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Possible good news for water in Chiniak
To the editor: Heard Leisnoi Inc. is no longer spraying herbicides out in the area they logged in Chiniak. And no more is planned in the future. That’s good for the residents of Chiniak and the rest of the island, especially commercial, sport and subsistence fisheries. Now hopefully the amount that was sprayed in Chiniak has no adverse effects to residents’ drinking water. We’ll have to wait to have the water test...
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Podcasters judge KoC showcase
Kodiak College students will present their work to the community and compete for scholarship money Friday in the 17th annual Student Showcase. The event, which will last approximately an hour, will feature students giving two-minute presentations on their contest submissions. This year features work in five categories: academic, creative communications, Alaska Native studies, distance and group. There were no subm...
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Alaska State Troopers: April 7
March 26 At 3 p.m., the Alaska State Troopers were notified of a disturbance that had occurred earlier in the day on Spruce Cape Road. Investigation revealed that a 52-year-old Kodiak man had assaulted a family member. He was arrested and remanded to the Kodiak Jail without bail. March 28 At approximately 7:40 p.m., troopers received a report of domestic violence assault. Investigation revealed that a 23-year-old ...
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Week in Words: Revenuers take battle to the venues
The word on everyone’s lips and minds as our state Legislature heads into conference committee on the budget: revenue. Today we understand the word “revenue” to mean some sort of income, either through the selling of goods and services, or through the collection of investments and taxes. The English form comes from the similar Middle French (14th to 17th centuries) “revenue,” a noun meaning “a return.” This is sim...
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Pier 1 wood does not pose threat
City, borough and state officials say no codes have been broken and no environmental dangers exist from a pile of treated wood refuse from the demolition of Pier 1. The wood is currently stored on private property near Kalsin Bay. According to Lori Aldrich of the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation’s Solid Waste Program, the discarded wood now belongs to a private citizen. Tom Quass, code enforcement o...
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Council members get support from governor
Three Kodiak City Council members have returned from a lobbying trip to Juneau, hopeful that a grant request for the transient float replacement project will be fulfilled. In July 2015, the council adopted a resolution to apply to the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facility’s Harbor Facility Grant Program for up to $1.5 million in matching contributions for the replacement project. “It was rated No...
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Public Safety Blotter: April 6
March 20 At 1:32 a.m., police received a report of two men fighting in the 300 block of Center Avenue. It was verbal only. At 1:55 a.m., police received a report of a man passed out in the 200 block of Marine Way. He was OK. At 2:10 a.m., police arrested a man in the 300 block of Center Avenue for a warrant. At 8:12 a.m., police cited a driver in the 800 block of Thorsheim Street for having no proof of insurance a...
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Healthy Kodiak: Isolation contributes to danger of addiction
I recently spent 10 days in California visiting family and I was very thankful to come home to Kodiak, because I realized that the community here is very different than any other place I have lived. I have noticed that the population is very small and close-knit. I have deeper friendships with people even though I have known them for less time. I was pleasantly surprised when my Kodiak friend bought me flowers and...
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Assembly carried out fair process
To the editor: The March 31 Daily Mirror carried a 1 1/2-page open letter by borough assemblyman Mel Stephens intimating the unsuitability of a candidate selected by the assembly to be the new borough manager. After having read Mr. Stephens’ letter, would any of us want this candidate as the next borough manager? But, let’s be fair and review the facts before deciding. When the candidate, Mr. Michael Powers, was i...
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Cawley, Forsman roll to bowling titles
A pair of Kodiakans made a mark at their first appearance at the Alaska Women’s Bowling Association State Championships. Pamla Cawley and Barbara Forsman teamed together to capture the division III doubles title at the state championships in March at Eagle River Bowl. The Kodiak duo knocked down a handicap total of 1,582 pins in a three-game series to finish 38 pins ahead of the runner-ups. In the same category, K...
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