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Former Coast Guard admiral dies
A former commander of the Coast Guard Air Detachment in Kodiak has died at age 95. Rear Adm. Chester A. Richmond Jr. passed away Dec. 8 in Port Orchard, Wash. Richmond commanded the Coast Guard’s Kodiak detachment from 1959 to Sept. 1962, coordinating the Kodiak Search and Rescue Sector for three years. While on duty in Kodiak, he earned the Distinguished Flying Cross for a mission on April 13, 1961 that delivered...
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Blizzard lighter than expected; few problems
Kodiak’s first large winter storm arrived Wednesday, but National Weather Service predictions of up to 16 inches of snow did not appear to be coming true by Tuesday evening. As of 4 p.m., the weather service measuring station at Kodiak State Airport reported 3 inches of snow since midnight. The peak of storm was expected in late evening, said Rich Courtney of the weather service. He predicted a storm snowfall tota...
Dec 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lacing up
Seth Starr laces up his skates at the Baranof Park Ice Rink Monday evening. The skate park reopened after an arson attack during the summer closed the rink. (Derek Clarkston photo)
Dec 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak Shipyard still running big deficit
Kodiak's city-owned shipyard lost more than $300,000 in the last fiscal year, and new shipyard rate increases are needed to balance the 3-year-old shipyard's books, the Kodiak Port and Harbor Advisory Board (PHAB) agreed Tuesday. An official recommendation will be voted upon during the committee's January meeting, but during a Tuesday meeting the mood appeared to be clearly in favor of higher costs for shipyard us...
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Death notice: Katharine Duvall Madsen
Katharine Duvall Madsen passed away Friday, Dec. 14 at Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center. A memorial service will be held at St. James the Fisherman Episcopal Church, 421 Thorsheim Street, at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28. A graveside service and repast will follow. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the food bank or a charity of your choice.
Dec 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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NLC power rankings: Conference has different feel this season
The Northern Lights Conference has a different feel this basketball season without Homer and Skyview, who have left the conference to play in the 3A classification. That makes the NLC even stronger as the Mariners and Panthers have been bottom-feeders in the conference for years. Now, each conference team plays each other twice as the North and South divisions have been clumped into one division. The girls’ portio...
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Around Kodiak: Dec. 19
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is reminding fishermen that registration is required for all vessels participating in a parallel state-waters groundfish fishery. Commercial fishermen hunting Pacific cod under federal quota are allowed to take that cod in state waters only if registered with the department. For additional information, call ADF&G at 486-1840. The Kodiak Planning and Zoning commission will mee...
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Alaska Science Forum: Dramatic report card for the Arctic in 2012
SAN FRANCISCO — Northern sea ice is at its lowest summer coverage since we’ve been able to see it from satellites. Greenland experienced its warmest summer in 170 years. Eight of 10 permafrost-monitoring sites in northern Alaska recorded their highest temperatures; the other two tied record highs. 2012 was a year of “astounding” change for much of the planet north of the Arctic Circle, said four experts at a press...
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Local Results: Dec. 19
Tuesday, Dec. 11 St. Herman’s Hermits 65, F/V Anthem 42 Oscar Olsen III 26 points, Jason Chocknok 16, Edward Trefon 8, Jason Isaac 5, Leonard Wassillie 4, Nate Anderson 4 and John Askoak 2 for St. Herman's. Brandon Mahle 17 points, Collin Powers 9, Ron Fried 7, Jake Arnold 5, Chandler Cooper 2 and Morgan Moir 2 for F/V Anthem. RC Enterprise 60, St. Innocent’s 55 Randy Diocares 24 points, TJ Agmata 16, Tyson Mirand...
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KIBSD signs off on audit
The Kodiak Island Borough school board formally signed off on the school district's 2012 audit during a fast-paced meeting Monday night. The meeting included a performance from the Kodiak High School chamber orchestra and a presentation on the status of the small wind turbine installed next to the school district offices this fall. The audit, discussed at a school board work session earlier this month, found no si...
Dec 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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