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Company provides mobile drug and alcohol tests
Kodiak Island Mobile Screening is working to make drug tests easier for Kodiak’s employers. Thomas Vest and Rosemary Culver provide mobile drug and alcohol testing options 24/7 to people through Kodiak Island Mobile Screening, which began operating one year ago. The idea for a mobile drug testing company came to Vest while he was working as a medical laboratory technologist at Kodiak Island Medical Associates, whe...
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Kodiak police add two new officers
Two new police officers will soon be patrolling the streets of Kodiak. Officer Todd Hubert was sworn in February as the 169th police officer in the history of the Kodiak Police Department, and officer Matthew Graber was sworn in as the department’s 170th officer in March. The KPD started looking for two new officers after one officer announced his retirement and another announced he was moving away. Hubert and Gra...
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CG will endure $295 million in budget cuts
The music has stopped for the U.S. Coast Guard. The Coast Guard band is the latest casualty of almost $300 million in federally mandated cuts that encompass oil spill response programs, housing aid and even everyday operating expenses for the service’s ships and aircraft. “It’s true the challenges we face are real, and like everyone in our government we may be asked to do less with less, or at least do the same wo...
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Local swim team puts on strong swimming display
Kodiak Kingfishers' Talon Lindquist put on a dominating swimming display at a regional meet in Federal Way, Wash. over the weekend. Lindquist broke four meet records and won all six of his events at the Northwest Region 2013 Short Course Age Group Championships. Lindquist shattered the 13-year-old meet records for the 400-yard individual medley (4 minutes, 15.70 seconds), the 100 backstroke (53.95), the 100 freest...
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Tsunami Preparedness Week is this week
This week is National Tsunami Preparedness Week, and local emergency planning officials are reminding people to be prepared for the next big wave. “It’s a week to give more attention to being prepared for tsunamis for those folks that live in a tsunami zone,” said Kodiak Fire Department chief Rome Kamai. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Alaska Broadc...
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Kodiak snowfall close to average
Sunday’s snowstorm dumped half a foot of snow on Kodiak, but according to long-term averages, it’s nothing but normal. According to measurements taken by the National Weather Service Station at Kodiak State Airport, 2.1 inches of snow fell before midnight Saturday night. On Sunday, as snow continued off and on through the day, another 4.2 inches were recorded, generating a storm total of 6.3 inches. Kodiak’s snow ...
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Outdoor Kodiak: First king salmon of the year
Am I the only angler anxious for the first king salmon of 2013? I sincerely doubt it! This might seem early for thoughts of king salmon, but in fact I have no doubt they’re out there waiting. It’s more a matter of waiting for cooperative weather than waiting for the king salmon to arrive. But if you wait until the weather is good before preparing your king gear, the odds are good that the weather will turn sour ag...
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Ivan Lorraine Fox
Ivan Lorraine Fox passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on March 10 in Seattle. Born in Prosser, Wash. on Nov. 14, 1918, Ivan was the second-oldest of eight children born of William and Dolly Fox. He labored in the 3 C’s after high school and rode a steamship to Kodiak in 1941 to find work. In 1943, he returned to Seattle and volunteered for the Navy because the war was on. He served his country with dis...
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Births: March 26
• Abel Brayden Bertrum Rohr was born at 8:48 a.m. March 14, 2013 to Matt and Danielle Rohr. He weighed 6 pounds, 11.2 ounces and measured 19 inches long. His parents are originally from Kodiak. His father works at C&F Auto. Also welcoming him to the family are Anthony, Aaron, MacKenna and Deegan Rohr. Proud grandparents are Dewey and Donna Bell from Kodiak and Pete and Jane Peterson from Washington and Utah. • Bry...
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Important public comment opportunity about Pebble Mine
The potential for damage to fish habitat from the mining of sulfide mineral deposits like Pebble is a recognized fact. Addressing this risk to Bristol Bay's salmon habitat presents a large hurdle for permitting the Pebble mine. The Pebble Partnership has long stated that “development of Pebble should be based on the established, stringent regulatory process and sound science, not politics. Pebble's CEO John Shivel...
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