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Byler’s new trial motion unsealed
The court has unsealed Wild Alaskan owner Darren Byler’s motion for a new trial, in which the former strip club operator alleges an investigating agent tampered with evidence and committed perjury. Byler was convicted in late 2015 of illegal dumping from the former crabbing vessel converted into a floating bar, grill and strip club and making false statements. In a response to the motion, the U.S. government dismi...
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Playbook: Sept. 15
Thursday, Sept. 15 Volleyball: Kodiak vs Sitka, 4 p.m., and Mt. Edgecumbe, 7 p.m., in Sitka. Friday, Sept. 16 Cross country: Kodiak vs. Anchorage Christian at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park. Middle school girls, 4 p.m.; middle school boys, 4:30 p.m. high school girlas, 5 p.m.; high school boys, 5:40 p.m. Volleyball: Kodiak vs. Mt. Edgecumbe, 4 p.m., and Sitka, 7 p.m., in Sitka. Saturday, Sept. 10 Cross cou...
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Special Olympics athletes snag medals
Kodiak’s Special Olympics scored three gold medals at the fall tournament that concluded Sunday in Anchorage. Amy Canavan partnered with Tawny Saylor and Aharon Dolph teamed with James Glenn to win gold in golf alternate shot team play. Canavan and Saylor shot a 141 over 18 holes, while Dolph and Glenn recorded a 119 at the Anchorage Golf Course. Bernie Graham and Glenda Fernandez picked up a gold in bocce unified...
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Week in Words: A charitable view of deplorable lung ills
Deplorable” just might be the word of the week. This weekend, referring to the unprecedented slate of white supremacists, misogynists and bigots who have voiced their support for Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton labeled this group “a basket of deplorables.” “Deplorable” joined the English language around 1610 from the French word of the same spelling, which derives directly from the Late Latin ”deplorabilis.” The bas...
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Stock Car Shootout returns for second year
The inaugural Stock Car Shootout was so popular last year that the Kodiak Island Racing Association is bringing it back. The second edition of the event is this Saturday and Sunday at the Kodiak Island Raceway. Both days begin at 3 p.m. The event features local drivers and drivers from the Twin City Raceway on the Kenai Peninsula. Six late-model cars and two hobby stock cars from the Kenai will join the local cars...
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Jackson renter’s case fails to move court
A Jackson Mobile Home Park resident is challenging eviction proceedings, claiming a new month-to-month lease offered to tenants in April negates an earlier notice to quit. Tenants of the park were served with the initial notice to quit in May 2015. That notice gave residents until May 2, 2016, to vacate the park. In April, park tenants were offered a new month-to-month lease. Text from that lease states, “Tenant a...
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GUEST OPINION: Community can talk about curriculum
This past week Kodiak High School announced the time and date for an upcoming town hall meeting titled “Community Voice.” The purpose of this meeting is to sound out our community’s views on what additional subjects could be taught in the seventh- to 12th-grade curriculum and any recommendations as to how existing courses can be improved. Also, there are to be opportunities for the public to actively participate i...
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Bringing on barbecue
Kodiakans’ selection from mobile meal providers expanded last month as the Bar B Que Caboose joined Lerry’s Lunch Box and Happy Sushi Time along Mill Bay Road. “We just like being in business,” Caboose owner Cherie Boatwright said. Originally from Zambales in the Philippines, Boatwright has lived in Kodiak for 16 years. Her restaurant work experience includes the former grill at Walmart. When the caboose-themed va...
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Coho closure
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced Tuesday the closure of the Buskin River drainage to sport fishing, including catch-and-release fishing, for coho salmon, effective from 12:01 a.m. Friday through the end of 2016. “Coho salmon may not be possessed or retained; coho salmon caught incidentally may not be removed from the water and must be released immediately. In addition, only one unbaited, single-hoo...
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Alaska Science Forum: Rabies endures with help of the arctic fox
Rabies is a death sentence for any animal. Experts have wondered how a virus survives when it kills all the creatures it infects. “We don’t have a really good answer to that,” said University of Alaska Fairbanks’s Karsten Hueffer. “It probably has to do with the long incubation time of the virus, which can be months.” Hueffer and his colleagues, including four university undergraduate students, wrote a paper on ho...
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