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Russian border guards make biannual visit to Kodiak
As the senior afloat command in Alaska, the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Munro bears an important but less-known responsibility common among US warships: the role of diplomat. On Monday, Coast Guard Base Kodiak received a delegation of Russian officers from the Kamchatka Border Guard. Visitors included the commander of the border guard, Rear Admiral Sergei Scherbakov, and his staff. All came to meet Rear Admiral Thomas...
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Kodiak Inn introduces new line of chefs and a new menu
The Chart Room restaurant has a new team of chefs cooking up a new menu of items. Chef Sean Corsi arrived from Gustavus in December to be the head chef at the Kodiak Inn’s restaurant. Corsi has more than 20 years of cooking experience, and first started cooking when he was 15 years old. “My mom was supervisor at an upscale grocery store in Cleveland,” he said. “I started there in the seafood department and then I ...
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Public Safety Blotter: April 18
Monday, April 15, 2013 • At 1:26 a.m., a woman reported hearing strange noises behind her home. She feared it was a bear. Officers searched the area, but found nothing. • At 1:28 a.m., a caller reported finding a bank card. Dispatchers notified the company and shredded it. • At 1:42 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Mill Bay Road. • At 1:47 a.m. a man received a citation for no proof of insurance. • At 2:18 a...
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After plastic prices fall, recycler limits drop-offs
A new policy at Kodiak’s household recycler limits the type of plastic it will accept. Threshold Services Inc. will now only accept No. 1 and No. 2 plastics, which are described as bottles and jugs with necks, such as water bottles or milk jugs. The plastic ID number is listed on the bottom of the bottle inside the triangular recycling symbol. Plastic grocery bags will also be accepted. Executive director Ken Rein...
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Kodiak teachers need respect from school administrators
After raising two children in the Kodiak school system and working as a teacher in this district for 23 years, I find myself beginning this process again with two young grandchildren for whom my wife an I are legal guardians. The older of the two is now four years old, and it won’t be long before he is eligible to attend school. It is for this reason that I feel compelled to write you and the board regarding some ...
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Alaska State Troopers: April 18
Thursday, March 21 Kodiak Alaska Wildlife Troopers conducted a subsistence shellfish patrol with the patrol vessel Cama’i in the Chiniak Bay area. During the patrol, two subsistence Tanner crab pots belonging to a 52-year-old Kodiak man were pulled and inspected. The investigation revealed both pots failed to have a legal biodegradable panel or escape mechanism, and one buoy was not properly marked. The man was is...
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Stage and Screen: Bad decision — good outcome
There must be a film genre entitled “Heroic figure single-handedly saves the day against impossible odds.” We’ve seen these kinds of stories before. Strangely, I happen to have seen two films from this genre this weekend. The first was “Paul Blart: Mall Cop” (2009) and the second was the 2013 release of “Olympus Has Fallen.” I am not suggesting these two radically different films had much in common other than the ...
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Powers hired as interim Parks and Rec director
The City of Kodiak has found a stopgap person until a full-time Parks and Recreation director is hired. Charlie Powers, formerly of Koniag Inc., was hired at the end of March as a part-time contract employee to run the parks and recreation department. City of Kodiak city manager Aimee Kniaziowski was running the department since Ian Fulp retired in September 2012. She said it was time to bring on an interim direct...
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Soil and water district announces poster winners
Kodiak students Deborah Bitanga and Rafael Bitanga earned first-place in the Kodiak Soil and Water Conservation District’s annual poster contest, for their posters depicting the theme “Soil to Spoon.” They also went on to place first in the Alaska Association of Conservation District State competition and place in the National Association of Conservation Districts competition. Rafael took second place nationally i...
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Old Harbor holds Earth Week activities
Old Harbor is holding a series of activities focusing on the environment in celebration of Earth Week. Earth Day is a day each year where people around the world hold events to increase awareness of environmental issues. In 2009, the United Nations designated International Mother Earth Day to be April 22. Rather than celebrating the earth for one day, Old Harbor chose to do a weeklong celebration ending on Earth D...
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