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Man drowns in Dog Bay
A man drowned in St. Herman Harbor Monday night or Tuesday morning. Joseph Pitka, also known as Joseph Brummel, 48, drowned in what appears to be an accident, according to Kodiak Police Department chief Ronda Wallace. “There is no indication of foul play,” she said. “Everything that we have inves...
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Zero tolerance for marijuana on Coast Guard bases
Voters legalized marijuana in Alaska in 2014, but the substance remains illegal federally and the military has a zero tolerance policy for use by service members. Capt. Jeffrey Westling, commanding officer of Coast Guard Base Kodiak, said active duty and reserve and civilian employees can’t use o...
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Kodiak girls aim for first victory
Last season was so foreign to the Kodiak High School girls soccer team that they practiced everything, even walking through the playing of the national anthem. In year two, the players feel like seasoned veterans. “The biggest thing was that it was a new experience for them being in a league,” as...
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Public Safety Blotter: March 31
March 15 At 4:13 a.m., police warned a driver in the Murphy Way and Mill Bay Road area for vehicle equipment issues. At 4:43 a.m., police warned a man in the Madsen Avenue and Purtov Street area for riding his BMX bike in the streets. At 8:45 a.m., a man reported a vehicle on jacks in a business ...
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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....
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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 Pa...
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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....
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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 Schoo...
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