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Troopers seeking information on hit-and-run of teen
A hit-and-run left a 14-year-old girl injured on Thursday after a truck reportedly struck her on Neva Way. Alaska State Troopers are still searching for the vehicle. A troopers report said the girl was riding her bike when the truck hit her. The report said that the driver fled the scene, not stopping or assisting the biker after the hit. The truck was described as a maroon Ford with KVOK Crab Festival stickers on...
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New Kodiak High School principal discusses future
The Kodiak Island Borough School District’s Board of Education approved Chris Aguirre as the new principal for Kodiak High School at a June 30 meeting. Aguirre has been here before, serving as the director of career and technical education for the school district in the 2005-2006 school year. When he left Kodiak, Aguirre went to New York City, where, he reports, his year in Kodiak influenced his career. “Career an...
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New owners at Island Hydraulics
While Wikipedia defines hydraulics as “a topic in applied science and engineering dealing with the mechanical properties of liquids,” Lucas Baxter sees hydraulics as a world unto itself best off practiced through experience. Baxter and his wife Aimra just took over Island Hydraulics, one of the city’s oldest hydraulics machine shops, in June. He said the shop sells Wexler winches, “probably the best winch on the m...
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Update: Wells gets four consecutive life terms sentence
“(I was) touching him and praying to God he would just wake up. He looked like he was just taking a nap,” Nicola Belisle said.
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Developing: Wells awaiting sentencing for Coast Guard murders
James Michael Wells could find out whether he is spending the rest of his life in jail Tuesday in the shooting deaths of two co-workers at the Coast Guard communications station two years ago. Wells, 63, convicted in April of murdering Coast Guardsmen Petty Officer 1st Class James Hopkins and retired Chief Petty Officer Richard Belisle, awaits sentencing in the U.S. District Court in Anchorage. It had taken an Anc...
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Kodiak hosts four festivities for Fourth
Four locales around the island hosted Fourth of July festivities on Friday, with Port Lions grabbing the lion’s share of the excitement for its event on the day. By some counts well over a hundred showed up in Port Lions, while Kodiak’s parade was smaller than other years. Chiniak had more parade participants than spectators and was the most patriotically arrayed while Old Harbor had a visit by the mega yacht rece...
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Fried, Bigley claim Fourth of July titles
Kodiak’s annual Fourth of July 10K Run and Walk has turned into a showcase for Kodiak High School runners. Last year a pair of former KHS stars stole the show; this year two current Bears cruised to their first titles in the annual Independence Day race Friday morning. Rising senior Levi Fried won the men’s title in a brisk 36 minutes, 42 seconds, while upcoming junior Zoe Bigley grabbed the women’s title in 44:47...
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Public Safety Blotter: July 8
June 20 • At 1:46 a.m., police conducted a security check on Mill Bay Road. • At 1:52 a.m., police conducted a bar check downtown. • At 2:07 a.m., police began a bad checks investigation. • At 2:48 a.m., police warned a driver on Marine Way for rolling through a stop sign. • At 2:54 a.m., police conducted a bar check downtown. • At 8:50 a.m., police received a call regarding a subject removal on Center Avenue. The...
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Kodiak teen falls from cliff at White Sands
A Kodiak teenager fell from a cliff at White Sands Beach and was transported to Anchorage for treatment of “significant injuries.” Alaska State Troopers reported that he had been part of a hiking party but got separated from the group when he fell. “We got a call a little before 2 p.m. in the afternoon on July 5 about a 14-year-old boy that fell off a cliff in an area that is locally referred to as White Sands Bea...
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Stevens announces he won’t run again, votes against comments rules
Kodiak Island Borough Assembly member Mel Stephens announced he would not be seeking re-election when his term ends in October, saying the assembly would benefit from “new blood.” Stephens encouraged community members at the assembly’s regular meeting July 3 to consider running for a seat in the assembly or the Kodiak City Council this fall, and asked that they consider serving a single term. Stevens also voiced d...
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