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Public Safety Blotter: Sept. 1
July 23 Police warned a driver in the Chichenof Street and Bartel Avenue area for having an unilluminated license plate. Police arrested a man in the 400 block of Hillside Drive on suspicion of violating conditions of release. At 3 a.m., police received a report of a fight in progress in the 300 block of Marine Way. Most were gone when police arrived. One man did not want to pursue charges, and refused medical hel...
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Evidence submitted for new trial, motion timeline pushed back
Attorneys for the United States have an extra two weeks to respond to Wild Alaskan-owner Darren Byler’s motion for a new trial. Byler’s attorney filed a motion on Aug. 22 asking for a new trial. The U.S. attorney’s office had until Monday to file a response, but filed a motion of their own that day asking to extend the deadline two weeks until Sept. 12, a motion that was unopposed by Byler’s attorney, John Cashion...
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Hampster balls, beer new at fair
The annual Kodiak Rodeo and State Fair is this weekend with promises of fun for the whole family with a new children’s play area, on- and off-island roping and bull-riding talent, and lots of food. “There’s going to be a pie-eating contest both days, and we are looking for tug o’ war teams, male and female,” said Joan Levenson, secretary for the rodeo and state fair board. New this year is the Kodiak Maritime Muse...
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Hautala resigns as KHS wrestling coach
Mike Hautala’s stint as Kodiak High School wresting coach was brief. Hautala resigned after one season, said Debbie Rohrer, Kodiak Island Borough School District’s director of student activities. With the wrestling season starting at the end of September, the school is in the process of hiring Hautala’s replacement. “We are going to start doing the interviews for it,” Rohrer said Wednesday afternoon. In his only s...
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Week in Words: Singing the way to softer, gentler platform
49ers’ quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the national anthem as a protest against the current state of race relations in the U.S. has stoked all sorts of responses to the purpose of the tradition (it is a tradition, not a mandate), and to the anthem itself. “Anthem” comes from the Old English “ontemn” or “antefn” and generally referred to a song sung “antiphonally,” though most antiphonic songs a...
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Ruhl snags island golf title
How did Darin Ruhl celebrate after winning his first major golf title? By playing another round of golf, of course. For those who know Ruhl, it was the perfect way to cap the weekend for the 10-year Kodiak resident who topped the leaderboard of the 30th Kodiak Island Golf Championship Sunday at the Bear Valley Golf Course. Nobody in the 25-person field played as much golf as Ruhl did this summer, and it showed. Fa...
Aug 31, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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GUEST OPINION: All nonprofits worthy, but funds short
This past Thursday’s borough assembly meeting produced mixed results, at least insofar as two major issues were concerned. The first of these was the assembly’s nonprofit organization funding for 2017 that slashed 40 percent off the previous year’s funding. Nonprofit funding has been discussed at assembly meetings over the last two or three months, and given the current budget squeeze at both the state and borough...
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More crossings could have guards
Early morning drivers saw Captain America at the intersection of Rezanof Drive and Benny Benson Avenue on Tuesday, as the comic book hero ensured the safety of children making their way to East Elementary for the first day of school. But that corner and some others that get heavy foot traffic might not always have such protection unless more heroes step up. Kodiak High School teacher Lindsey Glenn said the crosswa...
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Diesel company to staff local shop continuously
Cummins Sales and Service is increasing its presence in Kodiak to have constant technicians here to answer demand. Cummins, an Indiana-based diesel engine manufacturer, is leasing building space on Near Island and will fly in technicians who will rotate out every week or two, said Geoff Conrad, director of marine sales and service in Alaska. “(Currently), we would come out to Kodiak when we got a service call in A...
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Council OKs use of funds for ballot campaign
The Kodiak City Council unanimously approved the second reading of an ordinance on potential public information campaigns for two ballot propositions on the Oct. 4 municipal ballot. The ordinance does not allocate additional funds, but lays the groundwork to allow the council to use $25,000 already budgeted to distribute information that “may influence the outcome of the election.” According to packet materials, t...
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