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Coast Guard medevacs cruise ship passenger near Sitka
The Coast Guard medevaced a 45-year-old man from the cruise ship Celebrity Solstice near Sitka, Alaska, Monday. An Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew conducted the hoist and transferred the ailing passenger to awaiting emergency medical services in Sitka. Coast Guard 17th District command center watchstanders in Juneau were notified of an ailing passenger by the medical team aboard the Celebrity Solst...
Aug 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Assembly approves nonprofit funding
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly approved funding to local nonprofits after extended discussions in recent weeks over how to best divide up dedicated funding that was more than $100,000 less than the total amount requested by nonprofits. Only one nonprofit, the Kodiak Island Food Bank, received the full amount they requested. The assembly covered some of the difference by using the tourism fund to provide reduce...
Aug 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police warn vigilance after break-ins
The Kodiak Police Department is warning Kodiak residents to be careful after a rash of burglaries, break-ins and trespassing occurred recently. “These crimes are many times committed by those involved with the consumption and trade of illegal substances,” police said in a post to their Facebook page Friday. “As the problem continues to disrupt our precious city, your local law enforcement community is committed to...
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Assembly approves lands committee
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly approved the formation of a lands committee in hopes of opening up land for sale and giving input on land acquisition and sales. Mayor Jerrol Friend originally proposed the committee, and it was approved at Thursday’s assembly meeting by a vote of 5-1. Assembly member Chris Lynch was the lone dissenter. She felt another committee was not necessary. “I would feel more comfortable ...
Aug 24, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Elections are coming, choose wisely
To the Editor, I just had a contact with a longtime friend who used to be in business and doing well. When the economy crunch and over-regulation hit five years ago, his wife was laid off and his income wasn’t quite cutting it, so they moved. His wife got a very lucrative job several states away in Oklahoma, so they moved and he started working by the hour again. Then she got laid off once again as did he, so she ...
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Kodiak football pitches 16th shutout in program history
Welcome to the Northern Lights Conference, Eagle River. Kodiak parlayed three first-half touchdowns and a dominating defense into a 20-0 victory in the Bears’ 2015 home and conference football opener Saturday at Joe Floyd Track and Field. It was also the Wolves’ inaugural game in the NLC after dropping from the large-school Cook Inlet Conference to the medium-school division this season. In nine seasons, Eagle Riv...
Aug 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS boys place fifth, girls 11th at Tsalteshi Invite
The Kodiak boys cross-country team started the post-Levi — Thomet and Fried — era off with a fifth-place finish at the Tsalteshi Invitational on a sunny Saturday in Soldotna. Thomet was a three-time cross country state champion and Foot Locker All-American, while Fried was the Bears’ No. 2 runner on last year’s state title team. Both graduated in May. Leading the charge in the 2015 opener was junior Keith Osowski,...
Aug 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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GARDEN GATE: Looking forward, looking back
Cutline: Broccoli, a late summer and fall crop, can be beautiful and mathematical. Romanesco Broccoli takes the form of a fractal — a complex geometrical shape that looks almost the same at every scale factor. So each broccoli is made up of smaller florets that mimic the fractal shape to perfection, which in turn are made of even smaller florets of similar shape. This goes on and on to the tiniest florets. (MARION...
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PREP FOOTBALL: Week 2 scores
Wednesday North Pole 39, Juneau 0 Friday West 48, Service 6 Chugiak 36, Bartlett 35 Palmer 35, Lathrop 19 East 20, Wasilla 7 Soldotna 45, Colony 20 West Valley 26, Thunder Mt. 9 Saturday Kodiak 20, Eagle River 0 Dimond 47, South 21 Nikiski 42, Barrow 12 Eielson 61, Homer 18 Houston 45, Seward 12 Monroe 52, Voznesenka 0
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Time for Alaskans to Pull Together
This past week has been a tough one for Alaskans. On Tuesday, we learned that heavy rainfall had triggered six landslides in Sitka, and three men—beloved residents—were missing. The next morning, I headed to Sitka. The devastation was staggering. Family members and friends were on-site, hoping for a miracle and fearing the worst. I listened. I wished I could do more to ease their pain. I felt some of the same emot...
Aug 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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