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Coast Guard rescues ailing mariner
The Coast Guard rescued an ailing mariner near Village Islands off Kodiak on Sunday. The Coast Guard received a report from the Kodiak Police Department that a 69-year-old man from the 50-foot fishing vessel Sierra Seas was suffering acute stomach pains from a pre-existing medical condition. An Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew landed on a nearby beach where the mariner and his wife were picked and ...
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KHS begins football practice
The sound of whistles, coaches hollering and shoulder pads clashing against shoulder pads filled the air at Joe Floyd Track and Field Monday afternoon. Welcome to the 2014 high school football season. More than 45 Kodiak High School students were on hand for the team’s first official practice under overcast skies. Senior Melvin Javier went to bed early Sunday evening in anticipation of the start of the season — a ...
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Assembly talks economic development
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly is pursuing the formation of an economic development sub-committee, hopefully in conjunction with the Kodiak city council and other Kodiak Island towns. “Since we no longer have a contract with the Chamber of Commerce to do our economic development, this is to talk about setting up some kind of a committee or sub-committee to take over that task and do it with the city and maybe ...
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Kodiak Island Births: Aug. 5
Darryl Dane R. Cariaga was born at 6:34 p.m. on July 28, 2014 to Dante and Rowena Cariaga. He weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and was 20.5 inches long. His parents are originally from the Philippines and now live in Kodiak. The baby’s mother works at Alaska Food For Less and the father works at Westward Seafoods. Also welcoming her to the family is Danneyze Ionic R. Cariaga. Grandparents are Augstina Cariaga from the Ph...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Taking stock
Planning for dinner later in the evening, I opened the freezer to retrieve a pack of halibut. Call out the avalanche rescue dogs! The swinging door was followed by a cascade of slick vacuum packaged fish. Those sliding off the top shelf triggered the next shelf down, which worked its evil ways on the third shelf. In noisy seconds I had packages of frozen fish all over the floor. Try as I might, I couldn’t get all ...
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Public Safety Blotter: Aug. 5
July 14 • At 1:38 a.m., a caller requested a subject removal on East Rezanof Drive. A permanent trespass was issued. • At 2:20 a.m., a bar check was conducted on Shelikof Street. • At 3:01 a.m., a caller reported criminal trespassing on East Rezanof Drive. The person was gone on arrival. • At 5:49 a.m., a caller reported a domestic disturbance on Carolyn Street. It was a verbal dispute only and parties separated. ...
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Letter to the Editor: Austerman will work for Kodiak
To the Editor, Carol Austerman is my friend and my candidate for State House. Carol has earned my support by demonstrating a positive commitment to our diverse community, strong leadership, and the willingness to work with others toward consensus on difficult issues. She is easily approachable, a good listener, and always willing to explain her position on issues, as well as rethink her position on issues. Carol h...
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Opinion: Understanding ballot measure 1
Ballot measure 1 is a divisive and complex issue. Much confusion has been generated and I’ve been asked by many friends, “How am I supposed to vote?” It’s really not for me to tell you how to vote but I’m glad to tell you how I’m going to vote. I’m going to vote YES and I hope you will consider doing the same, though many of my colleagues and people I greatly respect don’t agree. I think this vote is going to be a...
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Farmers market draws vendors new and old
The Kodiak Farmer’s Market has been happening all summer, but for one vendor, it was her first time there. Cynthia Harden was selling many different items: soaps, body scrubs, jewelry, incense and key chains. “It’s my first time here, and I learned a lot about how to present items,” Harden said. Her body scrubs were contained in small plastic containers decorated with lace and some beads. “Now these are nice, but ...
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Stephens leaves borough work session over police presence
Assemblyman Mel Stephens walked out of Thursday’s Kodiak Island Borough Assembly work session at the beginning of the meeting because a police officer was in attendance. Last week, at least two assembly members, Dave Kaplan and Chris Lynch, said they received threatening phone calls over a controversial ordinance regarding decorum at meetings. The ordinance reads, in part, “Every person shall avoid the use of prof...
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