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Alleged multiple gun burglar scheduled to change plea
One of the 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 Wednesday, Shay Monkiewicz’s attorney, John Cashion, filed an application for a change of plea hearing. The change of plea is scheduled for Sept. 15 before judge Steve Cole at the Kodiak courthouse, according t...
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Council to hear about taxing pot, alcohol
City of Kodiak finance director Kelly Mayes will give the third of four presentations on city revenue generation possibilities at the city council work session Tuesday evening, this time focusing on alternative tax revenue sources. “I feel like that, in itself, deserves its own special time frame, because you can really kind of get into the details of all kinds of revenue sources,” Mayes told council in July at th...
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Word & Deed: Captains and generals all
No discipline seems pleasant at the time but painful later on, however it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. Hebrews 12:11 When I was a youngster two, of my favorite American heroes were Captain American and Gen. George Washington. In recent years I’ve gained a new quote from the captain in the movie “Winter Soldier.” “The price of freedom is high, it always has be...
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Uyak land eyed for EVOS fund preservation
As one timbering contract on Afognak Island nears its end, some are hoping funds from the Exxon Valdez oil spill settlement can save a portion of the property from logging. The land in question is located near Paramanof Bay near Thorsheim Lake. Sockeye and coho salmon run in a stream on the property, currently owned by Uyak Natives, Inc. Harbor seals, Kodiak bears, harlequin ducks and elk are among the species to ...
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Evidence submitted for new trial, motion timeline pushed back
Attorneys for the United States have an extra two weeks to respond to Wild Alaskan-owner Darren Byler’s motion for a new trial. Byler’s attorney filed a motion on Aug. 22 asking for a new trial. The U.S. attorney’s office had until Monday to file a response, but filed a motion of their own that day asking to extend the deadline two weeks until Sept. 12, a motion that was unopposed by Byler’s attorney, John Cashion...
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Hampster balls, beer new at fair
The annual Kodiak Rodeo and State Fair is this weekend with promises of fun for the whole family with a new children’s play area, on- and off-island roping and bull-riding talent, and lots of food. “There’s going to be a pie-eating contest both days, and we are looking for tug o’ war teams, male and female,” said Joan Levenson, secretary for the rodeo and state fair board. New this year is the Kodiak Maritime Muse...
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Week in Words: Singing the way to softer, gentler platform
49ers’ quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the national anthem as a protest against the current state of race relations in the U.S. has stoked all sorts of responses to the purpose of the tradition (it is a tradition, not a mandate), and to the anthem itself. “Anthem” comes from the Old English “ontemn” or “antefn” and generally referred to a song sung “antiphonally,” though most antiphonic songs a...
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More crossings could have guards
Early morning drivers saw Captain America at the intersection of Rezanof Drive and Benny Benson Avenue on Tuesday, as the comic book hero ensured the safety of children making their way to East Elementary for the first day of school. But that corner and some others that get heavy foot traffic might not always have such protection unless more heroes step up. Kodiak High School teacher Lindsey Glenn said the crosswa...
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City gives final approval on election information ordinance
The Kodiak City Council unanimously approved the second reading of an ordinance on potential public information campaigns for two ballot propositions on the October 4 municipal ballot. The ordinance does not allocate additional funds, but lays the groundwork to allow council, should it later choose, to use $25,000 already budgeted in fiscal year 2017 to distribute information that “may influence the outcome of the...
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Diesel company to staff local shop continuously
Cummins Sales and Service is increasing its presence in Kodiak to have constant technicians here to answer demand. Cummins, an Indiana-based diesel engine manufacturer, is leasing building space on Near Island and will fly in technicians who will rotate out every week or two, said Geoff Conrad, director of marine sales and service in Alaska. “(Currently), we would come out to Kodiak when we got a service call in A...
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