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Coast Guard helps mariner in the Bering Sea
A Kodiak-based Coast Guard helicopter helped transport a mariner from a fishing vessel in the Bering Sea Monday night. A MH-60 Jayhawk flew out to the 158-foot fishing vessel Arica where a man was reportedly suffering from abdominal pain, according to a Coast Guard news release. The Seattle-based ship was about 20 miles out of Cold Bay when the helicopter picked up the mariner, according to Coast Guard spokesman P...
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Business Spotlight: Kodiak man turns pallets into furniture
One man’s bonfire is another man’s raw material to build an Adirondack chair. About six months ago, Andy Hathcock began using recycled wooden shipping pallets to make chairs, benches, cubbies, chests and other types of furniture. What started as a way to keep occupied has grown into a handful of commissioned jobs as word of his work has spread around the island. His recent work includes the benches at the Java Fla...
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Kodiak boys extend winning streak to 6
Kodiak showed no signs of being tired Monday evening against Palmer. Playing in their third game in four days, the Bears raced out to a 23-point first-half lead and cruised to a 72-42 Northern Lights Conference boys basketball victory at Kodiak High. Kodiak beat Colony on Friday and Saturday in the Mat-Su Valley and only got one day of rest before entertaining Palmer. Kodiak was originally scheduled to host Palmer...
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Playbook: Feb. 11
Tuesday, Feb. 11 Boys basketball: Kodiak vs. Palmer at Kodiak High School. C squad, noon; varsity, 1:30 p.m.; junior varsity, 3 p.m. Kodiak ESS JV vs. Nanwalek, 6 p.m., and Kodiak C squad vs. Kodiak ESS, 7:45 p.m., at Kodiak Middle School.
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Around Kodiak: Feb. 11
Craft day at the library The Kodiak Public Library is hosting a Valentine craft day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today. The library will supply materials. The program is open to all ages. An adult must accompany children under 7. GIS meeting The Kodiak GIS User Group meets at noon today at the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center. The topic of the month will be LiDAR deliverables from Kodiak Mapping for the A...
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Kodiak Island Births: Feb. 11
• Ella June Pengilly was born at 12:01 p.m. Feb. 1, 2014 to Ry Pengilly and Richele Ferris. She weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and measured 20.5 inches long. Her parents are originally from Kodiak. Proud grandparents are Jean Dickson and Dougla Pengilly from Kodiak and Katrina and Bryan Ferris from Kodiak. • Jason Allen Vadez Sega was born Feb. 04, 2014 to Jackly and Hamo Sega. He weighed 7 pounds. His parents are ori...
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Public Safety Blotter: Feb. 11
Saturday, Feb. 8 • At about 1:54 a.m., four bar checks were conducted downtown. • At 2:28 a.m., a caller reported a suspicious vehicle on Selief Lane. • At 3 a.m., a security check was conducted on Mill Bay Road. • At 5:06 a.m., a female was cited for no proof of insurance on Mission/Center. • At 5:28 a.m., an officer checked on a suspicious vehicle on Mission Road. • At 8:55 a.m., a male was arrested for fourth-d...
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Bayside fire chief announces retirement
A longtime Kodiak fire chief is stepping down. Fire Chief Bob Himes, who’s run the Bayside Volunteer Fire Department for the last 18 years, announced this week he plans to retire. He’s given the department plenty of time to hire his replacement; he will stay on until Dec. 31, 2014. Himes first came to the Emerald Isle as a Coast Guard firefighter. He’s also worked as a village public safety officer in Port Lions. ...
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Kodiak transit to get second bus, add public dial-a-ride service
With the arrival of a second bus this year, Kodiak’s public transportation system will expand to offer dial-a-ride shuttle service to the general public. The Kodiak Area Transit System now has one bus, a white Ford F-450 minibus that spends two hours a day operating a scheduled route for the general public. It spends most of its time making personalized dial-a-ride trips for a restricted ridership made up of senio...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Time to test your gear
Outdoor enthusiasts on Kodiak, especially hunters, have to confront the possibility of becoming stranded in rotten weather. Wind, rain and snow can quickly descend, stranding you for hours or days with only the gear you’re carrying. Most of us work to avoid getting stuck, but we also carry survival gear in case worse comes to worst. The extent of a gear collection reflects lots about the individual’s experience in...
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