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Cannery forklift joyride leads to arrests in Larsen Bay
Two men have been accused driving a forklift through a wall of an Icicle Seafoods cannery in Larsen Bay and causing about $20,000 in damage. Pete Muller Jr., 19, and Derick Hochmuth, 19, face charges of second-degree burglary and two counts of third-degree criminal mischief. Alaska State Troopers said the break-in took place between 10 p.m. Sept. 13 and 8 a.m. Sept. 14. The two men allegedly enlarged an existing h...
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Delay lingers in new Kodiak Fish and Game headquarters
An unusually cool summer isn’t why Kodiak’s new Fish and Game headquarters is behind schedule. Instead, the delay is due to a problem builders encountered more than 14 months ago, when construction started. “They had a little issue with some of the subsurface work early on,” said John White, an Alaska Department of Fish and Game employee who oversees construction projects. Back in 2011, foundation work uncovered a...
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Alaska Science Forum: Girls on Ice program visits Gulkana Glacier
This summer, the Girls on Ice program visited an Alaska glacier for the first time. It probably won’t be the last, said organizer Joanna Young. “We talked about how the girls would be inspired, but we didn’t count on how much we would be inspired,” said Young, a graduate student in the College of Natural Science and Mathematics at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. In July, she, two other grad students, and a mou...
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Alumni update: Sabado makes UAA debut
Kodiak’s Maureen Sabado didn’t disappoint in her University of Alaska Anchorage volleyball debut. Sabado, who sat out the 2011 season after transferring from San Diego City College, delivered a team-best .381 attack percentage in Thursday’s 25-19, 25-21, 26-28, 17-25, 15-10 Great Northwest Athletic Conference victory over Central Washington in Anchorage. Sabado, a 2009 Kodiak graduate, recorded a double-double wit...
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Pennington closes photography studio
After 21 years in the photography business, Kodiakan Jan Pennington is closing her studio and switching to part-time work as she focuses on her family. Pennington, who has taken portraits for hundreds of Kodiakans and snapped shots across the island, said the choice to close shop wasn’t simple. “This is not an easy thing,” she said. Pennington’s prominent 13-year-old studio on Mill Bay Road now boasts a for sale s...
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Era Aviation fleet fully back in the air
ANCHORAGE (AP) — Era Alaska says it has completed all necessary upgrades and the Era Aviation fleet is resuming scheduled operations in Alaska after the commuter airline grounded 12 planes last weekend. In a statement Tuesday evening, President and CEO Bob Hajdukovich said staffers worked hard to complete the upgrades quickly and thoroughly. He thanked customers for their patience. The airline resumed some limited...
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Former 'American Idol' contestant visits Kodiak to help animal shelter
A former American Idol contestant is in Kodiak to sing during the Humane Society of Kodiak’s Hair-Ball event on Saturday. Jackie Wilson was an “American Idol” contestant in 2011 but failed to make the top 24 that year. This is her first visit to Alaska. While she was on vacation in Mexico earlier this year, a friend of the Kodiak Animal Shelter heard her singing and asked if she’d be willing to help with a benefit...
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Oil politics looms large in fall elections
JUNEAU (AP) — With elections that will decide the makeup of Alaska’s Senate less than two months away, the ads have already started, and groups are weighing in on an issue that’s overshadowed all others in recent sessions at the state Capitol: oil taxes. Republicans leaders, including the state GOP chairman and governor, have made breaking up the Senate’s bipartisan coalition a priority. Leaders of the coalition l...
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KMS boys place third at cross country invite
Kodiak’s Middle School boys cross country team placed three runners in the top 10 to finish third at the Borough Invitational in Wasilla on Sept. 13. The boys compiled 66 points. Keith Osowski was second, covering the 2.2-mile Crevasse Moraine Trail course in 11 minutes, 57 seconds. Sawyer Olsen was seventh (12:41), Jacob Alwert 10th (12:47), Jack Hannah 19th (13:16), Nick Doerksen 28th (13:48) and Tyler Tueber 42...
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Anna Britta Flerchinger
Anna Britta Flerchinger, 72 passed on to be with the Lord with her loving family by her side on Sept. 11, 2012 at Providence Hospital in Anchorage. Britta was born to Oscar and Nettie Ellison on Aug. 30, 1940 on Afognak Island. Britta loved her family and Afognak and took great pride in her heritage. During the 1964 tsunami, their village was flooded and devastated, forcing her family to relocate to Port Lions. It...
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