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Dustin Keith Eisenhauer
Dustin Keith Eisenhauer, 23, passed away June 12 of natural causes in Anchorage. He was born January 7, 1991, in Kodiak, where he grew up. Even though Dustin was taken from us too soon, he will always be remembered for his love of the sea, fishing, boats and the outdoors. His passion for all of these started at a very early age and he grew to be a top hand on many Kodiak-based boats in the fishing fleet. He will b...
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Area B&Bs view community, websites as key to bookings
With more than 40 bed and breakfasts on the island, Kodiak’s B&B market can offer a lesson on healthy competition with a generous helping of community enthusiasm. We asked a few bed and breakfasts around town how they competed in a town with so many B&Bs and what it takes to thrive here. Beating the competition was not on the list. Many B&Bs, it turns out, do not see other B&Bs as competitors per se, but more as a...
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Kodiak High School alumnus honored
Add “informatics research” to the list of Kodiak’s contributions to the world. The University of Washington School of Medicine gave Kodiak High School alumnus Erik Van Eaton an Early Achievement Award for his writing and software development work. Van Eaton, a graduate from Kodiak High School (Class of ’88), received a technical journalism degree from Oregon State University in 1992. He also pursued a degree in bi...
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Chamber firming up fall debate schedule
The Kodiak Chamber of Commerce said Monday it was preparing a debates schedule for candidates for local, state and national offices that could see the first candidates hitting the stage in early August. First up should be a pre-primary debate for the Alaska House of Representatives District 32 in early August. Kodiak, now part of District 35, will join Cordova, Seldovia, Tyonek and other Gulf of Alaska coastal com...
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Public Safety Blotter: June 18
May 31, 2014 • At 12:12 a.m., someone called 911 from Thorsheim Street. There was no emergency. • Around 3:27 a.m., police conducted three bar checks downtown. • At 7:18 a.m., police ticketed a man in the Birch Lane and Mill Bay Road area for having no proof of insurance and arrested him for driving with a suspended license. • At 9:10 a.m., someone called police and said they’d found a passport on West Marine Way....
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The word Parnell refuses to say…'deficit'
Alaskans take pride knowing we are the largest state with the most lakes, tallest mountains and longest summer days. But there are other extreme facts we aren’t boasting about, nor is our governor willingly discussing. Under Parnell, we have blown through 35 percent of our savings and are saddled with the largest budget deficit in state history. Moreover, the U.S. Department of Census recently announced that Alask...
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Horn joins NWAACC school
While all her teammates signed their national letter of intents at Kodiak High School in front of friends and family, Adriane Horn picked a quieter place — her dinning room table. “It was the middle of the day,” Horn said last week, about a month after signing her national letter of intent to play women’s basketball at Wenatchee Valley College in Washington state. Wenatchee is a two-year school that plays in the N...
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Arctic Alaska shines in a different light
Slicing through the top quarter of the Alaska map, the Arctic Circle marks the boundary of perpetual light. North of the line, the sun won't set on summer solstice. But somehow the breezy, treeless tundra of Barrow has a more arctic feel than Fort Yukon, also pole-ward of the line but home to dense spruce forests and Alaska's all-time high temperature of 100 degrees. A more "ecologically sound" definition of the A...
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Flu numbers higher than normal for Alaska
The Alaska Division of Public Health said Tuesday that the influenza virus is on the move in the state at the moment. It may not have hit Kodiak, but still should serve as a fair warning to anyone in the state because the virus can travel far during high-season tourism months. “This year the reason that we put out the advisory is to alert healthcare providers that we’re seeing flu activity at a time when we don’t ...
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Tusty replacement meeting scheduled next week
The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities scheduled its next Marine Transportation Advisory Board to discuss the Tustumena replacement ferry for June 24 at the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center. MTAB said in a statement other Kodiak region marine transportation updates will also be given at the meeting. The DOT has said it hopes to have a design study report this fall. The final design is schedul...
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