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Former AST vessel at home in Homer
The Alaska State Trooper vessel Woldstad, long based in Kodiak, has been sold to a Homer-based company. Support Vessels of Alaska conducts research and surveys and charters vessels. SVA purchased the law enforcement vessel for $366,000 plus a buyer’s premium, according to Alaska Department of Public Safety public information officer Megan Peters. “A portion of those funds goes to the Department of Administration t...
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Firefighter hurt Tuesday
A residential fire off Sitkinak Drive caused more than $100,000 in damages and destroyed a truck in the garage Tuesday morning, according to Bayside Fire Department chief Howard Rue. Rue said one of the Bayside firefighters was taken to the hospital due to smoke inhalation, but there were no other injuries. The home on Chirikof Circle was vacant at the time, and neighbors called in the fire. The fire department go...
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Week in Words: Tactful diplomacy not on everyone’s mind
This past weekend, while volunteering to sell donuts at KMXT’s booth during the Kodiak State Fair (which was pretty awesome, by the way), the Rock Island Rollers, our local roller derby team, challenged us to a tug-of-war contest. Just picture it. Public radio nerds vs. the Rock Island Rollers. Through a fortunate series of events, we kind of finagled our way out of complete public embarrassment, and the Rock Isla...
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Tussles onboard fishing boat lead to arrest
An Anchorage man was arrested in Kodiak late last month after a crewmember accused him of assault while the two worked onboard a fishing vessel in Kodiak waters. According to a trooper report, Kyle Mead, 39, “repeatedly assaulted” a crewmember onboard the fishing vessel Miss Destinee. Mead made the first contact with law enforcement using a satellite phone while at sea at approximately 5 p.m. on Aug. 26, according...
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Suspect in series of gun thefts due to change plea
One of two men accused of burglarizing multiple homes and stealing numerous firearms along with money and other items is scheduled to change his plea later this month. According to court documents dated Aug. 31, Shay Monkiewicz’s attorney, John Cashion, filed an application for a change of plea hearing. The hearing is scheduled for Sept. 15 before judge Steve Cole at the Kodiak courthouse, according to online cour...
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State: Grants to boost opioid research, spread treatment
The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services has secured nearly $3 million in grant funding annually to combat opioid addiction and overdoses in the state. “Through these federal grants, DHSS will collaborate with all regions to help develop prevention programs, do outreach and public education, and increase naloxone availability,” DHSS spokesperson Dawnell Smith wrote in an email. “Guidance and planning do...
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Healthy Kodiak: Drink up to help keep kidneys well tuned
This summer has been amazing here in Kodiak! The sunny days and mild temperatures have enticed us outside, and even made us hot and sweaty at times! Drinking enough water can be challenging in the heat, since we can lose up to two liters an hour in sweat alone in extreme temperatures or activity. How much water do we need? The average person needs about 64 ounces a day, but more with sweating or drinking caffeinat...
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State fair breeds champions with fur, feathers and flowers
How do you raise a prize-winning rabbit? “Give him good food and handle him a lot,” said Oskar Klausner, 12, who took Mystery to a blue-ribbon win at the 2016 Kodiak Rodeo and State Fair. “We have a little house for him and we move it around in the grass so he can eat the grass, and in the winter we put him into the greenhouse,” said Klausner about his regular care for the rabbit. When Klausner moved to Kodiak, th...
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Assembly hears objections, postpones land sale near park
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly moved forward five plots of land for future sale, postponed two lots and postponed code changes for the land sale at Thursday’s regulat meeting. The sale lots were preliminarily approved in three steps. First, the assembly approved disposal of lots on Island Lake Road, Bay View Drive, East Monashka Bay Road and Spruce Cape Road. Members then approved in the first reading amendmen...
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Garden Gate: And the beets go on
When I was a young, towheaded, tree-climbing tomboy, canned beets tasted like purple dirt. I’ve come a long way, though (now adorned with a few gray hairs), thanks to a mom-and-pop café outside of Enumclaw, Washington, that served a marvelous pickled beet salad. Now I’m a huge fan of Beta vulgaris, a native of the Mediterranean and Western Europe. In fact, people have gnawed on this plant for centuries, initially ...
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