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Public Safety Blotter: April 11
March 22 At 2:23 a.m., police received a report of a dog barking all night in the 1300 block of Mission Road. Police spoke with the owner, who said she would keep it inside. At 2:37 a.m., police stopped a driver in the Marine Way and East Rezanof Drive area. They were negative for impairment, and police warned them to stop completely at stop signs. At 5:10 a.m., police warned a driver in the Mill Bay Road and East...
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Anthony "Tony" Perez Chaco
Anthony "Tony" Perez Chaco passed away Feb. 27 in Lacey, Washington, where he celebrated his 70th birthday the week before. The ninth of 11 children, he was born in Agat, Guam, in 1946. Shortly after completing trade school he married and started a family. In 1971 he moved his family of four to Kodiak, Alaska, where he worked at the Coast Guard power plant. In 1975 he had his third son and in 1978 they moved into ...
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FISH FACTOR: Sullivan reviews fisheries actions in Senate
Alaska Sen. Dan Sullivan has scored seats on nearly every congressional committee that deals with issues on, over and under the oceans. That fulfills a commitment he made to Kodiak when he ran for office two years ago, he said at a ComFish town meeting during a two day stay on the Rock. Sullivan ticked off a list of fishery-related actions he’s had a hand in getting accomplished over the past year: passage of an e...
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GARDEN GATE: Surprises in the garden
Last Friday it poured, but at the Kodiak Athletic Club, it was bright and sunny. Friday was ‘neon shirt day,’ which meant you were encouraged to arrive at the gym wearing day-glow t-shirts. Let me tell you, a bunch of humans bench pressing and doing push ups in hot pink, hot orange and chartreuse made it feel like spring inside. It was a pleasant surprise. Surprises, good or bad, are a part of life. As the saying ...
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Assembly votes down manager contract, but may reconsider
With a vote of three to two, the Kodiak Island Borough assembly failed to approve a contract with a borough manager candidate. Assembly members Frank Peterson, Mel Stephens and Dennis Symmons voted no while assembly members Kyle Crow and Larry LeDoux voted yes. Assembly members Rebecca Skinner and Dan Rohrer were absent. Originally, Peterson voted yes, but with items needing four votes, a majority of all seven ass...
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Auction coming up
It’s auction night on Saturday as the Kodiak Arts Council prepares to auction off a rare carved ivory boat and hundreds of other items. It’s the council’s largest fundraiser, said executive director Katie Oliver, with the event usually raising about $30,000 for the nonprofit. The ivory and baleen sailing vessel with intestine sails was given to the council by an Anchorage businessman, said council board member Bar...
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Charter skippers expect good year
Kodiak charterboat operators are optimistic for a good season this year and say bookings are about on par with previous years. Dave Jones, owner of AlpenView Wilderness Lodge and president of the Kodiak Association of Charterboat Operators, said he has heard from several charterboat operators that the season is already going well. “Preseason bookings are looking healthy,” he said. John Abel of Blaze N Abel, who pu...
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Kodiak baseball opens season with only two returning starters
If you are headed to the ballpark to take in a Kodiak High School baseball game this season, make sure to grab a program — you will need one. “We are very young,” fourth-year skipper James Arnold said. “When you see the parents dropping the players off for the varsity team you know you are young.” With only two starters coming back — Sam Bennett and John Norton — the seven other positions will field first-time var...
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KDM EDITORIAL: Nor red nor blue nor purple
In 1990 Wally Hickel, a staunch Republican, ran successfully for governor on the Alaska Independence Party ticket. He had no interest in actual secession, except in the sense of leading more conservative voters away from centrist Arliss Sturgulewski, the Republican Party’s official candidate. It was not the only time the AIP offered electoral cover for Republicans disaffected with party leadership. And it was not ...
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Thomas “Tom” Cornelius Sweeney
Longtime Kodiak resident Thomas “Tom” Cornelius Sweeney passed away peacefully with loving family members present on March 29, 2016, in Providence Hospital, Anchorage after bravely battling his medical challenges. He was 84. Tom was born Feb. 9, 1932, in Helena, Montana. During his high school years, he worked pumping gas and bagging and delivering groceries, and earned football and basketball scholarships to West...
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