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Man allegedly assaults Tusty captain
An Anchorage man was arrested when the ferry Tustumena arrived in Kodiak Friday after he allegedly assaulted the vessel’s captain while en route from Ouzinkie. Tustumena crew members notified Alaska State Troopers at about 10:15 a.m. that they had detained 57-year-old passenger Thomas Scofic, according to a trooper report. An investigation indicated Scofic was intoxicated and had caused a disturbance during which ...
Aug 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Expect delays for blasting
Traffic on the Chiniak Highway may be held up this evening as blasting connected with the runway safety extension project at Kodiak’s Benny Benson State Airport continues. Interruptions may occur up to a few times per week during this phase of the state Department of Transportation and Public Facilities project, said Jeff Daly, a project engineer with contractor Kiewit Corp. “It’s not going to be every day,” he sa...
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Borough discusses Bay View guard rail at work session
At Thursday's work session, the Bay View Road Service Area Board attended, seeking funding for a guard rail for a dangerous section of road, located at the intersection of Bay View Road and Monashka Circle. The chair of the board, Reed Oswalt, said there's been two accidents in the past two years where people have gone over the edge. "We've had two people go over the side because of the fact when it gets rainy out...
Aug 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shots fired at Mill Bay Beach
Alaska State Troopers and Kodiak police responded to a report of shots fired at Mill Bay Beach, shortly before midnight Saturday. According to a trooper report, two males dressed in black and wearing ski masks approached a 17-year-old near the beach, claimed they were police officers and demanded the minor identify himself. “When the minor questioned their validity as law enforcement officers, one of the subjects ...
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Color Run for a cure
A bit of rain didn’t dampen the spirits of over 100 runners who came out for Splash of Kodiak, a colored powder-filled 5-kilometer run to support Relay for Life. Relay for Life, the 24-hour walk to raise funds and awareness for cancer research, was last month, but fundraising for it doesn’t end until this month. “I thought it was a lot of fun,” said Melissa Longgood, who ran pushing her kids in a stroller. “It’s a...
Aug 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Borough approves Port Lions School painting
At the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly special meeting on Thursday, the assembly approved a contract for the painting of the Port Lions school. The assembly approved the contract with Carl's Drywall and Paint, LLC for $74,000. That was the only agenda item at the special meeting. Borough Manager Bud Cassidy said at a prior meeting where this was discussed that it's important the painting happens before winter. The ...
Aug 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lots of choices for assembly, council elections
The filing deadline for local elections has passed, and there are seven candidates for three Kodiak Island Borough Assembly seats and four candidates for two Kodiak City Council seats. The filing deadline for both city and borough elections was Friday at 4:30 p.m. For the city council, incumbents Terry Haines and Randall Bishop have signed up as well as David Haught and Marine Leist. For the borough assembly, incu...
Aug 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Murkowski helps break ground for new Coast Guard housing
Murkowski helps break ground for new Coast Guard housing By JULIE HERRMANN Mirror Writer Senator Lisa Murkowski helped break ground for a new Coast Guard Base Kodiak housing facility on Thursday. Vice Admiral Charles Ray, the commander of the Coast Guard Pacific Area; Captain Jeffrey Westling, the commander of Coast Guard Base Kodiak and Lars Wagner, the housing project manager, joined in shoveling the dirt. Admir...
Aug 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Intravenous needles turn up around Kodiak
Carelessly discarded needles from intravenous use are turning up around Kodiak, and they pose a significant risk to people who come across them. “Of course, we don’t know who’s used that so we don’t know what kind of communicable diseases might be associated with the possibility of other’s people’s bodily fluids, blood being on those needles,” said Kodiak Police Chief Ronda Wallace. “So people run risks of being p...
Aug 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local photographer’s work honored at international competition
Local photographer Carol Scott recently had two of her photographs place in the Professional Photographers of America’s International Photographic Competition. At the competition, a panel of judges reviewed almost 5,000 entrants. Of those entrants, 1,800 were chosen for PPA’s General Collection and 918, the “best of the best” according to a report, were chosen for the Loan Collection. Scott has a photograph in eac...
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