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Public Safety Blotter: Jan. 5
Dec. 20 At 3:54 a.m., a 911 caller reported domestic violence on Woody Way. There was no domestic violence. A woman was taken into protective custody. Around 4:34 a.m., police conducted three bar checks downtown. At 5:22 a.m., police impounded a suspicious vehicle on West Marine Way. At 6:06 a.m., police warned a driver on Thorsheim Street for not stopping completely at a stop sign. At 6:18 a.m., police warned a s...
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Around Kodiak: Jan. 5
There will be a meeting of the Kodiak Fish and Game Advisory Committee at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 21 at the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center. The committee will hold elections for open seats and select officers. Anyone interested in serving on the committee should attend the meeting. Also on the agenda are discussion and committee action on Unit 8 (Kodiak) game proposals, an update by the U.S. Fish...
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Garden Gate: New hybrids plants ready for local tryouts
Believe it or not, it’s time to think gardening and 2015 looks to be a fun, groundbreaking year for new plant introductions. Not only are numerous improved varieties ready to debut, but breeders have come up with several all-new plant types by crossing two species with one another. I’m talking hybrids as in cross-breeding, not genetic engineering. Are you ready for Kalettes, a combination of kale and Brussels spro...
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Fish Factor: 2014 fish picks and pans
Biggest fish wait and see: Senator-elect Dan Sullivan Trickiest fishing conundrum: Sea otters vs. fisheries in Southeast Alaska Best fishing career builder: University of Alaska/Southeast for its hydraulics and vessel electronics courses, fish tech training – all available on-line. Best Fish Givers – SeaShare, which has provided close to 200 million fish meals to food bank networks since 1994. Biggest fishing indu...
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Icy conditions cause Boxing Day rollovers
Kodiak saw three rolled vehicles the day after Christmas, all three encountering black ice conditions on roadways around the Emerald Isle. All three accidents were very similar with drivers losing control of the vehicle and running into a ditch before the vehicles turned over. In all three accidents, the drivers and passengers reported no injuries. In two of the accidents, the drivers and passengers reported weari...
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The legend that didn’t belong in Alaska
Like a Miss Universe beauty contest winner, she captured everyone’s heart. During her younger years, everybody wanted her snapshot. Writers would often describe her as America’s second most-photographed object after the Statue of Liberty. Her name is Kalakala. Today, the Art-Deco ship once marketed as the world’s most beautiful ferry is corroding, saddled with controversies and shackled by a reputed curse that sup...
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Fangonilo is no joke on the court
If Kristhel Fangonilo made a New Year’s resolution, it would have probably been to pull more pranks on her teammates and coaches. Fangonilo certainly piled up the jokes in 2014, enough to have every member on the Kodiak girls’ basketball team on guard when she is around. “She is a little prankster,” Kodiak assistant coach Sandra Gregory said. “She likes to think that she is really good at it. I think she is still ...
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Alleged drug dealer caught after creeping around police chief’s house
Trespassing and illegal drug use were not the only bad decisions a Kodiak man seems to have made before Alaska State Troopers caught him — after he allegedly lurked around the home of the city’s top cop, officials said Thursday. Police chief Ronda Wallace and her husband, David Spellman, originally reported to the troopers that someone was prowling around their house Tuesday with a flashlight, according to an affi...
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Bob Pederson should not make rules for Kodiak
Letter to the Editor This letter epitomizes why we should not let Bob Pederson or any one person make and enforce the rules for the residents of Kodiak. It is pure politics and rhetoric that should never enter into the Kodiak Island Borough decision-making process. Unfortunately, Pederson has a history of making decisions according to political viewpoints and if you actually do the research it seems Pederson has b...
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Borough gets projects update
Phase two of the landfill expansion has reached substantial completion, engineering and facilities director Bob Tucker told the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly’s Tuesday work session. Tucker said everything is done on the project’s phase, except a few small items that can’t be done until further phases of the project have been finished. The liner has been installed and the main concrete slab work is done as well, T...
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