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Obituary: Morris Neil Sargent
Patricia Ann Sargent, with profound sorrow, informs relatives and friends of the passing of her beloved husband, Morris Neil Sargent, 81, on July 16, 2016. Morris led a most remarkable and noteworthy life. Born Nov. 17, 1934, in the Territory of Alaska, he was christened one week later in the Kodiak Russian Orthodox Church. As a young man, he served honorably in the U.S. Air Force having been stationed in Texas, M...
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Week in Words: Convention overcomes fear of plagiarism
The Republican National Convention is off to a strange, fear-mongering start, and, at the time that I’m writing this column, the news is all abuzz with Melania Trump’s uncreative plagiarism and Trump’s B-list celebrity friend speeches. But let’s start off on a positive note. “Convention” has turned out to be one of America’s greatest words. Originally, “convention” (from the Middle French in the 15th century) was ...
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Police blotter 7/21/2016
July 6 At 12:07 a.m., police warned a driver in the 2100 block of Mill Bay Road for a malfunctioning headlight. At 12:27 a.m., police warned a speeding driver in the Bartel Avenue and Rezanof Drive area. At 12:47 a.m., police warned a speeding driver in the Baranof Street and 12th Avenue area. At 1:22 a.m., police warned a driver in the 3000 block of Mill Bay Road for a nonilluminated license plate. At 2:32 a.m., ...
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Local nurse rehabbing in Colo.
Dianne Patterson pursued a nursing career so she could help people, and she has for the last 36 years. Now, she is the one needing help. Patterson, a nurse at Kodiak Island Medical Associates for the past 10 years, suffered a life-altering injury June 29 while on vacation in Colorado visiting her sister. The 14-year resident of Kodiak was involved in an ATV accident that resulted in a magnitude of fractures — ster...
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Alaska Science Forum: Cos Jacket: Ghost town on Tanana River
COS JACKET — On a canoe trip down the lower Tanana River, we’ve scrambled up a crumbling sand bank to explore a place that is less populated now than it was a century ago. No one, in fact, lives at Cos Jacket anymore. There is a cabin-size cache with a tin roof. A few sagging log structures sit on a ledge overhanging the Tanana. One of the cabins has lost its door and front wall to the river. Its long ridgepole po...
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Designer dog nabbed from shelter
A dog was stolen from the Kodiak Animal Shelter Monday. The Kodiak Animal Shelter shared a post on Facebook asking people to be on the lookout for Chinook, a mostly black male dog with white and brown areas. “He’s a Chiweenie,” said shelter manager Jean Lilly. It’s a designer breed, a cross between a Dachshund and a Chihuahua. Chinook disappeared between 1 and 4 p.m. Monday when someone climbed the fence and took ...
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Consolidation back on agenda
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly may ask residents whether the borough should consider consolidating with city. Assembly member Kyle Crow proposed an ordinance to place the following question on the fall election ballot: “Should the Kodiak Island Borough pursue the idea of consolidating the Kodiak Island Borough and the City of Kodiak into a single unit of government?” Borough manager Michael Powers said at the ...
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House fire started on porch
A Monday house fire in Kodiak caused more than $175,000 in damage, according to officials’ estimates. Bayside Volunteer Fire Department received the call at 2:53 p.m., Bayside Fire Chief Howard Rue said. He immediately called for backup from the Kodiak Fire Department. On arrival on scene at the end of Ptarmigan Pass Street, Rue found the house owned by Ryan Fletcher fully involved in flames. Rue praised the work ...
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Obituary: Dennis C. Wolfe
Long-time Kodiak resident Dennis C. Wolfe, 72, passed away July 9, 2016, at his home in Sun City, Arizona. A celebration of life will be held at the American Legion, Post 17, Kodiak, at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27. Dennis was born March 30, 1944, in Tacoma, Washington. He attended Franklin Pierce High School in Tacoma and on completion of high school he joined the Army, completing boot camp at Fort Ord and eventually...
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Police blotter 7/20/2016
Jun 22 At 2:26 a.m., police warned a speeding driver in the 2100 block of Selief Lane. At 2:55 a.m., police cited a driver in the 800 block of Hillside Drive for driving under the influence – drugs. At 5:39 a.m., police observed a vehicle with an open door in the 1800 block of Mission Road. The owner had purposely left it open and thanked police for their vigilance. At 5:43 a.m., police warned a speeding driver in...
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