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ADF&G building gets new mural
When you enter the Alaska Department of Fish and Game building on Near Island next time, take a look to the left and you’ll see a new mural made by Alaska artist Mike Anderson. The clay mural depicts a bear catching a seal at the beach. Anderson modeled the bear after one his father-in-law, long-time Kodiakan Joe Floyd, shot, complete with small scars on the head. Anderson lives in Cordova, but he got married in K...
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Kodiak is Alaska's most expensive city, study says
Kodiakans often complain about the high cost of living here, and the latest issue of the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development publication “Alaska Economic Trends” shows the complaints may be justified, at least on the housing side. The publication stated as of early this year, Kodiak is Alaska’s most expensive city, according to a Council for Community and Economic Research study of 250 cities in t...
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Troopers probe theft, burglary on two Kodiak homes
State Troopers on Tuesday sought the public’s help in solving two separate cases of theft and burglary in Kodiak, including one incident where investigators determined that a person broke into a residence and “was preparing to commit acts of theft.” On Sunday, a silver MacBook Pro laptop was stolen from a residence, a trooper report said. No further details were given. At around 10:13 a.m. Tuesday, state troopers ...
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Kodiak woman arrested on assault charges
Alaska State Troopers arrested a Kodiak woman Monday after receiving a report of a domestic disturbance in progress. Richana Mahle, 21, was arrested after allegedly assaulting two of her family members on Lilly Drive in Kodiak, a trooper report said Tuesday. Mahle was arrested and transported to the Kodiak Jail where she was remanded on two counts of assault in the fourth degree domestic violence. She was held wit...
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Assembly approves one road contract
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly approved a contract for road maintenance and snow removal in the Womens Bay Service Area and failed to approve a contract for similar work on borough grounds. Staff had recommended that both contracts be awarded to MK Enterprises. Five bids were received for the contract for borough grounds work, and at the beginning of the Thursday assembly meeting during public comment, represe...
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Assembly approves metals removal, postpones subsistence support again
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly approved a memorandum of agreement for the removal of metals from villages, postponed a resolution in support of the Subsistence Access Management Act for the second time, and authorized a contract for recycling services. The memorandum of agreement is with Kodiak Island Housing Authority for KIHA to manage the project of removing scrap metals from villages in the borough. So far...
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Grand jury indicts Coast Guard man formerly assigned in Kodiak
A grand jury in Massachusetts has indicted a Coast Guard man accused of shooting and killing a Coast Guard woman and injuring her wife and a police officer back in February. The shooter and his two female victims had previously been stationed in Kodiak. The grand jury in Barnstable County on Wednesday indicted 31-year-old Adrian Loya of Virginia on 30 counts in connection with the shooting death of 31-year-old Lis...
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Coast Guard locates 6 missing mariners
A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak HC-130 Hercules airplane crew located six people aboard a vessel and assisted in their rescue in Kuskokwim Bay Sunday, a news release said. The Hercules crew relayed the vessel's position to an Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew and good Samaritan vessels that provided assistance. The crew of the 22-foot aluminum boat reported that they ran out of fuel while travellin...
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First Amendment also protects minority opinion
If we allow emotion instead of reason, mob rule instead of our Constitution to dictate our actions, we are no better than every other failed state that has come before us. If we don't stand for principle, we will fall for anything. And fall we will, indeed. The killings that took place in South Carolina are horrific beyond words. However, the knee-jerk, emotional reaction to ban a flag is nothing less than the ban...
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Fried, Himelbloom claim Fourth of July victories
Wearing bib No. 4, it was only fitting that Arielle Himelbloom topped the women’s field in Kodiak’s annual Fourth of July 10-Kilometer Run and Walk. Himelbloom, a rising Kodiak High School junior, chopped six minutes off of her time from last year in winning in 48 minutes, 45 seconds. She finished just over a minute ahead of runner-up finisher Kathleen Dunbar, a five-time champion of the race. Recent KHS graduate ...
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