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Can you say recall?
To the Editor, I had every intention of speaking today about the city council meeting last week in which I saw my first uniformed armed guard since visiting the death chamber of the Walla Walla State penitentiary back in the late 60s and early 70s. That memory of absolute police control in an absolute environment still rings loud and clear. Alas, the above is for another day. After the council meeting, others and ...
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Kevin Riley Rogers
Kevin Riley Rogers died on Feb. 3, 2015, in Kodiak, Alaska. Kevin born June 28, 1977, in Boise, Idaho, to Judy Westmoreland Rogers and Gary Rogers. He graduated from Madison High School in Rexburg, Idaho, in 1995. He lived in Rexburg from 1980 to 1995, in Sitka from 1995 to 2006 and in Cordova from 2007 to 2015. Kevin was a carpenter, charter boat captain and commercial fisherman. He loved the outdoors and was an ...
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Kodiak breaks rain record
A week after the winter’s first blizzard, a storm saturated the island with a record amount of rain. The National Weather Service recorded 1.25 inches of rain Sunday at the Kodiak Benny Benson State Airport, breaking the Feb. 15 record of .66 inches set in 2012. As of 2 p.m. Monday, Kodiak had received 1.20 inches of rain, .25 inches short of the 2010 record. For the year, 15.59 inches of rain has been recorded, w...
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Alutiiq Museum to offer instructor education
The Alutiiq Museum is hosting a free three-day workshop for instructor skills training to grow cultural education for the future. The workshop, offered in part by the Cook Inlet Region Inc. Foundation, the Kodiak Island Borough School District and Kodiak College, is Feb. 25 through 27. The first day, participants will “explore best practices and philosophies of cultural arts education,” according to a news release...
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Borough discusses strategic plan
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly discussed its strategic plan and the formation of a special committee to facilitate land sales. In January, the assembly held an all-day work session centered on strategic planning. The resulting drafts have been condensed down to a list of four overarching goals and several steps to achieve each goal. The strategic plan is intended to govern the borough for the next five years. ...
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Public Safety Blotter: Feb. 17
Jan. 12 At 10:40 a.m., a caller reported criminal trespass on Thorsheim Street. The caller did not want them banned. At 11 a.m., police warned a driver on Von Scheele Way for not stopping completely at a stop sign. At 11:43 a.m., police cited a driver on Willow Street for having no proof of insurance. At 12:14 p.m., a caller reported a truck hitting a building on Marine Way. At 3:07 p.m., a caller on Shelikof Stre...
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Kodiak Island Births: Feb. 17
Veda Mae Stabnau was born at 2:07 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, to Jared and Catherine Stabnau. She weighed 8 pounds, 10.2 ounces and measured 20 inches long. Her parents are originally from Missoula, Montana, and now live in Kodiak. Her father works for the U.S. Coast Guard. Fiona Mae Ponce Rivera was born at 4:56 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 9, 2015, to Mai Lourdes Ponce. She weighed 6 pounds, 3 ounces and measured 18...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Get ready for fishing
My eyes were really opened in January. We were fortunate enough to be invited for three weeks of fishing in Florida, and of course we accepted. The first few days were devoted exclusively to fly fishing, but my awakening came on the day I was handed a spinning rod for tossing jigs. It was a very lightweight 7 foot rod rated for 1/8 oz to ¼ oz lures. In spite of its light weight it was surprisingly stiff. The reel ...
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Alumni update: Miles Dunbar races at UW Open
Former Kodiak and Chico State University star Miles Dunbar re-emerged on the track Sunday. Dunbar finished seventh in the 3,000-meter run at the University of Washington Open indoor track meet with a time of 8 minutes, 30.17 seconds. University of Alaska Anchorage’s Henry Cheseto crossed the line first with a time of 8:18.59. There were 69 runners in the field. Dunbar, running unattached, graduated from Chico Stat...
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Local Results: Feb. 17
City League Basketball Feb. 12 Water of Life A 105, RC Enterprise 81 Elijah Hiner 47 points, Austin Cowley 27, Michael Manifo 13, Daniel Wooley 7, Tony Will 6 and Mikel Garner 5 for Water of Life. TJ Agmata 19 points, David Diocares Jr. 17, Randy Diocares 16, Tyson Miranda 14, Eli Deardruff 8 and Matt Regele 7 for RC. Local Electric 50, Strangers 42 Kevin VanHatten 11 points, Brett Larsen 9, Wade Johnson 7, Corey ...
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