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After grounding, workers say they’re stranded
Jesus Escalera, Mario Escalera and Zach Todd are homeless, broke and have been wearing the same clothes for three days. The three men flew up from Washington last week to work as processors on the Pacific Producer, which ran aground on Friday and left them adrift with no money and no place to go. A good Samaritan boat, the fishing vessel Christy, took 10 Pacific Producer crewmen back to Kodiak after the ship ran a...
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Police make meth bust
A Kodiak man is facing serious drug charges after police discovered more than three ounces of methamphetamine, an ounce of heroin, marijuana and prescription drugs in his possession on Saturday. Steve Nault, 58, faces charges of second-degree drugs misconduct (a class A felony), third-degree drugs misconduct (a class B felony), fourth-degree drugs misconduct (a class C felony), and misconduct involving weapons (a ...
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Rural villages face sludge issues
The city of Kodiak is creeping toward a solution to its sewage sludge dilemma, but two rural Kodiak communities appear to have found a quicker way to solve the same problem. This summer, Ouzinkie and Port Lions will dig new sewage lagoons to contain the waste pumped from their septic tanks and sewage pipes. The new lagoons highlight the different problems facing rural and urban Kodiak, even when they tackle simila...
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Kodiak swimmers share pool with Olympic gold medalist
Kodiak High School’s Ila Hughes and Tahna Lindquist spent their spring break competing against a four-time Olympic gold medalist. The two sophomore swimming stars participated alongside Missy Franklin in the Western Region Section Short Course Championships in Federal Way, Wash. And the Kodiak students held their own against Franklin, who won four gold medals and one bronze at the 2012 London Olympics. “Swimming i...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Snowshoe hare for dinner
We eat a lot of rabbit. While it doesn’t completely replace chicken or turkey in our diets, it certainly accounts for more meals than chicken and turkey combined. There seems to be divide between folks who eat rabbit and those who don’t. If it was a part of your family cuisine while you were growing up, you’re likely to be eating it today. But if you’ve never had it, the chances are you’re not going to without a n...
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Bullying incident at the Assembly meeting
To the Editor: This past Thursday’s borough assembly meeting was marred due to a bullying incident. Specifically, during a period set aside for audience comments, one of the audience members was duly recognized and began her presentation. Shortly thereafter, one of the assembly members began forcibly shouting her down, repeatedly and loudly incanting “Point of Order”, “Point of Order”, until the speaker, a senior ...
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Births: March 19
• Mikayla Marie Lester was born at 12:21 p.m. March 11, 2013, to Neici Marie and Michael Edward Lester. She weighed 7 pounds, 0.8 ounces and measured 18.75 inches long. Her parents are originally from Turlock, Calif. and Kodiak. Her father works at Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center and her mother works at Kodiak Middle School. Proud grandparents are Jim and Joyce Rowell from Turlock, Calif., Silvestre and Su...
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Public Safety Blotter: March 19
Thursday, March 14 At 1:17 p.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Mylark Lane. At 1:23 p.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Marine Way. At 4:43 p.m., someone brought in proof of insurance and a citation was corrected. At 5:38 p.m., a woman reported her vehicle was hit in a parking lot. There was minor damage. At 6:03 p.m. and 6:04 p.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Marine Way. At 7:05 p.m., a caller reported...
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There are only two good Assembly members
To the Editor: When the time comes for local elections each year, do not vote for the bad five that are on there now, just the two good owes. Either the board members get off the boards and do their own work, or stay on the boards and not be able to bid on jobs the borough is putting out for bids. All you people need to write a letter to the Editor stating, “That anyone who is on any of the boards of the borough c...
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Alumni update: Anthony opens with win
Dylan Anthony opened his sophomore outdoor track and field season with a victory Friday in California. The University of Alaska Anchorage distance specialist topped the 10,000-meter field with an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 30 minutes, 41.93 seconds at the Occidental Distance Carnival. The race consisted of 56 runners, with Anthony’s teammates Yonatan Yilma and Jacob Parisien finishing second and third. UA...
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