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Jackson Park comprised of hardworking people
To the editor: In response to the recent article on Jackson Trailer Park, not everyone in Jackson is so-called “trailer trash people.” Many people here are very hardworking people who work themselves tooth and nail for minimum wage or less, who struggle to make ends meet to pay their bills and taxes. Some are hardworking fishermen who come home after a tough season battered half to death from that ocean, absolutel...
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Kodiak softball swept by Homer
Homer ended Kodiak’s chances of defending its Northern Lights Conference softball title. The Mariners were the ones celebrating a conference crown after sweeping Kodiak, 11-4 and 15-0, in a Friday doubleheader at Homer High School. Homer improved to 5-0 in the NLC and sealed the title against a team that beat them three out of four times last season. The Mariners will be making their 14th state appearance in the l...
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Public Safety Blotter: May 19
April 14 Around 2:38 a.m., police conducted two bar checks downtown. At 3:05 a.m., police gave a driver on Mission Road an advisement for having colored headlight lens covers. At 7:29 a.m., police warned a speeding driver on Powell Avenue. At 8:21 a.m., police warned a driver on Rezanof Drive about having a brake light out. At 8:26 a.m., police warned a driver on Mill Bay Road for passing in a school zone. At 10:0...
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Public Safety Blotter: May 18
April 13 Around 1:19 a.m., police conducted a bar check downtown. At 1:20 a.m., police gave a man a permanent trespass from West Marine Way. Around 1:42 a.m., police conducted two bar checks downtown. At 2:07 a.m., police warned a driver on Rezanof Drive East about having no license plate light. At 2:15 a.m., police cited a driver on Sharatin Road for having no proof of insurance. At 2:30 a.m., a caller requested ...
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Jackson residents pack assembly chambers
Jackson Mobile Home Park residents filled the Kodiak Island Borough assembly chambers and the borough conference room Thursday to give public comment on the park sale and closure. The common thread among all the residents, many of whom gave comment to the borough assembly downstairs at their work session before coming upstairs to the Kodiak City Council meeting, was that they didn’t know what they would do or wher...
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Downtown workers ask city to deal with problems
Several business owners and workers at downtown businesses complained about numerous safety issues with inebriates and homeless people and asked the Kodiak City Council to deal with the problem. At the Thursday council meeting, workers told of seeing people urinating, defecating, vomiting, acting sexually, catcalling, being physically violent, drunk, dealing drugs and passing out on a regular basis downtown. Two m...
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Kodiak 3,200 relay zooms into record books
Not many people would celebrate a record-breaking performance with a run up Pillar Mountain. Then again, maybe that is why they are so good. Michael Parnell, Levi Fried, Jack Hannah and Levi Thomet established a new state standard in the 3,200-meter relay with a phenomenal time of 7 minutes, 51.99 seconds during the Kodiak Invitational on Saturday at Joe Floyd Track and Field. Asked what the group was going to do ...
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FISH FACTOR: Trawlers facing prospect of 50 percent halibut bycatch cut
Nowhere in the world do people have as much opportunity to speak their minds to fish policy makers as they do in Alaska. As decision day approaches, a groundswell of Alaska voices is demanding that fishery overseers say bye-bye to halibut bycatch in the Bering Sea. They are speaking out against the more than six million pounds of halibut that are dumped overboard each year as bycatch in trawl fisheries that target...
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GARDEN GATE: Getting started with container gardening
Halibut tubs, half barrels and pots overflowing with flowers add sparkle to any house, office or garden, but containers can serve a practical purpose, too. Especially for those with little or no garden space. In addition to flowers, you can grow a wide variety of vegetables and herbs in containers. And who doesn’t love the look of window boxes and hanging baskets? Containers also add depth, spots of focus and vers...
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Coast Guard announces change of command for Cutter Munro in Kodiak
Capt. Sam Jordan relieved Capt. Jeff Thomas as commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Munro during a change of command ceremony Friday in Kodiak, a statement said. Adm. Charles Ray, Pacific Area commander, presided over the ceremony. The change of command is a time-honored, formal ceremony conducted before the entire crew. It marks the transfer of responsibility, authority and accountability for the cutter a...
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