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Capitol Report: Session could go up to 30 days
Hello from Juneau. The second session of the 29th Alaska Legislature ended May 18, though as you probably know, the governor has called lawmakers back to Juneau for a special session to complete work on several major issues we were unable to reach agreement on during this year’s session. The special session began Monday and may last up to 30 days. The special session’s agenda items include the fiscal year 2107 ope...
May 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Homer spoils Kodiak’s homecoming with 23-0 victory
Not even a secret weapon helped Kodiak softball in its first home game in 32 days. Homer plated 15 runs in the first inning and registered a 23-0 Northern Lights Conference victory Monday at East Addition Park. It was the first time Bears assistant coach Nyssa Beachler faced her former school. In 2006, the left-hander pitched the Mariners to their only state title in 14 small-school state tournament appearances. “...
May 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Track sends 17 individuals, three relays to state
The Kodiak boys — the defending state track and field champions ­— qualified nine individuals and two relay teams into this year’s state championships. The girls qualified six individuals and a relay, their first relay to advance to state since 2012. On the boys’ side, Billy Alcaide, Michael Parnell and Keith Osowski qualified in three events. Alcaide made it in the 100, 200, long jump, and Parnell and Osowski in ...
May 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shelter marks 25 years serving families in crisis
The Brother Francis shelter hosted an open house Saturday in celebration of its 25th anniversary and the completion of a building addition and renovations. Volunteers gave tours of the facility, walking through sleeping quarters, offices, a kitchen and the “serenity room,” used for overflow sleeping quarters and Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings. According to a report put together for the event...
May 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Arrests made in school break-ins
Two people were arrested Friday morning in connection to recent break-ins at area schools, according to an Alaska State Trooper report. AST and Alaska Wildlife Troopers arrested Desiree Heglin and Richard Knagin, both 25-year-old Kodiak residents, after responding to complaints of two suspicious subjects “yelling at each other” while building a fire on a trail near Beaver Lake Drive. According to the report, troop...
May 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Public Safety Blotter: May 23
May 3 At 5:50 a.m., police arrested a man in the 400 block of East Marine Way on suspicion of violating conditions of release and criminal trespass in the second degree. At 12:48 p.m., police towed a red-tagged vehicle in the 200 block of Shelikof Street. At 1:59 p.m., a person asked police to pick up possible drugs from the 100 block of Benny Benson Drive. The suspected substance was seized for destruction. At 4:...
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GARDEN GATE: Change tasks to give your back a break
The Kodiak Garden Club's annual plant sale is scheduled for Saturday, June 4 at the Baranov Park skating rink. It’s more like a fishing derby: The doors open at 10 a.m., though the line forms earlier with folks sipping hot coffee—early birds hoping to take home trays of choice, locally grown flowers, currant bushes, houseplants and herbs. But the joy of finding new plants is often followed by the agony of discover...
May 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Land sale moves closer
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly took the first step toward a potential land sale this fall, approving a resolution to get 13 parcels scattered around town ready for sale. Over the next few months, staff will go through the process of reviews, rezones, comprehensive plan changes, surveys and platting. The assembly also amended and postponed an ordinance to remove the requirement for engineering of some residenti...
May 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bears manufacture a win against Colony
Kodiak baseball snapped a 16-inning scoreless skid and earned an important 5-3 Southcentral Conference victory over Colony Friday at Baranof Field. The win put Kodiak into a three-way tie for second place in the South Division with Homer and Kenai. All three schools finished the regular season with 4-6 conference records. That means, based on tiebreakers, the Bears could be seeded second, third or fourth when the ...
May 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Soccer finishes fourth
Kodiak’s bid to qualify for the boys state soccer tournament came up one win short. After knocking off Wasilla in a quarterfinal thriller, the Bears fell to Kenai, 7-2, and Soldotna, 5-2, to place fourth at the Northern Lights Conference Championships Saturday in Kenai. “It was a tremendous season,” coach Eric Waltenbaugh said. “Just to be able to go a step further than we did last year and playing in those big ga...
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