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Coast Guard rescues Fish and Game employee
Matthew Dias sang “99 bottles of beer” over and over again Monday night as he sat alone on a small grassy ledge 100 feet off the ground, waiting for help to come. When Dias, 35, left the Alaska Department of Fish and Game herring observer camp at Saltery Cove on Monday afternoon, he was just hoping to explore a neighboring cove. He told a coworker he was going for a hike and left the camp around 1 p.m. Dias walked...
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City to vote on employee pay hikes
The Kodiak City Council will decide tonight whether the city’s 120 full-time employees will see a little extra in their upcoming paychecks. On tonight’s city council agenda is the final vote for an overhaul of the city’s wage and job description tables. The new system is streamlined and more efficient than the existing structure, but it comes with a cost — $504,000 more per year to cover pay and benefit increases....
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Softball preview: Bears return five starters from last year’s 6-7 squad
In its first two years under Sam Catt, Kodiak High’s softball team has failed to reach the small school state tournament. Catt is looking to change that in his third season as the Bears’ head coach. “I’m working harder to better prepare them for that,” said Catt, who is 12-20 in his first two seasons. “Because until we get there it is my fault and when they get there it is on them — they did it.” Kodiak will be te...
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Public Safety Blotter: April 25
Monday, April 22 • At 12:44 a.m., an officer investigated suspicious circumstances on Rezanof Drive. All was OK. • At 1:01 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Marine Way. • At 1:54 a.m., an officer gave a driver a warning about a headlight being out. • At 11:12 a.m., a caller reported a vehicle rolled down the hill. The owner was notified and moved. • At 12:53 p.m., a caller reported someone used her social sec...
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Alaska State Troopers: April 25
Monday, April 15 Kodiak Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted a 73-year-old man from Eagle River at the Anton Larsen boat launch ramp. Investigation revealed the man failed to register his power boat. He was issued a citation for failure to register his boat. Bail was set at $60. Wednesday, April 17 At 11 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a 911 call that reported a break-in in progress at a trailer park on Rez...
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Coast Guard Auxiliary announces poster winners
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary honored twelve young artists from area schools during the Kodiak Island Borough School District Board of Education meeting Monday, with Main Elementary School first grader Darlene Luzano earning the overall grand prize. The 2013 Kids Don’t Float poster contest sponsored by the Auxiliary’s Kodiak Flotilla garnered more than 180 entries from children in kindergarten through fifth grade...
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Isle Bells Spring Ring
Kodiak’s handbell choir, Isle Bells, held “Spring Ring” concert on Sunday.
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The city wants to show us how to spend our money
Once again our city officials want to show us how to spend (our) money and be fiscally irresponsible. Attend or listen to this Thursday night's city council meeting, and you will learn just how. Our property tax assessments have risen; the city sales tax is now 7 percent. Compliments of the K.F.D., it will now cost you more to take a ride in its ambulance. We better stay healthy and fit unless some of you have dee...
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Randolf (Randy) Corlew
Randolf (Randy) Corlew, loving husband of Joan, passed away Wednesday morning, April 17, 2013 after a long hard battle with liver cancer. Randy was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard, retired federal employee of 30+ years and a member of American Legion Post 233. He also leaves behind his mother-in-law, Rena Callahan, his sister-in-law, Patty O’Callahan, two nephews, Sean O’Callahan and Patrick Callahan and a niece...
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Fishing boat under tow rams Canadian Navy frigate
A Bering Sea factory trawler violently rammed a Canadian Navy frigate in Esquimalt, British Columbia on Tuesday, injuring six people. According to reports from the Victoria Times-Colonist newspaper, the 272-foot American Dynasty broke away from two tugboats as it was being pulled into a graving dock for refit. A video posted on YouTube by a bystander shows the American Dynasty moving rapidly toward the frigate Win...
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