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Drug bust largest in KPD history
The Kodiak Police Department arrested a suspected drug dealer who was staying at a hotel in downtown Kodiak on Saturday and seized about 25.3 ounces of methamphetamine and 1.8 ounces of high-grade heroin. Eric R. McDaniel, 44, was arraigned Sunday and was charged with second and third degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, felonies with possible maximum sentences of 20 and 10 years. According to a rel...
Apr 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alumni update: Dunbar runs a fast 5,000-meter in Calif.
Trevor Dunbar is closing in on becoming the fastest 5,000-meter runner Alaska has ever produced. The University of Oregon senior flew around the track in 13 minutes, 32.38 seconds to finish second in the 5,000 Friday at the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif. Dunbar topped his previous best time by four seconds and finished six seconds behind winner Kennedy Kithuka of Texas Tech. According to Marcus Dunbar, Trevor’s ...
Apr 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Judge rejects 5 witnesses in Coast Guard murder trial
ANCHORAGE (AP) — A federal judge on Monday rejected five witnesses in the Coast Guard double homicide case on Kodiak Island, ruling that defense attorneys had not established that their testimony was relevant. One witness appeared in handcuffs after authorities say he tried to carry a handgun past the security checkpoint at the Anchorage federal building. All five spoke outside the presence of the jury about Jason...
Apr 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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School board adopts $51.25M budget
The Kodiak Island Borough School District Board of Education adopted a $51.25 million budget for fiscal year 2015 on Monday, even while the state Legislature continues to discuss what funding formula Alaska’s school districts will have to work with. “We’re still teetering between several possibilities,” superintendent Stewart McDonald said, calling the unusually drawn-out process “not ideal.” The Senate passed its...
Apr 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coast Guard rescues 3 after wave knocks Copacabana
The Coast Guard said on Monday it was completing a mission to medevac three injured seamen off of a cargo ship some 300 miles south of Kodiak after being pummeled by a large wave in high seas. Three men on the Liberian-flagged cargo vessel Copacabana were out on deck at the time of the impact, receiving multiple injuries to their legs and arms, while one man also had facial injuries. “At the time when the event wa...
Apr 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Borough parks and rec board gets smaller
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly brought the parks and recreation committee to full compliment by lowering the number of seats on the perennially undermanned advisory body. Ordinance No. FY2014-18 passed during the assembly’s regular meeting Thursday changes parks and rec from nine members to seven members, making it easier to achieve a quorum. The ordinance also allows the committee to deal directly with the as...
Apr 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thomet, Ahn claim Pentathlon crowns
A distance specialist and a first-time trackster proved to be the most diverse athletes in the Kodiak Invincible Pentathlon.  Junior Levi Thomet won the boys title with 2,714 points, while junior Yuri Ahn took the girls title with 2,390 points.  Thomet, the top distance runner in the state, won two of the five events — the 800 meters and the high jump — for his first pentathlon title, 161 points ahead of runner-up...
Apr 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Walker ready to challenge Gov. Parnell as an independent
After his 2010 Republican Party primary challenge of Gov. Sean Parnell failed, attorney and former Valdez Mayor Bill Walker decided to bypass that stage in 2014 and run as an independent for the state’s top job. “It’s a better fit for me,” Walker said while in Kodiak Friday. “I can fix Alaska much better if I’m not attached to one party or another.” Walker criticized the incumbent for failing to meet with Presiden...
Apr 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Garden Gate: Slimy slugs make spring appearance
Last week I suggested going out to do a little defensive gardening by de-slugging. I hate to say this, but with these rains, I’ve spotted slugs sliming around the garden. Does that mean we’ll have to deal with armies of slugs this year? Hard to say this early in the season, but slug eggs, which thrive in moist conditions, are capable of surviving a Kodiak winter if it’s mild enough. Slugs lay small masses of white...
Apr 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Salmon permits continue to soar in price
Alaska salmon permits in many fisheries have tripled in value since 2002 and the upward trend continues. An overview of April listings by four brokers shows that Bristol Bay drift net permits are valued at nearly $134,000 by the State, and listed for sale at $150,000 to $170,000. That compares to $90,000 this past January. At Southeast Alaska, seine permits are the priciest in the state at over $300,000. That’s an...
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