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Ouzinkie man accused of runway joyride
A Ouzinkie man allegedly stole a vehicle, raced it down the Ouzinkie Airport runway, then totaled it after going off a 40-foot drop. Andrew Panamarioff, 21, faces three counts of violating conditions of release (class B misdemeanors), one count of obstructing an airport (an unclassified misdemeanor), one count of reckless driving (an unclassified misdemeanor) and one count of first-degree vehicle theft (a class C ...
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Education: Field trip to the Coast Guard base
A group of 29 girls from Kodiak High School visited Coast Guard Base Kodiak on Tuesday to learn about career opportunities for women through the Women in Engineering program. The Women in Engineering program promotes education in science, engineering, technology and math (STEM). The trip was financed by a nontraditional occupations grant received by the Kodiak Island Borough School District. A nontraditional occup...
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Troopers seek help finding alleged meth dealer
The Alaska State Troopers are seeking the public’s help as they search for a 23-year-old Kodiak man who is wanted on a $500,000 warrant for weapons misconduct and drugs charges. In a press release, troopers said Brandon Timpke has blond hair and blue eyes, and is 5 feet 10 inches tall and 175 pounds. Troopers believe Timpke is still on Kodiak Island, but there is a chance he may be elsewhere in Alaska. Anyone with...
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Sen. Begich unveils bill aimed at helping Coast Guardsmen
Sen. Mark Begich has proposed new legislation to boost child care and education benefits for Coast Guardsmen and their dependents. The Coast Guard Quality of Life bill (S.1760) calls for increased oversight of child care centers at Coast Guard bases, provides tuition assistance to the spouses of active-duty Coast Guardsmen, and allows the Coast Guard to spend housing money on child care centers. “With over 42,000 ...
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Sega claims Lancer Smith title
Heavyweight Leo Sega emerged as Kodiak’s only champion at Saturday’s Lancer Smith Memorial wrestling tournament in Palmer. Sega, last year’s 4A state heavyweight champion, edged Palmer’s Ben Button 3-2 in the championship match. Button pinned Sega in the third round at last week’s Peninsula Duals. This week, Sega got the best of Palmer’s big man to improve to 10-1 on the season. “For the non-wrestler, it looked li...
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Public Safety Blotter: Nov. 26
Thursday, Nov. 21 • At 2:56 a.m., a caller reported a subject was looking into vehicles on Rezanof Drive. • At 3:38 a.m., a man was arrested for criminal trespass. • At 10:11 a.m., a caller reported receiving a fake $20 bill. • At 7:50 p.m., a caller on Zentner Street reported a loud bang that rattled his windows. Officers were unable to find the source. • At 8:58 p.m., a man was inside a vehicle he didn’t own. He...
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Garden Gate: Amaryllis bulbs are a perfect holiday gift
Never mind the tinsel and fake Christmas trees: When boxes of Amaryllis bulbs start showing up in the stores, I know Christmas is around the corner. And if you treat the flowers right, they’ll bloom next Christmas. The baseball-sized bulbs that arrive in a colorful boxes are the perfect gift for winter-weary friends and relatives. In fact, the Greek word “amarysso” or “amarussein” from which “amaryllis” derives, m...
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Teacher Spotlight: Mixing music and exercise
It’s Laura Smelser’s job to enliven kids through music and exercise. Smelser works as a teacher at Peterson Elementary School where she has dual roles as the music and physical education teacher. She moved to Kodiak in August 2012, and started out as a long-term substitute for Kodiak High School, but was quickly transferred to Peterson Elementary to become the full-time physical education teacher. Smelser earned h...
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Fish Factor: Delving deeper into state’s fisheries statistics
More Alaskans are taking to the fishing life, as indicated by upward ticks in harvesting jobs for three years running. That’s according to the November Alaska Economic Trends report from the state labor department, which provides a look at the numbers of boots on deck by region and fishery. A first: economists Jack Cannon and Josh Warren also looked at how much time is put into preseason and postseason work, and w...
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Parties claim progress in GCI-KTUU talks
KTUU-TV is still absent from the televisions of GCI cable customers, but there may be light at the end of the tunnel for those awaiting its return. On Friday, KTUU and GCI each announced “substantial progress” in negotiations to settle their dispute. The announcements also stated that Juneau and Southeast Alaska will avoid having their KTUU signal turned off until Dec. 6. The deadline for Southeast broadcasts of K...
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