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Kodiak man arrested after running car into building and Troopers chase
A Kodiak man faces a slew of charges after he allegedly assaulted a family member and led Alaska State Troopers on a chase across the island before turning himself in on Tuesday. The incident started around 4:25 a.m. when Teddy Lorenson, 33, showed up at a house whose resident had a domestic violence protective order against him. The woman with the protective order called police, and an off-duty trooper responded ...
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Zoning board selects surplus government land for possible sale
The Kodiak planning and zoning commission attempted to respond to a local housing crunch Wednesday night, voting 4-2 to recommend a handful of borough-owned lots for public sale. Any land sale must be approved by the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly, and studies would be required to determine whether the land can be legally sold. After sale, the land must be subdivided and rezoned before development can begin. Altog...
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Man found dead in Shelikof Lodge room
A man was found dead in a room at the Shelikof Lodge on Monday evening. There were no obvious signs of foul play, Kodiak Police Chief T.C. Kamai said. The lodge’s assistant manager discovered the man in his room after making several unsuccessful attempts to get in touch with the guest regarding his overstay. “Welfare checks happen when people overstay the time that they’ve paid for,” manager George Backus said. Ch...
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Kodiak crews open search and rescue base in Barrow
BARROW — The Coast Guard has officially launched aviation operations here, the northernmost city in the United States. In a place where whale bones are scattered in front yards, pipelines run aboveground, and trash cans are spray-painted with positive messages like “kids are our future,” the Coast Guard is something new. For years, the 4,200 people of Barrow sailed the Arctic without the Coast Guard. The North Slo...
Jul 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fire destroys Kodiak family's home
Pink insulation, blackened by smoke and soaked by fire hoses lies in drifts filling the living room. Faint, cloud-dimmed sunshine illuminates the room through gaping holes in the ceiling. This is what remains of Jamie and Aaron Still’s Metrokin Lane home after a fire tore through it early Tuesday morning. “Well, we have skylights now,” Jamie said as she walked through the damage. According to firefighters’ reports...
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Pitbull confirms: He's bound for Kodiak (VIDEO)
Miami rapper and entertainer Pitbull will visit Kodiak. The Kodiak Walmart store took the win in a nationwide Walmart Energy Sheets contest after amassing more than 70,000 Facebook “likes.” “It’s official,” said Sarah Spencer, Walmart’s director of corporate communications. “We’re looking to do something with the community. We’re still working on an exact date.” Walmart is looking at the last week of July for the ...
Jul 18, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak police put on alert by bomb threat hoax
The Kodiak Police Department investigated a hoax bomb threat at a local business Monday night. Police received a call from the Anchorage Police Department, which said a 911 caller had named two bomb locations in Anchorage and one in Kodiak. Police searched the inside and outside of a building on Mill Bay Road looking for anything out of place, but noted nothing. The Anchorage Police Department had a similar respon...
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Coast Guard cutters also northbound on Arctic mission
Air Station Kodiak isn’t the only contributor to this summer’s mission in the Arctic: Coast Guard cutters are also on their way north. So far, however, ice has kept them away from their job. “The biggest threat for our cutters patrolling in the Arctic this summer is the ice because they’re not ice-capable vessels,” said Lt. Veronica Colbath, spokeswoman for Coast Guard District 17, which covers Alaska. The cutters...
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Business Spotlight: Angelo's Express plans to bring pizza back to downtown Kodiak
On most days, you’ll find Dino Macheras wearing his chef’s hat as owner of Angelo’s, Kodiak’s best-known Italian restaurant. On Tuesday, however, Macheras was hatless, his booted feet peeking through a hole in the ceiling of Kodiak’s downtown Alaska Commercial Company store. It’s not a new career — it’s an expansion of an existing one. Later this month, Macheras plans to open Angelo’s Express, a business that will...
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Slimy lesson teaches Alutiiq language color terms
On Saturday, a handful of Kodiak kids dug their hands into a language lesson. In the laboratory of the Alutiiq Museum, kids created colored slime from clear glue and starch then used the different colors to teach how the Alutiiq language describes colors. The Alutiiq language lacks adjectives, so Alutiiq speakers tend to describe colors by comparing them to a similar object. For example, a speaker might say that a...
Jul 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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