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Soggy weather doesn't keep Kodiakans from turning out for dog trot
It was raining, but a fresh breeze kept the smell of wet dog away. Pets and their owners gathered at Woody Way Park on Saturday for the Humane Society of Kodiak's annual dog trot and pet fair. The event, which featured a $15 registration fee, is a fundraiser for the society. Despite rainy conditions, dozens of Kodiakans participated in the group dog walk and the fair that followed. While Angie Johnson of the Kodia...
Jul 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak man gets 41 months for federal methamphetamine conviction
A Kodiak man will spend 41 months in jail on a drug charge. Forty-year-old David Ramirez was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Fairbanks for his conviction on one count of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. Ramirez also was indicted for using a firearm to support drug trafficking, but that charge was dropped as part of a plea deal with prosecutors. Assistant U.S. attorney and lead p...
Jul 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Film crew records Kodiak for one-hour BBC special
For years, British television presenter Johnny Kingdom has had an image in his mind: A bear, scooping down in an Alaska river to catch a salmon in its paws. In the past week, Kingdom and a film crew have been capturing that sight and others like it across the Kodiak archipelago and Katmai National Park. It’s part of a BBC4 TV special scheduled to air across Britain around Christmas. “I wanted for years to come her...
Jul 25, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Business Spotlight: James Chong and Eugene's Restaurant says goodbye to Kodiak
When James Chong, owner of Eugene’s Restaurant, arrived in Kodiak in 1988, he was seeking adventure. As Eugene’s prepares to close at the end of this month, after more than two decades in business, he can say he found it. He arrived fresh off the ferry from Anchorage with his car and no money. “I was broke,” Chong said. “I slept overnight in front of the Mecca.” Chong set out to find a job, and by the end of the n...
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Baranov Museum gets grant to remodel permanent exhibits
Museums in Kodiak have received a number of grants this summer, and the Baranov Museum just added another one to its list. Last week the Kodiak Historical Society was awarded $52,706 to complete designs for new exhibits at the Baranov Museum. “We are thrilled to receive this award, and look forward to working with our visitors, members and the broader community to identify priority narratives for examination in ou...
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Fish guts could make Alaska roads safer
Fish guts are slimy, smelly and generally unpleasant. If a new state research project pays off, however, fish guts and other fishery byproducts might soon be used to improve traction on roads across Alaska. The project, led by Xianming Shi of Montana State University, is trying to find a local replacement for a chemical imported into Alaska each year to help de-ice roads. “Right now, they have to ship the product ...
Jul 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak police: Drunken man demanded death
A Kodiak man was arrested on suspicion of assault and weapons misconduct after he allegedly fired six rounds in a home early Monday morning. Police responded to a domestic disturbance in a home on the 1200 block of Mission Road around 3 a.m. When they arrived, they found Walter Thomas Hok, 33, intoxicated and barricaded inside a vehicle with firearms, police said. Hok at first refused to obey officers’ orders to d...
Jul 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Helicopter crew honored 24 years after 1988 rescue
More than two decades after a daring rescue, the Coast Guard awarded medals to the helicopter crew that saved two people from the sinking fishing vessel Wayward Wind. “It was a serendipitous surprise,” said Cmdr. Joe Mattina, the helicopter’s commander. “I had kind of moved on. The most important thing was that lives were saved.” The Coast Guard held the awards ceremony on Thursday at Air Station Kodiak, and Rear ...
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Kodiak school board formally approves trimmed budget
The Kodiak Island Borough school board formally approved the school district’s 2012-2013 budget during its regular monthly meeting Monday night. The approval was delayed from last month, when the school district put the final touches on its budget after receiving an unexpected boost from the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly. “Because of the way the budget session ended and everybody’s travel session, it didn’t’ feel...
Jul 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fisheries subcommittee moves closer to taking position on individual boat accountability
The room was packed as the Kodiak city and borough fisheries subcommittee met with industry leaders during a Monday morning meeting. The subcommittee is working to address an agenda item on the North Pacific Fishery Management Council’s October agenda. NPFMC plans to take up a fishery management structure that would hold individual boats, rather than fishery sectors — trawlers, jiggers or seiners — for their behav...
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