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Business Spotlight: Winter weather keeps Rhino Towing busy
Murray Zimmer is the man people call to come to their rescue. Since winter arrived in Kodiak, Zimmer's daily routine has included rescuing stranded Kodiakans whose vehicles have run into ditches or refused to start. Zimmer owns and runs Rhino Towing, which has operated in Kodiak for more than 15 years. Zimmer started working at Rhino Towing on the weekends. He bought it from the owner eight years ago. The job is d...
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Salazar, Coast Guard announce drill vessel reviews
A day after Royal Dutch Shell PLC towed the Kulluk to shelter, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced the department will perform an "expedited, high-level assessment" of the 2012 Arctic offshore drilling season. Salazar said the review will pay special attention to challenges Shell encountered with the Kulluk, which ran aground New Year's Eve, the drill ship Noble Discoverer, which last month was found with saf...
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Man accused of robbing Safeway liquor store
A Kodiak man is accused of robbing the Safeway liquor store in downtown Kodiak. Victor Swan, 40, was arraigned in Kodiak district court on Sunday on one charge of second-degree robbery, a class B felony punishable by up to 10 years in jail. According to court documents, Kodiak police were investigating a fight at the public restrooms on Marine Way around 4:15 p.m. Sunday. During the investigation, they contacted S...
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Bayside responds to unattended oven
An unattended oven led to a fire call Tuesday morning to the Bayside Fire Department. According to a news release from the department, firefighters responded to an alarm in the 3400 block of Sharatin Road at 8:15 a.m. When firefighters arrived, they found heavy gray smoke coming from an upstairs apartment. No flames were visible, and firefighters discovered the smoke was coming from the apartment’s oven, which had...
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Drilling rig pulled from rocks
The Shell drill rig Kulluk arrived as planned Monday in the shelter of a Kiliuda Bay after being towed about 45 miles through swells as high as 15 feet, officials said. The Royal Dutch Shell PLC vessel was lifted off rocks late Sunday and towed from the southeast side of Sitkalidak Island, where it sat exposed to the full-on fury of Gulf of Alaska winter storms since grounding on New Year's Eve. The Kulluk — a cir...
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Joe Floyd: Defense powers Kodiak boys to second place
Take away the opening six minutes of Kodiak’s 68-54 Friday night loss to West Anchorage, and the Bears could have easily won their 18th Joe Floyd/Era Aviation Winter Classic Basketball Tournament. West Anchorage blitzed the home team with a barrage of layups in the opening moments, racing to a 17-3 lead. Kodiak played the Cook Inlet Conference team even the rest of the way, but could never sustain a rally long eno...
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Deadline looms for compost comments
To the Editor: The opera ain't over yet. Keep emailing your comments to lori.aldrich@alaska.gov. Jan. 18 is supposed to be the deadline, but let's overwhelm her so it's extended. She has to read every public comment before making a decision. Aldrich is the ADEC regional manager for this area. The reason for emailing her is to squash any idea that she, our city manager, and Peter Olsen (of Kodiak) have of compostin...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Rotten weather rabbits
Duck hunters celebrate rotten weather for the great hunting it promises. Most rabbit hunters save their ventures for good weather. What do you do if you prefer rabbits to ducks, but duck weather is prevailing? You could stay home, but not me. I’ve figured out how to find snowshoe hare even in bad weather. That may not interest anyone enjoying the last couple of weeks of duck season, but what happens if the rotten ...
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Elizabeth “Libby” Lois Little
Elizabeth “Libby” Lois Little was born on Oct. 5, 1954 in Elizabethtown, Ky. to Robert and Ruth Jones Little. At age six, she moved to Seattle with her family. She graduated from Shoreline High School in 1971, and just a few years later, followed her desire for adventure to Alaska. Libby worked on fishing boats for several years, and in 1979 she was married to John Steven “Henry” Hansen in Kodiak. This marriage bl...
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Caballa, Sega win Colony Invitational titles
Kodiak’s Andrew Caballa and Leo Sega picked up Colony Invitational wrestling titles Saturday at Colony High School in the Bears’ first competition since Dec. 15. Caballa won both his matches by pinfall to claim the 113-pound title. He pinned Colony’s Jordan Nero in the first round of the championship match. “He looked really tough,” Kodiak coach Pat Costello said. “His chief rivals weren’t there, but they were the...
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