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Coast Guard rescues boater on swamped skiff
A Coast Guard helicopter crew from Air Station Kodiak rescued a boater whose skiff swamped near Port Graham on Monday. Around 9:35 p.m., a good Samaritan notified the Coast Guard in Anchorage that the boater’s 12-foot skiff was swamped and the man needed help. The man reportedly left Seldovia to go fishing earlier in the day. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter deployed from Kodiak and rescued the man just before midnight...
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Alaska Science Forum: Southeast residents show savvy after large earthquake
Around midnight on Jan. 4, Kathleen Brandt felt an earthquake at her home in Sitka. As framed pictures trembled and fell from the walls, she started counting. “I got to 22 seconds before the shaking stopped,” Brandt said. The 45-year resident of this historic Southeast community told her earthquake story following a recent community presentation there by Natalia Ruppert. Ruppert is a seismologist with the Geophysi...
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Guardian Landing offers new housing option
Newcomers to Kodiak often struggle with finding short-term housing or places to stay while on vacation or temporary job assignments — Guardian Landing hopes to solve that problem. Guardian Landing is housed in a 5-bedroom home with a unique setup. The house has rooms to rent, but it’s not quite a bed and breakfast. Residents can rent one bedroom in the home, or multiple bedrooms, either for a few nights or a few m...
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Middle Bay saved of sewage sludge
For once, the Kodiak City Council was applauded as it discussed sewage sludge. Months of intense and sometimes caustic debate concluded during a community meeting Monday night as the city council agreed that Middle Bay will not be the site of a proposed sludge composting plant. After two and a half hours of testimony, the council directed the city to pursue a deal with the Kodiak Island Borough in order to instead...
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Talon Lindquist, Hughes shine at Great Alaska Open
The Kodiak Kingfishers swim team produced the top boy and girl point scorers at the 2013 Senior Region Great Alaska Open in Kenai. Ila Hughes won four individual events and was the girls top scorer during the three-day meet that concluded Sunday. Hughes’ teammate Tahna Lindquist won five events and was second overall. Talon Lindquist won three events and was the top boys point-scorer. On the girls side, Hughes won...
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Kulluk nearly ready to tow
The drilling rig Kulluk is almost ready to move from Kiliuda Bay. On Friday, the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation issued its final situation report on the Kulluk grounding. That report stated in part, “The vessel has been inspected by Det Norske Veritas and the Coast Guard for damage. It has been determined by these inspections that in its current condition the Kulluk does not pose a threat to the e...
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Kodiak advisory council discusses Board of Fish proposals
The Kodiak Fish and Game advisory committee has split on a pair of proposals that would aid disabled Alaska fishermen. On Wednesday, the Kodiak committee that advises the state Board of Fish recommended the state exempt disabled fishermen from a ban on felt-soled waders and turned down a proposal that would allow the state to limit proxy fishing. Those proposals are among 34 the Board of Fish will consider during ...
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Thomet takes Valentine's Fun Run
Levi Thomet captured the Miles Dunbar Valentine's Fun Run Saturday morning at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park. Thomet covered the 3-mile course in 19 minutes, 39 seconds. Deb Cawthorn was the top female finisher in 25:39. Results 1. Levi Thomet, 19 minutes, 39 seconds; 2. Jack Hannah, 25:18; 3. Deb Cawthorn, 25:39; 4. Dale Nelson, 26:41; 5. Charles Russell, 27:16; 6. Leah Cawthorn, 27:59; 7. Howard Valley, ...
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Alumni update: Eggemeyer qualifies for NAIA National Championships
Jimmy Eggemeyer fell just shy of claiming an NAIA West Championship title Saturday night in Montana. The senior Southern Oregon University wrestler lost, 3-2, to top-ranked Mike Vasser of the University of Great Falls in the 149-pound title bout. Eggemeyer also finished second last year. With his runner-up finish, Eggemeyer, the NAIA’s second-ranked wrestler at 149 pounds, qualifies for the NAIA National Champions...
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Blotter: Feb. 19
Times of calls were not available for all reports because of a computer glitch. Wednesday, Feb. 13 • A caller reported a traffic hazard in the roadway on Hillside Drive. The hazard was removed from the roadway. • A caller reported a man was undressing in front of a day care. Police arrested the man for violating conditions and for driving with a cancelled license. He was lodged at the Kodiak Jail. • Police arreste...
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