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CG dinner moves to Feb. 20
A 26-year Kodiak tradition is moving from October to February, aiming to jibe better with the Coast Guard’s transfer season. The annual Coast Guard appreciation event sponsored by the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce is set for Feb. 20 at the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center. Chamber executive director Trevor Brown said many of the people the event intends to honor for work during the previous year have already left the ...
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Report: Trees in borough parcel likely to die
Kodiak Island Borough-owned land that received fire damage in the August 2015 Twin Creeks Fire will likely see a lot of the trees dying, according to an assessment commissioned by the borough. The borough hired Joe Stanley of Washington state-based NorthWind Forest Consultants to conduct an assessment of the borough’s 800 fire-damaged acres near Chiniak. The report provided on Feb. 4 states 10 percent of the trees...
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Update: Shooting victim named
The man shot dead Sunday onboard a fishing vessel in St. Herman harbor was Welton Daniel Albers, 25, of Houston, Texas, according to a news release from the Kodiak Police Department. Matt Bowe, 28, was arrested early Sunday and charged with first-degree murder. An arraignment was scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Monday.
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Police report 1 dead in Dog Bay shooting
Kodiak police arrested Matt Bowe, 28, of Washington state Sunday and charged him with murder, according to a Kodiak Police Department release. “At approximately 12:40 a.m., the Kodiak Police Department responded to reports of an individual who had been shot in the Saint Herman Harbor,” according to the report. “Responding officers contacted several witnesses and found an unresponsive male who was bleeding from sev...
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Jayhawk pilot awarded DFC
The Billiken Theater on U.S. Coast Guard Base Kodiak was bustling Friday morning as Lt. John D. Hess received the Distinguished Flying Cross, the highest military honor in aviation, for a rescue in Cape Cod, Mass. Images onscreen showed a rescue swimmer looking down from a helicopter to a distressed boat and a tumultuous sea below. The footage took Hess, that helicopter’s pilot, back to Feb. 15, 2015. “Every time ...
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Study: ferry gives 2-1 benefit to state
A study commissioned by the state of Alaska says the Alaska Marine Highway System provides $2 to the state for every $1 the state invests in it. Two-thirds of the ridership are Alaska residents. Nonresident passengers spend $1,300 to $1,700 per person in the state, and the ferry system leads to 1,700 direct and indirect jobs in Alaska and a total of $103.7 million wages, according to the study. “The State of Alask...
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Assembly approves 6-month fish analyst renewal offer
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly approved offering a six-month contract extension with their joint city of Kodiak and borough fisheries analyst instead of approving a one-year extension. At the Thursday meeting, assembly member Dennis Symmons moved to the extension, something that would have to be approved by the city and the analyst, Heather McCarty, before going into effect. Before the vote, assembly member Me...
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Parks to charge day-use vehicle fees
Alaska State Parks in Kodiak will see user fees for day use implemented in early March. Vehicles at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park, Buskin River State Recreation Site and Pasagshak River State Recreation Site will be charged a $5 day-use fee beginning March 1, or people can buy an annual decal. People wishing to camp at the Pasagshak site will pay $15 per night per campsite with each site able to accommoda...
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Mixed reactions regarding Walker's PFD plan
Ideas abounded as people from across the state joined the Senate State Affairs Committee in Juneau, in Legislative Information Offices across the state, online and by teleconference Thursday to testify on the Alaska Permanent Fund Protection Act. The act, the Gov. Bill Walker’s plan to modify the permanent fund and use a part of it to help balance the budget, aims at increasing state revenue. In 1976, voters decid...
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Computer classes revamped at Senior Center
For going on three semesters, Kodiak College adjunct instructor Janet Kotwas has arrived at the Senior Center on Wednesday to teach computer classes for seniors. Starting this semester, Kotwas and the college and the center are changing the program to one-on-one time rather than the class structure they used before. The sessions are free to seniors, and Kotwas explained that seniors could sign up for up to three i...
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