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Public Safety Blotter: Jan. 26
Dec. 30 At 1:17 a.m., a 911 caller reported a domestic disturbance on Mill Bay Road. No disturbance was found. At 1:25 a.m., police cited a driver in the Gerasim Drive and Thorsheim Street area for having no proof of insurance, driving under the influence, having expired registration and drug paraphernalia. At 9:50 a.m., a caller reported a loose dog on Mill Bay Road. Police were unable to locate it. At 10:20 a.m....
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Middle school locked down due to student threats
The borough's school district locked down Kodiak Middle School for about 25 minutes Friday after a student allegedly threatened another student, officials said. The school district did not give more details about the students involved and KIBSD superintendent Stewart McDonald downplayed the incident. “This particular case was where someone was just upset, and they weren’t able to keep the person in one place so th...
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Around Kodiak: Jan. 26
TEEN COURT RECEPTION Join the Kodiak Teen Court Bar Association and the Kodiak Teen Court board of directors for the swearing in of new attorneys from the Kodiak Teen Court Class of 2014-2015 and the recognition off the newly appointed Kodiak Teen Court judges at 6 p.m., Monday, Jan. 26 at Roy A. Madsen Justice Center Kodiak Courthouse, Courtroom A, 204 Mission Road. Join the new members and their families for a r...
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Garden Gate: Growing vegetables from seed
Primroses are blooming and garlic bulbs are sprouting. Sounds lovely, but it’s January, not May. Because my crystal ball is a little dusty, I don’t dare predict what February and March will bring. Some things don’t change, though. Like seed starting. Oh sure, varieties ebb and flow, especially when it comes to hybrid seeds (we’ll talk about that in a future column), but the basics of seed starting is the same. Gro...
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Achievers: St. Mary's student of the semister
St Mary’s School students Joycie Garchitorena and Fatima Monge honored as Elk’s Students of the Semester Joycie Garchitorena, a 7th-grader at St. Mary’s School, is the daughter of Miramar and Joseph Garchitorena of Kodiak. Joycie walks her faith in her desire to help the less fortunate in our community. As a result of an assignment that asked, “What can you do to make your community a better place,” Joycie took th...
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SISTER SHOWDOWN: Charmaine Fabricante earns bragging rights over Krystal
With the Kodiak girls basketball team having a rare weekend off, Charmaine Fabricante found a different sport to keep her from getting bored — wrestling. The senior better known for her prowess on the hardwood showed she is no stranger to the mat Friday at Robin Hervey Weekend at Kodiak High School. In her first wrestling match since eighth grade, Fabricante went the distance and topped her younger sister, Krystal...
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Capitol Report: 29th session begins
Hello from the State Capitol. The first session of the 29th Alaska State Legislature convened on Tuesday, Jan. 20 and our work is underway. During the course of our 90-day session, we will consider numerous bills and resolutions impacting state government, foremost among them crafting a budget in a time of falling oil prices bringing less revenue to the state. I look forward to sharing our progress with you throug...
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Fish Factor: Fisheries Team compiles top priorities
The need for a clear “fish first” policy in Alaska tops the list of priorities compiled by the Fisheries Transition Team for Governor Walker. The group also stated that “fish and fishermen in Alaska are viewed as barriers to development,” and that there is “irreplaceable optimism” that fish can coexist with development at any scale. Fisheries was just one of the topics that 250 Alaskans brainstormed about in 17 te...
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ESS downs Lumen, starts 2-0 in conference
A sluggish start wasn’t a problem for Kodiak ESS in its second game of the season. The Ravens nailed three 3-pointers and exploded for 20 points, which kick started a 59-37 thumping of Lumen Christi in a boys Peninsula Conference basketball game Friday evening at Kodiak Middle School. After starting slow in its season-opening win over Lumen on Thursday, ESS coach Ross Elvehjem told his players they needed to bring...
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Troopers busy with three separate vehicle-related crimes
State troopers were on a roll during the past few days dealing with three separate vehicle-related crimes in Kodiak, including one involving a vehicle fire at the end of Monashka Bay Road Friday. On Jan. 19, troopers investigated a complaint from Brent Watkins, 53, who reported that his 2010 Ford Transit van was hit at Mill Bay Beach. A state trooper report said Watkins’ vehicle was unoccupied when an unknown vehi...
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