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Shoes, pinwheels highlight abuse
If you noticed a pile of shoes in a display case in the lobby of the Gerald C. Wilson auditorium and a garden of blue pinwheels planted in front of the Kodiak Police Department in the past couple weeks, it’s because April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The number of pinwheels and pairs of shoes is 147. That’s how many child abuse cases, most of them sexual abuse, the Kodiak Area Native Association’s Kod...
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Pier 1 completion delayed 2 months
Pier 1 won’t be done quite as soon as expected before work restarted last fall, according to Department of Transportation and Public Facilities spokesperson Jeremy Woodrow. Now ADOT expects Kodiak’s ferry dock to be complete in July. Reconstruction began anew on the dock in October 2015 after a year-long delay part way into destruction. Workers had to put the dock back together while a permitting issue was worked ...
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Film festival offers local outdoor adventures
Lights. Camera. Outdoor action. It’s once again time for the Island Trails Network’s Kodiak Outdoor Film Festival, featuring films shot in the Kodiak archipelago or the surrounding waters. “Our goal is to always have films of Kodiak, but (the filmmaker) does not have to be a Kodiak resident,” said Betsy Lund, this year’s film festival committee coordinator. Submissions can be fiction or non-fiction, but each will ...
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Possible good news for water in Chiniak
To the editor: Heard Leisnoi Inc. is no longer spraying herbicides out in the area they logged in Chiniak. And no more is planned in the future. That’s good for the residents of Chiniak and the rest of the island, especially commercial, sport and subsistence fisheries. Now hopefully the amount that was sprayed in Chiniak has no adverse effects to residents’ drinking water. We’ll have to wait to have the water test...
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Podcasters judge KoC showcase
Kodiak College students will present their work to the community and compete for scholarship money Friday in the 17th annual Student Showcase. The event, which will last approximately an hour, will feature students giving two-minute presentations on their contest submissions. This year features work in five categories: academic, creative communications, Alaska Native studies, distance and group. There were no subm...
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Week in Words: Revenuers take battle to the venues
The word on everyone’s lips and minds as our state Legislature heads into conference committee on the budget: revenue. Today we understand the word “revenue” to mean some sort of income, either through the selling of goods and services, or through the collection of investments and taxes. The English form comes from the similar Middle French (14th to 17th centuries) “revenue,” a noun meaning “a return.” This is sim...
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Alaska State Troopers: April 7
March 26 At 3 p.m., the Alaska State Troopers were notified of a disturbance that had occurred earlier in the day on Spruce Cape Road. Investigation revealed that a 52-year-old Kodiak man had assaulted a family member. He was arrested and remanded to the Kodiak Jail without bail. March 28 At approximately 7:40 p.m., troopers received a report of domestic violence assault. Investigation revealed that a 23-year-old ...
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Council members get support from governor
Three Kodiak City Council members have returned from a lobbying trip to Juneau, hopeful that a grant request for the transient float replacement project will be fulfilled. In July 2015, the council adopted a resolution to apply to the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facility’s Harbor Facility Grant Program for up to $1.5 million in matching contributions for the replacement project. “It was rated No...
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Pier 1 wood does not pose threat
City, borough and state officials say no codes have been broken and no environmental dangers exist from a pile of treated wood refuse from the demolition of Pier 1. The wood is currently stored on private property near Kalsin Bay. According to Lori Aldrich of the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation’s Solid Waste Program, the discarded wood now belongs to a private citizen. Tom Quass, code enforcement o...
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Public Safety Blotter: April 6
March 20 At 1:32 a.m., police received a report of two men fighting in the 300 block of Center Avenue. It was verbal only. At 1:55 a.m., police received a report of a man passed out in the 200 block of Marine Way. He was OK. At 2:10 a.m., police arrested a man in the 300 block of Center Avenue for a warrant. At 8:12 a.m., police cited a driver in the 800 block of Thorsheim Street for having no proof of insurance a...
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