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Summer camp chaplains teach life lessons in compassion
One of my kids at St. James told me recently that she might not be able to make it to church for our parish picnic, because she was too busy packing for Camp Woody. She admitted that her mother thought she was starting way too far ahead (as in six weeks). Now, that’s excitement for you. I remember being that excited about events I couldn’t wait for: going fishing with our neighbor/babysitters, my dad coming back f...
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Post 17 earns big win over Ketchikan
Kodiak Post 17 topped Ketchikan, 8-6, in a critical American Legion League baseball game Thursday at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage. The Bears improved to 9-6 and inched closer to a state tournament berth. The victory slid Kodiak into seventh in the standings with 42 points, while Ketchikan fell to 7-9 and saw its state hopes dashed. Giovanni Martinez collected two of Kodiak's six hits and earned the win, pitching 2...
Jul 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Defense attorney argues no intent in Kodiak child-porn case
Sentencing hearing continued Wednesday in a child pornography case involving a Kodiak man who allegedly downloaded more than 20,000 adult images five years ago. Rudyard Ramos, 49, was indicted in 2012 on nine child pornography counts, after the child images were downloaded together with the thousands of adult photos. A jury found Ramos guilty in January. During Wednesday’s sentencing hearing, Judge Steve Cole said...
Jul 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stevens backs Walker’s unilateral move to expand Medicaid
Sen. Gary Stevens said Wednesday he supports Gov. Bill Walker’s intention to accept federal money to expand Medicaid in Alaska despite criticisms from the Republican-majority legislature. “I think there are so many good things about it,” said Stevens, R-Kodiak, referring to Walker’s plan to augment the public health insurance. “There will be a lot of jobs created in the medical field,” among other benefits, he sai...
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Don’t rule out harmful sonar tests as possible cause of whale deaths
To the Editor, Regarding the July 15 KDM article on the cause of the recent whales deaths: Just because there have been no dead whales discovered since the Navy’s Northern Edge Training Exercise in June does not rule out the possibility that the Navy may have been testing harmful sonar previous to the exercise. The Southeast Alaska Acoustic Measurement Facility in Behm Canal off Ketchikan is the Navy’s “primary” a...
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Two assembly applications received, one withdrawn
The Kodiak Island Borough received two applications for a vacancy on the assembly from Dennis Symmons and Mel Stephens, but Stephens has since withdrawn himself from consideration. The assembly is scheduled to interview applicants at their July 30 special meeting before appointing an applicant who will then immediately take the oath of office. On his application, Symmons included a statement that said he cared abo...
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Coast Guard medevacs cruise ship passenger near Kodiak
A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk aircrew medevaced an 83 year-old man experiencing symptoms of a possible heart attack aboard a cruise ship about 70 miles east of Kodiak Island on Wednesday, a Coast Guard news release said. The Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisted the man, along with a nurse from the ship, and transferred them to awaiting emergency medical services at Air Station Kodiak, the release said....
Jul 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Walmart back to normal business after bomb threat
Police responded to a bomb threat Wednesday at the Kodiak Walmart, blocking off the entrance and evacuating employees while law-enforcement officers checked for explosives. “As a precaution, the store was evacuated while the threat was assessed,” a Kodiak Police Department news release said. “After a search of the store, it was turned over to the Store Manager.” Police did not find explosives and the store immedia...
Jul 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Don’t rule out harmful sonar tests as possible cause of whale deaths
To the Editor, Regarding the July 15 KDM article on the cause of the recent whales deaths: Just because there have been no dead whales discovered since the Navy’s Northern Edge Training Exercise in June does not rule out the possibility that the Navy may have been testing harmful sonar previous to the exercise. The Southeast Alaska Acoustic Measurement Facility in Behm Canal off Ketchikan is the Navy’s “primary” a...
Jul 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Public Safety Blotter: July 22
July 6 At 12:33 a.m., police admonished a speeding driver on Selief Lane. At 12:46 a.m., police advised a driver in the 17th Avenue and Mission Road area about a taillight out. At 12:54 a.m., police conducted a security check on Rezanof Drive East. Around 1:01 a.m., police conducted three bar checks downtown. At 2:11 a.m., police admonished a driver on Mill Bay Road for having expired registration. At 8:30 a.m., a...
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