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KPD hires new officer
A new police officer is keeping Kodiak’s streets safe. Tyler Southworth was sworn in as the 172nd Kodiak police officer on Oct. 21 and is one of two new officers at the Kodiak Police Department. Since starting the job, Southworth has been going through the first phase of the Kodiak Police Department’s field training, which is required for all new officers regardless of experience. He is currently assigned to patro...
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Richard “Charlie” Charles Hartman
Richard “Charlie” Charles Hartman, 52, of Kodiak died Monday, Nov. 18, 2013. Charlie passed peacefully at Providence Hospital in Anchorage after a long battle with kidney failure. He was born to the late Richie and Anita Hartman on June 4, 1961, in Kodiak. Charlie graduated from Kodiak High School in 1979. He grew up fishing with his father and took over the family’s boat, Genita, after Richie passed. Charlie cont...
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Relief effort contributes thousands to Philippines
When Alvin Arboleda leaves Kodiak for Manila today, he’ll be taking 63 cents from every man, woman and child in the Kodiak Island Borough. In two weeks of work, Kodiakans have raised $8,797 to be donated to relief efforts for Typhoon Haiyan, which struck the Philippines last month, killing more than 10,000 people. That amount is the equivalent of 63 cents from every one of Kodiak’s 14,000 people. “It was just frie...
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Thomet to face elite field at Foot Locker
Two months after his second straight cross country state title, Kodiak’s Levi Thomet is ready to take on the best of the west in sunny California. Thomet and five other KHS runners are competing in the Foot Locker West Regional Saturday in Walnut, Calif. The talented junior will showcase his talents in the seeded boys race that begins at 9:40 a.m. Alaska Standard Time. The race can be seen online at www.dyestatcal...
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Public Safety Blotter: Dec. 4
Monday, Dec. 2 • At 2:50 a.m., a caller observed a bear crossing Mill Bay Road heading south. It was gone when officers arrived. • At 7:13 a.m., a caller reported a bear was near a dumpster on Mylark Lane and wouldn’t leave the area. Patrol was advised. • At 7:39 a.m., a man reported leaving two of his phones in a vehicle, and the vehicle owner wouldn’t return them. The man was told his options, and was then arres...
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Jewelry business full of possibilities
Kodiak resident Astrid Mueller is hoping to make women feel full of possibilities with the release of two jewelry lines and the launch of her jewelry company, Possibility. “My vision is to have everybody who wears Possibility jewelry to have the feeling that anything can happen and to carry that with you as a talisman of good luck,” Mueller said. “I love that feeling of positivity.” Originally from Switzerland, Mu...
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Alaska Science Forum: Biologist creates legacy at village goose camp
When Craig Ely thumbed through his collection of photos of Alaska Native kids and biologists gathered in front of an old church, he knew he had to make a yearbook. Not for himself, though he would savor the memories, but for all the kids who had helped him do science since the 1980s. The U.S. Geological Survey biologist has executed on that project, working with talented colleagues to create a book with pictures o...
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Phone service to offer free legal help to renters
To meet a growing need for legal help, the Alaska Legal Services Corporation has some simple advice for renters: Pick up the phone. On Dec. 12, the state’s nonprofit law firm will roll out a new phone-based assistance service. Anyone in Alaska will be able to call a toll-free number and speak to a volunteer attorney about landlord issues. “Anybody can call this help line,” said Laura Goss, director of volunteer se...
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New VPSO hired for Ouzinkie
The village of Ouzinkie will soon have a new village public safety officer. Jim Poelman has been hired for the position by the Kodiak Area Native Association, which funds the VPSO program on Kodiak Island. Public safety officers provide public safety services and law enforcement in villages without a city police department or trooper detachment. Officers live in the villages and provide services like search and re...
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Long-term plans on borough’s agenda
The Kodiak Island Borough considers its long-term plans Tuesday night as the borough assembly opens discussion on the borough’s strategic plan. The plan is the headlining item for the borough assembly’s regular work session, which begins at 7:30 p.m. tonight in the borough building. Logging will also be under discussion as members of the assembly address alternatives to clearcutting timber, the practice long used ...
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