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Public Safety Blotter: May 24
Monday, May 20 • At 12:16 a.m., a cab driver reported his two passengers, a man and woman, were fighting inside the cab and he needed assistance. Both parties were gone when officers arrived. • At 12:34 a.m., a man received a citation for no proof of insurance. • At 1:32 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Powell Avenue. • At 1:55 a.m., a caller reported a man stole her cellphone. As she was speaking with an of...
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Amazing Nature: Carbon dioxide levels reach historic high mark
Four hundred parts per million of carbon dioxide! On May 10, the news went out that for the first time in history, atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations at the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric observatory on Mauna Loa in Hawaii reached 400 parts per million. According to the NOAA website reporting this historic event, before the start of the industrial revolution these concentrations used to fluctuate be...
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Tapestry: Departing priest sets record straight on rumor of school closing
Father Joe Classen, pastor of the St. Mary’s parish, wants to set the record straight. Contrary to local chatter, Kodiak’s Catholic school is not closing its doors. Classen, who will be stepping down as pastor and taking a leave of absence from ministry, said rumors have been flying around town regarding an imminent closing. “There has been a lot of talk, misinformation and negativity and we’re trying to combat th...
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Capitol Report: May 24
Hello from Kodiak. Returning home after session this year, my wife Rita and I were greeted with great spring weather, a few rain showers, but this is Alaska and it is needed and we continue to wait for warm weather and great fishing. So far it has been a busy interim; I have had the pleasure of visiting some of my new district. In April both Rita and I were warmly welcomed in the Bristol Bay Borough for the Naknek...
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Another Day in Paradise: An Unexpected Provision
It was another typical Kodiak morning. The temperature was cool and comfortable. The dogs and I began our morning walk as usual. We walked down to the corner by Spruce Haven and dropped back to walk along the beach and enjoy the low tide. The usual birds were working their way along the tide pools, the eagles were lined up along the runout from Potato Patch Lake, thanking Fish and Game for fingerlings they plant t...
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Prep baseball: Kodiak reaches SCC final
By DEREK CLARKSTON Mirror Writer A 90-minute delay didn’t slow down Kodiak in its Southcentral Conference Championships semifinal baseball game Thursday evening. The Bears earned a spot in today’s championship game with a 9-2 victory over Homer at Wasilla High School. The game got a late start when Colony outlasted Kenai 10-6 in 12 innings in the first semifinal. Top-seeds Kodiak (9-3) and Colony play for the conf...
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Kodiak softball earns split with Homer
Kodiak earned its biggest win in Sam Catt’s three years as head coach Thursday night in Homer. After dropping the first Northern Lights Conference game, 7-3, to Homer, the Bears’ softball team rebounded with an impressive 10-3 win that kept Kodiak’s state chances alive. Kodiak moves to 4-2 in the NLC, 10-8 overall. The Bears need to win their final four conference games to earn their first small-school state tourn...
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Rural students compete at national archery tournament
Three Kodiak Island students were among nearly 10,000 shooters who competed at a national archery tournament May 10 in Kentucky. Ocean Reft and Joseph Brattole, both from Karluk, and Gayle Aga of Larsen Bay shot at the National NASP Archery Tournament. Aga, a fifth-grader, scored 204 points out of a possible 300, Brattole, a sixth-grader, netted 203 points, while Reft, a a fourth-grader, tallied 160 points. “The k...
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Playbook: May 24
Friday, May 24 Baseball: Kodiak at the Southcentral Conference Championships at Wasilla High School. Softball: Kodiak vs. Kenai at Kenai High School, 10 a.m. and noon. Track: Brian Young Invitational at Joe Floyd Track and Field. Field events, 5:30 p.m.; running events, 7 p.m. Saturday, May 17 Baseball: Kodiak at the Southcentral Conference Championships at Wasilla High School. Softball: Kodiak vs. Skyview at Skyv...
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City considers adding tobacco tax
Lighting up in Kodiak could cost you a bit more. On Tuesday night, the Kodiak City Council held preliminary discussion on implementing a citywide tax on all tobacco products. The tax is seen as a means to raise revenue without altering property or sales taxes. “At least initially, I don’t think the citizens would have much of a problem with it,” said city manager Aimee Kniaziowski. Betty McTavish, tobacco preventi...
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