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Era Aviation slowly returns to the air after fleet's grounding
Kodiak fliers are used to weather delays, but it wasn’t clouds or fog that left hundreds of disappointed travelers over the weekend. Instead, technical upgrades were what grounded Era Alaska’s fleet of 12 planes. “We had some equipment issues over the weekend,” Era spokesperson Steve Smith said. “All Era Aviation flights were grounded. We are slowly, but surely coming back from that.” Last week, the Federal Aviati...
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No damage reported after magnitude 5 earthquake hits Akhiok
No reports of damage have been received after a moderate earthquake rattled Kodiak Island on Monday evening. According to the Alaska Earthquake Information Center, the magnitude 5.13 shaker hit at 5:44 p.m. and was centered in the middle of Alitak Bay, 5 miles southeast of Akhiok, at a depth of 30 miles. According to records from the US Geological Survey and posts from Kodiak residents on Facebook, the quake was f...
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Cruise ship season ends with canceled port visit
Kodiak’s cruise ship season has come to an end, but the Kodiak Island Convention and Visitors Bureau is already planning for next summer. Kodiak saw 13 cruise ships come into port this summer, down from 15 in 2011. The Holland America cruise ship Amsterdam was scheduled to stop in Kodiak on Sunday but cancelled due to weather in the Gulf of Alaska. Holland America stopped in Kodiak eight times this summer, but ann...
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Sewage system could come to Monashka Bay neighborhoods
Kodiak’s multimillion-dollar new landfill could offer a side benefit to Monashka Bay residents — water and sewer service. At last week’s Kodiak Island Borough Assembly work session, the Assembly agreed to ask for funding to plan a Monashka Bay water treatment plant co-located with a treatment plant at the new landfill. Water treatment plant funding showed up as No. 4 on a draft list of projects on the borough’s li...
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Swamped skiff, holed boat give harbor office a busy Monday
Mondays mean a rough re-entry to the workweek for most office workers, but Kodiak’s harbor office had a busier Monday than most as it helped two skiffs in trouble and a leaking crab boat. About 3:30 p.m., the harbor office and Kodiak police responded to a call for help from a fisherman whose skiff swamped in six-foot waves near Gibson Cove. Harbormaster Marty Owen said the fisherman driving the skiff beached it, b...
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Crowd undeterred by downpour at grand opening for new field
On Saturday, the biggest proof of the success of Kodiak’s new artificial turf sports field might have been on the jerseys of the city’s high school football players. In past years, the mud of Joe Floyd Track and Field caked players even on sunny days. Though the wind blew 30 mph and rain fell in sheets on Saturday, Kodiak High School football teams played with clean jerseys. Saturday’s homecoming games against Sol...
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Troopers break up marijuana growing operation
The Alaska State Troopers Statewide Drug Enforcement Unit seized 24 marijuana plants from a Kodiak home on Tuesday afternoon. Investigators contacted a resident on Turner Lane on Sept. 11 around 3:30 p.m., and conducted a search on the residence. During the search they seized 24 marijuana plants, half a pound of processed marijuana and marijuana growing equipment. Alaska State Troopers were not able to release nam...
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Assembly agrees on landfill, high school as top priority for state funding request
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly is taking the belt-and-suspenders approach when it comes to island projects. On Thursday night, the assembly agreed upon its capital improvements list, an annual document that tells the Alaska Legislature what the borough’s priorities are. At the top of this year’s list are projects the borough is already seeking state funding for — the new borough landfill and the new Kodiak Hig...
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New pet supply store opens to serve Kodiak's dogs and cats
Kodiak pet owners looking for pet food or unique toys can now visit Kodiak Pet Supply. Kodiak Pet Supply, part of the Kodiak Veterinary Clinic, had its grand opening on Saturday, and will now be open five days a week, Tuesdays through Saturdays. The pet store has been in talks for five years. “It’s been a long time coming,” manager Dave Berg said. “We sold so much at the clinic we realized we wanted to expand to p...
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Air Station Kodiak helicopter lifts two from crashed plane in North Slope
Kodiak Coast Guardsmen on the North Slope have performed their second major rescue since a forward operating base was established in Barrow in June. On Friday night, a Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk flew 160 miles south of Barrow to rescue the two survivors of a plane crash. The two men — a father and son — were found in good condition and taken to Barrow. According to the Coast Guard, the call for help came at 7:30 p.m. Fr...
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