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Public Safety Blotter: April 12
Saturday, April 6 • At 12:10 a.m., a caller reported being woken up by neighbors playing loud music. Officers told the neighbors to turn the music down. • At 1:35 a.m., a man received a citation for no brake lights. • At 2:21 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Marine Way. • At 2:32 a.m., a ma...
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City council approves one-year, 20 percent increase in rates at Kodiak Shipyard
Rates at the Kodiak Shipyard are on the rise. On Thursday night, the Kodiak City Council unanimously approved a 20 percent increase in base rates at the city-owned maintenance yard on Near Island. The vote also raises a variety of accessory fees at the yard. The increase is less than suggested by...
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Around Kodiak: April 12
The Kodiak Public Library Association is holding a musical celebration benefit to raise money for the new library tonight. The benefit will feature the Chitsuwa Marimba Ensemble with Mark Barnett, Eli Fields, and other local groups. Tickets are available at KMXT, Cost Savers and Creighton Chiropr...
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Tapestry: Former Kodiak resident involved with prison ministry
Statistics can be discouraging to those who want to make a difference in the lives of prisoners. As former Kodiak resident, David Phillips, ministers to prisoners at the Palmer Correctional Center, he’s aware that 75 percent of those who are incarcerated return to prison. He finds another statist...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Tree pitch
Angeq : Tree pitch Angermek aturtaakait nept’staliyakameng. : They used pitch to make glue. Alutiiq people used every part of the spruce tree, from its wood and roots to its needles and sticky pitch. When the bark of a spruce is ripped or cut, sap collects at the site of the injury. Alutiiqs reco...
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In the Courts: April 12
Dismissals One count of third-degree assault against Oscar Fajardo, 64, was dismissed April 9. Theft Christian Diesta, 30, pleaded guilty to two counts of third-degree theft. He was sentenced to 360 days in jail (360 days suspended), and was fined $2,000 ($2,000 suspended). Diesta will be on prob...
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Another Day in Paradise: The Mold Of Sin
My wife and I are in Angoon this week as part of a six-member team that is clearing out some buildings in preparation for a contractor to arrive and assess for repairs. This has been a most interesting week. Our weather has been typical Kodiak weather. One day it began overcast, turned windy, rai...
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Amazing Nature: Spring is coming to the ocean
Winter still holds its grip on Kodiak this week. Ponds and lakes are covered in sheets of ice, and on my walk around Lake Gertrude at Abercrombie Park today I watched the water from the little creeks that feed and drain the lake trickle under glassy covers of ice. Nonetheless, spring is coming to...
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