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Entrance light provides safe passage for Kodiak vessels
St. Paul Harbor Entrance Light in Chiniak Bay is an essential navigational aid, marking landfall for vessels inbound to Kodiak. More than 1,000 vessels transit in and out of Kodiak Harbor each year and the aid marks the channel entrance, as well as a hazardous reef. Originally established in 1939, the aid consisted of a steel skeleton tower lit by an acetylene lamp. The light was converted to battery power in the ...
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'Woman in Gold' is a story that mandates retelling
“Woman in Gold” (2015) is a must see film – not because of its cinematic excellence – because it is well made, tells an interesting and a shamefully contemporaneous story and because it stars Hellen Mirren. Hellen Mirren is a force of nature on the silver screen. Her portrayal of Maria Altman in “Woman in Gold” is no exception. As the movie opens Maria Altman, a Holocaust survivor, is burying her husband. Maria im...
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KDM EDITORIAL: Troopers, KPD deserve praise, community’s support
It takes two to tango. It takes two to engage in a gunfight. We’ve all seen the video showing an Ohio police officer holding his fire even as a slaying suspect charged him, saying repeatedly, “Shoot me.” The tense moments were captured Thursday on a body camera worn by New Richmond officer Jesse Kidder. The video shows Kidder repeatedly backpedaling, yelling at 27-year-old Michael Wilcox he doesn’t want to shoot h...
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Public Safety Blotter: April 23
April 8 At 2:33 a.m., police responded to an annoying animal on Melnitsa Drive. The owner was not home, and animal control will follow up. At 5:48 a.m., a 911 caller reported an assault on Larch Street. It was a verbal argument only. At 8:43 a.m., police warned a speeding driver on Rezanof Drive and cited them for having no proof of insurance. At 8:55 a.m., police conducted a routine animal patrol of the Monashka ...
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Palmer gets new coaches
Palmer High School will have a pair of new basketball coaches next season. According to the Frontiersman, the school has hired Chuck Martin to lead the boys and Elgin Hollins to coach the girls. Martin replaced Brandon Blake, who retired earlier this year. Martin compiled a 283-89 record while spending a combined 14 seasons at Houston, Colony and Wasilla. He has also coached at NAIA The Master’s College in Califor...
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KHS soccer prepares to host Nikiski
Losing two matches by a combined score of 29-0 would cause some people to throw in the towel, but not the players on Kodiak’s girls soccer team. They used it as a learning experience. “It was something interesting and new. We have a bunch of room for growth, but overall I think we did good for our first games,” junior captain Jie Canete said. Call it an education in varsity soccer for a first-year program. Kenai, ...
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Fed regulators as bootlicking 'yes men'
FINAL INSTALLMENT (Editor's Note: This is the part 6 and final installment of "How safe is your money?" What did we learn from this housing bubble and subsequent collapse? We learned that the too-big-to-fail banks should be allowed to get much, much bigger, so that the next time they run into trouble due to their gambling habits, they will be way, way, way too big to fail. We learned that we should just ignore the...
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Former KHS wrestler killed in car accident
The Kodiak High School wrestling program lost a member of its family over the weekend. Kevin Gonzalez-Bermuduz, 20, died early Sunday morning when the car he was driving struck a tree off Northern Lights Boulevard near the University of Alaska Anchorage, according to a release from the Anchorage Police Department. Kodiak coach Pat Costello couldn’t believe the news when he heard it. “It is a sad state for everybod...
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Coast Guard rescues three from life raft after boat burns
A Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued three people from a life raft after a fire started on board their fishing vessel. A fire in the engine room of the 82-foot F/V Northern Pride caused the three men aboard to evacuate into a life raft from which they were hoisted into an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Air Station Kodiak, said Petty Officer 2nd Class Grant DeVuyst. No one was injured in the incident. “They had the...
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HONORING HEROES: Kodiak-based rescue swimmers set sights on conquering Mt. McKinley
Two Kodiak-based Coast Guard rescue swimmers are about to embark on a challenging climb of Mt. McKinley as a way to honor the memories of Coast Guard heroes who have been lost in the line of duty. On April 28, Petty Officers Jon Houlberg and Jason McGrath, rescue swimmers stationed in Kodiak, are going to Climb to Remember, raising money for the Coast Guard Foundation’s Fallen Heroes Fund along the way. So far, th...
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