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4 rescued after boat sinks near Cordova
ANCHORAGE (AP) — The Coast Guard has rescued four men whose 19-foot aluminum boat swamped in heavy seas as they were returning from a hunting trip northwest of Cordova. The men sent a distress call Thursday before abandoning their boat and taking their dinghy to shore. A Coast Guard helicopter located the men on a shoreline off Orca Inlet and hoisted them off the beach. They were taken to the Cordova Community Hos...
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Suspect arrested in connection with Kiana shootings
ANCHORAGE (AP) — Alaska State Troopers said the suspect in a shooting of two brothers north of Kiana has been arrested and identified as a Kiana actor who went missing earlier this month after the death of his 74-year-old mother. Teddy Kyle Smith, 45, was taken into custody Thursday afternoon when he surrendered to authorities at the Squirrel River 16 miles upriver from Kiana. He is charged with attempted murder, ...
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Flooding, landslides plague Southcentral
ANCHORAGE (AP) — Flooding continues to cause problems throughout Southcentral Alaska. Jeremy Zidek, spokesman for the state Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, says in a release that there have been reports of flooding, landslides and road closures throughout the area. But there has been no report of major injuries. Residents in East Talkeetna are being told to evacuate because of flooding. The...
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Kodiak fish landings rise; port still No. 3 in the country
Kodiak’s fish last year brought in $40 million more than in 2010, but it wasn’t enough to move the port of Kodiak up from No. 3 in the nationwide list of commercial fishery landings. Across the country, seafood catches hit a 17-year high according to the annual National Marine Fisheries Service report released Wednesday. While Kodiak is bringing in more fish than it has in several years, rising landings at other p...
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Study finds malaria in Alaska birds
A study released Wednesday shows a surprising disease has made its way to Alaska: malaria. Before you start looking around for mosquitoes, take a deep breath. The malaria found by the San Francisco State University study is found only in birds and cannot be transmitted to people. Still, one of the study’s co-authors said the spread of the disease is an example of another way Alaska is changing as the Earth warms. ...
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In nationwide contest, Kodiak woman has the rice stuff
At least one Kodiakan knows how to stir things up. This month, Sugiyarti Jorgenson was named a national finalist in the Minnesota Cultivated Wild Rice Council’s “Get Wild with Wild Rice” contest, which collected recipes from across the United States. The contest called for recipes involving wild rice in honor of September, National Rice Month. Jorgenson submitted her recipe for wild rice beef stew with red wine an...
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Public Safety Blotter: Sept. 20
Monday, Sept. 17 • At 12:31 a.m., an officer gave a man an advisement for urinating in public on Marine Way. • At 12:38 a.m., an officer investigated suspicious circumstances on Center Avenue. A person left upon officer request. • At 6:18 a.m., a man received a citation for no insurance on Mill Bay Road. • At noon, an officer was out with a dog off its leash on Rezanof Drive. • At 12:03 p.m., a caller reported a v...
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State Trooper Report: Sept. 20
Tuesday, Sept. 11 At 3:35 p.m. investigators with the Alaska State Troopers Statewide Drug Enforcement Unit and Kodiak Police Department contacted a resident on Turner Lane about a commercial marijuana grow. Pursuant to the investigation investigators seized 24 marijuana plants, a half-pound of processed marijuana and related marijuana-growing equipment. Charges of fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled s...
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Hanson reunites with Lindquist on swim deck
Erik Hanson and John Lindquist have traveled nearly identical paths to their positions leading Kodiak High School’s swim team. Both were high school swimming stars in the Anchorage area and then later at Central Washington University. Hanson, four years younger than Lindquist, arrived at Central for his freshman season in the 1980s and couldn’t believe Lindquist was on the team. “I had been following him my whole ...
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School district plans $506,000 computer buy
The Kodiak Island Borough School District is considering a $509,000 plan to buy new computers on a district-wide basis. During a special work session on Wednesday, the school board heard from Vickie Kelly, the district’s director of technology services, about the district’s plan to refresh old technology. The list of items to be purchased included six iMacs, five Mac Minis, 399 MacBook Pros and 50 iPads. “We want ...
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