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3 rural students qualify for archery tourney
Russ Scotter travels to Kentucky nearly every May, and not because he enjoys horse racing. The longtime Karluk teacher is the director of Kodiak’s rural schools archery program and for the third time in four years is taking students to the National Archery in the Schools Tournament that begins today in Louisville. “It is still nerve-racking every time you think about it,” said Scotter on Tuesday just moments befor...
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Public Safety Blotter: May 12
April 25 At 2:03 a.m., police arrested a man in the 400 block of West Marine Way on suspicion of assault in the fourth degree – domestic violence and interfering with a report of domestic violence. At 7:35 p.m., a man in the 1500 block of Ismailov Street reported receiving a call from someone who said they were a trooper, and he wanted the fraudulent call noted. At 11:02 a.m., a person asked police to pick up drug...
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Boats line up for one-day derby
Local anglers rose bright and early Saturday for the first King Salmon Slam, sponsored by the Kodiak Association of Charterboat Operators. Teams struck out at 7 a.m. with a shotgun start. On their return, they checked in at the Kodiak Island Brewing Company, where Lenny Heglin weighed the catches of the day. Winning teams were selected based on the total weight of up to four kings. Taking the grand prize was the t...
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City council looking for more marijuana committee applicants
The Kodiak City Council is looking for one more city resident to serve on the Marijuana Advisory Special Committee At their Tuesday work session, council members also decided to amend the draft resolution creating the committee to accommodate an applicant who did not meet the criteria. According to city clerk Deb Marlar, the committee would differ from a recently created borough marijuana task force, because the c...
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Strip boat owner gets new lawyer
A federal judge approved Darren Byler’s request for new representation on Tuesday, setting back sentencing for an illegal dumping conviction. Byler was due for sentencing on Monday, but Judge Sharon Gleason granted a postponement on May 2 pending the outcome of the request to replace public defender Michael Dieni. Anchorage attorney John Cashion will take over Byler’s defense. Byler owned and operated the converte...
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Guest Opinion: Plan for life after logging
Last week the Kodiak Island Borough signed a contract with A-1 Timber to log the trees in the fire-damaged Chiniak forest. Under the terms of this contract, A-1 could begin logging immediately and will depart the site on or before May 31, 2017. As part of its contract, A-1 will build bridges, install culverts, and build hardened forest roads on the property to access its trees. These improvements will be left in p...
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Ididarock challenge returns
The Ididarock — an off-road challenge created by Kodiak resident Leonard Martin — returns for a sophomore edition. The race is May 21. Registration deadline is Saturday. Last year, four-wheelers trekked from the Lake Miam trailhead at Mile 29.5 on the Chiniak Highway to the American River parking lot on Mile 20.5. Five teams participated — a team had to have at least two riders — and four finished under 2 hours, 2...
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Alaska Science Forum: Yukon River breaking up with a whimper
CIRCLE — As the pilot of a chartered Cessna 206 curved in for a landing above the Yukon River, his passengers squinted at white river ice that clung to the south bank near town. Chocolate-brown open water filled river channels both upstream and downstream of the ice. In the seat behind the pilot, Ed Plumb of the National Weather Service scribbled in a notebook. Kerry Seifert of Alaska’s Division of Homeland Securi...
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Ancient Alutiiq rock art found on Afognak
On a recent trip to Afognak Island, Alutiiq Museum archaeologist Patrick Saltonstall identified a rare cluster of rock art, a set of petroglyphs previously unknown to the Alutiiq community, according to a Monday release from the museum. Pecked into the surface of a rock formation on the southern shore of Afognak, he found a series of about a dozen carefully formed circular pits, about the size of a tablespoon, som...
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City cuts back 12.6 percent for 2017 budget
The Kodiak City Council held a rare Saturday work session to review the preliminary budget for fiscal year 2017, which predicts a drop in expenses compared to the 2016 budget. In citywide expenses, excluding capital projects, the preliminary budget seeks $35.2 million, down 12.6 percent from this year. The preliminary budget shows a reduction in legal expenses, from $200,000 in the current fiscal year to $100,000....
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