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Trusty Tusty, Part 3: Exams and jury-rigging
Editor’s note: This is the third part of a four-part series about the health of the ferry Tustumena and the need to replace the 52-year-old ship. It was first published in the Juneau Empire and has been serialized for your convenience. If it were a car, it would be eligible for the specialty license plates Alaska reserves for antiques. At 52 years old, the Alaska Marine Highway System Ferry Tustumena is older than...
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Getting it together: Council, assembly agree to schedule joint meetings
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly and Kodiak City Council will hold meetings every other month to facilitate communication between the two bodies. On Tuesday, at the two governing bodies’ first joint work session in five months, city mayor Pat Branson proposed the bi-monthly meetings, to which the council and assembly members readily agreed. “It’s on our calendar, who shows up, what the agenda might be, it would ...
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Shad Austin Loveland
Shad Austin Loveland, 21, passed away suddenly in his home on July 14, 2016. He was born in Kodiak on Sept. 8, 1994, to Kelley and Breck Loveland. Shad is survived by his mom, Kelley Donaldson Loveland of Kodiak; younger sisters, Madison Rose and Shayla Paige Loveland of Kodiak; older sister, Mercedes Loveland of Winchendon, Massachusetts; and father, Breck Loveland of Elma, Washington. Shad loved being in the woo...
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College seeks non-credit ideas, teachers
Kodiak College received approximately 100 applications from prospective new students for the semester beginning Monday, but the institution is hoping for even more students as it introduces new non-credit courses in the coming months. The community courses are part of an initiative that began last spring and includes maritime courses offered through the maritime workforce development department. Heather Corriere, ...
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Alaska State Troopers: Aug. 25
Aug. 18 At approximately 1:30 p.m., Alaska State Troopers were notified of a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) vehicle going through the construction area near mile 11 of the Chiniak Highway. The driver was said to have disobeyed the flagger and pilot car and had sped through the construction area recklessly. Troopers responded to the area and found the REDDI vehicle in the ditch at mile 15. The dr...
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Public Safety Blotter: Aug. 25
July 19 At 12 a.m., police arrested a man in the 400 block of West Marine Way on suspicion of assault in the third degree – domestic violence and violating conditions of release. At 10 a.m., a person reported neighbor dogs in the 1200 block of Father Herman Street bark continuously when outside. It was quiet when police arrived, and they will check back. At 11 a.m., a man reported items stolen from his fishing ves...
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Week in Words: Politicos don’t necessarily accede to access
Access” just might be the word of the week. As I’m writing, the news feeds are swarming with reports that major donors to the Clinton Foundation sought inordinate access to Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state. Granted, there’s no evidence that this access resulted in any favors from the State Department, but many are concerned that these requests made it as far as Clinton’s deputy chief of staff. And ...
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Playbook: Aug. 25
Friday, Aug. 26 Football: Kodiak vs. Homer at Joe Floyd Track and Field, 6 p.m. Swimming: Kodiak vs. Palmer at the Kodiak Community Swimming Pool, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27 Cross country: Kodiak at the Bartlett State Preview meet. Golf: Kodiak Island Golf Championships at Bear Valley Golf Course. Football: Kodiak junior varsity vs. Homer at Joe Floyd Track and Field, 9 a.m. Swimming: Kodiak vs. Palmer at the Kod...
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Kodiak loaded to make run at swimming title
The Kodiak boys have been painstakingly close to winning a state swimming title, finishing as bridesmaids three times in the program’s long history. Could this be the year the Bears finally snag a championship banner to hang inside the Kodiak Community Swimming Pool? The odds look good. Kodiak returns every point-scorer from last year’s state runner-up squad, while champion Dimond lost several stud swimmers. Not t...
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Locals, guests make KNWR fete success
To the editor: I would like to send a heartfelt thanks to all of the people, over 500 of you, who helped us celebrate Kodiak Refuge’s 75th anniversary on Saturday, Aug. 20. We were blessed with a sunny day and the help of many local partners and cooperators. A special thanks to our guest speakers, who shared their stories of wildlife and the Refuge with all of us. Judge Roy Madsen, with the help of Larry Van Daele...
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