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David Wayne Heitman
David Wayne Heitman of Kodiak, Alaska, passed away on March 7, 2015, at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. He was 50 years old. He was born to Patrick and Carolyn Heitman on Oct. 31, 1964, in Reno, Nevada, near Stead Air Force Base, where his father was stationed. It was Nevada Centennial Day. In 1968, the family moved back to Kodiak, Patrick’s hometown, where David grew up. David was a natural...
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Committee opens downtown survey
The Downtown Revitalization Committee has a new survey out to get public input on revitalizing the downtown area of Kodiak. The City of Kodiak’s committee already has a long list of items to improve downtown Kodiak that range from adding informative signs to adding a small children’s park to painting over graffiti. The subcommittee wants, “to get feedback from residents and business as to what they may want change...
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Kodiak hospital gets award
Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center received an award for high-quality care from a Medicare quality improvement organization, according to a Tuesday release. PKIMC received the 2014 Quality Achievement Award from Mountain-Pacific Quality Health. “Mountain-Pacific recognizes hospitals throughout Alaska, Montana, Wyoming, and Hawaii that are outstanding in their dedication to quality care, especially in the clin...
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The day Kodiak bid final farewell to 5 fishermen
When the Rev. Debra Vanover spoke about the lives lost after the sinking of the fishing vessel Lin-J in 1999, she talked about how the tentacles of anguish gripped Kodiak’s tight-knit community. Exactly 16 years ago to this day, more than 700 people crowded into the auditorium to pay their final respects to Lin-J skipper Blake Kinnear, 49; Jason Conlon, 24; Marc “Shayne” Hill, 45; John McKerley, 39; and Aaron Mill...
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Siblings shatter state swim records
The sibling duo of Thana and Talon Lindquist combined to shatter four state swimming records at the Speedo Sectionals in Federal Way, Washington. Talon, a Kodiak High School freshman, broke three state records for the 15- and 16-year-old age group in the Western regional meet that concluded Sunday. Talon set new marks in the 200-yard backstroke (1 minute, 48.53 seconds), 200 freestyle (1:41.51) and 100 backstroke ...
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All-state basketball teams announced
Kodiak basketball was left out of this year’s all-state teams. The Bears and the ESS Ravens did not get a player voted to the Alaska Roof Coatings/Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches all-state teams that was announced over the weekend. The 4A boys first team was dominated by Cook Inlet Conference players and led by player of the year Da’Zhon Wyce of West Anchorage. Wasilla’s Alex Baham and Colony’s Bailey Wes...
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Smoking bill divides Kodiak’s restaurant and bar owners
An anti-smoking bill in the Alaska Legislature has sparked complaints among Kodiak’s restaurant and bar owners, who say the move shows state government’s latest attempt to infringe on private business. “If this law passes, we will allow government the right to tell you what you can and can’t do on private property,” said George Gatter Jr., owner of Tony’s Bar, described by a sign as the “biggest navigational hazar...
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Assembly agrees on weather service letter
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly agreed to send a letter to the National Weather Service protesting potential reductions in staffing and hours at the local Kodiak station. Kodiak area Sen. Gary Stevens and Rep. Louise Stutes have already sent a joint letter to the director of the National Weather Service asking “that you reject any plan to reduce hours at the Kodiak facility.” The Kodiak office could potentially...
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Kodiak Island Births: March 17
Jonas Calibo Marquez was born at 5:11 p.m. on Saturday, March 7, 2015, to Charlyns Calibo and Ferdinand Marquez. He weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and measured 19.5 inches long. His parents are originally from the Philippines and now live in Kodiak. His mother and father both work at Best Western Kodiak Inn. Also welcoming him to the family are Ferlene Marquez, Ruzzel Marquez and Joshua Marquez. Grandparents are Rosal...
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Help your community, veterans and their families
The spirit of service is alive and well right here in Kodiak. So many people in our wonderful community want to do good for others but don’t know where to start. The American Legion Auxiliary can help. Faith, family and freedom are integral parts of our organization. Please stop by anytime at the Post and visit. We can also advise you of the many member benefits available. Please remember it’s only right that we, ...
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