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Fish Factor: Fishing notables from 2013
Alaska’s seafood industry worked hard again in 2013 to ramp up its message to policymakers, most of whom still overlook the industry’s economic significance to the state and beyond. What is that message? That “the industry” is made up of thousands of small businesses — the fishing boats that each support one or several families. That the seafood companies in coastal towns provide one of the state’s biggest tax bas...
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8-year-old donates hair to kids in need
Hanna Moody may look like your average eight-year-old girl, but to some unknowing child in the world, she’s a hero. Moody made the decision to cut off all her hair in order to donate it to Locks of Love, a nonprofit that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged kids suffering from hair loss. The donations are intended to help their self-esteem and confidence. On Dec. 21, Hanna and her mom Kathy went to Viz...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Ice Skate
Kungkiq; Kankiiq - Ice Skate Cuumi kungkirtaallianga unuk nangpiarluku iraluwakan. - Before, I used to ice skate all night sometimes when the moon was out. By December, many of Kodiak’s small ponds frozen strong enough to support ice skaters. Alutiiq Elders recall the joy of skating. As youths, many had homemade ice skates made from evaporated milk cans. Flatten the cans, tie them to your shoes, and away you go, s...
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Kodiak sees flu as season spikes in Alaska
The flu has arrived in Kodiak as influenza season spikes across Alaska. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported that flu cases in the state didn’t rise above 20 until the first week of December. In the last few weeks, that number has risen dramatically. According to the Alaska Department of Epidemiology, there have been 177 reports of influenza in December, up from 47 cases in November. Most flu cases go unreporte...
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Around Kodiak: Dec. 27
The Kodiak Legislative Information Office will hold an open house from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday with Rep. Alan Austerman and Sen. Gary Stevens to hear the concerns of constituents before the 2014 session of the Alaska Legislature. The Kodiak Audubon Society is sponsoring a Christmas Bird Count Saturday. To sign up to participate in the count, contact Rich MacIntosh at 486-3087. Kodiak Volleyball Club is holdi...
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Man injured on Shuyak Island medevaced to Kodiak
The Coast Guard medevaced a man who slipped and fell on ice on Shuyak Island on Tuesday. According to a release from the Alaska State Troopers, The United States Coast Guard notified Alaska State Troopers of the injured man around 3 p.m. Tuesday. The investigation revealed the 27-year-old man from Alabama had fallen between five to eight feet onto ice at Port Williams on Shuyak Island, located approximately 50 mil...
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Public Safety Blotter: Dec. 27
Monday, Dec. 23 • At 12:27 a.m., a caller requested public assistance on Mill Bay Road. All was OK. • At 10:55 a.m., a caller reported suspicious circumstances. Officers called to look at the items found. • At 11:04 a.m., an officer stopped to assist a driver on Mill Bay Road. All was OK. • At 12:26 p.m., a caller reported items were stolen from a vehicle. It is under investigation. • At 3:02 p.m., an officer impo...
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Weather causes accidents
Three people are recovering after a severe traffic accident that briefly blocked the Chiniak Highway at Deadman’s Curve on Christmas Eve. The accident was the biggest result of the snowfall that gave Kodiak a white Christmas but slickened streets and tied up traffic. According to the Alaska State Troopers, 26-year-old Rogelio Hernandez was driving his 2008 Nissan Rogue when he crossed the center line of the highwa...
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In the Courts: Dec. 27
Dismissals • Two counts of fourth-degree drugs misconduct against David Valley, 28, were dismissed Dec. 20. Drugs misconduct David Valley, 28, pleaded guilty to third-degree drugs misconduct, a class C felony. He was sentenced to 41 months in prison (36 months suspended), and was fined $15,000 ($15,000 suspended). Valley will be on probation for five years. Assault • Leonard Acker, 31, pleaded no contest to one co...
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Philip Joseph “Casey” Twohy III
Philip Joseph “Casey” Twohy III, 57 of Kodiak passed away unexpectedly to Type 1 diabetes on Nov. 29, 2013. Casey was born in California on Feb. 17, 1956. He spent his childhood growing up in Spain and Oregon. Casey had always dreamed that one day he would become a commercial fisherman, so at age 17 he packed his bags and headed to Alaska to pursue that dream. Casey was one of the pioneers of the industry and thri...
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