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Meth-dealing charges dropped against man
Meth-dealing charges have been dropped against a Kodiak man who still faces felony drugs possession charges. Brad Aga, 42, told the Daily Mirror by phone that the state’s case against him is false, and he intends to defeat the charges against him. “I’m not a meth dealer. I’m not a meth user,” he said. Aga was accused Jan. 19 of third-degree drugs misconduct, a class B felony, and fourth-degree drugs possession, a ...
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The cost of compost
The city of Kodiak is composting its sewage sludge. That’s about the only certain thing about the city’s project to find a new way to dispose of the leftovers from the city’s waste treatment plant. As uncertainty lingers, the cost to the city could reach as much as $4 million. “Uncertainty is the operative word these days,” said Peter Olsen, the contractor running a temporary composting operation at the Kodiak Isl...
Jan 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Man arrested for drugs after license plate switcharoo
A Kodiak man is facing felony charges after allegedly switching license plates on vehicles in an attempt to avoid registering a truck. Christopher Bowen, 52, was arraigned in Kodiak district court on Jan. 25 on two counts of concealing the identity of a vehicle, one count of no vehicle insurance and one count of possession of a controlled substance. The insurance charge is a misdemeanor, but the other three charge...
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Kodiak snowstorm totals
Monday’s blizzard gave Kodiak city almost a third of its winter snowfall to date. According to measurements taken by the National Weather Service station at Kodiak State Airport, 9.2 inches of snow fell between midnight Monday morning and 9 a.m. Tuesday morning. Most of the accumulation — 7.3 inches — came between midnight Monday and midnight Tuesday. Rising temperatures meant the snow began turning to rain on Tue...
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Coast Guard sailor receives rare honor
Capt. Mark A. Cawthorn, commanding officer of the Kodiak-based Coast Guard cutter Munro, ushered a new member into the ranks of the Coast Guard’s most revered corps during a Jan. 13 ceremony aboard the ship while in the Gulf of Alaska. Chief Warrant Officer James Bride became the 34th Master Cutterman in the history of the Coast Guard, having completed 20 years of sea duty. Created in 2007, the Master Cutterman ho...
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City searches for new snow dump
For almost 60 years, snowy days like Monday have meant a line of snow-filled dump trucks spilling their load into Near Island Channel. Thanks to orders from the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, that winter scene is coming to an end — and the city of Kodiak is footing the bill. On Thursday night, the Kodiak City Council voted unanimously to spend more than $67,000 to search for a lot suitable for a ...
Jan 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Man sentenced for stealing truck
A Kodiak man who stole a truck from an auto repair shop has been sentenced to almost a year in prison. According to court documents, Troy Childers, 37, will spend 360 days in jail. Childers will spend a portion of his prison sentence in an Anchorage halfway house. He has already served some of his time. The charges stem from an incident that took place Sept. 19 when Childers stole a 2001 Ford truck from C&F Auto R...
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Girls learn about science
The Girl Scouts of Alaska hosted the Kodiak Women of Science and Technology day on Saturday to excite young women about careers in science and technology. Girl Scouts of Alaska Kodiak member service specialist Roslyn Lack said the event was held to introduce girls to science fields. “This event is to raise awareness of STEM fields — science, technology, engineering and mathematics,” Lack said. “It’s so girls can s...
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Man accused of making fake ammonia leak report
A Kodiak man is accused of terroristic threatening after he allegedly reported a fake ammonia leak in St. Herman's Harbor last week. Kenneth Bowles, 34, was arraigned Jan. 22 in Kodiak district court on one count of second-degree terroristic threatening, a class C felony punishable by up to five years in jail and a $50,000 fine. According to court documents, the incident occurred Jan. 21 when the Kodiak Police Dep...
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Subsistence board defers Kodiak item
After intense opposition by subsistence fishermen across Kodiak, the state’s federal subsistence board has deferred a chance to change crab subsistence rules. The vote came last week during the annual meeting of the state’s federal subsistence board, which regulates subsistence hunting and fishing on federal land and water in Alaska. According to meeting records, the rule change would have brought federal subsiste...
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