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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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Smoking ban goes too far
To the Editor: I will not trivialize the plight of nonsmokers, and for the record: I am now smoke-free, yet have no urge to control the guy across the street. Is there a crisis? Most of the buildings here are nonsmoking. Kodiak has chosen a freedom-oriented solution to a difficult problem. Our cherished ownership and property rights have been respected. Proprietors respond to market forces and social mores to do w...
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Public Safety Blotter: July 17
Friday, July 12 • At 12:33 a.m., a caller reported a man was passed out in the road. He was gone when officers arrived. • At 1:04 a.m., a man was taken into protective custody. • At 7:42 a.m., a 911 caller reported a man was on his porch. The man seemed confused, but left when an officer asked him to. • At 11:23 a.m., an officer was unable to catch a loose dog. • At 11:56 a.m., a woman was cited for no proof of in...
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Kodiak bed and breakfast wins another travel award
A Channel View Bed and Breakfast in Kodiak has been awarded TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence for a second year in a row. The honor is awarded to businesses that consistently achieve outstanding reviews on the travel website Tripadvisor.com. On average, only about 10 percent of businesses listed on the website receive the award. A Channel View Bed and Breakfast, located less than one mile from downtown Kodia...
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Trevor Dunbar is first Alaskan to break four-minute mile
On Monday night, Kodiak’s Trevor Dunbar became the fastest Alaskan in history as he broke the four-minute mile barrier with a time of 3:59.06. The former Kodiak High School star ran the sub-4 mile at the Roughrider Twilight meet at Roosevelt High School in Portland Ore. His previous fastest time for the mile was 4:01.33, which he achieved a few years ago. “It definitely feels pretty euphoric to get that accomplish...
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Legion falls to Dimond
Kodiak's rally in the final inning was nullified quickly by Dimond Monday night in Anchorage. After scoring three runs to tie the game in the sixth, it took Dimond only two batters to comeback for a 12-11 victory in an American Legion A nonleague baseball game at Kosinski Fields. Kodiak's lost its last four games to fall to 7-11 overall (7-5 league). Post 17 lost three of four to Dimond in the season series. Monda...
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Alaska Science Forum: Tiny, ancient life discovered in Southeast
In a world crawling with insects, those billions of tiny bodies fall into just 30 major descriptive groups, known as orders. That’s why Derek Sikes, curator of insects at the University of Alaska Museum of the North, was disappointed with a graduate student when she failed to identify a creature that was wandering her plots on Prince of Wales Island. “Every entomologist should be able to ID every insect to its ord...
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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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