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Hacked credit card machine cause of fraud in Kodiak
A credit card machine at El Chicano’s has been hacked, leading to widespread complaints of credit and debit card fraud throughout Kodiak. The Kodiak Police Department launched an investigation after receiving dozens of complaints during the past few weeks. Some Kodiakans said fraudulent charges showed up on the East Coast. Others showed up as far away as Beijing, China. The online fraudsters typically submitted a ...
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Martha Delores Olsen Randolph
Our beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, friend and lifelong Kodiak resident Martha Delores Olsen Randolph passed away peacefully Nov. 26, 2012 at the Mat-Su Regional Center in Palmer with family at her side. She was 79. Martha was born Aug. 12, 1933 in Kodiak, the fourth of five girls. In 1952, she married John Peyton Randolph, and together they raised three children in Kodiak. While her children were young...
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Grateful to live in Kodiak
To the Editor: This time of year when so many people are busy buzzing around town, making it possible for us to feel the warm holiday spirit in this great community, I’m reminded of how special living here truly is. In recent years I’ve seen the community change with more inclusive and energetic attitudes towards the next generation of community members and it makes me proud to be a Kodiakan. In addition to friend...
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2013 Alaska HOF class announced
Despite a push from Kodiak residents, Joe Floyd and Kristi Klinnert-Waythomas were not part of the 2013 Alaska Sports Hall of Fame class announced Monday. High school football coach Buck Nystrom and Southeast basketball star Herb Didrickson headline the 2013 class, which also includes the Equinox Marathon, Chris Clark’s 2000 U.S. Olympic marathon trial victory and Les Anderson’s world-record 97-pound king salmon c...
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After quakes, Alaskans chime in to help
When a magnitude 5.3 earthquake hit Kodiak Island on Friday night, Alaskans lept from their beds. Many didn’t run to cover; they ran to their computers. Thanks to a few keystrokes on the U.S. Geological Survey’s “Did You Feel It?” website, future earthquakes might be less damaging. According to David Wald, who administers the program from the USGS office in Golden, Colo., the simple online tool has become a critic...
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Alaska Science Forum: Yakutat time, correcting some errors, big meeting in San Francisco
A few people contacted me after a column I wrote on time zones a while back. Flip Todd of Anchorage called to say Yakutat clocks displayed a different time than those anywhere else in Alaska prior to 1983. Back then, before Alaska went to the current two-time-zone system, Yakutat followed Yukon time, one hour removed from both Juneau and Anchorage. Flip also corrected my misspelling, in a later column, of the Tako...
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Local results: Dec. 5
City league basketball Monday, Nov. 26 Airstation 69, Kodiak Island Storage 47 Sean Donohue 16 points, Jesse Wilkins 12, Jason Gordon 11, Jacob Dillon 9, Trevor Salt 7, Joe Mackey 5, Casey Krause 5, Charley Fowler 3 and Kyle Jacobs 1 for Airstation. Karl McLaughlin 21 points, David O’Brien 11, Burt Nelson 6, Ray May 3, Levi Seaton 2, Brad Bezona 2 and Charlie Jerling 2 for Kodiak Island Storage. Team Enriquez 64, ...
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Auditors give KIBSD clean bill of financial health
Auditors have given the Kodiak Island Borough School District a clean bill of financial health, the Kodiak school board learned Monday night. School districts are required to submit an audit to the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development each year by Nov. 15, and Kodiak’s audit was completed Nov. 14. The audit covers the fiscal year ending June 30 and is not a current snapshot of Kodiak schools’ finan...
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Borough hosts GIS Day
Some of Kodiak’s finest mapmakers are hoping you’ll make some room for them in your calendar, instead. Today from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Best Western Kodiak Inn, the borough hosts GIS Day, its annual celebration of mapmaking and the people who create maps used every day by island residents. GIS Day is an international event, but Kodiak’s edition comes one month later than most due to scheduling conflicts. “It’s a...
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Business spotlight: Delay in Homer leads to wood artistry for Childers
When Reggie Childers purchased his motor home two years ago, he didn't know it would lead him to become a wood artist. Childers purchased the motor home because he had always wanted to travel across Alaska. In 2011, Childers and his wife used the motor home on a trip to the mainland, where he saw artisans selling different wood pieces. He didn't think much of it until the pair were stranded in Homer for a day wait...
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