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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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Archpriest Macarius Targonsky
Archpriest Macarius Targonsky, 84, fell asleep in the Lord Wednesday, June 25, at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna. A viewing will be held 6 p.m., June 30, at Holy Assumption of the Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox Church in Kenai. Funeral services will be held 7 p.m. Monday at the church. Additional viewing will be 9 a.m. Tuesday, July 1, at the church and Divine Liturgy will be 10 a.m. Tuesday. His Grace, Bish...
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Public Safety Blotter: July 9
June 22 • At 1:52 a.m., a caller dialed 911 to request a subject removal on West Marine Way. The person was gone when police arrived. • Around 2:02 p.m., police conducted five bar checks. • At 2:07 p.m., a man found a credit card and turned it in on West Marine Way. • At 3:27 a.m., police ticketed a driver on Marine Way for having studded tires, no insurance, and an expired registration that was not in the vehicle...
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Playbook: July 9
Wednesday, July 9 Baseball: Kodiak Junior All-Stars vs. Dimond-West at District I pool play in Anchorage, 4 p.m. Thursday, July 10 Baseball: Kodiak Major All-Stars vs. Anchorage Military at District I pool play in Anchorage, 6:30 p.m. Kodiak Junior All-Stars vs. Anchorage Military at District I pool play in Anchorage, 4 p.m.
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Kodiak Island Births: July 9
Lexie Lynn Steele was born at 5:23 a.m. on June 8, 2014, to Jordon Squartsoff and Brandon Steele. She weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. Her parents are originally from Kodiak and live in Kodiak. Lexie’s father is a commercial fisherman, while her mother is a stay at home mom. Also welcoming her to the family is Izabelle Steele. Grandparents are Joan and Eldon Squartsoff from Kodiak and Robert an...
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Alaska State Trooper report: July 9
Troopers report July 2 • At 10:43 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a two-vehicle crash near Mill Bay Beach. A 17-year-old driver with a passenger had pulled out of Mill Bay Beach and was struck by another driver. The driver and passenger of the struck vehicle had minor injuries and were taken to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center for treatment. The driver of the struck vehicle was cited for failing to...
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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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