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Seventh annual relay held at Woody Way Field
On Friday and Saturday, more than 200 people on 24 teams showed up at Woody Way Field to participate in Kodiak’s seventh annual Relay for Life. This year Kodiakans raised more than $47,600, donated before and during the 24-hour event, for the American Cancer Society. The first Relay for Life event was held in 1985, and the event is now held in more than 5,200 communities in 20 countries every year. At Woody Way Fi...
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Foggy future for Kennicott and Tustumena
On Saturday, the Alaska Marine Highway System ferry Kennicott dropped its mooring lines and disappeared into the fog off City Pier 2. For the ferry system, the fog is metaphorical as well as physical. Communities across southwest Alaska spent the weekend trying to discern their uncertain future after the ferry system announced that the Tustumena, the main ferry serving southwest Alaska, will remain in dry dock ind...
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Sean Elliot Cobb
Sean Elliot Cobb, 42, died in his sleep early Saturday at his home in Eagle River. A celebration of his life will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, in the Spenard Recreation Center. Sean was born Feb. 27, 1971 in Kodiak and attended East Elementary, junior high and his first year of high school there. He moved to Anchorage and attended West High School and UAA, majoring in music and becoming an exemplary electri...
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Thelma Madsen Johnson
Thelma Madsen Johnson passed away peacefully in her home at 12:02 a.m. Friday, surrounded by her family. Services will be announced at a later date.
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City council confirms 7 percent sales tax
The Kodiak City Council has voted to erase the sunset date for a portion of the city’s 7 percent sales tax. On Thursday night, the council voted unanimously to delete a portion of city code that called for the tax to drop from 7 percent to 5 percent on Jan. 1, 2014. The tax drop was included in a 2003 ordinance that allocated portions of the sales tax to particular enterprise funds within the city budget. “The 200...
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Soil and water district working to remove Bohemian knotweed
The Kodiak Soil and Water Conservation District is working to remove Bohemian knotweed, an invasive species, from Kodiak Island. Last week, the soil and water district partnered with the Alaska Plant Materials Center in Palmer for a large invasive plant and erosion prevention project on Natalia Way. The Bohemian knotweed is a cross between Japanese knotweed and giant knotweed and has a hollow stem with leaves that...
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No damage reported after Friday's quake
No damage has been reported from a mild earthquake felt in Kodiak just after noon Friday. According to the US Geological Survey, the earthquake was centered in Marmot Bay, 30 miles northeast of Kodiak city. The magnitude 4.3 temblor struck at 12:37 p.m. and was felt across the road system. Shaking was equivalent to a hard door slam or a large truck driving by, according to those who felt it. The quake was the firs...
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Garden Gate: In gardening, life, it pays to sit back and learn
Have you seen the whales this summer? They’ve been active north of town, which makes for fun viewing and photographing. Recently, while out on the water with some friends, we shut down the engine and watched two humpbacks move close to the boat. It made me think of an experience I had years ago. It was a pleasant evening with hardly a ripple on the water. My camera’s autofocus had a tough time focusing on the smoo...
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Fish Factor: 'Cam sled' offers a peek at seldom-seen sea floor
If a picture is worth a thousand words, get ready for millions of undersea images brought to you by a handmade, high-definition undersea camera. “Alaska Cam Sled is a towed imaging system that takes a lot of high resolution pictures of the bottom of the ocean,” said Gregg Rosenkranz, a state scallop biometrician based in Kodiak. Rosenkranz and his colleague Rick Shepherd built the cam sled, which lets them experie...
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Coast Guard helps grant New Jersey boy’s wish to visit base
Braeden Hahn’s dream is to become a Coast Guard helicopter pilot. This week, Hahn, a New Jersey resident, got one step closer to his dream as he spent two days touring Coast Guard Base Kodiak and meeting the people who work there. The Alaska chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation paid for Hahn, 12, his parents Lou and Becki and his sister Cassi, 15, to travel to Kodiak and fulfill Hahn’s wish to visit the place whe...
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