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Coast Guard Blotter: Oct. 26
Oct. 20 The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Long Island and a good Samaritan vessel rescued three members of a duck hunting expedition Saturday in Harrison Lagoon near Whittier. Two of the hunters overturned their canoe while trying to retrieve a duck. The youngest member of the expedition was on land near a cabin, witnessed the event, and called 911. The 911 call was rerouted to the Coast Guard command center in J...
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KDM editorial: Borough misses opportunity to change policy
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly’s mission statement states: “The Assembly members are elected to establish policy for the borough by the assembly/manager form of government to protect and improve the quality of life for borough citizens.” Last week, when the borough declined to take action on an alleged conflict of interest case, it dismissed an opportunity to change its policies for the betterment of “borough ...
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McKechnie returns to volleyball after being sidelined by an injury last season
Summer McKechnie got pretty good at keeping volleyball statistics last season. “I was the best stat taker, that is what Amy (Willis) said, not to brag or anything,” McKechnie said. Keeping stats was just part of McKechnie’s duties as Kodiak’s team manager. She filled that role while healing a torn labrum in her right shoulder. After playing on Kodiak High School’s junior varsity volleyball team her freshman season...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Oct. 26
Devil: iiyaq The Devil is very bad. Iiyaq asillpiarluni asiituq. The Alutiiq word iiyaq can be translated as devil. In classical Alutiiq society, iiyaq referred to the soul of an evil person. Instead of ascending to the sky world after death, like the souls of kind people, the souls of the evil stay in the human world. Here they become malevolent spirits. They live in caves or the woods, and are said to have long ...
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Around Kodiak: Oct. 26
School board interviews The Kodiak Island Borough school board will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. today to interview candidates for the vacant school board seat and make a selection. Interviews will take place in the school district conference room. For additional information, visit www.boarddocs.com/ak/Kodiak/board.nsf/public. Chamber get-together The Kodiak Chamber of Commerce holds a business after hours gat...
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Public Safety Blotter: Oct. 26
Monday, Oct. 22 • At 2:33 p.m., a vehicle received a traffic citation on Marine Way. • At 2:43 p.m., an officer gave a leash law warning on Larch Street. • At 2:58 p.m., an abandoned vehicle on Larch Street was red-tagged. • At 3:01 p.m., an abandoned vehicle on Larch Street was red-tagged. • At 3:19 p.m., an officer assisted with removing a person from a property on Mission Road. • At 4:01 p.m., a man reported so...
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McFarland recounts near-death scuba diving accident
Paul McFarland feels lucky to be alive. On Monday night, McFarland, 24, had a near-death experience after he ran out of air while scuba diving for sea cucumbers off the 48-foot fishing boat Patricia Kay in Alitak Bay. Thanks to the quick thinking by the Patricia Kay crew and the Coast Guard, McFarland is alive and recovering. "Not very many people recover from drowning," McFarland said. "I'm very lucky the crew re...
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Firefighters begin to train on new truck
Ouzinkie now has a fire truck, but the work is far from over. Fire chief Travis Sheppard now faces long hours of work as he begins to train the town’s 25 volunteer firefighters on the new truck. Sheppard has already reorganized the fire department by promoting two volunteers to captains to help him with the responsibilities. Sheppard and assistant fire chief Dan Clarion are joined by captains Pete Muller Sr. and H...
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Another Day in Paradise: The challenge Of choices
The Challenge Of Choices The Salvation Army has a rich heritage, not only in the place of its founding — the slums of London — but also here in Alaska. Alaska Magazine once wrote, “The Salvation Army arrived in Skagway during the era when that town reached its zenith in the drama of the Klondike Gold Rush of ’98. Skagway was the main gateway to the Yukon. It was a rip-roaring camp of tents and shacks, pitched and ...
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Guest Opinion: Vote 'yes' for General Obligation bond
Tuesday, Nov. 6 is a major election day, not only for national and state issues and candidates, but also for a critical transportation infrastructure General Obligation (GO) bond for the State of Alaska. The Alaska legislature voted to place this bond measure before the people of Alaska as a way to pay for much needed maintenance, replacements, and repairs on important pieces of infrastructure statewide. Projects ...
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