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Coast Guard Blotter: July 8
June 29 A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced an ailing boater and his two companions to Bethel following their rescue by a local search and rescue team. The Jayhawk helicopter crew was evaluating the boaters, initially assessed to be in good condition, when the man began reportedly suffering from seizure-like symptoms. The Jayhawk crew immediately transported all three boaters s...
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WWII-era bomb washes up on Chignik beach
It was a little early to have a blast for July Fourth, but no one is complaining after a WWII-era Russian firebomb was cleared from a Chignik beach. On Monday, a pair of explosive ordinance technicians from the 716th Explosive Ordinance Disposal Company, based at Fort Richardson, blew up a 50-kilogram (110-pound) aerial bomb that washed up on a beach near Chignik on the Alaska Peninsula. “I've been up here three y...
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Fried, Bethea claim Independence Day titles
A pair of former Kodiak High School running stars took charge in the Fourth of July 10K Run and Walk under the shining sun Thursday. Lucas Fried and Jaymi Bethea each cruised to their first titles in Kodiak’s annual Independence Day run, which drew a field of 63 runners and walkers. The race started at the Coast Guard base and ended at the Convention Center. Midway through the race, Fried distanced himself from a ...
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Fourth of July around Kodiak Island
Enjoy these photos of Fourth of July celebrations captured in Kodiak, Old Harbor and Ouzinkie.
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Arnold picks up victory
Jakob Arnold went the distance for he Kenai Post 20 Twins on Tuesday. The Kodiak High School rising junior pitched all five innings of the Twins’ 13-2 victory over West Anchorage in an American Legion AA baseball game in Anchorage. The game ended via the 10-run mercy rule. Arnold gave up five hits, struck out four, walked three and hit one batter to earn the win. Both runs were earned. “Jake did a good job,” Twins...
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Proposed smoking ban goes too far
I am not going to voice my opposition to a smoking ban, as a smoker I’m subject to a ban pretty much everywhere I go these days, on- or off-island. I do feel that the draft of the ban the assembly is defending is far too reaching and I commend assemblywoman Louise Stutes for being the lone wolf in opposition to the proposal. I am specifically concerned with how the ban equates a commercial fishing operation’s vess...
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Public Safety Blotter: July 5
Tuesday, July 2 • At 12:39 a.m., a caller reported a man was sleeping in a lobby. He left when an officer asked him to. • At 1:47 a.m., an officer was out investigating a missing gate. All was OK. • At 4:46 a.m., a man was arrested for DUI. • At 10:06 a.m., an abandoned vehicle was red-tagged. • At 1:48 p.m., a caller reported four to five people were causing problems and cussing. A man was given a disorderly cond...
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Alaska State Trooper report: July 5
Sunday, June 30 • Kodiak Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted a 45-year-old woman from Portland, Ore. who was fishing in the Olds River. The woman kept two king salmon over 20 inches long, but had failed to record them on her sport fishing license. She was cited for failure to log a king salmon. Bail was set at $110. • Kodiak Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted a 42-year-old man from Beaverton, Wash. who was fishing ...
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Departing pastors leave the island with heaps of wisdom
Editor’s Note: This is the second in a two-part series about the changing faces at Kodiak’s churches. The first part of this series was published June 21. Read it online at www.kodiakdailymirror.com. ALAN AND LINDA ROSS — They learned to listen. While Interact missionaries, Alan and Linda Ross, left Kodiak for Kenai, an area that is known for its breathtaking scenery, they will miss the beauty of Kodiak Island. Ar...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Laptuuk
Laptuuk : Baseball Kiagmi laptuugtaartukut. : We play baseball in the summertime. In classical Alutiiq society, community gatherings were an opportunity for games, particularly those played outdoors. Both men and women enjoyed participating in athletic challenges, including everything from swimming, boating and running races to wrestling, high jumping, target throwing and team sports. Competitions were a way to sh...
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