Kodiak Island births - July 10, 2012 Hadley Mae McKee was born at 9:30 p.m. on June 29, 2012, to Michael McKee II and Tovah Rippey. She weighed 7 pounds, 5 pounces, and measured 21 inches long.
Her parents are originally from Kodiak and now live in Kodiak. Her father is a fisherman.
Proud grandparents are Selma and Mike McKee and Japes Rippey and Cathy Wilson.
Jaxson David McNiel was born at 12:19 p.m. on July 1, 2012, to Joseph and Denise McNiel. H...
Horizon Lines gets new CEO The operator of City Pier 3 has a new CEO.
Sam Woodward has been named the new leader of Horizon Lines, which operates Kodiak’s primary cargo pier.
Woodward replaces Stephen Fraser, who has served as Horizon’s interim CEO since March 2011, when Chuck Raymond retired the same day Horizon agreed to plead guilty to violating federal antitrust laws on its Puerto Rican shipping routes.
“We are delighted that Sam has ch...
Stranded baby beluga dies SEWARD, Alaska (AP) — A baby beluga whale that was believed to be just 2 days old when it was found stranded after a storm in Alaska’s Bristol Bay has died at a research aquarium where it received round-the-clock care by a team of marine mammal experts.
Officials at the Alaska SeaLife Center said that despite everyone’s best efforts, the whale died early Monday morning after it became evident Sunday that the young...
Kenai women warm to firearms KENAI (AP) — Four women sat in a circle and listened to Ted Spraker retell an email he once received about how small of a gun could be used to stop a charging brown bear in its tracks on Saturday afternoon.
Spraker told the curious women it could be any caliber, really.
“The email said, ‘One shot to my husband’s knee cap and I ran away to safety,’” he said drawing laughter from the women.
The moment was welcome co...
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Committee weighs in on pledges
JUNEAU (AP) — It is not a violation of state ethics law for incumbent legislators to sign pre-election pledges in exchange for endorsements or the promise of endorsements, the Select Committee on Legislative Ethics has found.
However, the panel determined that signing pre-election pledges in a quid pro quo exchange for campaign contributions or the promise of contributions violates the Legislative Ethics Act.
Woman’s homeless-camp death ruled homicide
FAIRBANKS AP) — Fairbanks police say the death of a 58-year-old woman who was found injured in a homeless camp has been ruled a homicide and a suspect has been arrested.
The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner says police believe 57-year-old Rick Allen is responsible for the death of Ellen Florence Juneby Rada, who was found unconscious with life-threatening injuries June 28. She died Sunday at the Alaska Native Medical Ce...
Champion lumberjacks cut it up in Ketchikan KETCHIKAN (AP) — Neck and neck throughout the entire 2012 Alaska Ironjack Championships Wednesday evening in Ketchikan, the battle for first between Jake Justus and Derek Knutson came down to the final event — the boom run.
Or, as it is more aptly called, “The Boom of Doom.”
A race track four logs long floating in a pool of water, competitors had to traverse the course to one end and back. One wrong move, as nine ...
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King Salmon man arrested for cold case murder CHEHALIS, Wash. (AP) — A man was arrested in Alaska for a 1985 kidnap-robbery that left a couple in their 80s dead from shotgun blasts, authorities said.
Rick Riffe, 53, of King Salmon, a longtime suspect, was arrested Sunday in connection with the killings. His brother, John, another suspect, died the same week officers bought their tickets to Alaska, Lewis County Sheriff Steve Mansfield said in a statement.
Small quake at Denali Park DENALI NATIONAL PARK (AP) — The Alaska Earthquake Information Center says a magnitude 4.3 quake was recorded Monday night about 18 miles west-southwest of Denali National Park.
The Fairbanks-based center says it has received no reports that the light quake was felt or caused any damage. The quake hit at 8:06 p.m. Alaska time at a depth of 65 miles.
Park offices and ranger stations were closed for the evening. An A...
Kings captured Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist Tyler Polum loaded a king salmon into a container held by Kate Kimmel July 3 at a fish trap on Monashka Creek. King salmon caught in the trap are used for breeding purposes in the hatchery project run by the Kodiak Regional Aquaculture Association. After capture, the fish are kept in tanks until harvested for their eggs and milt.