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Boy drowns in Lake Gertrude
A Kodiak boy was pulled, lifeless and unresponsive, from Lake Gertrude shortly after 8:30 p.m. Tuesday night. The boy, whose identity has not been released, was transported immediately to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center as firefighters performed CPR and rescue breathing on the unresponsive child. Alaska State Troopers could not confirm his death before press time Tuesday night. The boy had been swimming wi...
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Alutiiq Museum digs into Kashevaroff dig site
After only one day of excavation, the Alutiiq Museum’s team of volunteers and staff has already uncovered a house with a hearth, a pit, and toy ulus at the Kashevaroff dig site. The Kashevaroff site, in Womens Bay, is the newest archaeological site to be explored by the museum’s community archaeology program. Each summer the program recruits local volunteers and students to help excavate a site on the Kodiak road ...
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Sun’aq Tribe objects to airport project’s environmental plan
The Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak has formally objected to environmental plans related to a construction project at Kodiak Benny Benson State Airport. Last week, the tribe sent a letter to Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood protesting the FAA’s plans to spend $2.2 million on environmental compensation for construction near the mouth of the Buskin River. The compensation come...
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Post 17 splits doubleheader against Kenai
Kodiak Post 17 split an American Legion A doubleheader against Kenai Post 20 on Monday. Kenai took the league contest 17-6 in six innings, while Kodiak grabbed the nonleague affair 18-5 in five innings at the Kenai Little League Fields. Despite the league loss, Kodiak moved into a tie with Fairbanks for third in the standings with 47 points. The Bears are 10-7 in league, 12-13 overall and finished the season Tuesd...
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Human nature doesn't change
To the Editor: President BO's speech on July 19, 2013, that mentioned how cruel it is for black men to hear door locks click and see women clutch their purses a bit tighter when blacks come into range is similar to his piece in one of his books about how he resented white girls that refused to date him. It seems he objects to the exercise of individual choice. Until all humans are exactly equal in looks, abilities...
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City considers reinstating parking fines
The Kodiak City Council is pondering a proposal to reinstate illegal parking fines after they were eliminated by the Alaska Legislature this spring. The ordinance, discussed during a work session Tuesday night, would make parking tickets an administrative offense handled outside the court system. More importantly for Kodiak drivers, the ordinance would also raise the fine for a parking violation to $20 from $10. A...
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Get rid of public input during meetings
To the Editor: I keep hearing a Hotline-Rewarmed segment on our local country station that pretty much says “Bonney Bonney flip-flop when he is up for re-election, Bonney.” It seems to me that 1) we need local government, 2) we should vote out all flip-floppers, and 3) our councilmembers need to be protected from the curse of their own open- (weak-) mindedness. There is clearly a problem here, not only with Tuck B...
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Alaska Science Forum: Taking to the sky to better sniff the air
On a cool spring morning in the mountains of southwest Washington, 12-year old Cathy Cahill helped her dad plant scientific instruments around the base of trembling Mount St. Helens. A few days later, the volcano blew up, smothering two of his four ash collectors. When he gathered the surviving equipment, Cathy’s father found a downwind sampler overflowing with ash laced with chlorine. Tom Cahill of the University...
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New computer business opens
Kodiak’s newest computer business offers website development and repair services for computers and smartphones. 3K3 Computers, co-owned by Cain King and William Kenny, aims to make life easier by offering network setup, preventative maintenance, scheduled backups, emergency repair and live support. “Pretty much anything that the client needs, we can take care of,” King said. King purchased the computer business Co...
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Cable fault causes widespread power outage
A power outage caused by a faulty underground cable left people and businesses in downtown Kodiak without electricity Monday. The power initially went out at 5:13 a.m. in the area near Shelikof Street and Marine Way. Kodiak Electric Association spokesperson Nancy Sweeney said the outage began when an underground cable failed, causing a breaker to open on the bottom feeder of the Hartman substation next to KEA’s do...
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