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Public Safety Blotter: Feb. 12
Thursday, Feb. 7 • At 12:04 a.m., a caller reported seeing an intoxicated woman take off in a vehicle. Patrol was advised. • At 1:40 a.m. and 1:58 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Marine Way. • At 2:20 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Mill Bay Road. • At 2:59 a.m., a caller reported a truck with a snow plow on the front hit the sidewalk. Patrol was advised. • At 6:13 a.m., a caller reported a motor veh...
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Maritime museum plans cellphone harbor tours
The Kodiak Maritime Museum is planning to tell the history of Kodiak’s harbor through interactive cellphone tours. Museum executive director Toby Sullivan announced the new program during the museum’s annual meeting on Friday. The museum hopes to introduce the tours for people with smartphones later this year. “We’re going to put these in a few strategic places downtown,” Sullivan said. The museum already offers s...
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Births: Feb. 12
Gracin Bay Reft was born to Lawrence Movius and Kristeen Reft. She weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and measured 19.5 inches long. Also welcoming her to the family are Roy, Noah, Ocean, John, Kueirstan, Lwarence and Angelica. Proud grandparents are Mary and Sonny Reft from Karluk and Beth Peterson from Old Harbor.
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Convention and Visitors bureau holds annual meeting
The Kodiak Island Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, now known as Discover Kodiak, is hoping to draw in international and out-of-state visitors with its new brand. At the annual meeting on Saturday, Discover Kodiak unveiled its new logo and showed a preview of its new website. “We really like the new logo,” board president Susan Johnson said. “It shouts out ‘We’re rugged.’” The Discover Kodiak logo features the tagl...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Air guns for fun and economy
The high cost of ammunition is hitting the wallets of all shooters. Regular shooting practice, much less shooting for the simple fun of it, is becoming cost prohibitive. Reloading your own ammunition is part of the answer, but the costs of bullets, powder and primers have soared. Factor in the spate of cold, wet weather and opportunities to shoot are have been scarce this winter. You can go to the KISA indoor rang...
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USFWS boat likely unsalvagable
ANCHORAGE (AP) — A federal research vessel that sank while docked in St. Herman Harbor likely will not be repaired because of the high expense, a spokesman for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Monday. The 63-foot Arlluk, used by two Alaska Peninsula national wildlife refuges, sank last week while tied up in St. Herman’s Harbor. The vessel was floated after less than 24 hours and towed to a boat yard, but sa...
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Kodiak College steps beyond bilingual with new five-language signage
Kodiak College is making its campus more inclusive by installing multilingual signs on its buildings. The effort is part of the $1.4 million Alutiiq Studies and Student Support Project, which required the college to add signs in Alutiiq. "There was interest in making the whole campus more culturally friendly to Native students, but also to students and community members who speak other languages and are from other...
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Kodiak girls suffer first loss of season, place third at Lady Lynx Tournament
Dimond ended Kodiak’s perfect season Friday evening.  The Lynx raced to a 10-2 lead and never let up in a 45-30 semifinal gold bracket victory in the Lady Lynx Prep Tournament at Dimond High School. Kodiak had won its first 17 games of the season before running into a tough Dimond squad that eventually lost to Wasilla 49-43 in Saturday’s championship game. The 17 consecutive wins to begin the season shattered the ...
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Garden Gate: Harvey's farmer speech the highlight of the Super Bowl
I confess. I didn’t watch Superbowl XLVII. But after learning about one of the ads, I wish I’d tuned in for those two minutes. No more, thank you. The ad featured a segment of a speech made at the 1978 Future Farmers of America convention by Paul Harvey, the late, great radio broadcaster. The ad’s sponsor, Chrysler (maker of Ram trucks and the reason for the commercial), incorporated the speech as the soundtrack w...
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Around Kodiak: Feb. 11
The Alaska State Parks, Kodiak District Citizens Advisory Board will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. tonight in the Fort Abercrombie Park Office. All are welcome to attend. The Kodiak Child Advocacy Center and the Cama'i Home Visiting Program are hosting an open house today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The open house is located in the Kodiak Alliance for Children building at 3484 East Rezanof Drive. For more informati...
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