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Road striping to start soon
Several roads in Kodiak have been repaved over the summer — months ago for some — and the striping should be starting today. “They’ve just been waiting on the weather,” said Louis Rocheleau, the project manager for Brechan Enterprises, the paving company, “They’ve been in town since the weekend.” Some sections have been paved for most of the summer, without striping. Rocheleau said that was because the state was t...
Sep 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak rescue swimmer receives highest honor
It takes a lot to stand out when you and your coworkers spend every day as professional heroes, but the Association for Rescue At Sea found such a stand-out in Petty Officer 1st Class Rachid Arnick. A rescue swimmer based at Air Station Kodiak, Arnick received the association’s highest honor, the Vice Adm. Thomas Sargent III Gold Medal, on Sept. 9 in Washington, D.C. It recognizes his effort in a Sept. 21, 2013, r...
Sep 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coast Guard rescues hunters near Old Harbor
The Coast Guard rescued three hunters caught in windy conditions near Old Harbor on Sunday. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter picked up the hunters after Sea Hawk Air and the Alaska State Troopers requested assistance, according to a Coast Guard report. The hunters’ tents had been blown away by 30-40 mph winds on Saturday night and the men were reportedly in danger of becoming hypothermic. The Jayhawk was able to land a...
Sep 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rocket complex still off limits
Civilian agencies still do not have access to the Kodiak Island site of an accident where a rocket carrying an experimental Army weapon delivery system exploded shortly after liftoff on Aug. 25. “We’ve been working with the Army there,” Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation program specialist Jade Gamble said. So far that work has taken place by teleconference, she said. ADEC personnel will visit the sit...
Sep 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wells ordered to pay $1.4 million - Civil suit awaits trial date
Convicted murderer James. M. Wells has been ordered to pay $1,483,475 to the estates of victims Richard Belisle and James Hopkins. Federal Judge Ralph Beistline handed down the order after a restitution hearing Wednesday in the District of Alaska Court. Wells was convicted in April of the 2012 killing of Belisle and Hopkins, his coworkers at the U.S. Coast Guard Communication Station Kodiak. Restitution of $770,47...
Sep 12, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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NOAA ship under way to Seward
A research ship that spilled diesel fuel into Womens Bay around noon Tuesday got under way on Thursday, headed to Seward for repairs. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration vessel Rainier had refueled at the Coast Guard fuel pier and had moved to the nearby cargo pier when the spill was noticed, according to Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation program specialist Jade Gamble. Absorbent boom...
Sep 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak helps fill bookshelves in Guyana
Donors have stepped up to fill bare bookshelves in South America, prompted by a Kodiakan on assignment there as a Peace Corps volunteer. Michelle Weekly, formerly a teacher at St. Mary’s Catholic School, has been living since April in Guyana, the only English-speaking country on the continent. Her first task there was to clean up the pigeon-infested library at Cornelia Ida Primary School. But then she also had to ...
Sep 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish and Game worker survives bear encounter
For a reason thankfully rare even for Kodiak, James Jackson missed one day of work last week to recover from a bear bite. “It was an experience to have, that’s for sure,” Jackson said. “It could have been a lot, lot worse.” Back in his office on Wednesday, the Alaska Department of Fish & Game area biologist recalled the Sept. 4 incident that took place while he and a partner were surveying salmon at Hidden Cove Cr...
Sep 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Human remains found on Shuyak Island
Alaska State Troopers recovered human remains from Shuyak Island on Monday. Troopers received a report at about 2:22 p.m. of a body on the east side of the island about 70 miles north of Kodiak, according to trooper information. “Due to the conditions of the remains, AST was unable to make any kind of identification,” according to the troopers. The remains were forwarded to the state medical examiner for further i...
Sep 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Council scales down CIP list
Kodiak City Council members agreed to scale down some requests for state funding for local capital improvement projects during their Tuesday work session. Mayor Pat Branson said the tight fiscal climate in Juneau means more modest requests will have a better chance of getting approval from legislators. At the top of the three-item CIP draft list is $7 million for repaving of Mill Bay Road. However, city manager Ai...
Sep 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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