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In the Courts: Oct. 4
Dismissals • Counts of first-degree criminal trespassing and third-degree criminal mischief against Juanzetta Eads, 35, were dismissed Aug. 5. • One count of fourth-degree assault against Hussein Mohammed, 38, was dismissed Sept. 26. Assault Juanzetta Eads, 35, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree assault. The imposition of her sentence was suspended, and she will be on probation for one year. Criminal trespass • Ian R...
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Tapestry: Alitak superintendent finds purpose for everything
Woody Knebel, superintendent of Ocean Beauty’s Alitak processing plant, sees beauty in the ordinary. Everything serves an aesthetic purpose — even rusty wrenches that crumble with the slightest torque or an old wooden dory that was used in beach-seining operations at the turn of the century. The dory is the centerpiece of a museum Knebel has been developing for the last four years. “You can see rub marks on the si...
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Senior Life: Center achieves accreditation
Senior Citizens of Kodiak Inc. has achieved its third national accreditation through the National Council on Aging (NCOA) and National Institute of Senior Centers (NISC). SCOK staff, its board of directors and more than 25 community members have been meeting the past six months to review policies, budgets, and facilities in assuring nine different standards have been met: planning and purpose, community connection...
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Long-vacant airport terminal gets new tenant
After 18 years, the old MarkAir building at Benny Benson State Airport has a new tenant. By the end of the month, the Navigator Lounge will open in the old green building that once housed a vibrant regional airline. “The reason we’re doing this is convenience,” said Patricia Altmeter, co-owner of the new business with George Gatter. “Kodiak has a lot of delayed flights, and there’s just not a lot of room in that (...
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Overcoming challenges
Every time Illa Macinko is asked how tall she is, she gives a precise answer. “I am 5-1¼ — don’t forget the fourth,” she said. Being undersized hasn’t slowed the Kodiak senior. As a youth in the Kodiak Kingfishers swimming program she was one of the top swimmers in the state. She still holds three individual club records for the eight-and-under division. But as others started getting taller, Macinko started lookin...
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Alaska State Troopers: Oct. 3
Saturday, Sept. 21 Kodiak Alaska Wildlife Troopers cited a 40-year-old California man for failure to release a coho salmon hooked other than in the mouth. Bail was set at $130. Tuesday, Sept. 24 Kodiak Alaska Wildlife Troopers cited a 62-year-old Utah man for taking too many coho salmon from Pillar Creek. Bail was set at $130. Wednesday, Sept. 25 At 2:40 p.m., Kodiak Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted a Minnesota ...
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Politicians will stop at nothing to confiscate firearms
To the Editor: The tyrants, dictators and all scumbag politicians will stop at nothing to register and ban and eventually confiscate firearms owned by law-abiding Americans like you and me. The UN has been working for 15 years to force its gun-banning arms treaty on the United States. Obama and Kerry just signed it, inviting the world's worst human rights abusers to dictate gun policy here in the United States. On...
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Troopers search for vehicle arsonist
Alaska State Troopers are searching for the person responsible for setting a vehicle on fire and abandoning it on a beach near Spruce Cape. According to a trooper dispatch report, Alaska State Troopers responded to a vehicle fire around 3:42 a.m., on Sept. 25. The vehicle had been pushed off a cliff onto a beach near the Spruce Cape helipad, Alaska State Troopers Sgt. Eric Olsen said. It was fully engulfed in flam...
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Kodiak volleyball creates buzz
Kodiak’s second-place finish at the West Spiketacular created a lot of buzz in Anchorage. A high school friend of Amy Willis filled in the coach. “She sent me a Facebook message telling me she was really sorry that she missed our tournament because that was all they were talking about at adult league (volleyball) on Sunday, was the Kodiak volleyball team,” Willis said. The Bears sent ripples through the volleyball...
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City releases latest sales tax revenue figures
One year after the city of Kodiak implemented a 7 percent sales tax, city revenue is only slightly less than pre-increase forecasts. According to reports from the city’s finance office, the city of Kodiak is collecting almost $450,000 more on average each quarter when compared with 2012. The city increased its sales tax from 6 percent to 7 percent starting on Oct. 1, 2012, and this week the city released revenue d...
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