Obituary: Pat Traversie Pat Traversie of Kodiak passed away peacefully Monday, March 20, 2012, at Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center surrounded by family and friends.
Pat was born June 9, 1928, in Midland, Texas, to Dominick and Kathryn Traversie.
Pat moved to Alaska in the late 1960s from New Mexico. She was an enrolled member of the Cheyenne River Sioux tribe. She came to visit Kodiak and fell in love with the people and the beaut...
In the courts - March 23, 2012 Drive without valid license
• Craig Newbill, 28, sentenced to jail 20 days, 10 days suspended. Fines $500 with $250 suspended. On probation one year.
• Rosauro Alas, 40, sentenced to jail 90 days, 80 days suspended. On probation
Failure to give immediate notice of accident
Mark Acob, 29, sentenced to jail 20 days, 20 days suspended. Fined $200. On probation two years.
Driving under the influence
Parks and Rec - March 23, 2012 March 23-30
The Parks and Recreation advisory board monthly meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m., Thursday, April 5, in the Baranof Park office. The agenda is as follows: 1. Roll Call; 2. Public Testimony on Non-Agenda Items; 3. Approval of Agenda; 4. Approval of Meeting Minutes; 5. Discussion Items; 6. Director’s Report; 7. Board Comments; 8. Adjournment.
Disussion items includes a petition concerning ...
Fish and Game again restricts king salmon fishing in Karluk, Ayakulik rivers The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has again announced tough restrictions on fishermen pursuing king salmon in the Karluk and Ayakulik rivers, but there is some good news.
“We’re still at a level where (king salmon) numbers are at historic lows,” said Fish and Game sport fish biologist Donn Tracy, “but I’m cautiously optimistic that we’re now at the other side of the curve.”
Since the turn of the 21st century,...
Artist brings Alutiiq flavor to national fabric mill's blankets Blanket-making isn’t a traditional Alutiiq craft, but Jerry Laktonen is trying to weave something new.
On Sunday, Pendleton Woolen Mills of Oregon will release a blanket that uses a design by Laktonen, who was born in Kodiak, raised in Larsen Bay and today operates an art studio in Washington.
“I’ve never done a blanket before, but I’ve been doing art for years,” Laktonen said.
April Counceller, one of Laktonen’s ...
Kodiak planning and zoning commission turns down attempt to block residential development An attempt by a group of Kodiak neighbors to stop development in the Perez Way neighborhood was put down Wednesday by the borough’s planning and zoning commission.
The neighbors, led by Rose and Alan Wolf, attempted to rezone their neighborhood from multi-family residential to two-family residential. Multi-family residential zoning allows four-plexes and other high-density building, and area residents had become a...
Debate boils on natural gas pipeline JUNEAU (AP) — A bill aimed at keeping the momentum behind an in-state natural gas pipeline has been rewritten, with a goal of providing greater checks and balances without impeding the project.
Critics say the bill still gives too much authority to the Alaska Gasline Development Corp., or AGDC, and they say there are better ways of getting cheap, reliable gas to Alaskans.
HB9, a priority of House Speaker Mike Chen...
Alaska cruises on the rise MIAMI (AP) — Alaska is a hot destination again and river voyages are enjoying a boost in popularity this year as the cruise industry works on luring back potential first-time passengers put off by the Costa Concordia tragedy.
The Concordia accident, in which 32 people died when the ship ran aground off the Italian coast in January, has been an overarching story in the cruise world so far this year. The Costa line ...
International Arctic council discusses oil spill prep GIRDWOOD (AP) — Representatives of the eight nations in the Arctic Council gathered Thursday for continued discussions on a petroleum spill preparation and response plan in northern waters and a spokesman for the meeting host said it couldn't come too soon.
Shipping in the Arctic Ocean is growing faster than anticipated, said Alaska Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell, and last summer the Bering Strait saw eight cargos of gas...
Tito Puente Jr. and orchestra thaw Kodiak with hot music KODIAK — The music was so hot, it set off the fire alarm.
As Tito Puente Jr. and his orchestra set up to entertain Kodiak with a Wednesday evening show in the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium, a false fire alarm sent people scrambling for the exits.
Once the problem was resolved, preparations went on as scheduled. The show started slightly behind schedule, but when it began, Puente sparked another blaze with hot mambo ...
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