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Kodiak Island Births: June 3
• Aurora Meadow Covarrubias was born at 10:12 p.m. on May 20, 2014 to Lisa and Jordan Covarrubias. She weighed 6 pounds, 1 ounce and was 19.5 inches long. Her parents are originally from Port Lions and Anchorage and now live in Port Lions. The baby’s mother works at Port Lions Water Plant, and the baby’s father works on the F/V Rebecca Rae. Also welcoming her to the family is Tina Covarrubias. Grandparents are Jim...
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Public Safety Blotter: June 3
• At 12:11 a.m., police received a 911 call about suspicious circumstances on Selief Lane. Everything was OK. • Around 12:36 a.m., police conducted two bar checks. • At 12:51 and 2:54 a.m., two bear sightings were reported in the 3000 block of Woody Way Loop. The bear left before police arrived. • At 8:08 a.m., police received a call about an open container on Mill Bay Road. Officers asked the people to leave, and...
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Food For Less to close due to unprofitability
Downtown grocer Food For Less will be closing on July 1. “We are closing it due to the economic situation,” said Walter Pickett, the general manager and vice president of operations for the Alaska Commercial Company, which operates under the Food For Less banner. “We’ve been in the market for 20 years,” Pickett said. “The last few years have been very difficult, and we haven’t made a profit.” The building has been...
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Mt Pavlov. volcano upped from orange to red alert level
Seismologists increased the alert level for Mount Pavlov, a volcano some 400 miles southwest of Kodiak on the Aleutian chain, near Cold Bay. The Alaska Volcano Observatory upgraded Pavlov’s aviation alert level from orange to red on Monday, signifying an increase in volcanic activity. “Pavlov on Saturday began an extremely low-level eruption. It began with elevated surface temps at the summit of the volcano, lava ...
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Kodiak falls short of state tourney
Up four runs and five outs away from a trip to the state baseball championships, the unthinkable happened to Kodiak. The Bears gave up 11 runs to Colony in the sixth inning, which ended their season with a 15-10 loss in the Southcentral Conference second-place game on a windy Saturday afternoon in Soldotna. Kodiak, the South Division champions, had high expectations of clinching one of the conference’s two state t...
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Bears are not brazen
To the editor: This is in response to yet another bear story appearing in the paper. In a prior story, entitled “Brazen Bear Reappears,” the article cited someone who called the police because a bear was getting into their garbage. What a shock…a bear getting into unsecured garbage. These bears are not brazen. They are habituated. What’s brazen are the humans who refuse to be responsible with their garbage. I have...
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Nonprofits face budget cuts from borough
Faced with the necessity of budget cuts, the Kodiak Island Borough is seeking to reduce nonprofit funding across the board. Kodiak Island Borough’s work session agreed on Thursday to cut some $100,000 from its nonprofit grants for fiscal 2015, which begins on July 1. “The total amount of non-profit funding for FY 2013-14 funding was $398,000. The applications for FY 2015 totaled $476,591. Thus our initial goal was...
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Garden Gate: For the love of rhubarb
Our mild spring has brought our fair island more than warm temperatures. For one thing, it has launched many rhubarb patches into overdrive. Looking at our crop, the height and health of the plants look more like a mid-summer growth, not early June. So I’m featuring rhubarb this week, albeit a little earlier this year than normal. Ah, but we’re not the only ones celebrating rhubarb. Do you know who are probably th...
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Has the code of etiquette changed?
To the editor: I have recently attended three events at which the Coast Guard color guard participated. I was left wondering if the Code of Etiquette for respect of our flag has been changed or abandoned. Two of these events were indoors and no one around me had their hand over their heart as the colors passed by. At the Crab Festival parade, I saw no men or boys remove their hats and no women or children paused f...
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Public Safety Blotter: June 2
Monday, May 19 • At 2:15 a.m., police conducted a security check on Selief Lane. • At 2:25 a.m., police conducted a bar check. • At 3:46 a.m., officers responded to a bear sighting on Bonaparte Circle. The bear had tipped over a garbage can and was gone when officers arrived. • At 6:17 a.m., officers conducted a welfare check on Purtov St. Everything was OK. • At 8:31 a.m., police cited a man for not exercising du...
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