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KPD busts alleged drug dealer
A Kodiak man has been accused of attempting to distribute cocaine, and possessing crystal methamphetamine and oxycodone. Reginald Childers II, 30, faces one charge of third-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, a class B felony, and one charge of fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, a class C felony. Childers was arraigned in Kodiak district court on Nov. 30. According to court ...
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Economists outline potential fiscal cliff impact on Alaska
On the same day Sen. Lisa Murkowski reported a “gloomy atmosphere” about prospects of solving the fiscal cliff, economists outlined the potential impact to Alaska if Congress fails to act. “It will not cripple the economy, but it will be a significant blow to the health of the economy,” Mouhcine Guettabi of the Institute of Social and Economic Research at the University of Alaska Anchorage told Sean Cockerham of M...
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Kodiak warmer than most of the state
December has gotten off to a frosty start in Kodiak as temperatures failed to rise above the freezing mark for a third consecutive day. On Wednesday, the National Weather Service office at Kodiak State Airport reported a low temperature of 18 degrees, the coldest mark thus far this winter. That’s comparatively balmy compared to a reading of 56 below zero in the tiny Interior village of Chicken, but add Kodiak’s wi...
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Hacked credit card machine cause of fraud in Kodiak
A credit card machine at El Chicano’s has been hacked, leading to widespread complaints of credit and debit card fraud throughout Kodiak. The Kodiak Police Department launched an investigation after receiving dozens of complaints during the past few weeks. Some Kodiakans said fraudulent charges showed up on the East Coast. Others showed up as far away as Beijing, China. The online fraudsters typically submitted a ...
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After quakes, Alaskans chime in to help
When a magnitude 5.3 earthquake hit Kodiak Island on Friday night, Alaskans lept from their beds. Many didn’t run to cover; they ran to their computers. Thanks to a few keystrokes on the U.S. Geological Survey’s “Did You Feel It?” website, future earthquakes might be less damaging. According to David Wald, who administers the program from the USGS office in Golden, Colo., the simple online tool has become a critic...
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Auditors give KIBSD clean bill of financial health
Auditors have given the Kodiak Island Borough School District a clean bill of financial health, the Kodiak school board learned Monday night. School districts are required to submit an audit to the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development each year by Nov. 15, and Kodiak’s audit was completed Nov. 14. The audit covers the fiscal year ending June 30 and is not a current snapshot of Kodiak schools’ finan...
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Borough hosts GIS Day
Some of Kodiak’s finest mapmakers are hoping you’ll make some room for them in your calendar, instead. Today from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Best Western Kodiak Inn, the borough hosts GIS Day, its annual celebration of mapmaking and the people who create maps used every day by island residents. GIS Day is an international event, but Kodiak’s edition comes one month later than most due to scheduling conflicts. “It’s a...
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Fast-growing fish may never wind up on your plate
WASHINGTON (AP) — The company that makes a genetically modified salmon may soon by under water thanks to months of federal red tape. After weathering concerns about everything from the safety of humans eating the salmon to their impact on the environment, Aquabounty was poised to become the world's first company to sell fish whose DNA has been altered to speed growth. The Food and Drug Administration in 2010 concl...
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National Guardsmen celebrate Christmas at home
The Kodiak National Guard armory is normally decked in green. On most days of the year, however, that green isn’t paired with bright flashing lights. On Sunday, Kodiak’s armory was caked with Christmas color as the unit held a holiday party celebrating the return of nine guardsmen home from a year in Afghanistan. The men have been arriving in Kodiak one by one during the last two weeks. Two National Guardsmen have...
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Wanna-be bear hunters warned after wielding bow and arrow
Two men attempting to shoot a bear with a bow and arrow in city limits were warned by Kodiak police who took a dim view of the adventure. An anonymous caller reported the men's activities to the Kodiak Police Department about 11:15 p.m. Thursday. The caller reported a vehicle containing two men who were attempting to shoot a bear near a dumpster on Woody Way Loop. "Officers did confirm that two men were there and ...
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