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Alaska State Troopers: Feb. 14
Tuesday, Feb. 5 • Alaska State Troopers were notified of an assault that occurred in Larsen Bay. Troopers located the 25-year-old suspect who had fled to Kodiak. He was arrested for assaulting a family member and possessing marijuana. He was taken to the Kodiak Jail where he was held with no bail pending arraignment. • Alaska State Troopers were notified of an assault in Old Harbor. Investigation revealed a 38-yea...
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Guest Opinion: Is BP Cutting Production To Blackmail Alaska?
The San Francisco Chronicle, the Houston Chronicle, and the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported that BP's tankers sometimes return to Valdez with millions of gallons of Alaskan oil on board. They top off and return to West Coast refineries too full to receive their load. BP's West Coast, refining, and retail capacity is maxed. Their Valdez holding tanks are 90 percent full. BP is using tankers for on-time as-neede...
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Jeff Kiefer tops the field in city bowling tourney
Jeff Kiefer had been struggling before the start of Kodiak’s biggest bowling tournament.  He figured things out during the two-week KIUSBC Annual City Championships that concluded Sunday at Tropic Lanes.  Kiefer squeaked by his father, Rod, to claim the most prestigious tournament title — all-events scratch champion.  “I was surprised when I saw the results,” Kiefer said. “It caught me off guard. There were a lot ...
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Coast Guard Blotter: Feb. 15
Feb. 7 Coast Guard 17th District command center watchstanders received a request for a medevac Feb. 7 from Health Force Partners for a 29-year-old Sudanese man exhibiting symptoms of malaria aboard the fishing vessel Ocean Rover 75 miles northwest of Cold Bay. The Coast Guard duty flight surgeon was consulted and recommended the Ocean Rover make way to Dutch Harbor to have patient transferred to commercial service...
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With new center, Kodiak gets improved weapon to fight child abuse
A new facility in Kodiak is working to make abuse investigations less traumatic for children and their families. The Kodiak Child Advocacy Center held an open house on Monday to show Kodiak what the process is like from a child’s point of view. Before the center opened in August, suspected abuse victims were often interviewed multiple times at different locations, and some were even flown to Anchorage for exams. “...
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Prep hoops: Kodiak girls fall in rankings
A week after soaring to second in the state, Kodiak’s girls fell one spot in the latest Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches rankings. The Bears (18-1) dropped to third in the 4A rankings after losing their first game of the season to Dimond at the Lady Lynx Prep Tournament last Friday. Previous No. 3 Dimond moved to No. 2 in this week’s rankings, released Wednesday. Wasilla (19-0) remained the top 4A team aft...
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Coast Guard cutter Munro stops in Adak on Bering Sea trip
Spirits were high in the distant Adreanof Islands village of Adak Saturday afternoon as students, teachers and parents filled the mess deck of the visiting Kodiak-based Coast Guard Cutter Munro. Munro’s crew provided a cinematic treat that Adak’s children seldom get to experience, complete with candy, popcorn and beverages. Thirty viewers — almost 10 percent of Adak’s population — enjoyed a movie as the Munro visi...
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Comment period extended on Frankenfish issue
Opponents of genetically engineered salmon got a bit of good news on Wednesday after the Food and Drug Administration announced it will allow more comments on a study that found modified salmon pose no significant environmental impact. The delay means more time for opponents to rally behind a collection of bills proposed by Alaska’s Congressional delegation to block the sale of the world’s first commercially avail...
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Medevac rescues heart attack victim
A Coast Guard helicopter crew has rescued an ill fisherman near St. Paul Island. Before 1 a.m. Wednesday morning, a crew based at Air Station Kodiak and forward-deployed to St. Paul Island responded to a distress call from the 240-foot fishing vessel Starbound. The call, which was relayed through Health Force Services, a private medical provider, reported the 44-year-old man was suffering from a heart attack. "Whe...
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Playbook: Feb. 14
Friday, Feb. 15 Boys basketball: Kodiak vs. Soldotna at Soldotna High School. Junior varsity, 4:30 p.m.; varsity, 7:30 p.m. C squad at Soldotna Middle School, 6 p.m. Girls basketball: Kodiak vs. Soldotna at Soldotna High School. Junior varsity, 3 p.m.; varsity, 6 p.m. C squad at Soldotna Middle School, 7:30 p.m.
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