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Kodiak Island Births: Feb. 25
• Clayton Kale Carr was born at 12:12 a.m. Feb. 15, 2014 to Branson Jay Carr and Tina Marie Carr. His parents are originally from Anchorage and Glenville, W.Va. and now live in Kodiak. His mother and father are both in the Coast Guard. Also welcoming him to the family is Caitlynn Marie Carr. Proud grandparents are Ruby and Howard Carr from Glenville, W.Va. and Kim and Eddie Dussauh from Ocoee, Fla. • Adrian Amauri...
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Fogle advances in national contest
Kodiak’s Amy Fogle is closer to being named the best girls high school basketball coach in the nation. Fogle was the top vote-getter in Alaska in the USA Today High School Sports’ “Best Of” series contest for girls basketball coach and advances to the regional round. Voting for the regional round starts at 8 a.m. today and ends on March 4. Each state winner, plus the Washington D.C. winner and two wild cards from ...
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C.G. medevacs man from Cold Bay
For the fourth time in two weeks, a Coast Guard helicopter stationed in Cold Bay for the crab season assisted a mariner. On Monday, A Kodiak-based MH-60 Jayhawk medevaced a 48-year-old man with abdominal pain from the 272-foot fishing vessel American Dynasty approximately 95 miles northwest of Cold Bay, according to a Coast Guard news release. The helicopter crew flew the man to the Cold Bay Clinic for subsequent ...
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Radio station raises $30,000 for St. Jude
Kodiak pop and country music radio listeners have a reputation for being generous in the annual Country Cares for St. Jude Kids Radiothon. This year was no exception. The two-day event raised exactly $30,000, according to KVOK general manager Ellen Simeonoff. That’s just under last year’s total of $30,213. Many of the donations came in during the final hours of the fund drive. At 9 a.m. Friday, the big board in th...
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Chamber highlighs past year at banquet
The Kodiak Chamber of Commerce celebrated 2013 achievements with its annual awards banquet, Friday at the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center. In his opening remarks, chamber director Trevor Brown highlighted events including local litter cleanups, business after hours, the Coast Guard appreciation dinner and the tax-free shopping day as successes. He noted the efforts by the chamber for the Kodiak Housing Authority a...
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Bear spotted at Ft. Abercrombie
An adult bear was spotted wandering around Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park Friday afternoon. A surveyor working along the edge of the new parking lot at Miller Point saw the bear around 4:30 p.m. and reported it to the Kodiak branch of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. ADF&G Southcentral Regional Wildlife Supervisor Larry Van Daele said in an email that the bear saw the surveyor and "bolted toward the...
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Kodiak boys sweeps Juneau
Before playing three games in three days, David Anderson said he would be pleased if his team went 2-1 on its trip to the Capital City. That is exactly how the voyage turned out for the Kodiak boys basketball team. After starting with a 15-point loss to No. 3 Thunder Mountain, Kodiak rebounded with a pair of victories over Juneau-Douglas. No. 4 Kodiak jumped out to a big lead on Friday and held off Juneau for a 57...
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Garden Gate: A gardening roundtable
Recently, on a blustery Saturday afternoon, I gathered around a friend’s wooden table with a handful of gardeners to share soup, fresh bread and ideas for the upcoming season. We shuffled through colorful packets of seeds that covered the tabletop like an abstract quilt. A plate of oat-chocolate cookies appeared with mugs. “I’ve given up on growing flowers,” declared one gardener, holding up a packet of poppy seed...
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KOC should search locally to fill director position
To the Editor: Recently there have been advertisements in the KDM and notices on the Kodiak College (KoC) website advertising the position of “Director/CEO” for Kodiak College. [The position description (PD) can be found at www.uakjobs.com, Posting #0068257.] Being curious, I decided to take a look. The first portion of the PD describes the campus environment: “The campus is located in an area of spectacular unspo...
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Doubleheader: Kodiak enjoys back-to-back nighttime shows Tuesday and Wednesday thanks to clear skies, strong solar activity
Sarah Lovette knew it was going to be a good night for the northern lights by about 6 p.m. Tuesday, when the four Aurora Borealis apps on her phone started going nuts. Lovette has long had an ambition to photograph the northern lights during her two tours to Kodiak with the Coast Guard. Last month she traveled north to Fairbanks to take a two-day workshop on shooting the aurora with photographer Ronn Murray. She d...
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