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Teens in trouble after joyride ends in crash
A 15-year-old Kodiak teen is facing is facing serious charges after allegedly stealing a vehicle and crashing it into a ditch after texting while driving. According to a press release from the Alaska Department of Public Safety, Alaska State Troopers in Kodiak were notified of an accident on Puffin Drive around 7:30 a.m. Christmas Day. The investigation revealed the 15-year-old boy allegedly stole a set of keys fr...
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NMFS surveys plan to measure fishing’s side benefits
The National Marine Fisheries Service is gearing up for a big look at the side benefits of fishing. According to notices posted in the Federal Register, NMFS will survey all seafood processors and bait-and-tackle shops in the United States during 2014. Using mail-in surveys, the federal fisheries agency plans to measure the economic impact of fishing businesses. According to the notices, more than 2,500 tackle sto...
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8-year-old donates hair to kids in need
Hanna Moody may look like your average eight-year-old girl, but to some unknowing child in the world, she’s a hero. Moody made the decision to cut off all her hair in order to donate it to Locks of Love, a nonprofit that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged kids suffering from hair loss. The donations are intended to help their self-esteem and confidence. On Dec. 21, Hanna and her mom Kathy went to Viz...
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Kodiak sees flu as season spikes in Alaska
The flu has arrived in Kodiak as influenza season spikes across Alaska. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported that flu cases in the state didn’t rise above 20 until the first week of December. In the last few weeks, that number has risen dramatically. According to the Alaska Department of Epidemiology, there have been 177 reports of influenza in December, up from 47 cases in November. Most flu cases go unreporte...
Dec 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Man injured on Shuyak Island medevaced to Kodiak
The Coast Guard medevaced a man who slipped and fell on ice on Shuyak Island on Tuesday. According to a release from the Alaska State Troopers, The United States Coast Guard notified Alaska State Troopers of the injured man around 3 p.m. Tuesday. The investigation revealed the 27-year-old man from Alabama had fallen between five to eight feet onto ice at Port Williams on Shuyak Island, located approximately 50 mil...
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Weather causes accidents
Three people are recovering after a severe traffic accident that briefly blocked the Chiniak Highway at Deadman’s Curve on Christmas Eve. The accident was the biggest result of the snowfall that gave Kodiak a white Christmas but slickened streets and tied up traffic. According to the Alaska State Troopers, 26-year-old Rogelio Hernandez was driving his 2008 Nissan Rogue when he crossed the center line of the highwa...
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Fireworks legal for next week
If you’ve been itching to light a few fountains or rockets, now is the time to do it. Fireworks are legal in the Kodiak Island Borough through Jan. 1. Under Kodiak Island Borough code, using fireworks is legal without a permit from Dec. 26 through New Year’s Day and during one month in the summer (June 15 to July 15). Fireworks must be used outside city limits. While fireworks are allowed for the next week, Baysid...
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Man injures knee in shooting
A 33-year-old Kodiak man shot himself in the knee with a stolen .44-magnum pistol while allegedly drinking and driving Dec. 19. The name of the man has not been released, pending charges. According to an Alaska State Troopers press release, on Dec. 20, the Kodiak Police Department notified troopers of a possible shooting that occurred the night before. The troopers’ investigation revealed a 33-year-old Kodiak man ...
Dec 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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State-waters cod quota to climb in 2014
Kodiak fishermen will have more chances to catch cod in state waters in 2014. On Tuesday, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced a quota of 14.63 million pounds of Pacific cod in Kodiak-area state waters. The state-waters quota is derived from federal quotas approved by the North Pacific Fishery Management council earlier this month. Fishermen had a quota of 13.58 million pounds in 2013. The state-waters...
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'Love locks' decorate Kodiak bridge
They're locks of love, inspiration and memories. Take a stroll down the sidewalk atop Fred Zharoff Memorial Bridge, and you too might feel inspired looking at the padlocks known as “love locks” that sporadically decorate the safety fence. Similar to the “love locks” on the famous Pont des Arts pedestrian bridge in Paris, more than 30 locks decorate Kodiak’s only major bridge. The idea is simple: couples write thei...
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