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U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew rescues injured diver

U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew rescues injured diver

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KODIAK — A Coast Guard helicopter crew based out of Air Station Kodiak medevaced a man after a diving accident near False Pass, last Thursday.

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  • Bear dies after being struck by vehicle near Salonie Creek

    Bear dies after being struck by vehicle near Salonie Creek

    KODIAK — A bear died after being hit by a car last Tuesday, according to local officials from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. According to ADF&G biologist John Crye, Alaska State Troopers responded to the incident, which took place near Salonie Creek on Sept. 11.

  • Local woman charged with medical assistance fraud

    KODIAK — A Kodiak woman has been charged with fraud, after she allegedly filed fraudulent claims for Personal Care Attendant payments over the course of roughly 3 years. Judy Ashouwak has been charged with one count of medical assistant fraud, which is a class C felony. According to court documents, she is accused of fraudulently charging Medicaid nearly $1,700 for Personal Care Attendant services.

  • Islanders set up fundraiser for Kodiak family burned out of house, home and business

    Islanders set up fundraiser for Kodiak family burned out of house, home and business

    KODIAK — After a fire destroyed their home, which was also used as the site of a licensed daycare center, in late August, locals are banding together to help Kathy Jorritsma and her children. An online fundraiser has been set up to provide financial support for the family, and has garnered donations totaling more than $4,300 to date. 

  • City Fire Department report: staffing, station issues remain

    City Fire Department report: staffing, station issues remain

    KODIAK — Fire Chief Mullican presented the Kodiak Fire Department’s annual report to the city council at a  regular work session, Tuesday. Although Mullican praised his staff and illustrated the department’s prowess with statistics collected over the past year, he also noted a number of ongoing issues, including difficulties with attracting new firefighters to the island and the unstable condition of the fire station. 

  • Obituary: Welby Neal Jensen of Kodiak

    Obituary: Welby Neal Jensen of Kodiak

    KODIAK — On Thursday, August 30th, 2018, Welby Neal Jensen, loving husband and father of five children, passed away at the age of 60. He was doing what he loved despite the tragic way he died.

  • AAC attempt to build bridges with Kodiakans

    AAC attempt to build bridges with Kodiakans

    KODIAK — The Alaska Aerospace Corporation’s president and CEO Craig Campbell hosted a town hall meeting in the Harbor Room of the Best Western Kodiak Inn, Wednesday night, the message of which was loud and clear: AAC want to be more transparent with their operations and want more public input with regards to possible future development in the Pasagshak area. 

  • U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew rescues injured diver

    U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew rescues injured diver

    KODIAK — A Coast Guard helicopter crew based out of Air Station Kodiak medevaced a man after a diving accident near False Pass, last Thursday.

  • Rents drop and vacancies increase in Kodiak’s rental market

    Rents drop and vacancies increase in Kodiak’s rental market

    KODIAK — While Kodiak still has the highest rent in the state, the average rate of rent dropped between 2017-2018 according to state report released last week. Vacancies rates also rose in Kodiak, from 6.7 percent to 9 percent over that period. The report states that net migration losses may be the cause.

  • Public comments being taken on Kupreanof land sale

    KODIAK - The Alaska Department of Natural Resources has proposed a land sale of roughly 600 acres on the Kupreanof Peninsula, on the northern tip of Kodiak Island, west of Port Lions. The dept. is now soliciting public comment on the proposed sale, which are due no later than 5 p.m., October 4.

  • First-time author set to present book tonight

    First-time author set to present book tonight

    KODIAK — Tonight, Homer-based author and naturalist Marylin Sigman will be presenting her first book, “Entangled, People and Ecological Change in Kachemak Bay” at Kodiak Public Library, from 6:30-7:30 p.m.