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Religion: New Salvation Army leaders focus on public education
Thanksgiving is the time to count blessings and share them, especially with those who don’t have much to be thankful for. The Salvation Army has been sharing since founders William and Catherine Booth broke ties with their Methodist brethren to bring salvation, clothing and food to the poor and destitute of London. Kodiak’s new Salvation Army officers, Majors Mike and Jennifer Bates, are keeping up the tradition b...
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AAC optimistic about Kodiak launch schedule
The Alaska Aerospace Corporation has one launch on its 2014 schedule and is pursuing three more for future years, AAC chief operations officer Mark Greby said Thursday. The news came during the state-owned corporation’s board meeting in Anchorage. “Things are coming in,” Greby said. He declined to say what companies have expressed interested in launches from Kodiak’s Narrow Cape spaceport, and the board discussed ...
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KHS wrestlers head to Palmer
Kodiak coach Pat Costello was pleased with his team’s season-opening performance at the Peninsula Duals. The Bears placed fifth, going 6-1. The team’s only loss came to Northern Lights Conference rival Palmer. “Our technique was pretty good for the opening weekend,” the longtime coach said. “We wrestled pretty intense.” Andrew Caballa and Kerry Powers both emerged undefeated at 7-0. The big surprises were Aaron Ro...
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In the Courts: Nov. 22
Dismissals • One count of second-degree theft against Walter Erickson, 28, was dismissed Oct. 3. • Three counts of fourth-degree drugs misconduct against Matthew Weber, 35, were dismissed Nov. 14. Theft Walter Erickson, 28, pleaded guilty to two counts of third-degree theft. He was sentenced to 12 months in jail (eight months suspended), and was fined $2,500 ($2,500 suspended). Erickson will be on probation for fi...
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Kodiak College director to resign
Kodiak College will be under new leadership next year after director Barbara Bolson announced her resignation. Bolson has been the head of Kodiak College for seven years, but said now is a good time for a transition in leadership because the college is stable. With a handful of grants that have a few years left, the budget is in a good place and the college will have a full faculty as of January. “We’ve had a lot ...
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Public Safety Blotter: Nov. 22
Wednesday, Nov. 20 • At 2:32 a.m., a woman was arrested for driving with a canceled license, and a man was arrested for violating conditions of release. • At 6:57 a.m., a man was trespassed from a property for 30 days. He left when an officer asked him to. • At 8:40 a.m., a caller reported a parking issue on Mill Bay Road. The owner moved the vehicle. • At 9:15 a.m., an officer impounded two dogs on Mission Road. ...
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Nina Gronn
Nina Gronn, 75, died Friday, Nov. 15, at Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center. A celebration of her life will take place at the American Legion on Saturday, Nov. 23, between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Mrs. Gronn was born in Kodiak on Oct. 28, 1938, to Margaret Anderson and Isaac Hubley. Later, she took on the name of her stepfather, Fred Deveau. Mrs. Gronn attended school in Kodiak. After completing the 11th grade, she ...
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6 inches in first big snowstorm
Six inches of snow fell on Kodiak on Wednesday in the first significant snow of winter. According to the National Weather Service station at Benny Benson State Airport, the greatest snow depth of six inches was recorded at 3 a.m. Thursday. The original forecast called for between three to six inches of snow. The Kodiak Police Department responded to five accidents caused by the snow, but none involved serious inju...
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KEA plans rate reduction, but leak poses issue
The Kodiak Electric Association plans to lower its rates in 2014, but a problem with its new hydroelectric turbine could stymie the cooperative. On Thursday, KEA’s board of directors voted unanimously to approve the electrical cooperative’s 2014 budget. In that vote, the board lowered KEA’s wind power generation cost from 12 cents per kilowatt-hour to 11 cents per kWh. KEA also expects to reduce its fuel surcharge...
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Island Flavor: Moving disrupts the gastronomical me
As most of my friends know, my family is moving. We’re not moving across the ocean — or even outside of this zip code — but the move is a disruption nonetheless. And if you’re a friend who’s only now finding out about this, I apologize. My life has been chaotic. My writing projects — previously occupying the horizontal surfaces of more than one room at our present address — were some of the first things packed. Th...
Nov 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 118 118 recommendations | email to a friend
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