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Court rejects retaliation charge in Jackson eviction
The Alaska state court has ruled in favor of Jackson Mobile Home Park in two eviction proceedings and repudiated allegations that park management retaliated against tenants. Jackson initiated eviction proceedings against Judi Kidder and David Masinter on May 23, citing a change in land use. The court’s findings issued on Thursday follow two legal proceedings — a June 8 eviction hearing and a July 13 evidentiary he...
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Woman who lost home in Chiniak fire doing well
The woman who lost her home one year ago in the Twin Creeks Fire still lives on her Chiniak property and is doing well, thanks to the kindness of the community. “I was just thinking this morning how glad I was that I wasn’t going to be in that camper again all winter,” said Mary Brown. The camper she overwintered in was cramped, and the whole thing could fit in her current bedroom. Brown’s home and all her possess...
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Trusty Tusty, Part 2: Design modifications
Editor’s note: This is the second part of a four-part series about the health of the ferry Tustumena and the need to replace the 52-year-old ship. The ferry Tustumena is cracked and is showing its age. The Alaska Marine Highway System knows this. It knows something else, too. “The ship is safe. I have no concerns about operating this ship in the North Pacific Ocean,” said Mike Neussl, head of AMHS, in July. The U....
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Assembly agrees to review building inspection change
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly and the Kodiak City Council directed city and borough managers to work together to amend their memorandum of agreement for building inspection services. The assembly will hold additional talks on building code requirements for borough residents. The council and assembly met Tuesday in a joint work session and discussed the memorandum of agreement under which the city provides bui...
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Byler asks for new trial
Through his attorney, the man convicted of illegal dumping of waste last year has requested a new trial. Darren Byler, owner of the crabber Wild Alaskan that was converted into a floating bar and grill and strip club, was convicted by a jury in December 2015 of illegally discharging sewage from the vessel and making false statements. Byler was originally scheduled to be sentenced in March of this year, but it was ...
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Healthy Kodiak: Ulcers, gastritis: abdomenal arsonists
Gastritis and its associate, ulcers, are common causes of upper abdominal pain. In their early incarnations, they are frequently the culprits causing what is often described as “heartburn.” In more serious and advanced stages of both these diseases, severe illness and even death can occur. The conditions are different, but in many ways related. They are related enough to review in the same discussion. Gastritis an...
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GUEST OPINION: The end of wealth as worth
What I took away from Thursday’s borough assembly meeting is that our second-class borough form of government is not working well, nor is it likely to without significant overhaul. This despite having some very competent and caring assembly members, so having the wrong people on the assembly is not the problem. The problem is that the world is changing, in fact, at its most rapid pace in the history of the world. ...
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Public Safety Blotter: Aug. 24
July 17 At 12:53 a.m., a woman reported a man stole her gun and just recovered it from a specific male. Charges were forwarded for theft in the second degree. At 7:51 p.m., a person requested a welfare check on a very intoxicated man lying on the sidewalk in the 100 block of West Rezanof Drive. He did not meet protective custody criteria. At 8:13 p.m., police found some marijuana in the 300 block of Shelikof Stree...
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Island golf championship turns 30
The Kodiak Island Golf Championship is turning 30 and for the first time the event will not be held during Labor Day weekend. Organizers decided to shift the tournament a week before the three-day holiday weekend in hopes of drawing more interest in the island’s biggest golf tournament. “The turnout has been so small the last three or four years and I’m just thinking that people are not golfing on the holiday week...
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ALASKA SCIENCE FORUM: Rugged geologists filled out map on horseback
Alfred Brooks was a geologist who traveled thousands of miles in Alaska and left his name on the state’s northernmost mountain range. Twenty years before his death in 1924, he also left behind a summary of what Alaska was like more than one century ago, when “large areas (were) still practically unexplored.” In his 1906 government report, “Geography and Geology of Alaska: A Summary of Existing Knowledge,” Brooks p...
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