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Public Safety Blotter: June 18
Thursday, June 13 • At 12:08 a.m., a 911 caller reported the neighbors were being noisy gambling online again. All was quiet when officers arrived. • At 1:54 a.m., two people sleeping in a lobby left when an officer asked them to. • At 2:01 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Marine Way. • At 2:13 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Hillside Drive. • At 2:20 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Simeonoff S...
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Births: June 18
• Kaleeah Irene Sargent was born at 1:54 p.m. May 20, 2013 at Providence Hospital in Anchorage to Brittany Fredrickson and Joshua Sargent. She weighed 4 pounds, 15 ounces and measured 18 inches long. Her parents are from Kodiak. Her mother is a homemaker and her father is a commercial fisherman. Proud grandparents are Nelson and Betty Fredrickson of Kodiak and Gwen Sargent and Alexus Kwachka of Kodiak. Great grand...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Zeroing in on halibut takes a little longer this year
From everything I hear, we’re not the only ones finding the halibut fishing pretty slow. There seem to be even fewer halibut than last year, which was down considerably from the year before. We’re managing to get halibut in spite of the slower fishing, but we’re using different tactics than ever before. If you’re bothered by a blank space in your freezer, you might want to hear how we’re doing it. I won’t claim th...
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Courthouse renamed Roy H. Madsen Justice Center
The Kodiak’s courthouse has officially been named the Roy H. Madsen Justice Center. In a public ceremony in the Kodiak superior courtroom, the courthouse was renamed the Roy H. Madsen Justice Center in honor of Roy Madsen, a longtime judge and prominent Kodiak figure. Dignitaries including Sen. Gary Stevens, Alaska Supreme Court Justice Joel Bolger and Kodiak mayor Pat Branson offered congratulatory remarks and re...
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Flag Day celebrated at Camp Mueller
Friday marked Flag Day, and the Kodiak Elks Lodge held its annual celebration at Camp Mueller to pay tribute to the Stars and Stripes and remember those who have served the country. “It’s been done every year since I can remember,” said Keith Morin who has been part of the Elks for 12 years. “It’s been going on for quite a while.” The Elks Lodge partnered with local Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops, the American Le...
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Kodiak American Legion swept at home
The Wasilla Road Warriors got the best of Kodiak Post 17 in its return to American Legion baseball.  The Mat-Su Valley-based A-division team swept Kodiak in a three-day, four-game series at Baranof Field that started the Bears’ 27-game season. Playing in its first Legion game since 2009, Post 17 showed its nerves with 15 defensive errors in an 11-4 league loss Friday night.  Kodiak settled down in Saturday’s leagu...
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Coast Guard Blotter: June 17
June 10 • The Coast Guard is partnering with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and the Alaska Marine Safety Education Association to offer commercial fishing vessel safety exams in Bristol Bay communities through June 20. Examiners arrived in Dillingham, King Salmon/Naknek and Egegik last week. Fishermen can sign up for an exam by calling Coast Guard Sector Anchorage, at 907-538-4103, or by speaking directly ...
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Borough takes up road, legal contracts
A pair of service contracts weighed down the schedule of the Kodiak Island Borough assembly Thursday night. The assembly spent almost three hours considering a new contract for legal services and one for road repair and maintenance in Service Area No. 1, northeast of city limits. For the past three years, the city’s attorney has been Cheryl Brooking of Anchorage’s Wohlforth, Johnson, Brecht, Cartledge & Brooking l...
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Around Kodiak: June 17
Parents, staff and community members are invited to a No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and Schoolwide Team meeting at 4 p.m. Monday in the school district’s Central Services Conference Room. If you have any questions, contact Steve Doerksen at 481-6208. The Kodiak Island Borough school board meets at 7 p.m. tonight in the borough assembly chambers for a regular meeting. The public is invited to attend.
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Fish Factor: Halibut tracking back to square one
It’s back to the drawing board for electronic tags designed to tell us more about where halibut travel. The internal tags, which were deployed in 30 halibut two years ago, were the first to test designs incorporating smartphone technology to track the migrations of fish. The tags record magnetic field strength on three axes and have accelerometers and pitch and roll detectors, explained Tim Loher, a biologist with...
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