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Alutiiq campout: Fun in another language
A two-day campout presents students with the opportunity to get immersed in Alutiiq culture, language and history. The Alutiiq museum and Kodiak Island Borough School District host a campout in Alutiiq language and culture on Monday at Holiday Beach starting at 10 a.m. It runs through Tuesday. People can also take part in the events without staying overnight. There will be Alutiiq speakers and elders there who wil...
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Kodiak business owners not worried about minimum wage ballot
Kodiak’s small business owners expressed confidence on Thursday that the minimum wage increase initiative to be voted on this fall will not affect their businesses. Alaska’s minimum wage is currently $7.75 per hour, 50 cents more than the federal minimum wage of $7.25. If the initiative passes, the minimum wage would increase to $8.75 on January 1, 2015 and to $9.75 on January 1, 2016. After that, it would be adju...
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Roll carts, bad trash habits bear scrutiny around town
Kodiak likely has a single bear causing concern around town that has brought into question sloppy trash disposal habits, the use of curbside roll carts and “persuading” bears to keep away from human-populated areas. This bear might also have been shot twice after raiding a chicken coop and a dumpster in recent weeks, but continues to stay in town because of easy meals, experts say. “We have probably one bear that’...
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KPD Chief: Links between drugs, crime and gang elements in Kodiak
While Kodiak many not have any actual gangs operating within its limits, the city’s criminal landscape exhibits many characteristics of gangland-type activity. As Alaska State Troopers on the island reported yet another drug bust, city Chief of Police Ronda Wallace spoke to the Kodiak City Council a second time about partnering with the FBI to deal with the city’s growing criminal and drug trade. “We have guns. We...
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Kodiak begins American Legion season
Editor’s note: Author Derek Clarkston is a coach on Kodiak’s American Legion baseball team. For the first time since the 1980s, Kodiak will field a double A — or varsity-level — American Legion baseball team. Kodiak Post 17 begins its 28-game schedule with a four-game home series against defending champion Chugiak at 5:30 p.m. tonight at Baranof Field. Tonight’s game and the series finale at 11 a.m. Sunday are non...
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Public Safety Blotter: June 13
May 28, 2014 • At 3:05 a.m., police conducted a security check on Mill Bay Road. • At 3:31 a.m., police received a 911 hang-up call from Woody Way. Everything was OK. • At 6:15 a.m., police received a call reporting someone had stolen his vehicle from Mill Bay Road. • Around 9:35 a.m., police served papers four times at the police department, Mill Bay road and Center Avenue. • At 11:18 a.m., police received a 911 ...
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Speeding stop nets another bust for troopers
The latest in a string of drug busts saw two people arrested on charges of possessing of methamphetamine and heroin, among other substances. It began on Wednesday morning when Alaska State Trooper Eric Olsen pulled over Dylan Froehlich, 20, for reportedly going 54 mph in a 45 mph zone on Rezanof near Sharatin Road Drive at 8:15 a.m., a sworn statement from Olsen said. When Olsen asked for Froehlich’s license, regi...
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Clark named the NLC player of the year
Kodiak won the Northern Lights Conference softball title and also cleaned up in postseason awards. Junior catcher Kaitlyn Clark was named the conference’s most valuable player, while four of her teammates were named to either first or second team. Senior Kaia Yatsik and juniors Celeste Chichenoff and Dannika Catt earned first-team honors, while senior Kassidy Ellison was selected to second team. “I’m just real pro...
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Tapestry: Port Lions honors long-time health aide
The people of Port Lions love Betty Nelson. When she served as the community health aide, kids with bruises and tummy aches knew that Betty would make everything all right. Women about to give birth were confident that Betty would see them through if they couldn’t make it to the hospital in town. Patients went to Betty with scraped knees, fish-hooked fingers, broken hearts and curious minds. Even after Betty retir...
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Alaska State Troopers: June 13
May 31 • On May 1, Alaska State Troopers received a report that someone had stolen several Leisnoi property signs. They investigated and found that 71 signs had been stolen. On May 31, troopers recovered the signs. A suspect was identified, and the investigation is ongoing. • At 2:07 a.m., troopers stopped Justin Ensley, 19, operating a pickup on Chiniak Highway. He was driving under the influence. He was released...
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