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Transit system looks to expanded service for public
The Kodiak Area Transit System plans to expand their service to everyone at the beginning of February. Currently, the system operates primarily as a coordinated system for nonprofits, with Senior Citizens of Kodiak as the lead agency in charge, and serves the clients of nonprofits along with having a narrow window in the morning and evening for public service. Starting Feb. 1, KATS plans to offer service throughou...
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Side doors, sidewalks limit access
For many, getting around Kodiak is an easy task. Services, businesses and events are just a short drive or walk away for those living within city limits. But even traversing short distances, shopping or getting medical attention can be difficult for residents with disabilities. While the Americans with Disabilities Act Standards for Accessible Design require that new construction or existing businesses undergoing ...
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Kodiak village student art to appear in calendar
Several students from Kodiak Island’s village schools will see their artwork appear in the pages of the 2016 Alaska migratory bird calendar, issued by the Fish and Wildlife Service, after placing in the statewide contest for literature and art. Students in 45 rural villages submitted more than 1,300 pieces of artwork and literature to be judged in various grade-level groups to appear in the calendar, according to ...
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Prete earns top billing in Big Buck contest
Patience paid off for Dustin Prete. Nearly three weeks before the end of hunting season on Kodiak Island, Prete, 34, bagged a massive buck that earned him top billing in the 2015 Eric Lochman Big Buck contest, sponsored by Big Ray’s. The Sitka black-tailed deer he shot weighed approximately 175 pounds and scored a 119 3/8 — scores are determined by measurements of a buck’s rack, and judging criteria includes the a...
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Public Safety Blotter: Jan. 8
Nov. 11 At 12:25 a.m., police gave a man in the 200 block of Marine Way a no camping inside city limits warning. At 12:30 a.m., police warned a speeding driver in the 800 block of East Marine Way. At 8:23 a.m., police warned a driver in the 800 block of East Rezanof Drive for having a non-illuminated license plate. At 8:29 a.m., police warned a speeding driver in the 12th Avenue and East Rezanof Drive area. At 8:3...
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In the Courts: Jan. 8
Jeffery F. Caldejon pleaded guilty to violate protective order. Caldejon was sentenced to 210 days in jail (207 suspended) and fined $1,000 and placed on probation for two years. Dennis J. Click pleaded guilty to driving without a valid operator license. Click was placed on probation for one year. William C. Dent-Kincaid pleaded guilty to proof of insurance to be carried and exhibited on demand. Dent-Kincaid was f...
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ACS owns first day of the Floyd
The Anchorage Christian School Lions owned the first day of the 49th Joe Floyd Ravn Alaska Winter Basketball Classic. The Lions swept North Pole in a co-ed doubleheader Thursday at Kodiak High School. Led by 18 points from 5-foot-10 sophomore Chaunice Carr, the Lady Lions raced past North Pole 64-14. ACS, a 3A school, also received 17 points from freshman Jesse Davis as the Lions led 21-6 at the end of the first q...
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TAPESTRY: Food is drawing card at Russian New Year’s Ball
Everybody loves the annual Russian New Year’s Masquerade Ball. It brightens up the dreary, rain-soaked days with garish costumes, lively music provided this year by Pilot Bread, exciting prizes, and endearing company of friends in a hall filled with the aroma of food — succulent hams, golden piroks, baked beans, pies, fruit tarts. Food is a real crowd pleaser at this event, which will take place Thursday, Jan. 14,...
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Teeing Off: Honoring Ken Griffey Jr.
The Kid is in. There was never a doubt that Ken Griffey Jr. would get elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. The only question was would he be the first unanimous inductee? Griffey was close, appearing on a record 99.3 percent of the ballots. He received 447 of a possible 450 votes. Who were the three idiots who left Griffey off their ballots? If I find out, I’m going to send Gizmo after them all. Fear the Gizzy. T...
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Cheap rooms in Heaven await rude people
If ever I need to be reminded that I have spent too much time doing church stuff, I need only ask a coffee shop barista or one of my nephews, "What are people talking about these days?" Or, "What should I write about in my column?" This Wednesday, I asked this of Matty, one of my favorite baristas at Harborside Coffee and Goods, and he said, "How about the power of politeness?" Whoa. Not as theologically relevant ...
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