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Family dinners help combat youth substance abuse
September 28 is Family Day which is part of a national movement to celebrate parental engagement as an effective tool to help keep America’s children substance free. I am pleased to serve as Alaska’s Honorary Chair. Research at casafamilyday.org shows that children with hands-on, engaged parents are far less likely to smoke, drink or use other substances and that having regular family dinners can go a long way as ...
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Fish waste totes removed due to improper use
People using the public use stations in St. Herman Harbor and at the Kodiak Harbor Spit to filet fish will have to find a new place to deposit the carcasses and guts because the totes that used to be there for fish waste disposal have been removed due to improper dumping. The stations provided a filet area, the totes, and water free of charge for public use. Signs on the totes warned that they were only for fish w...
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KAMP steers wayward in the right direction
Hillary Clinton told us that it takes a village to raise a child. Kodiak Area Mentor Program (KAMP) says that it takes a community to steer the wayward “child” in the right direction. That “child” may be a teenager, a 30-something or a post-50. Pitfalls are scattered along the road of life and age doesn’t seem to matter. What matters to KAMP is that those incarcerated for criminal activities are prepared to be pos...
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PREP PICKS: Jocking for playoff position
With only two weeks left in the regular season, the medium-small school playoff picture is nearly complete. With Soldotna, Kenai and North Pole already clinching a place in postseason, only one spot is up for grabs, and that will be decided next week when Juneau plays Thunder Mountain. The winner of that game will grab the Southeast Conference’s second berth. Also next week, Kenai plays Soldotna in a game that dec...
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KHS football travels to Palmer
When Kenai topped Palmer last Saturday, Kodiak football’s postseason hopes were popped. First-year coach Bill McGuire said it is disappointing not reaching the playoffs, but with two games left the players are not letting it ruin their season. “It has been a real positive atmosphere,” he said. “The energy has been there. It is good to see especially from a team that is eliminated from the playoffs.” Kodiak plays a...
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In the Courts: Sept. 25
Phillip Barajas pleaded guilty to assault in the second degree – injury with a weapon, intent and assault in the third degree – cause injury with a weapon. Barajas was sentenced to 15 years in jail (eight suspended) and placed on probation for ten years. Bryce Wade Beltran pleaded guilty to assault in the third degree – cause fear of injury with a weapon. Beltran was sentenced to 24 months and 20 days in jail (24 ...
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Span Alaska buys Pacific Alaska Freightways
Freight company Span Alaska Transportation has purchased Pacific Alaska Freightways, according to a release from the companies. According to the release, “Customers of both companies will have access to expanded service offerings, as well as faster and more direct service to more locations.” Both companies previously served Kodiak as well as the rest of Alaska with shipping services and connected Alaska cities to ...
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Housing a matter of compassion, not politics
There is a serious moral and ethical issue threatening the soul of Kodiak. Whoa. I can already tell I'm setting myself up for trouble with that lead-in. I'm not talking about the drug problem or the break-ins, or even global warming, although all of them are crises in their own right. I'm not even talking about church attendance being down and how people's souls are in danger if we don't get right with God. I'll l...
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Public Safety Blotter: Sept. 25
Sept. 19 Around 12:28 a.m., police conducted five bar checks downtown. At 12:58 a.m., police warned a speeding driver in the 1900 block of East Rezanof Drive. At 1:33 a.m., police warned a driver in the Larch Street and Mylark Lane area about a taillight malfunction. At 1:43 a.m., police conducted a security check in the 400 block of Mill Bay Road. At 9:56 a.m., police received a request for a subject removal from...
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Teeing Off: Picking better than humans
Gizmo has been unbearable to live with this week. The pup has been parading around the apartment like he owns the place. He even put his brother, Pepper Jack, in time out for running off — thank you neighbor down the street for corralling him for me. That dog runs fast. Marcus Dunbar would be proud. While everybody struggled in picking NFL games last week, Gizmo made it look easy. Pup 1, Humans 0. Yes, Gizmo out-p...
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