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Prosecutors opened Coast Guard shooting trial -Updated- with details, quotes
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The attorney for the man charged with killing two co-workers at a Kodiak Island Coast Guard communications facility offered a medical explanation Tuesday for his client's whereabouts during the shooting. Federal defender Rich Curtner said complications from gall bladder surgery left James Michael Wells suffering from intestinal issues. On his way to work on the morning of the deaths, Curtn...
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Alumni update: Strong competes for New Mexico State
Former Port Lions running star Katie Strong competed at the Bobcat Invitational Thursday in San Marcos, Texas. The New Mexico State University junior placed 14th in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 11 minutes, 3.5 seconds and 21st in the 1,500 with a time of 5:05.53. This is Strong’s first season running for New Mexico State University. After graduating from Port Lions in 2011, she spent her first two collegiate...
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Public Safety Blotter: April 1
Thursday, March 27 • At 1:22 a.m., a caller requested a subject removal on W. Rezanof Drive. The male left upon request. • At 1:38 a.m., a caller requested a subject removal on W. Marine Way. The male left upon request. • Around 2:12 a.m., three bar checks were conducted downtown. • At 1:01 p.m., a driver on Kouskov Street was given a warning for speeding. • At 1:49 p.m., somebody stopped at the station and reques...
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Kodiak Island Births: April 1
• Joseph Michael Larson was born at 10:09 a.m. March 13, 2014, to Joseph and Deanna Larson. He weighed 9 pounds, 5 ounces and measured 21.6 inches long. His parents are originally from Howard City, Michigan. His father is in the United States Navy. Also welcoming him to the family is Abigail Betty Larson. Grandparents are Michael and Laura Thompson of Howard City, Mich., Dale Larson of Sand Lake, Michigan, and She...
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Around Kodiak: Arpil 1
The Kodiak Public Library Association is holding a meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday in the Alaskana Room at the Kodiak Public Library. For more information, call Kaia at 942-0397.
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Outdoor Kodiak: Walking off winter
“You’re walking funny!” Huh? My wife was trailing a little behind me and had a good view of my stride. “Yeah, your feet are angled to the outside a little, almost like you’re bowlegged.” I couldn’t see anything like that looking straight down, but with her insight things began to dawn on me. My hips had begun to bother me after long walks, but I wrote it off to that thing called “aging.” My younger brother has bee...
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Are the Russians eyeing Spruce Island?
Spruce Island could become the sight of another embroilment between Russia and the U.S. — if one Russian mayor’s claim is to be believed. According to the Russian broadsheet Izvestiya and several other Russian news agencies, Yakutsk Mayor Aysen Nikolayev has sent requests to Russian President Vladimir Putin, chairman of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko, Speaker of the Duma Sergei Naryshkin, and Foreign M...
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Stutes announces state House bid
Former Kodiak Island Borough Assembly member Louise Stutes announced her candidacy as a Republican for the Alaska House of Representatives District 32 seat on Friday. Kodiak, now part of District 35, will join Cordova, Seldovia, Tyonek and other Gulf of Alaska coastal communities in District 32 when redistricting takes effect for the 2015 legislative session. Kodiak’s current representative, Alan Austerman, has no...
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Community comes together to keep Kodiak clean
About 25 volunteers scoured the territory off Larch street south of Lily Lake Saturday, hauling away tons of unsightly trash including bottles, cans, car parts and furniture. Deanna Cooper, a resident of the Larch Street neighborhood, helped organize the event. She said she had the idea for a cleanup while walking along the street during the warm winter. “There was no snow so the trash was obvious,” she said. Coop...
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City awards contract for Pier 3 rebuild
The Kodiak City Council approved a bid for the rebuild of Pier 3 at its regular meeting Thursday night. Seattle, Wash.-based Pacific Pile and Marine was awarded the contract at $25,841,720, making it one of the biggest projects the city has ever undertaken, mayor Pat Branson said. Council members Richard Walker, Terry Haines, Charles Davidson, John Whiddon and Gabriel Savaria all approved the bid. Randall Bishop w...
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