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Week in Words: Spicing things up with gas
Alaska’s state Senate’s approval of $160 million to buy out TransCanada’s share of the gas pipeline project (technically, $68 million to buy the shares and the rest for project expenses) this week is a landmark in the state’s shift to harvesting natural gas. Will this help fill our state budget gap? Not any time soon. But it does give us a new natural resource to think about. Diversification is important, yes? So ...
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Hard work powers Kodiak to top seed
It’s 6:30 a.m., and while most people are hitting the snooze button on the alarm clock, members of the Kodiak High School varsity volleyball team are already breaking a sweat. Throughout the three-month season, players pull themselves — sometimes unwillingly — out of bed for twice-a-week morning workouts on their home court. Tuesday’s 45-minute workout featured 30 lateral and frog jumps, 40 medicine ball leg lifts...
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Public Safety Blotter: Nov. 5
Oct. 23 At 6:19 a.m., a business requested police assistance in removing a sleeping man in the 200 block of Marine Way. He left when police asked. At 8:31 a.m., police arrested a man in the 21st Avenue and East Rezanof Drive area for a warrant. At 9:49 a.m., police cited a driver in the 300 block of Center Avenue for having no proof of insurance. At 9:53 a.m., police received a report of a loose dog running along ...
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Alaska State Troopers: Nov. 5
Oct. 17 A citizen reported a potential burglary in progress on Yanovsky Street. The Alaska State Troopers and Kodiak Police Department contacted the vehicle at the intersection of Mill Bay Road and Rezanof Drive and found the people did not try to burglarize the house, but they were in possession of marijuana. Both were issued summons for misconduct involving a substance in the sixth degree. Oct. 23 At 5:35 p.m., ...
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PKIMC earns a five-star rating
KODIAK — Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center is a five-star institution, according to Hospital Compare, an online tool with information on the quality of health care at more than 4,000 Medicare-certified hospitals across the country. Hospital Compare allows people to research and compare hospitals so that they can make the best choices for their health care needs and also encourages hospitals to improve the qu...
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Judge decides aggravator exists in church vandalism case
A judge decided that a “most serious” aggravating factor exists in the case where a man caused significant damages to the Holy Resurrection Cathedral in downtown Kodiak last summer. The existence of an aggravating factor adds to the jail time that Arkimedes Garcia, 22, could potentially serve. Over two days during a non-jury trial last week before Judge Frank Pfiffner, defense attorney Emily Jura and state prosecu...
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Retired chief reviewing KPD incident
Consultant Greg Russell is in Kodiak this week working on the investigation into the actions by Kodiak Police Department officers on Sept. 16, according to a Tuesday release from KPD. On that date, Kodiak resident Nick Pletnikoff was collecting mail near his home when officers restrained and pepper sprayed him, according to Pletnikoff’s mother. Nick Pletnikoff, who is autistic, was released without charge, but the...
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Report: Seafood job numbers up again
Jobs in commercial fishing increased by 0.7 percent last year, a smaller growth than in previous years but still increasing as the numbers have been since 2009, according to the most recent “Alaska Economic Trends” by the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Despite the growth, salmon fishing jobs decreased by 0.7 percent in 2014, the report said. The sablefish, herring and shellfish fisheries als...
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Kodiak ranks 7 on travel site’s best small towns list
A travel website has ranked Kodiak within the top 10 on it’s “Top 50 small towns in America” list. Discountmyflights.com, a California-based company that is striving to be “a one-stop source for all of the best deals on flights available online,” according to their website, ranked Kodiak seventh. The ranking states, “The City of Kodiak is known for giant bears, spouting whales and jumping salmon. The town features...
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GUEST COLUMN: No dollar price on damage
Recently, as I flew back from Kodiak and the trial of the man who did the vandalism at Holy Resurrection Cathedral there, I began to think about what it is that the church exists for in that city. In every community, there are houses of worship of many varieties — Protestant, Roman Catholic, Orthodox Christian, as well as a plethora of other and sundry forms of religious expression. Our culture has truly become a ...
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