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2 men face 55 charges in burglary spree
Two people face more than two dozen felony charges apiece for allegedly breaking into several homes and stealing items including multiple firearms in late 2015. Justin Isadore, 18, and Shay Monkiewicz, 20, each face multiple felony charges of theft in the second degree, burglary in the first degree, and criminal mischief in the third degree, according to an indictment handed down by a grand jury on Feb. 8. Accordi...
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Autistic man’s family sues city, officers
The parents of an Autistic man are suing the city, charging the Kodiak Police Department failed to train officers properly, leading to unnecessary use of force in a Sept. 16, 2015, encounter. Attorneys Myron Angstman and Joshua Fitzgerald filed a complaint Tuesday on behalf of Judy, whose son Nicholas Pletnikoff was wrestled to the ground, handcuffed, pepper sprayed and briefly detained when three Kodiak officers ...
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Local mermaid tale hits the stage
If you take a boat to Buoy 4 and make the turn around Spruce Cape to head toward Ouzinkie, you’ll reach Hanin Rocks, and you just might be able to hear a mermaid sing. Andy Olzos based his radio play “The Mermaid of Hanin Rocks” off this legend, which the Fairwind Players bring to the stage in Kodiak for the first time this weekend. “It’s one of those things old-timers talk about here,” said Olzos, who has lived i...
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Council more certain on fish analyst
The Kodiak City Council tackled a number of issues in a Tuesday evening work session, including renewal of the fisheries analyst contract and the borough’s proposed zoning changes for accessory dwelling units. The two-year contract with fisheries analyst McCarty and Associates expired Feb. 6. The borough assembly took action in early February and agreed to a six-month extension, provided the city and contractor ap...
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Word of the Week: Caucuses enshrine beer in politics
The word of the week just might be one of the most unique words in the American language: caucus. On the national scene, the presidential race is going through its “caucus” phase, as state political parties determine which candidate their delegates are expected to vote for at the party conventions this year. (I say “expected to vote for” because a delegate can actually vote for whomever they want. Even for candida...
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Coast Guard rescues injured crewmen
Kodiak-based Coast Guard members removed two injured men from a cargo ship on Tuesday. According to a Coast Guard release, the Cemtex Venture called for a medevac after a 32-year-old crewman and a 28-year-old crewman fell and were injured during rough weather. The cargo ship changed direction to come closer to Kodiak, and a Jayhawk helicopter from Kodiak flew to the Cemtex Venture, about 220 miles southeast of Kod...
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Budget cuts slice into battle against drugs
Success in the fight against drugs in Kodiak may slow in the midst of the Alaska state budget crisis. In October 2015, approximately 250 community members attended a community drug forum sponsored by the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce. “I think it was a worthwhile event,” said public defender Amanda Harber, who was on the panel at the forum. “I was encouraged by the turnout.” Despite high community engagement, however...
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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SWAB looks to redirect excess food
In an effort to feed the hungry and divert products away from the landfill, the borough Solid Waste Advisory Board will send a letter to all stores and restaurants to ask for clarity about their food donation policy. Jeff Stewart, a newly appointed member of SWAB who also volunteers at the Food Bank, said many businesses already donate to charitable organizations such as the Food Bank food that is still good but p...
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Bowe’s bail set at $500K in weekend shooting
The man accused of shooting and killing another man on Sunday was arraigned Monday at the Kodiak courthouse with bail set at $500,000. Matt Bowe, 28, of Washington state allegedly shot and killed Welton “Dan” Daniel Albers, 28, of Texas onboard a fishing vessel in St. Herman Harbor early Sunday morning. During his arraignment on a charge of murder in the first degree before judge Steve Cole, Bowe was appointed a p...
Feb 09, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sea Stories: All saved in big rescue from Prinsendam fire
Just after midnight on Saturday, Oct. 4, 1980, a fire broke out in the engine room of the 427-foot Prinsendam, a Holland America cruise ship with 320 mostly elderly passengers, and 200 Indonesian crewmen and Dutch officers on board. The ship was 150 miles south of Yakutat on a 20-day cruise from Vancouver to Singapore. The fire, that might have started when a fuel line sprayed diesel onto hot exhaust pipes, went q...
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