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Kodiak student places in nationwide art contest
Grace Westling, 14, of Kodiak, has been awarded third place in her age category during the annual art contest sponsored by the Virginia-based Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA), an association news release said. Homeschooled students ages 7 to 19 were invited to submit artwork capturing one of three themes, based on their age category. Grace’s piece titled “Prince of Healing” developed the theme of “A t...
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Kodiak orthodox cathedral vandalized, suspect arrested
Kodiak’s Holy Resurrection Cathedral sustained severe damage after it was vandalized Wednesday night, police and church officials said Thursday. A suspect was arrested that night, and he was arraigned Thursday. The relics of Saint Herman of Alaska, considered by many to be the patron saint of North America, were not disturbed, a church official said. Windows in the church were broken and “items such as crosses and...
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Morin takes command of Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak
A new commanding officer took over Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak during a change-of-command ceremony on Wednesday. Capt. Mark Morin relieved Capt. Melissa Rivera of her duties as CO. During the ceremony, Rivera received a Meritorious Service medal. The citation accompanying the medal referenced 852 search-and-rescue cases and 410 assisted or saved mariners under Rivera’s leadership, along with several other accom...
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WANTED: Photos of former Kodiak man Kurt Int-Hout
This story is all gray. It doesn’t come with photos. We don’t have any. But we are asking readers to provide them. A woman from Hawaii needs the photographs to “put a face to the name” at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in the nation’s capital. That name on The Wall is Kurt Int-Hout, a former Kodiak resident. Janna Hoehn, a Californian who became a Maui resident 25 years ago, began collecting photos six years a...
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Buskin River drainage sockeye salmon bag and possession limit increased
The sport fishing bag and possession limit for sockeye salmon, 20 inches or greater in length, in the Buskin River drainage has been increased to five fish, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game said Wednesday. The bag and possession limit for sockeye salmon, less than 20 inches, remains at 10 fish, ADF&G said in a news release. The emergency order will be in effect beginning 12:01 a.m., Friday, June 12. The esca...
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Another invasive crayfish turns up in Kodiak
Crayfish aren’t native to Kodiak, but several have turned up over the past few years in the Buskin River and Buskin Lake area, including one on Sunday, prompting concerns and research. About one per year for the past four years have been reported to the Kodiak Soil and Water Conservation District, said the district’s program coordinator Blythe Brown, including the one found by a Coast Guard employee in the river o...
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Public Safety Blotter: June 1
June 1 At 12:02 a.m., police advised a driver on Mill Bay Road about a taillight out. At 1:05 a.m., a caller reported malicious mischief on Thorsheim Street. A man was arrested on suspicion of criminal mischief, assault and resisting arrest. At 9:35 a.m., police chalked tires on an offending vehicle on Alimaq Drive. At 9:41 a.m., police red-tagged an abandoned vehicle in Dog Bay. At 9:54 a.m., a caller reported a ...
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Kodiak Post 17 begins season AA season
The high school season ended a few days ago, but there is still plenty of baseball to be played over the summer. Kodiak Post 17 begins American Legion play with a four-game homestand against Kenai that begins at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Baranof Field. Saturday’s league doubleheader starts at 12:30 p.m., while Sunday’s nonleague affair begins at 11 a.m. This is the Post’s third season, and second at the AA level or vars...
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Alaska State Troopers: June 11
June 2 At 9:30 a.m., Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted a Kodiak man while sport fishing in Chiniak Bay. He was cited for having no visual distress device aboard the vessel. June 3 Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted an Oregon man and found that he did not meet the state residency requirements when he purchased resident licenses for 2014 and 2015, and when he purchased a 2014 commercial crewmember license. He was i...
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Rehabbed seal headed south before tracker stopped
Last September, the Alaska SeaLife Center released a rehabilitated harbor seal that had been found on a beach in Kalsin Bay, and he swam around toward the Alaska Peninsula and south to the limits of the Kodiak Island Borough before his tracker fell off. A kayaker found the seal, named Mt. Everest by the center, on a small island in Kalsin Bay as a baby being pecked on by sea gulls one year ago. He was shipped to t...
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