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Pitbull sets July 30 date with Kodiak
The date has been set: Miami entertainer and rapper Pitbull will visit Kodiak on July 30. The visit fulfills a promise to abide by the terms of a Walmart contest virally hijacked online to send the internationally known artist to the Walmart with the most Facebook “likes.” Some Kodiak fans may be disappointed, however, as his itinerary does not include a concert — merely a series of promotional appearances. A firm...
Jul 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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New sculptures go up outside Kodiak Community Pool
The otter, wearing his swim trunks, waited patiently outside the doors of the Kodiak Community Pool. After all, you're not going anywhere quickly when you're made of bronze. On Thursday, a team of four — Pat Garley Jeanne Young, Ben Young and Bruce Bush — worked in the warm sun outside the pool's front entrance, setting up a new art exhibit. The exhibit shows three juvenile Kodiak animals (bear, otter and seal) pr...
Jul 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak soldier gets citizenship far from home
KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan — There are 44 soldiers seated in the front rows representing 24 different countries of origin. After rigorous interviews, background checks and testing, they completed the process of naturalization and stood together to take the oath of citizenship. “What is so honorable to me is that before being granted the benefits, you accepted the cost,” said the U.S. Embassy’s Coordinating Dir...
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Craigslist scammers target Kodiak home renters
Craigslist scammers have targeted Kodiak’s real estate market. A Kodiak resident discovered one scam after inquiring about a Craigslist posting for a three-bedroom two-bath Kodiak rental priced at $1,100 a month. The scammer asked the interested renter to fill out a “rent application form” that included questions about the renter’s marital status and age. The scammer said he was the owner of the house and living i...
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The last days of the seiner Scandia
One month ago, seine fisherman Luke Anderson had the toughest day of his life. On June 18, Anderson’s boat, the Scandia, sank off Harvester Island at the end of a dayslong fight against the ocean. Anderson and his crew safely abandoned ship in their 17-foot seine skiff, but the hardest decision of the day wasn’t to leave the Scandia. It was leaving Anderson’s terrified dog, Bo, onboard. “We tried and tried and tri...
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Bear safety advised, even in a boat
After the Daily Mirror published a photo of a kayaker paddling with a bear in Wednesday’s newspaper, wildlife experts remind Kodiakans to keep their distance when bears are involved — even at sea. While bears are good swimmers, having people too close is stressful on the water as well as on land, and it can endanger the health of the animal. Anyone approaching too close to a bear could be cited under Alaska state ...
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Coast Guard Blotter - July 20
Friday, July 13 • A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced an ailing fisherman from the 46-foot fishing vessel Venture in Aniakchak Bay 35 miles northeast of Chignik July 13. Coast Guard District 17 watchstanders received a call from the crew of the Chignik-based fishing vessel at 12:30 p.m. requesting a medevac for the man who was reportedly suffering from cardiac complications. Th...
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Track pouring begins as Baranof Park Improvements Project passes 60th day
Poured from a plastic tank into a gray plastic trash barrel, the new Baranof Park running track looks like nothing but cherry Kool-aid. Spread it across a concrete foundation and let it harden in the summer sun, and it starts looking like something a jogger could enjoy. Sixty days since the first shovel dug in to start the Baranof Park Improvements Project, the park is beginning to resemble its old self. By Aug. 1...
Jul 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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