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Three injured in Uganik float plane crash
Three people were injured, at least one seriously, in a floatplane crash Friday at Uganik Lake, approximately 35 miles west of the city of Kodiak. A de Havilland DHC2 Beaver owned by Island Air crashed sometime around 11:30 or 11:45 a.m., according to Anchorage regional chief Clint Johnson of the National Transportation Safety Board. The aircraft was carrying a pilot and two passengers. According to a Coast Guard ...
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Special Olympics opens new bocce court for all
The local Special Olympics bocce athletes have practiced in backyards and on gravel, but now they have a brand new court to use to prepare for games. “I like the new court,” said Julia Wiley, a Special Olympics bocce player. “Before we had grass, bumps, and it was harder where we used to play.” Wiley said she enjoys teaching other people how to play the sport. She got her chance during the court dedication, Saturd...
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Council puts off break with KIB over inspections
The Kodiak City Council again postponed a motion to terminate the memorandum of agreement between the city and the Kodiak Island Borough for building inspection services, Thursday at its regular meeting. The city currently provides building inspection services to borough residents, but that agreement came into question for the city following the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly’s decision to revert to 1997 uniform b...
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UPDATE: Three onboard plane that crashed near Uganik
Update, 5:00 p.m., Friday, Sept. 9 One person is seriously injured and the condition of two others is unknown after a floatplane carrying three people crashed near Uganik Lake, according to the National Transportation Safety Board's Alaska regional office chief Clint Johnson. Chief Jim Mullican of the Kodiak Fire Department said the department's ambulances transported "three critical patients from the Coast Guard ...
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Longer growing season
Ripe blueberries hang on a bush near Kodiak College, Wednesday. The Kodiak archipelago had the warmest summer since statewide record-keeping began in 1925, according to a Tuesday announcement from the National Weather Service. Southwest Alaska and the western Gulf of Alaska coast saw the warmest June through August period. The announcement cited preliminary information from the National Centers for Environmental I...
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Teachers to offer classical concert
Kodiak’s music teachers will perfrom this weekend, striving to keep themselves in practice and bring more classical music to Kodiak. “Many music teachers grow to be fantastic players in college, and then as they’re teaching, they spend all their time doing that and slowly lose their ability to play,” said Walter Muelling, director of orchestras for the Kodiak Island Borough School District. “I wanted to both show ...
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Man faces multiple assault charges
A Kodiak man who was indicted on six charges, including first-degree sexual assault, in April is scheduled for a change of plea hearing in Kodiak court Monday. Adrian Sala, 25, was charged with one count of first-degree sexual assault, one count of second-degree sexual assault, one count of second-degree assault, two counts of third-degree assault and one count of kidnapping. According to court documents, the char...
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MOUNTAIN VIEWS: Kids leaving for school is like returning home
Sometimes home is a feeling, a sense. A space. The St. Mary’s parking lot is bustling with first-day-of-school excitement. Excited kids and parents gathering bags of supplies and make their way eagerly into school. As I walk into St. Mary’s foyer holding a bag exploding with note paper and paper towels, I look down and see the little ABC benches in the entryway. These are benches that students originally painted y...
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City mulls pitching in with Southeast for ferry plan
A proposal to contribute money to develop a strategic plan for ferry service was presented at a Kodiak City Council work session Tuesday. In May, Gov. Bill Walker and Southeast Conference board president Garry White signed a memorandum of understanding under which the conference will create a 25-year strategic plan for the Alaska Marine Highway System. The Southeast Conference is a regional development nonprofit. ...
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AAC chief reassures assembly on access
In an address to the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly last week, Alaska Aerospace Corp. CEO Craig Campbell said there are currently no plans to cut off public access at Narrow Cape beyond what is needed for launches, but he stopped short of saying that commitment would continue should the company privatize. “Alaska Aerospace, as a partner with the borough and the residents, will always look to making sure that our f...
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