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Museum revives wedding tradition
The Baranov Museum preserves Kodiak’s history, but on Saturday it revived a bygone tradition as it hosted its first wedding in decades. Melissa Catto and Josh Colvin tied the knot in the museum’s gallery, following a tradition begun when Alaska was known as Russian America and Kodiak was the largest settlement on the west coast of what would become the United States. “I came across this and thought it was beautifu...
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Bear killed after invading Old Harbor landfill
Sometimes even the Marines need to call for help. On Monday afternoon, the Old Harbor VPSO killed a problem bear that had been threatening people at the Old Harbor landfill, including some members of the US Marine Corps working on a runway expansion project. The bear’s death is the first “defense of life and property” killing in the Kodiak archipelago this year and comes after Old Harborites spent several days try...
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Coast Guard opens operating base in Kotzebue
The Coast Guard is conducting an experiment in size this year. Last week, the Coast Guard opened its forward operating base in Kotzebue as part of Operation Arctic Shield 2013. The base is a followup to the successful Arctic Shield operation based in Barrow last summer. That base, which used two helicopters and a succession of rotating Coast Guard cutters, provided round-the-clock search-and-rescue coverage in the...
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Catcher-processor makes unusual stop in Kodiak
The U.S. Intrepid, a 185-foot catcher-processor, offloaded its fish products in Kodiak last week for the first time in a decade. The Intrepid is one of two vessels owned by Fishermen’s Finest, an American fishing company homeported in Seattle, Wash. Fishermen’s Finest has been fishing in the Gulf of Alaska for over 25 years, but hasn’t offloaded in Kodiak since 2003. “We’ve always felt Kodiak was more of a fishing...
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Teen injured in shooting
A Kodiak teenager was arrested for allegedly firing a shotgun at a 16-year-old Sunday night in Kodiak. According to Kodiak Police Chief T.C. Kamai, police responded to a home on Woody Way Loop after a 911 caller said a 16-year-old had been “accidentally shot” by another boy around 8:47 p.m. The injured boy was taken to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center, then medevaced to Anchorage. According to the latest av...
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Two people are accused of stealing a man’s money, pants
A Kodiak man and woman are accused of ripping off a man’s pants and robbing him of thousands of dollars. Cynthia Bean, 39, and Joseph Iannon Jr., 47, were arraigned in Kodiak district court on Thursday. Bean faces charges of second-degree robbery and fourth-degree assault. Iannon faces charges of second-degree robbery, fourth-degree assault and sixth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance. According to...
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Oil tax repeal finds support around Kodiak
Opponents of SB21, the state’s new oil tax cut, have turned in more than 51,000 signatures to the Alaska Division of Elections in hopes of overturning the measure through a voter referendum. “Vote Yes – Repeal the Giveaway” needed to collect 30,169 signatures — 10 percent of the turnout in the last state election — in three months, a deadline mandated by Article 11 of the state constitution. If approved, a measure...
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Discover Kodiak draws new tourism map
Kodiak’s tourism bureau is redrawing the map of Kodiak. Discover Kodiak isn’t building a road or a new building — it’s recreating a street map used by thousands of Kodiak visitors each year. Chastity Starrett, member services manager at Discover Kodiak, is the person in charge of the mapping project. For now, she said, the job is one of salesmanship. Ads line the borders of the three-color map, and Kodiak business...
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Business suffers as Tustumena stays away
On Wednesday, the Alaska Marine Highway System announced another delay returning Kodiak’s main ferry to service. A day later, A Smiling Bear Bed and Breakfast had another visitor cancel her stay in Kodiak. Darlene Turner, owner of the business, said she has had seven cancellations this summer, each worth about $1,000, due to the absence of the ferry Tustumena. The Tustumena, which regularly serves Kodiak, has been...
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Man accused of assault with a steak knife
A 36-year-old Kodiak man is accused of pulling a steak knife on another man during an argument about a television. Jacob Hilsinger was arraigned in Kodiak district court on July 8 on one count of third-degree assault with means of a dangerous instrument, a class C felony. According to court documents, Hilsinger had a verbal argument with a man on July 7 that turned physical. A week before, a woman brought two tele...
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