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Public Safety Blotter: July 14
May 17 At 2:37 a.m., police received a call from the 700 block of Thorsheim Street about a burglary in progress but wouldn’t give his name or any other information and hung up. Police checked around and found nothing unusual. At 3:27 a.m., police received a second call from the 700 block of Thorsheim Street from a man who wouldn’t give his name saying there was suspicious activity near a residence. Police spoke wi...
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Demolition derby comes to Kodiak Island Raceway
Wanted: demolition derby cars. Reward: the thrill of smashing into other vehicles. For the first time in more than seven years, the Kodiak Island Racing Association is hosting a demolition derby this Saturday at the Kodiak Island Raceway located at the fairgrounds. As of Tuesday afternoon, only three people had signed up for the event that is part of the racing evening that starts at 6 p.m. “I’m hoping more will c...
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Week in Words: Cousin in Dallas survives tragic ‘war zone’
I was one of many Americans who stayed up late last Thursday night as details of the Dallas shooting poured into Twitter. Normally, I have the discipline to turn off media during late-night Lower 48 crises, but I have some strong ties to Dallas. I lived there for several years, my brother lives there, along with many old friends, and my cousin is an officer with the Dallas Police Department. My cousin, who was inv...
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Man found dead in Kodiak harbor
A man was found dead in the Kodiak harbor today, according to a release from the Kodiak Police Department. Police received a call at 11:15 a.m. notifying them of a man in the water off Shelikof Street in downtown Kodiak. Police arrived, and the man was pronounced dead. "Identification is being withheld pending notification of kin," according to the release. "Foul play is not suspected at this time, and the investi...
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‘Bandit range’ cleanup with eye to future
Members of the local Boy Scout troop picked up bag after bag of bottles, shell casings and pieces of trash Tuesday, cleaning up the Monashka Bay “bandit range.” Until their effort, the unsanctioned shooting range was littered with trash. “There are thousands of spent cartridges, plus people take thing out there to set up homemade targets — bottles, cans — and shoot and then just leave it there,” said Kodiak Island...
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Court finds for new land owners in trailer park evictions
The Alaska state court has ruled in favor of Jackson Mobile Home Park in three eviction proceedings and scheduled evidentiary hearings in two others. Judge Steve Cole ordered a second hearing for two Jackson residents who received eviction notices citing a change in land use. Attorney Jill Wittenbrader made several arguments on behalf of her clients, tenants Judi Kidder and David Masinter, including that the evict...
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Public Safety Blotter: July 13
May 16 At 2:01 a.m., police warned a driver in the 12th Avenue and Rezanof Drive area for having an unilluminated license plate. At 2:44 a.m., police responded to a suspicious vehicle in the 100 block of Alimaq Drive. It was unoccupied and no signs of tampering were noted. At 6:28 a.m., police gave a no camping warning in the 400 block of West Marine Way. At 7:36 a.m., police forwarded charges of burglary in the s...
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GUEST OPINION: Truck drivers sure of work, good pay
Recently I wrote an opinion describing shortcomings in the Kodiak Island Borough school board’s support for the vocational-technical program at Kodiak High School. As an illustration, Friday’s KDM carried a help wanted ad from Schneider National Carriers Inc. for truck drivers having a commercial driver’s license. The advertisement mentions an upper income of $60,000 per year (vs. a 2015 U.S. Government Department...
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ALASKA SCIENCE FORUM: Sheefish: a shiny surprise on Interior river
ZITZIANA RIVER — Fishing at the spot where this long, squiggly stream mixes with a floury channel of the Tanana River, Alison Beamer feels a thump. Line squeals from her spinning reel as a creature as long as her arm flashes beneath the surface. After a few runs east and west, the fish tires, becoming still beneath the clear surface. Beamer’s canoe-mate Jason Clark nets and dispatches the fish. He then threads it ...
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Healthy Kodiak: Fiber in fight against diverticular disease
Camping is a popular pastime here in Kodiak in the summer. I was amazed at the number of people who were out over the Fourth of July weekend in campers, tents and trailers to enjoy the beauty of our island. I suspect it is difficult to eat a healthy diet while camping, and most of us do not eat very healthy even when we are not camping. One part of a healthy diet that most Americans are deficient in is fiber. Fibe...
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