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Burglary suspects change plea in exchange for reduced charges
Two men charged with multiple counts of burglary in February changed their pleas for reduced charges Thursday. Justin Isadore, 19, and Shay Monkiewicz, 21, both pleaded guilty to a single charge of burglary in the first degree, a consolidated charge that includes burglaries of nine residences. During their change of plea hearings at the Kodiak courthouse, Judge Steve Cole went over some of the terms in the propose...
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Womens Bay council back in action
Gathered around two folding tables pushed together, the Womens Bay Community Council on Wednesday discussed a Halloween event, Red Cross training, and the upcoming election for the local service area board. The seven-member council revived after being defunct for several years to support the installation of new playground equipment at Panamaroff Creek Park. Three years ago, it put on the first Trunk-or-Treat, a Ha...
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NTSB: Float plane tried steep turn
The National Transportation Safety Board released results from its preliminary investigation into a Friday airplane crash at Uganik Lake, 35 miles west of the city of Kodiak. According to the report, witnesses said the Island Air DHC-2 Beaver crashed into the water shortly after a westward takeoff from the lake. To avoid rising, tree-covered terrain ahead, the pilot made a leftward turn, first gradually and then b...
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Kodiak couple celebrates 70-year love story
By MARCILEE JONES Special Report Once upon a time in the little village called Los Angeles in the state of California, there was a boy named Harold Jones and a girl named Marcilee Hanna. Now, on a certain Sunday these two people just happened to attend an open house at Pepperdine College before it was called a university, Harold as an alumnus and Marcy as a future student. Harold was on leave from the Merchant Mar...
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State law OKs unions, exemptions
On Oct. 4, Kodiak residents will decide whether to extend to city employees the right to unionize for collective bargaining. An affirmative vote on city Proposition 1 would end the city’s exemption from the state’s Public Employment Relations Act. Adopted by the state Legislature in June 1972, PERA recognizes public employees’ right to organize. According to the statute, “Public employees may self-organize and for...
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Byler’s new trial motion unsealed
The court has unsealed Wild Alaskan owner Darren Byler’s motion for a new trial, in which the former strip club operator alleges an investigating agent tampered with evidence and committed perjury. Byler was convicted in late 2015 of illegal dumping from the former crabbing vessel converted into a floating bar, grill and strip club and making false statements. In a response to the motion, the U.S. government dismi...
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Week in Words: A charitable view of deplorable lung ills
Deplorable” just might be the word of the week. This weekend, referring to the unprecedented slate of white supremacists, misogynists and bigots who have voiced their support for Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton labeled this group “a basket of deplorables.” “Deplorable” joined the English language around 1610 from the French word of the same spelling, which derives directly from the Late Latin ”deplorabilis.” The bas...
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Jackson renter’s case fails to move court
A Jackson Mobile Home Park resident is challenging eviction proceedings, claiming a new month-to-month lease offered to tenants in April negates an earlier notice to quit. Tenants of the park were served with the initial notice to quit in May 2015. That notice gave residents until May 2, 2016, to vacate the park. In April, park tenants were offered a new month-to-month lease. Text from that lease states, “Tenant a...
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Bringing on barbecue
Kodiakans’ selection from mobile meal providers expanded last month as the Bar B Que Caboose joined Lerry’s Lunch Box and Happy Sushi Time along Mill Bay Road. “We just like being in business,” Caboose owner Cherie Boatwright said. Originally from Zambales in the Philippines, Boatwright has lived in Kodiak for 16 years. Her restaurant work experience includes the former grill at Walmart. When the caboose-themed va...
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Coho closure
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced Tuesday the closure of the Buskin River drainage to sport fishing, including catch-and-release fishing, for coho salmon, effective from 12:01 a.m. Friday through the end of 2016. “Coho salmon may not be possessed or retained; coho salmon caught incidentally may not be removed from the water and must be released immediately. In addition, only one unbaited, single-hoo...
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