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Eponymous bear inspires SUV
Czech automaker Škoda announced its latest offering on Friday, a seven-seat SUV called the “Kodiaq,” meant to invoke the power of the Kodiak brown bear. Sharp-eyed locals might have wondered about a few appearances of the alternate spelling last month, as a 10-member crew from the Czech Republic filmed a few scenes for a promotional video connected with the SUV’s rollout. Signs at Pier 3 and on the Chiniak Highway...
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Public Safety Blotter: May 9
April 23 At 12:16 a.m., a person reported being awakened in the 1200 block of Father Herman Street by an idling vehicle and two men talking loudly. All was quiet when police arrived, and no vehicles were in the area. At 12:43 a.m., police responded to a vehicle with no insurance in the 300 block of Shelikof Street. They found the owner and warned him it couldn’t be moved until it has insurance. At 1:10 a.m., polic...
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FISH FACTOR: Rebates offered for baleen whale pingers
Alaska salmon fishermen can get rebates on pingers aimed at keeping baleen whales away from their gear. The six-inch, battery-operated tubes are tied into fishing nets and transmit animal-specific signals every five seconds to alert the animals to keep their distance. “Pingers can be really helpful to alert the whales to something in front of them so you have less entanglements,” said Kathy Hansen, director of the...
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A tale of feline fortune
Shannon Hamer had no interest in having two cats. She and her roommate, Kinsey Allen, already had two cats between them. Hamer’s cat, Piper, was sociable and provided more than enough love and cuddles. Gracie, Allen’s crotchety Siamese, was content with just the housemates she already had. That changed when a tiny black kitten was brought into the Kodiak Veterinary Clinic where Hamer works as a client care special...
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KoC holds diploma distribution day
Today, Kodiak will celebrate its newest graduates. In all, there were 64 graduates of various programs at Kodiak College this academic year. This includes students who have earned undergraduate degrees, completed the General Educational Development test, completed the certified nursing assistant program, or completed the medical assistant workforce development program. The ceremony will also have “guest graduates”...
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Kodiak’s Fangonilo and Matautia headed to Columbia Basin College
Kristhel Fangonilo and Kalameli Matautia met in third grade. It wasn’t instant friendship. “I think she hated me on the first day,” Matautia said. “She was mean to me. She wouldn’t let me play because she said I was cheating.” Fangonilo said she didn’t hate her, but recalled, “We would play dodgeball and everybody would be scared of her. When she got the ball everybody would run away. That is how scary she was.” H...
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Assembly OKs deal for Chiniak trees with A-1 Timber
Logs will fall in Chiniak this summer. The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly voted unanimously on Thursday to approve the salvage sale of borough-owned timber burned in the fall 2015 Twin Creeks Fire to A-1 Timber Consultants. Many Chiniak residents have spoken against the contract, worrying they will see problems with slash piles, fallen trees near property and on roads, gravel pits and logging truck noise. The asse...
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Kodiak baseball scores late to up winning streak
A late-inning surge provided the spark for Kodiak to extend its Southcentral Conference winning streak to three. The Bears erupted for eight runs in the final two innings to grab a 10-4 baseball victory over Houston Thursday in the Mat-Su Valley. Kodiak upped its conference record to 3-4, 4-6 overall. Sophomore Shaun Walton went the distance on the mound and only gave up three hits — two in the seventh — on 89 pit...
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In the Courts: May 6
Rachelle Abbott pleaded guilty to driving without a valid operator license. Abbott was fined $500. Russell A. Anderson pleaded guilty to driving without a valid operator license and proof of insurance to be carried and exhibited on demand. Anderson was fined $1,000. George Andrew Marshall pleaded guilty to proof of insurance to be carried and exhibited on demand. Marshall was fined $500.
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Public Safety Blotter: May 6
April 21 At 3:57 a.m., police received a report of people in a vehicle in Dog bay acting suspicious. They were gone when police arrived. At 4:40 a.m., police responded to a subject in an ATM lobby in the 200 block of Marine Way. They left when police asked. At 8:21 a.m., police received a report of a reckless driver in the Mill Bay Road and Birch Avenue area. Police were unable to locate the described vehicle. At ...
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