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Hypothermia specialist taught in Kodiak
Local search and rescue volunteers had the opportunity last week to learn about cold-water hypothermia from a California doctor who specializes in hypothermia research. Dr. Thomas Nuckton, a critical care physician from San Francisco, traveled to Kodiak to participate in a weeklong national search and rescue certification course, SARTECH II, with members of Kodiak Island Search and Rescue. The course taught the ba...
Oct 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weather expected to stay wet
A storm bringing warm, wet weather from the central Pacific near the Hawaiian Islands has dampened Kodiak, and more is on the serving platter this week. No records have been set thus far as the National Weather Service predicts a seasonably wet week through the Kodiak archipelago. As of 6:15 p.m. Sunday, 8.36 inches of rain had been recorded at Benny Benson State Airport, more than an inch above normal to that poi...
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Popular haunted house returns
As Halloween approaches, Coast Guardsmen at the communication station are putting their scariest faces on for Haunted COMMSTA. Haunted COMMSTA, a haunted house held in the basement of the communication station on Anton Larsen Road, will return on Saturday to give Kodiak residents a frightful experience. Haunted COMMSTA was not held in 2012 because of the tragedy that occurred at the communication station that year...
Oct 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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City council approves first reading of park hours ordinance
With little comment, the Kodiak City Council approved the first reading of a proposal to implement closed hours at the city's public parks. If approved at a second reading during the city's next city council meeting, Ordinance 1313 will close the city's parks from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m., May through August. From September through April, parks will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Until the ordinance is passed, city par...
Oct 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Third hydro turbine on track for November startup
A project to bring more water power to Kodiak is almost complete. A third turbine at the Terror Lake hydroelectric project is still on schedule for startup next month, Kodiak Electric Association CEO Darron Scott told the KEA board of directors on Thursday. “We’re starting to wrap up getting toward the end,” he said. “We’re looking at having it in and on and spinning by the end of November.” Starting up the $4.6 m...
Oct 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ballot-approved Proposition 1 is in effect
Proposition 1, approved by Kodiak voters this month, is now in effect. Kodiak Island Borough clerk Nova Javier said Wednesday that the ballot measure banning contracts with sitting borough assembly members became effective when the assembly approved the results of the Oct. 1 municipal election. “The provision in Alaska statute says it goes in place upon certification of election,” Javier said. While the measure do...
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Health forum scheduled next week
Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center is holding a free informational forum on Tuesday in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and National Physical Therapy Month. “October is breast cancer awareness month and also physical therapy month,” Providence spokesperson Karen Leatherman said. “It’s a great opportunity to talk about some of the awareness on both topics that relate to breast cancer.” Forum top...
Oct 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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City considers limiting park hours
The city of Kodiak isn’t looking for luck as it fights park vandalism. Ordinance 1313, up for consideration by the Kodiak City Council at 7:30 p.m. tonight, would establish operating hours for all city parks. Get caught in a park after hours, and you could be charged with a misdemeanor. According to city documents, Ordinance 1313 sets park hours as 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. from May through August. From September through ...
Oct 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coast Guard cutter heads to a Mexican scrap yard this week
The end has come for the Coast Guard cutter Storis. Built in WWII and decommissioned in 2007, the icebreaking cutter was a mainstay for the Coast Guard in Alaska for 50 years. On Friday, it will be towed from the federal government’s mothball fleet in Suisun Bay, Calif., bound for Ensenada, Mexico, and scrapping. The Storis Museum, a group dedicated to preserving the ship, announced the news on its Facebook page W...
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Fish board holds steady on allocation questions
The Alaska Board of Fish declined to substantially change the allocation of state-waters cod in a meeting that ended Tuesday. During its five-day meeting in Anchorage, the fish board heard several proposals that would have reallocated cod quota from the federal waters fishery to the state. Other proposals would have diverted quota from the Kodiak area to the Chignik area or altered start dates, gear limits or fish...
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