Coast Guard suspends search
ANCHORAGE (AP) — The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a fisherman who fell overboard near Juneau.
The man was identified Thursday as 63-year-old Richard Boyce of Haines.
Boyce was aboard the 39-foot fishing vessel Eleanor S when he fell overboard Wednesday morning while trying to remove fishing gear from the vessel’s propeller.
The Coast Guard said he was wearing rain gear and no flotation device when he f...
Kodiak Borough Assembly reverses on aid to nonprofit groups Swayed by the pleas of soft-voiced Girl Scouts and boisterous baseball players, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly cut its planned contribution to the borough’s homeless shelter to restore funding to the Kodiak Girl Scouts and Kodiak Little League.
The assembly voted unanimously to reinstate $4,500 in funding for Little League and $1,000 for Girl Scouts, then voted 6-1, assembly member Mel Stephens opposed, to giv...
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Small fire scorches Kodiak apartment A small grease fire occurred in a Spruce Manor apartment on Thursday.
Shortly after noon the Kodiak Fire Department received a 911 call reporting a fire in the bottom unit of a six-unit building at 1212 Purtov Street.
The resident had been cooking on the stove with oil when the fire started, city fire Chief Rome Kamai said.
Three firefighters responded to the fire. After arriving, they noticed light smoke coming f...
Kodiak schools serve new lunch schedule Next fall eighth-graders and ninth-graders will eat lunch together, thanks to a new aligned school schedule.
What started as a way to see where the school district could save money has developed into a plan to prepare eighth-graders for the transition to high school.
The district decided to make the schedule alignment between the high school and middle school after looking at efficiencies. As a result of aligning ...
Fourth of July in Old Harbor Old Harbor’s annual Fourth of July celebration included green with the red, white and blue as members of the city’s youth environmental group pitched in alongside other volunteers.
While the environmental group expanded its pro-recycling effort by creating new drop-off locations, other Old Harbor teens assisted with the annual Fourth of July flag-raising ceremony, filled water balloons or generally decorated the t...
Visiting pastor Lauwers gets acquainted with eternal neighbors
Christians are going to live with each other eternally, so they might as well get to know each other on earth, said Kodiak visitor Keith Lauwers.
Lauwers, an Anchorage pastor, comes to Kodiak to hunt, attend retreats and visit his friends Alan and Linda Ross, who were students at the Vancouver Bible Institute in the mid-1960s when he taught physical education there.
Lauwers officiated at their wedding and the we...
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Playing with the boys Don’t tell Hannah David or Hallah Jantz that they throw like a girl.
Chances are, they throw a baseball better than most Kodiak youths.
David and Jantz are part of Kodiak’s 11-member Major Little League baseball all-star team.
The only thing that separates the two girls from the rest of their teammates is the long-flowing hair that appears out of their caps.
“They are not intimidated to play with the boys,” all...
Perspective: Growing up changes things My elementary school was always struggling financially and throughout the year would have various types of contests to motivate students to go out and fund raise. My favorite was selling chocolate. I wasn’t particularly good at it, but all the ones we didn’t sell mom and dad had to buy at the end of the month, and since my little brother wasn’t an enthusiastic salesperson either, this meant enough chocolate to tid...
Some in Kodiak benefit from state arts grants The Alutiiq Heritage Foundation and the Kodiak Island Borough School District are benefitting from the latest round of grants from the Alaska State Council for the Arts.
On Monday the council announced $545,800 in awards to organizations and individuals across Alaska.
In Kodiak, the heritage foundation received $18,000, while the school district was awarded $13,000.
The school district money goes into the district...
EPA sticks to Pebble review schedule The EPA has announced it will not extend the public comment period on its Pebble Mine environmental assessment, handing a victory of sorts to mine opponents.
Pebble Limited Partnership and Alaska Attorney General Michael Geraghty had requested the federal agency keep comments open in order to avoid a “rush to judgement.”
The assessment, released this spring, is a draft version of a document the EPA could use to bl...