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GARDEN GATE: Catalogs bring color to winter wait
Without snow, winters are dark. So when I feel darkness creeping in I protect myself with an armor of seed catalogs and think of a Martha Smith quote in her bestselling garden book, “Beds I Have Known.” “Just when winter appears interminable, and it seems not one more bleak and bitter day can be endured, the first harbinger of the gardener’s spring arrives: The nursery catalogs.” Plopping a pile of catalogs onto t...
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FISH FACTOR: Best, worst, biggest and scariest of 2015
2016 marks a quarter of a century for this weekly column that targets Alaska’s seafood industry. At the end of every year, I proffer my no-holds-barred look back at the best and worst fish stories, and select the biggest story of the year. The list is in no particular order and I’m sure to be missing a few, but here are theFishing Picks and Pans for 2015: • Most eco-friendly fish feat: The massive airlift/barge pr...
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Video shows police encounter with autistic man _Updated (3 Videos)
Police body camera footage released Thursday by the city of Kodiak shows part of what happened during a Sept. 16 encounter between three officers and Steller Way resident Nick Pletnikoff. Following public records requests from media including the Kodiak Daily Mirror and a Dec. 22 order from Superior Court Judge Steve Cole, the city released footage from police body and dashboard cameras, police officers’ reports, ...
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SWAB: Don’t use roll carts near Pillar
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly heard recommendations from the Solid Waste Advisory Board including leveling fees for residential customers, removing roll carts from three roads that see a high number of bears, and adding a reuse center. The recommendations come as the borough’s contract with Alaska Waste, which began in 2010, approaches its 2017 expiration. One of the recommendations from SWAB was to renegotia...
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Stevens sees further cuts on the way
State Sen. Gary Stevens foresees deeper cuts to Kodiak services as lawmakers attempt to bridge Alaska’s budget gap in the upcoming legislative session. In just over two weeks, lawmakers will convene in Juneau and confront a $3.5 billion budget deficit. Without the political will to increase taxes or cut public distributions of the Alaska Permanent Fund during an election year, Stevens said that this year will like...
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Man sentenced in 2011 sexual assault case
A Kodiak man convicted in 2014 for a sexual assault from 2011 will serve 10 years in jail. Christopher Panamarioff, 23, was sentenced to 17 years in jail with seven suspended on Dec. 2 by Judge Steve Cole. Panamarioff was originally charged with two counts of sexual assault in the first degree, penetrate without consent, but he was found not guilty of the first count during a jury trial in December 2014. As part o...
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Keep whole person in mind
To the editor: This letter is written regarding the upcoming release of the footage of the Sept. 16 police interaction, in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act. The person at the center of these events is Nick Pletnikoff, friend, neighbor, classmate, co-worker, dedicated volunteer, outdoors adventurer, runner, fellow citizen. He has a tremendous work ethic, strong interest in learning, and is more commit...
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Public Safety Blotter: Dec. 31
Nov. 8 At 3:13 a.m., police received a request for assistance removing an intoxicated man from the 200 block of West Rezanof Drive. They left when police asked. At 8:08 a.m., police received a report of a woman wanting to kill herself. Police took her into protective custody. At 11 a.m., police received a report of a dog barking for two hours in the 1300 block of Rezanof Drive. The owner promised to resolve the is...
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Alaska State Troopers: Dec. 31
Dec. 18 At 8:06 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a burglary at a residence. They found that a Ruger .45 caliber pistol and a Ruger .357 caliber pistol were stolen from a residence. Anyone with information is asked to contact the troopers at 486-4121 or Crime Stoppers at 486-3113. Dec. 22 At 11:16 p.m., AST received a report of a possible domestic violence protective order violation. They found a ma...
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In the Courts: Dec. 31
Derek Remington Dour pleaded guilty to forgery in the second degree, legal documents. Dour was sentenced to 12 months in jail. Marlon R. Inga pleaded guilty to public possession of intoxicating liquor. Inga was sentenced to 51 hours in jail.
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