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Kodiak sees flu as season spikes in Alaska
The flu has arrived in Kodiak as influenza season spikes across Alaska. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported that flu cases in the state didn’t rise above 20 until the first week of December. In the last few weeks, that number has risen dramatically. According to the Alaska Department of Epidemiology, there have been 177 reports of influenza in December, up from 47 cases in November. Most flu cases go unreporte...
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Around Kodiak: Dec. 27
The Kodiak Legislative Information Office will hold an open house from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday with Rep. Alan Austerman and Sen. Gary Stevens to hear the concerns of constituents before the 2014 session of the Alaska Legislature. The Kodiak Audubon Society is sponsoring a Christmas Bird Count Saturday. To sign up to participate in the count, contact Rich MacIntosh at 486-3087. Kodiak Volleyball Club is holdi...
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Man injured on Shuyak Island medevaced to Kodiak
The Coast Guard medevaced a man who slipped and fell on ice on Shuyak Island on Tuesday. According to a release from the Alaska State Troopers, The United States Coast Guard notified Alaska State Troopers of the injured man around 3 p.m. Tuesday. The investigation revealed the 27-year-old man from Alabama had fallen between five to eight feet onto ice at Port Williams on Shuyak Island, located approximately 50 mil...
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Public Safety Blotter: Dec. 27
Monday, Dec. 23 • At 12:27 a.m., a caller requested public assistance on Mill Bay Road. All was OK. • At 10:55 a.m., a caller reported suspicious circumstances. Officers called to look at the items found. • At 11:04 a.m., an officer stopped to assist a driver on Mill Bay Road. All was OK. • At 12:26 p.m., a caller reported items were stolen from a vehicle. It is under investigation. • At 3:02 p.m., an officer impo...
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Weather causes accidents
Three people are recovering after a severe traffic accident that briefly blocked the Chiniak Highway at Deadman’s Curve on Christmas Eve. The accident was the biggest result of the snowfall that gave Kodiak a white Christmas but slickened streets and tied up traffic. According to the Alaska State Troopers, 26-year-old Rogelio Hernandez was driving his 2008 Nissan Rogue when he crossed the center line of the highwa...
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In the Courts: Dec. 27
Dismissals • Two counts of fourth-degree drugs misconduct against David Valley, 28, were dismissed Dec. 20. Drugs misconduct David Valley, 28, pleaded guilty to third-degree drugs misconduct, a class C felony. He was sentenced to 41 months in prison (36 months suspended), and was fined $15,000 ($15,000 suspended). Valley will be on probation for five years. Assault • Leonard Acker, 31, pleaded no contest to one co...
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Philip Joseph “Casey” Twohy III
Philip Joseph “Casey” Twohy III, 57 of Kodiak passed away unexpectedly to Type 1 diabetes on Nov. 29, 2013. Casey was born in California on Feb. 17, 1956. He spent his childhood growing up in Spain and Oregon. Casey had always dreamed that one day he would become a commercial fisherman, so at age 17 he packed his bags and headed to Alaska to pursue that dream. Casey was one of the pioneers of the industry and thri...
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Tapestery: Kodiak fisherman recounts close encounter with death
James McCarthy didn’t know if he was dead or alive. He had to ask. On March 15, about five o’clock in the evening, McCarthy, his brother and skipper Peter McCarthy and crewman Makado (Mack) Odlin were hauling in the last pollock load of the day on the trawler Stella. The boat was six to eight miles off the Alaska Peninsula as the crew pulled in its net, winding it around the reel at the stern of the boat. As McCar...
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Fireworks legal for next week
If you’ve been itching to light a few fountains or rockets, now is the time to do it. Fireworks are legal in the Kodiak Island Borough through Jan. 1. Under Kodiak Island Borough code, using fireworks is legal without a permit from Dec. 26 through New Year’s Day and during one month in the summer (June 15 to July 15). Fireworks must be used outside city limits. While fireworks are allowed for the next week, Baysid...
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Parks and Rec: Dec. 27-Jan.3
Dec. 27 – Jan. 3 AQUATICS Winter Youth Swim Lessons are separated by skill level and students must be at least four years old to participate. They will be held Thursday through Saturday, starting at 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. Dec. 26 through Jan. 4. All classes are full. Daily Schedule: Following is the daily schedule for the pool. Friday, Dec. 27 Morning Lap 5:30 – 7 a.m. Noon Lap 11 – 1 p.m. Kingfishers 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. ...
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