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Kodiak Coast Guardsman receives military service award
A Kodiak-based Coast Guard rescue swimmer was named the GEICO 2012 Military Service winner for his work in drug and alcohol abuse prevention. Claude Morrissey traveled with his family to Washington D.C. last month to receive the award at the annual GEICO Military Service Awards dinner. Each year for the last 25 years, GEICO has recognized one enlisted member nationwide from each of the five branches of the militar...
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Garden Gate: Solve your pot problems by picking up a larger container
It’s late May and I have seedlings with roots poking through the bottom of the containers. They need to get into the ground, but it’s chilly at night. What should I do? Occasionally your seedlings will outgrow their containers before you are ready to move them into their permanent homes in the dirt. This happens when you have enthusiastically planted too early (beginning gardeners do this a lot) or warm weather ha...
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Fish Factor: New tech preserves salmon for months without ice
National Maritime Day on May 22 is a holiday created by Congress in 1933 to honor America’s seagoing industry. It marks the day when the SS Savannah set sail from Georgia on the first trans-Atlantic voyage by a steamship. As celebrations are underway, another maritime benchmark will be set as the first full container of 18 tons of fresh salmon from Chile is offloaded from a cargo ship in California after an iceles...
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Coast Guard Blotter: May 20
May 10 • Coast Guard 17th District command center watchstanders received a satellite phone call from hunting party in the Ayakulik Flats requesting a medevac for a 76-year-old man who was unconscious May 10. The man had been hunting for last five days and been doing well until that morning when he felt dizzy and passed out twice. The watchstanders gathered initial medical information on the man, but during initial...
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Ash steers clear of Kodiak for now
Kodiak residents awoke Saturday to find a strange powdery deposit on the hoods and roofs of their cars. While Pavlof Volcano 30 miles from Cold Bay has been erupting for the past week, the yellow powder wasn’t volcanic ash — it was spruce pollen produced by the island’s blooming stands of Sitka Spruce. If northeast winds hold steady through the week, however, Pavlof ash could join that pollen. On Sunday afternoon,...
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Boskofsky ends career as state’s best high jumper
For someone who thought she would never win a state title, Port Lions’ Raissa Boskofsky certainly proved herself wrong. The senior jumped past the 1/2/3A field to win her third consecutive high jump title Friday at the state track and field championships at Lathrop High School in Fairbanks. She graduates from Port Lions as a seven-time state champion — five in track and two in basketball. “I never even thought I w...
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Kodiak doesn’t escape record weekend cold
Runners jogged in place to keep warm at the starting line of Saturday’s Coast Guard 5K, and tree-planters bundled up against a chilly wind. Still, Kodiak was lucky. The calendar says mid-May, but Alaska is shivering like March as unseasonably cold weather drapes the state from the North Slope to the Alaska Peninsula. On Saturday, the National Weather Service station at Kodiak State Airport reported a low of 30 deg...
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Wells requests bail review hearing
James Wells, the man accused of murdering two Kodiak Coast Guard employees in April 2012, has requested a bail review hearing in Anchorage. Wells was indicted Feb. 19 on two counts of murdering a federal employee, two counts of using a firearm in a violent crime and two counts of first-degree murder for allegedly murdering Coast Guardsmen Petty Officer 1st Class James “Jim” Hopkins and retired Chief Petty Officer ...
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Kodiak boys in hunt for state track title
Do the Kodiak boys have enough firepower to win their first state track and field title since 2007? The overwhelming consensus among the team is in emphatic “yes.” “I think we do,” sophomore Levi Fried said. “I don’t think we are as stacked as the ’07 team, but we definitely have a shot at it.” Fried has extra motive in helping the Bears when state: His older brother Lucas was on the 2007 team, and he wants a titl...
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Kodiak cruises past Palmer
Kodiak turned to captain Brandon Mahle Thursday evening to end a two-game Southcentral Conference losing skid. The all-conference right-hander delivered with a complete game 7-3 triumph over visiting Palmer at drizzly Baranof Field. Mahle handcuffed Palmer hitters the entire game, scattering five hits and striking out eight in seven efficient innings. The senior breezed through the first three innings on 28 pitche...
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