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Alaska State Troopers: July 18
Thursday, July 4 Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted a 21-year-old Kodiak man who was subsistence fishing in Pasagshak Bay. The man did not have a PFD for everyone aboard his powerboat. He was cited for no PFD and bail was set at $110. Sunday, July 7 • Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted a 66-year-old Bellingham, Wash. man who was commercial fishing on the fishing vessel Top Gun. The man had a crewman on board who d...
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Crew films documentary about Alutiiq language
The Native Village of Afognak’s efforts to revitalize the Alutiiq language program have been caught on video by a documentary crew from Chicago. The documentary, “Keep Talking: Immersion in the Alaskan Wild,” will follow the language and cultural immersion events in Dig Afognak, which took place in June and July. A crew of five people from Ten Trees Productions LLC spent three weeks shooting footage that highlight...
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Achievers: July 18
• Sarah M. Ng of Kodiak has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship by the American Military Retirees Association (AMRA) as part of the Sergeant Major Douglas R. Drum Memorial Scholarship Program. • Anna Anderson, a junior at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minn., has been named to the school’s dean's list for academic excellence for the spring 2013 semester. She is the daughter of Mark and Andria Anderson. The dean’s li...
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Search for missing child in Ouzinkie ends well
A missing four-year-old in Ouzinkie was returned home last week after he was found fast asleep under a dresser in a relative’s home. According to Alaska State Troopers, the boy was reported missing Friday around 6:40 p.m. by his father Darren Muller, 41, of Ouzinkie. The boy had not been seen for approximately one hour. Family members had searched but were unable to find him, so they reached out to the Ouzinkie vi...
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Museum revives wedding tradition
The Baranov Museum preserves Kodiak’s history, but on Saturday it revived a bygone tradition as it hosted its first wedding in decades. Melissa Catto and Josh Colvin tied the knot in the museum’s gallery, following a tradition begun when Alaska was known as Russian America and Kodiak was the largest settlement on the west coast of what would become the United States. “I came across this and thought it was beautifu...
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Bear killed after invading Old Harbor landfill
Sometimes even the Marines need to call for help. On Monday afternoon, the Old Harbor VPSO killed a problem bear that had been threatening people at the Old Harbor landfill, including some members of the US Marine Corps working on a runway expansion project. The bear’s death is the first “defense of life and property” killing in the Kodiak archipelago this year and comes after Old Harborites spent several days try...
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Coast Guard opens operating base in Kotzebue
The Coast Guard is conducting an experiment in size this year. Last week, the Coast Guard opened its forward operating base in Kotzebue as part of Operation Arctic Shield 2013. The base is a followup to the successful Arctic Shield operation based in Barrow last summer. That base, which used two helicopters and a succession of rotating Coast Guard cutters, provided round-the-clock search-and-rescue coverage in the...
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Catcher-processor makes unusual stop in Kodiak
The U.S. Intrepid, a 185-foot catcher-processor, offloaded its fish products in Kodiak last week for the first time in a decade. The Intrepid is one of two vessels owned by Fishermen’s Finest, an American fishing company homeported in Seattle, Wash. Fishermen’s Finest has been fishing in the Gulf of Alaska for over 25 years, but hasn’t offloaded in Kodiak since 2003. “We’ve always felt Kodiak was more of a fishing...
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Smoking ban goes too far
To the Editor: I will not trivialize the plight of nonsmokers, and for the record: I am now smoke-free, yet have no urge to control the guy across the street. Is there a crisis? Most of the buildings here are nonsmoking. Kodiak has chosen a freedom-oriented solution to a difficult problem. Our cherished ownership and property rights have been respected. Proprietors respond to market forces and social mores to do w...
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Public Safety Blotter: July 17
Friday, July 12 • At 12:33 a.m., a caller reported a man was passed out in the road. He was gone when officers arrived. • At 1:04 a.m., a man was taken into protective custody. • At 7:42 a.m., a 911 caller reported a man was on his porch. The man seemed confused, but left when an officer asked him to. • At 11:23 a.m., an officer was unable to catch a loose dog. • At 11:56 a.m., a woman was cited for no proof of in...
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