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Memorial ceremony set for fishing captain
A memorial service for Leif Bolan, the captain of the fishing vessel Advantage, will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday in St. James the Fisherman Episcopal Church. Bolan was one of two men who died when the Advantage sank south of Kodiak Island last week. A memorial service for the other man, Jaime Gallegos, was held Wednesday.
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Climate Center: Kodiak's August was cooler, drier than average
New information from the Alaska Climate Research Center backs up what Kodiakans already know — August was cooler than normal. According to information released Thursday by the state’s chief climate researchers, Kodiak’s average August temperature was 53.7 degrees, a degree and a half below normal. The highest temperature of the month was 69 degrees, coming on a sunny Aug. 26, while the coolest temperature of the m...
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Mourners pay respects to fisherman lost at sea
As mourners prepared to release balloons into the air above Kodiak on Wednesday, the clouds parted and the rain stopped. Then, incredibly, a rainbow appeared. It was a perfect ending to the memorial service for Jaime Gallegos, 31, who disappeared at sea after the fishing vessel Advantage sank on Friday. Three other men were rescued from the Advantage, but one, boat captain Leif Bolan, died after the rescue. No det...
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Troopers, firefighters pull Texan from ocean at White Sands Beach
An accident at White Sands Beach put a 73-year-old fisherman from Texas in the hospital Wednesday afternoon. His condition was unknown when he was transported in an ambulance to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center around 5 p.m., but emergency teams had been doing CPR for about a half-hour. Emilian Foltyn was pronounced dead at the hospital, just after 5:30 p.m. No foul play is suspected. Troopers are investiga...
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KPD detective retires after 20 years on the job
Detective Sgt. Milton Bohac started and ended his police career in Kodiak. Milton retired last week after working for the Kodiak Police Department for 20 years. The position was Bohac’s first job out of college, and he started out just like any other policeman — as a patrol officer responding to calls on the streets of Kodiak. “Being a patrol officer is very exciting,” Bohac said. “You get involved in a lot of dif...
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SPAR sailor earns at-sea honor
Serving five years on ship isn’t an easy task for any Coast Guardsman. Coast Guard FS2 Brittany Smith recently earned her Permanent Cutterman’s insignia, an award for serving five cumulative years on ships. Smith is currently working on the Kodiak-based Coast Guard cutter SPAR. “It’s a pretty big deal,” said Ens. Paul Milliken, who serves onboard SPAR. “It’s something not a lot of people in the Coast Guard have, a...
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Main Elementary kids celebrate new slide
The kids at Main Elementary had a reason to be out in the rain Wednesday afternoon as they took part in the dedication ceremony for the school’s new $9,000 slide. Main’s old slide was vandalized two years ago and wasn’t replaced immediately because there was talk of closing the school due to district budget cuts. The school’s PTO felt it was important to install another slide because exercise helps kids function w...
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Baranov Museum asks for advice on designing new exhibits
The Baranov Museum is asking for your help as it drafts plans for a new look. At 7 p.m. tonight, the museum hosts a community meeting to gather ideas for new permanent exhibits. For the past several years, the museum has focused on shoring up the structure of the Erskine House — built in 1808, it is the oldest log building on the West Coast — but now it is time to renovate the museum’s exhibits, said director Kati...
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Art Walk returns for second year
Nine Kodiak organizations put their best foot forward on Friday during the second annual Summer’s End Art Walk. Kodiakans were encouraged to walk from the Harborside Fly-By to Slim Jones Ink, taking in exhibits. While the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center hosted a kid-friendly activity, the Alutiiq Museum pulled out pieces from its contemporary art collection. Photographer Alf Pryor had his works on ...
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Red Lake remains on state's polluted waters list
The state’s latest report on dirty waterways has one Kodiak Island Borough lake a failing bill of health, but it’s not alone across the state. This is the final week of public comments on the state’s Integrated Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment Report, the checklist of all contaminated waterways across the state. The report, updated biennially, ranks waterways on their need for cleanup. Rivers and lakes with...
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