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Decorum ordinance a waste of time
To the Editor, I have been following the recent issue regarding the so called "Decorum Ordinance" much to my displeasure. The Assembly passed the ordinance on-the-run during Kodiak's peak working season before anyone had a chance to notice it. It appears they will now repeal it. The decorum ordinance was unnecessary and has wasted public and the assembly's time. I am very concerned that they have not come up with ...
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Fish and Game worker survives bear encounter
For a reason thankfully rare even for Kodiak, James Jackson missed one day of work last week to recover from a bear bite. “It was an experience to have, that’s for sure,” Jackson said. “It could have been a lot, lot worse.” Back in his office on Wednesday, the Alaska Department of Fish & Game area biologist recalled the Sept. 4 incident that took place while he and a partner were surveying salmon at Hidden Cove Cr...
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McKinney rises to the varsity level
Richie McKinney has come a long way since his first high school cross country meet in 2012. On that day, he lumbered through the 5-kilometer Nikiski Class Race course in a slumbering time of 28 minutes, 6 seconds. “I was the slowest person on the team,” said McKinney, now a junior. Well, he wasn’t exactly the slowest that day; he did beat two of his teammates. To McKinney’s credit, he trudged through the season an...
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Human remains found on Shuyak Island
Alaska State Troopers recovered human remains from Shuyak Island on Monday. Troopers received a report at about 2:22 p.m. of a body on the east side of the island about 70 miles north of Kodiak, according to trooper information. “Due to the conditions of the remains, AST was unable to make any kind of identification,” according to the troopers. The remains were forwarded to the state medical examiner for further i...
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Council scales down CIP list
Kodiak City Council members agreed to scale down some requests for state funding for local capital improvement projects during their Tuesday work session. Mayor Pat Branson said the tight fiscal climate in Juneau means more modest requests will have a better chance of getting approval from legislators. At the top of the three-item CIP draft list is $7 million for repaving of Mill Bay Road. However, city manager Ai...
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Public Safety Blotter: Sept. 11
Aug. 9 • Around 12:55 a.m., two drivers on Mill Bay Road was advised for not having their license plates illuminated. • Around 1:32 a.m., five bar checks were conducted downtown. • At 3:19 a.m., a male left upon an officer’s request at an establishment on Shelikof Street. • At 3:50 a.m., a driver on Von Scheele Way was warned for not stopping at a stop sign. • At 4:05 a.m., an officer responded to an assault on We...
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Swim team hosts Homer
Kodiak’s swim team has taken care of business in its first two meets of the season, and should continue its success in a home meet against Homer on Friday and Saturday. Friday’s meet begins at 5 p.m., while Saturday’s starts at 10 a.m., both at the Kodiak Community Pool. Homer and Kodiak have staged some epic battles over the years, but that won’t be the case this season. “They are in a rebuilding phase,” Kodiak c...
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Joanne Demke
Joanne Demke Aug. 29, 1938 – Sept. 7, 2014. Joanne passed away surrounded by her family in Lubbock, Texas, after a short illness. Joanne was born in Eureka, California, to Joseph and Helen Twitchell. She married Richard (Dick) Demke in 1962. They raised their family in Oregon and Alaska. Joanne worked for the U. S. Postal Service finishing her 30-year career as postmaster of Kodiak, Alaska. She and Dick retired to...
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Alaska State Troopers: Sept. 11
On Sept. 7 at approximately 11:30 a.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a theft from a watercraft. Investigation revealed a nine-gallon gas tank with nine gallons of gas was stolen from a skiff outside of a residence in Kodiak. On Sept. 3 at approximately 5:30 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a burglary/theft from a building. Investigation reveals approximately $400 worth of miscellaneou...
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Lydia M. Pollard
Soldotna resident Lydia M. Pollard, 69, left this earth on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014 at the Alaska Native Medical Center, laughing and smiling until the end. A panikhida prayer service will be 1:15 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15, at Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Holy Assumption Russian Orthodox Church in Kenai. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Archpriest Thomas Andrew w...
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