent cut in their budget, not including personnel and benefits, Daws said...
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Kodiak soccer aims to build off 2-6 campaign
Kodiak High School’s boys soccer team had a groundbreaking first season by finishing in the top four of the Northern Lights Conference South Division and qualifying for the regional tournament. The Bears aim to build on that in their second season. The team has two goals: make a return trip to regionals, but this time as one of the top three teams in the six-team South Division. “We think we have the skill and abi...
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Club boat owner plans to appeal
To the editor: Regardless of what happens at sentencing, I will be appealing this conviction for a long list of reasons. I did not get a fair trial and will be releasing the details after sentencing. This prosecution was nothing more than a modern-day witch hunt that went after a small business for political gain. A Coast Guard agent spent taxpayers’ money on a fake poop charge, which included a C-130 Hercules tra...
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Public Safety Blotter: March 30
March 14 At 3:35 a.m., a taxi driver in the 300 block of Shelikof Street turned in a wallet and ID card. It was placed into evidence for safekeeping. At 8:14 a.m., a person reported someone was inside the building in the 100 block of Center Avenue and no one should be. No forced entry was found, and the suspect was gone when police arrived. At 8:14 a.m., a person reported someone broke into their business in the 1...
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ALASKA SCIENCE FORUM: Ghost ship artifacts emerge in museum
Ships with no humans aboard have long ridden the seas, often floating with supernatural stories of being piloted by dead crew members or becoming visible to sailors and then vanishing. Alaska has its own ghost ship. Workers for the Hudson Bay Company abandoned the S.S. Baychimo just offshore of Wainwright 85 years ago. Sea ice trapped the 230-foot cargo steamship during an early winter in October 1931. The captain...
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Jackson Park residents question $0 assessment
A Jackson’s Mobile Home Park resident expects more appeals to a 2016 borough property assessments of $0 on mobile homes still in the park. Judi Kidder, a resident and spokesperson for a Jackson’s resident group, said the assessment felt like a “punch in the gut.” Borough assessor Bill Roberts said he is aware of only one appeal from Jackson’s residents so far. The deadline for appeals of assessment value is March ...
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