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Man accused of stealing kayaks
A 20-year-old Kodiak man faces a felony theft charge for allegedly stealing two kayaks valued at $720 from a Mission Road yard. Gerardo Rodas faces one count of second-degree theft, a class C felony punishable by up to five years in prison and a $50,000 fine. He was arraigned in Kodiak District Court on Friday. According to court documents, on Aug. 31 a Kodiak man reported two small red kayaks, worth $360 each, ha...
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Horizon Lines accused of fraud in Guam, Hawaii shipments
The federal government has accused shipping company Horizon Lines of bilking the military of millions of dollars over the past several years. According to a complaint filed Aug. 23, Horizon Lines and fellow shipper Matson Navigation Company Inc. illegally inflated the cost of shipping servicemen’s belongings to Hawaii and Guam. Horizon Lines is the principal cargo operator in Kodiak and has extensive operations in...
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Canada approves commercial production of engineered salmon eggs
The Canadian environmental regulator Environment Canada has approved commercial production of genetically engineered salmon eggs at a laboratory on Prince Edward Island. Monday’s announcement is a step forward for AquaBounty Technologies, which is seeking commercial approval for a salmon engineered to grow more quickly than natural fish. “It’s a milestone for us,” said company spokesman Dave Conley. AquaBounty’s p...
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Fisheries work group prepares to review analyst applications
In a Monday morning meeting, the city and borough fisheries work group discussed the status of the search for a new fisheries analyst. The city and borough have been looking for a person to replace analyst Denby Lloyd since the beginning of November. The deadline for applications is 3 p.m. Wednesday. The fisheries analyst is a two-year contract job that requires the analyst to monitor actions of fishing regulators...
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Pioneering family seeks to name creek in Chiniak
For the past 20 years, Marsha Galloway has been trying to create a memorial to her father. On Dec. 13, the state of Alaska will decide whether or not to name an unlabeled creek near Chiniak School in honor of Richard Weisser. If approved, Weisser Creek would immortalize the name of a 32-year Kodiak Island resident who fought to open Chiniak land to settlement. Galloway and the rest of her brothers and sisters no l...
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Ouzinkie man accused of runway joyride
A Ouzinkie man allegedly stole a vehicle, raced it down the Ouzinkie Airport runway, then totaled it after going off a 40-foot drop. Andrew Panamarioff, 21, faces three counts of violating conditions of release (class B misdemeanors), one count of obstructing an airport (an unclassified misdemeanor), one count of reckless driving (an unclassified misdemeanor) and one count of first-degree vehicle theft (a class C ...
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Education: Field trip to the Coast Guard base
A group of 29 girls from Kodiak High School visited Coast Guard Base Kodiak on Tuesday to learn about career opportunities for women through the Women in Engineering program. The Women in Engineering program promotes education in science, engineering, technology and math (STEM). The trip was financed by a nontraditional occupations grant received by the Kodiak Island Borough School District. A nontraditional occup...
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Troopers seek help finding alleged meth dealer
The Alaska State Troopers are seeking the public’s help as they search for a 23-year-old Kodiak man who is wanted on a $500,000 warrant for weapons misconduct and drugs charges. In a press release, troopers said Brandon Timpke has blond hair and blue eyes, and is 5 feet 10 inches tall and 175 pounds. Troopers believe Timpke is still on Kodiak Island, but there is a chance he may be elsewhere in Alaska. Anyone with...
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Sen. Begich unveils bill aimed at helping Coast Guardsmen
Sen. Mark Begich has proposed new legislation to boost child care and education benefits for Coast Guardsmen and their dependents. The Coast Guard Quality of Life bill (S.1760) calls for increased oversight of child care centers at Coast Guard bases, provides tuition assistance to the spouses of active-duty Coast Guardsmen, and allows the Coast Guard to spend housing money on child care centers. “With over 42,000 ...
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Teacher Spotlight: Mixing music and exercise
It’s Laura Smelser’s job to enliven kids through music and exercise. Smelser works as a teacher at Peterson Elementary School where she has dual roles as the music and physical education teacher. She moved to Kodiak in August 2012, and started out as a long-term substitute for Kodiak High School, but was quickly transferred to Peterson Elementary to become the full-time physical education teacher. Smelser earned h...
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