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A window on Kodiak's nature
Artist Elizabeth Meliah and her husband, Keith Meliah, installed stained glass windows showing natural Kodiak scenes Thursday at the Kodiak Community Pool. The windows, which cost $14,000, were funded by the state’s Percent for Art program, which requires that 1 percent of state-funded projects’ budgets be used for artwork.
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Visiting priest dies at White Sands Beach
The fisherman pulled from the water by firefighters and Troopers Wednesday at White Sands Beach has died. The Rev. Monsignor Emilian Foltyn, 73, was fishing on the beach with friends when he walked around the corner out of sight. He was later found unconscious along the north shore of the beach and was taken to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center where he was pronounced dead around 5:30 p.m. Alaska State Troop...
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Injured 15-year-old lifted from Barometer by Coast Guard helicopter
The Coast Guard rescued a 15-year-old girl with an ankle injury from the top of Barometer Mountain on Saturday afternoon. The Coast Guard Base Kodiak Fire Department initially responded to the call by sending two firefighters up the mountain. It took the firefighters a little over an hour to get to the top of Barometer. Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak assisted with the rescue by landing an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter ...
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Borough assembly pushes land sale forward
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly kept the ball rolling on a land sale during its meeting Thursday night. With a unanimous vote, the assembly approved the recommendation of its planning and zoning commission that 16 acres of borough land are surplus. The 11 parcels covered by the assembly’s vote still must go through a lengthy review before coming up for sale, but Thursday night’s vote was seen as a response to K...
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Approval slow in coming for improvement to Karluk Lake sockeye run
Federal approval of project to improve Karluk Lake sockeye runs is slow in coming as the Fish and Wildlife Service takes a cautious look at the proposal. The Kodiak Regional Aquaculture Association has planned for years to spread fertilizer across Karluk Lake. The fertilizer will be consumed by plankton that will be eaten developing sockeye. While the fertilization process is relatively simple, getting permission ...
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Memorial ceremony set for fishing captain
A memorial service for Leif Bolan, the captain of the fishing vessel Advantage, will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday in St. James the Fisherman Episcopal Church. Bolan was one of two men who died when the Advantage sank south of Kodiak Island last week. A memorial service for the other man, Jaime Gallegos, was held Wednesday.
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Climate Center: Kodiak's August was cooler, drier than average
New information from the Alaska Climate Research Center backs up what Kodiakans already know — August was cooler than normal. According to information released Thursday by the state’s chief climate researchers, Kodiak’s average August temperature was 53.7 degrees, a degree and a half below normal. The highest temperature of the month was 69 degrees, coming on a sunny Aug. 26, while the coolest temperature of the m...
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Mourners pay respects to fisherman lost at sea
As mourners prepared to release balloons into the air above Kodiak on Wednesday, the clouds parted and the rain stopped. Then, incredibly, a rainbow appeared. It was a perfect ending to the memorial service for Jaime Gallegos, 31, who disappeared at sea after the fishing vessel Advantage sank on Friday. Three other men were rescued from the Advantage, but one, boat captain Leif Bolan, died after the rescue. No det...
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Troopers, firefighters pull Texan from ocean at White Sands Beach
An accident at White Sands Beach put a 73-year-old fisherman from Texas in the hospital Wednesday afternoon. His condition was unknown when he was transported in an ambulance to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center around 5 p.m., but emergency teams had been doing CPR for about a half-hour. Emilian Foltyn was pronounced dead at the hospital, just after 5:30 p.m. No foul play is suspected. Troopers are investiga...
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KPD detective retires after 20 years on the job
Detective Sgt. Milton Bohac started and ended his police career in Kodiak. Milton retired last week after working for the Kodiak Police Department for 20 years. The position was Bohac’s first job out of college, and he started out just like any other policeman — as a patrol officer responding to calls on the streets of Kodiak. “Being a patrol officer is very exciting,” Bohac said. “You get involved in a lot of dif...
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