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KPD detective retires after 20 years on the job
Detective Sgt. Milton Bohac started and ended his police career in Kodiak. Milton retired last week after working for the Kodiak Police Department for 20 years. The position was Bohac’s first job out of college, and he started out just like any other policeman — as a patrol officer responding to calls on the streets of Kodiak. “Being a patrol officer is very exciting,” Bohac said. “You get involved in a lot of dif...
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SPAR sailor earns at-sea honor
Serving five years on ship isn’t an easy task for any Coast Guardsman. Coast Guard FS2 Brittany Smith recently earned her Permanent Cutterman’s insignia, an award for serving five cumulative years on ships. Smith is currently working on the Kodiak-based Coast Guard cutter SPAR. “It’s a pretty big deal,” said Ens. Paul Milliken, who serves onboard SPAR. “It’s something not a lot of people in the Coast Guard have, a...
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Main Elementary kids celebrate new slide
The kids at Main Elementary had a reason to be out in the rain Wednesday afternoon as they took part in the dedication ceremony for the school’s new $9,000 slide. Main’s old slide was vandalized two years ago and wasn’t replaced immediately because there was talk of closing the school due to district budget cuts. The school’s PTO felt it was important to install another slide because exercise helps kids function w...
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Baranov Museum asks for advice on designing new exhibits
The Baranov Museum is asking for your help as it drafts plans for a new look. At 7 p.m. tonight, the museum hosts a community meeting to gather ideas for new permanent exhibits. For the past several years, the museum has focused on shoring up the structure of the Erskine House — built in 1808, it is the oldest log building on the West Coast — but now it is time to renovate the museum’s exhibits, said director Kati...
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Art Walk returns for second year
Nine Kodiak organizations put their best foot forward on Friday during the second annual Summer’s End Art Walk. Kodiakans were encouraged to walk from the Harborside Fly-By to Slim Jones Ink, taking in exhibits. While the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center hosted a kid-friendly activity, the Alutiiq Museum pulled out pieces from its contemporary art collection. Photographer Alf Pryor had his works on ...
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Red Lake remains on state's polluted waters list
The state’s latest report on dirty waterways has one Kodiak Island Borough lake a failing bill of health, but it’s not alone across the state. This is the final week of public comments on the state’s Integrated Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment Report, the checklist of all contaminated waterways across the state. The report, updated biennially, ranks waterways on their need for cleanup. Rivers and lakes with...
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Memorial for lost fisherman is 5 p.m. tonight
A memorial service for Jaime Gallegos, the fisherman lost at sea during the sinking of the fishing vessel Advantage, is scheduled for this evening. The service will be held at 5 p.m. in the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium. The family is asking people to wear red and black. After the service, the family will release tokens of love in the water in remembrance of Gallegos. A donation fund for the family has been set up a...
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Unification Church founder recalled for fishing visits to Kodiak
The impact of the death of the Rev. Sun Myung Moon, founder of the Unification Church, stretches across the ocean to Kodiak. During his lifetime, Moon touched the lives of people in Kodiak through his work with the Unification Church of Kodiak and International Seafoods of Alaska Inc. Moon first came to Kodiak in the 1970s to expand the Unification Church, then entered the fishing industry. The church owns Interna...
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Kodiak school district must get state OK before hiring kindergarten teacher
Mike Hanley, the state’s commissioner of education, will have a choice in the hiring of one of Kodiak’s newest teachers. On Thursday, the Kodiak Island Borough School Board approved a contract for East Elementary School kindergarten teacher Melissa Griffin. While contracts are approved each year for new teachers, Griffin is the wife of school board member Aaron Griffin, and Alaska Statute 14.14.140 states that mem...
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City and borough confirm plans to step into fish politics next month
The Kodiak Island Borough and City of Kodiak confirmed their plans to dip into fish politics during a joint meeting Tuesday night. In a one-hour joint assembly, the Kodiak City Council and Kodiak borough assembly agreed to pass a joint resolution and send the borough and city mayors to the October meeting of the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council. At that meeting, the council is expected to address tools t...
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