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City union petition filed for fall ballot
A group of city employees filed an application Tuesday to place unionization on the municipal ballot. If the city clerk certifies the application, the option to reverse the exemption from the State of Alaska Public Employment Relations Act will go before voters in the city’s Oct. 4 election as Proposition 1. PERA asserts the rights of collective bargaining for the state, borough and municipal employees. The city a...
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Parnell places 10th in Mt. Marathon junior race
Kodiak’s Michael Parnell had an impressive showing in his inaugural Mount Marathon Race. The recent graduate of Kodiak High School placed 10th in the junior boys race Monday in Seward. After going out with the leaders, Parnell fell back and clocked a time of 31 minutes, 57 seconds to finish ahead of 106 other runners. West Anchorage’s Luke Jager defended his title with a time of 27:29, while Anchorage’s Hamish Wol...
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Public Safety Blotter: July 6
May 12 At 4 p.m., police received a report of a loose dog that appeared injured in the 300 block of Maple Avenue. There were no injuries, it was just old, and it was impounded. At 4:53 p.m., police cited several vehicles in the 500 block of Alimaq Drive for parking in a no parking zone. At 11:36 p.m., police took an intoxicated man in the 400 block of Hillside Drive into protective custody. May 13 At 3:28 a.m., po...
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Alaska Science Forum: Moose hard to locate on Tanana River
LOWER TANANA RIVER — On a day like this 121 years ago, a hungry U.S. Army explorer passed here at the mouth of Fish Creek, where clear water collides with the cloudy Tanana. Henry Allen did not stop to fish. He had food, and further exploration, on his mind as he and his party paddled by in a skin boat. We have stopped our canoes, squirted on insect repellant and cast lures hoping for pike or especially sheefish, ...
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Fake IRS scam targets Kodiak phone numbers
The Kodiak Police Department is warning citizens about a phone scam in which callers impersonate the Internal Revenue Service to get money. Lt. DJ Clumpner at KPD said the department gets around two calls per month from people who received the scam calls. “The main thing for folks to know is the IRS will never call over the phone without sending a bill or notice through the mail first,” Clumpner said. “If someone ...
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Morin begins Teen Masters in Florida
Josh Morin’s debut at Teen Master’s, America’s premier youth bowling tournament, couldn’t have started any better. The Kodiak youth rolled a 201 to begin his journey in the tournament that requires bowlers to use polyester and urethane bowling balls. The lanes have not been kind to Morin after the inaugural game. After Tuesday’s second round in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the Kodiak kid sits in 180th place out of 21...
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GARDEN GATE:
During a recent drive out to Bell’s Flats, I spotted a man standing by the side of the road, hugging a white, 5-gallon bucket. Within the few seconds of viewing through my side window at 45 mph, I knew exactly what he was doing and that I had to turn around. What followed is an image that’s forever recorded — not in my camera, but in my mind. I pulled over, parked and rolled down the window on the passenger side. ...
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Learning laid-back traveltude
I’ve always considered myself a pretty laid-back person, but, in my year in Kodiak, I have noticed that Alaskans take laid-back to another level. I realized this before I even made it to the state. I was driving through North Dakota in the second day of my trip to Kodiak, when I received a call to inform me that the ferry I had booked from Homer to Kodiak was canceled for maintenance. Calling home, the responses t...
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Assembly assesses nonprofit funding after giant cut
After a 40 percent reduction from last year in nonprofit funding, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly discussed how to give out the limited funding at its Thursday work session. The assembly’s budgeted amount dropped from $390,000 to $234,000 this year. The borough has not sent out applications, and the discussion largely centered on ways to allocate funding to the applicants that received money last year. Last yea...
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Fourth of July 10K results
1. Curtis Mortenson, 35 minutes, 37 seconds; 2. Anthony Saucier, 39:54; 3. Arielle Himelbloom, 44:23; 4. Youji Seto, 45:08; 5. Anthony Maghupoy, 45:25; 6. Ashley Mortenson, 46:14; 7. Howard Valley, 49:26; 8. Mario Alvarez, 49:57; 9. Janel Day, 50:12; 10. Natalie Horn, 50:40; 11. Alison Horn, 50:40; 12. Ruben Boudreauz, 50:49; 13. Matt Gandel, 51:58; 14. Elizabeth Butler, 53:12; 15. Anna Arnold, 54:07; 16. Jennifer...
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