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Coast Guard rescues Tuxedni crewman
Sometimes even the rescuers need rescuing. On Monday, the Coast Guard medevaced a 44-year-old woman from the fishing tender Tuxedni as it sailed near Sitka. In June, the crew of the 103-foot Trident Seafoods tender was honored with the Coast Guard’s Gold Lifesaving Medal for its actions on Jan. 25, 2012. During a storm in Alitak Bay, the Tuxedni responded to the sinking of the fishing vessel Heritage and pulled it...
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Court rules on dispute over trees
The Alaska Supreme Court has ruled on a 2008 case involving a tree-cutting dispute between two Monashka Bay homeowners. In a Friday decision, the supreme court ruled Joel and Darlene Wiersum were responsible for clear-cutting a hillside owned by Paul Harder. The court threw out $161,000 in jury-awarded damages and ordered a new trial to decide the proper amount. According to court documents, the case began in 2005...
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Wounded warriors visit Kodiak
Last week, the Wounded Warrior Project brought 12 wounded soldiers to Kodiak Island to go fishing, see the sights and participate in a healing process. The Wounded Warrior Project is an organization that takes military veterans injured after Sept. 11, and works to help them heal and assist each other. For some, their wounds are physical; others live with invisible injuries from combat-related stress. For the past ...
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Kodiak student progress to be measured under new system
Three schools in the Kodiak Island Borough School District have received the highest rating under the Alaska’s new accountability system for public schools. Chiniak, Peterson and North Star schools received a five-star rating under the Alaska State Performance Index (APSI), which was adopted by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development in June 2013. The state board obtained a federal waiver from pro...
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Kodiak Military History Museum unveils 3D model of gun
The Kodiak Military History Museum recently unveiled a three-dimensional model of the biggest guns that ever defended the Emerald Isle. Chuck Meitle of Corvallis, Ore., created and donated a model of the Mark VI, Modification 3A2 8-inch gun, which was found in Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park during World War II. Parts of the gun can still be found near the museum and throughout the park. On Saturday, the mu...
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Two people face felony drug charges for meth
Two Kodiak people are facing felony drug charges for allegedly possessing methamphetamine. Christopher Sargent, 30, was arraigned in Kodiak district court on Aug. 17 on one count of violating conditions of release and one count of fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, a class C felony punishable by up to five years in jail and a $10,000 fine. Ashley Klassen, 23, was arraigned in Kodiak distric...
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P&Z approves rezone for church to build housing
The Kodiak Island Borough’s planning and zoning commission approved a rezone for the St. James the Fisherman Episcopal Church that will allow the church to build more low-income housing. The Episcopal Diocese of Alaska owns the property the church is located on, which is found in the Aleutian Homes subdivision. Although the Diocese is the property owner, management is done by a locally elected vestry or committee,...
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New technology for a new school year
Imagine drawing an object and being able to use a printer to turn that sketch into a plastic object. That’s what students at Kodiak High School will learn to do this year in the 3-D modeling class, using newly purchased equipment. The Kodiak Island Borough School District now owns two 3-D printers that will allow students to print plastic objects that they design on a computer. The district purchased a 3-D printer...
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Alutiiq Museum shows projects at annual meeting
The Alutiiq Museum’s newly formed sewer’s club is working to revive the art of Alutiiq skin sewing in Kodiak by producing a parka using authentic sewing techniques. On Tuesday, the sewers and museum staff gave presentations to the Alutiiq Heritage Foundation and members of the public during the museum’s annual meeting. The foundation is an 11-member board of directors that provides governance for the museum and re...
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Kodiak school district considers policy changes
The Kodiak Island Borough School district is examining a dozen policy changes affecting everything from employee training to allowing students in alternative education programs to participate in district extracurricular activities. The school board adopted 12 board policy revisions in their first reading at a regular meeting Monday night. The revisions will be read for a second time at the Sept. 23 meeting, at whi...
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