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Coast Guardsman dies in Seattle from injuries suffered in Bering Sea
A 28-year-old Coast Guardsman died in a Seattle hospital Wednesday from injuries he sustained during a search and rescue operation in the Bering Sea last month. According to a Coast Guard press release, Petty Officer Third Class Travis Obendorf died following surgery at the Swedish Hospital with his family by his side. Obendorf served on the Coast Guard Cutter Waesche, which was called upon Nov. 11 to help disable...
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Kodiak Police Department deters bears with a wide range of tools
Sometimes, Kodiak police officers are glad when the suspect gets away. Scaring bears away from homes and businesses is a normal task for Kodiak Police Department officers, and is a large part of the job in the fall. This year, the bears were quiet in the fall but became active in December, digging through dumpsters and prowling backyards. Most bear sightings are called in during the late evening or early morning w...
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School bus is among slideoffs after 8 inches of snow falls in Kodiak
No students were injured after a school bus slid off the road Thursday morning in the Coast Guard’s Lake Louise Housing development. The slideoff was the most notable result of the midweek snowstorm that brought 8 inches of snow before tapering off into rain. The Kodiak Police Department reported five car accidents from the storm, which began in the late morning, after most city residents had driven to work. “For ...
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Prep hoops: Kodiak boys drop opener
Kodiak gave two-time state runner-up Service all it could handle Thursday evening in a boys basketball season-opening contest. In the end, the Cougars avoided the upset with a 53-50 victory in the first round of the Service Tip-Off Tournament in Anchorage. Fourth-ranked Service took the lead for good midway through the final quarter and withstood a last-second 3-point attempt from Austin Frick that could have sent...
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Parks and Rec: Dec. 20- Dec. 27
Dec. 20 – Dec. 27 AQUATICS Winter Youth Swim Lessons are separated by skill level and students must be at least 4-years-old to participate. They will be held Thursday through Saturday, starting at 3 p.m. and 4 p.m., Dec 26–Jan 4. All classes are full. Daily Schedule: Following is the daily schedule for the pool. Friday, Dec. 20 Morning Lap 5:30 – 7 a.m. Noon Lap 11 – 1 p.m. Kingfishers 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. Evening Ope...
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Public Safety Blotter: Dec. 20
Wednesday, Dec. 18 • At 12:11 a.m., a 911 caller reported a bear was between some apartments on the 1200 block of Selief Lane. The bear was gone when officers arrived. • At 12:31 a.m., an officer investigated suspicious circumstances on Selief Lane. All was OK. • At 12:55 a.m., a 911 caller on Mission Road requested a welfare check. All was OK. • At 2:07 a.m., a man was cited for no proof of insurance. • At 4:38 a...
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Don't overshadow positive stories with negativity
To the Editor: Merry Christmas. See? That looks rather laconic, and a tad cynical with just a period. It would be more warm and jolly with an exclamation point. There is a difference in how you can say something just by altering one punctuation mark; but you can do even more with a photograph, and a few words on the front of a newspaper. I am referring to your Dec. 4 issue, which featured Santa descending from a m...
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Around Kodiak: Dec. 20
Bayside Fire Department holds the Last Chance Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday for last-minute Christmas shoppers. Crafts and art objects created by local craftsmen will be on sale, and gift wrapping will be provided by the Kodiak High School volleyball team. The Kodiak Maritime Museum presents the harbor lights festival from 5-9 p.m. Saturday in the St. Paul Harbor. See boats decorated for the holiday seaso...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Russian
Kasaakaq — Russian Cuumi Kasaakat Sun’ami amlerta’umallriit. — Before in Kodiak there were (reportedly) a lot of Russians. The Russian era in Alaska began in the early 18th century when explorers and traders sailed east from Siberia in search of new lands and resources. In addition to a wealth of sea mammals, fish, and birds, Russian colonists found Native people: a source of skilled labor for harvesting this boun...
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Amazing Nature: Sea angels and sea butterflies swirl through the oceans
It is the Christmas season and the occasional snowflake is making its way to the ground on a cold day. On my walk along the shore of Mill Bay I feel a chill wind, and the sight of the ocean surface is anything but inviting. The gray waves and their whitecaps look dangerously cold. Nonetheless, I know that millions of various animals thrive under the surface and are perfectly adapted to live in the cold water. Late...
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