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Kodiak man sentenced in 2008 fatal hit-and-run
A Kodiak man will serve four years in jail for a hit-and run that led to the death of a homeless man on Pillar Mountain in 2008. He will also serve six years for perjury and criminal mischief. Bradford Blondin was sentenced Thursday. Blondin, 27, pleaded guilty in May to criminally negligent homicide as part of a plea deal with state prosecutors for the death of 43-year-old Justin McGriff. Judge Steve Cole sentenc...
Aug 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rodeo and state fair set for this weekend
Summer fun isn’t quite over yet. The annual Kodiak Rodeo and State Fair takes place this weekend with bucking broncos, fair food and exhibits of locally made, grown and raised products and animals. If the fair and rodeo seems a bit early this year, that’s because it is. Rodeo and fair board president Bonnie Stratman said the event would be occurring one week early because the people who come in from off island are...
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Winter ferry schedule released, cancellation/change fees increase
The Alaska Marine Highway System has released the winter schedule for all Alaska ferries and announced an updated cancellation and change fee system requiring immediate payment for all trips. According to the online schedule, Kodiak will see the Tustumena make trips from Kodiak to Homer about three times per week for most of the winter. The Tustumena will also be making trips connecting Ouzinkie and Port Lions res...
Aug 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Focusing on transition to motherhood: Betsy Lund
This is the second piece in a series focusing on working to find a balance with motherhood, exercise, work, time for self, etc. This series includes perspective from several local moms on their experiences and what has or hasn't worked for them in the journey of motherhood. Today's featured mom is longtime Kodiak resident Betsy Lund. She is a mother of two children, both younger than four. Betsy is also an athlete...
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Local government addresses bycatch management impacts
The Kodiak City Council passed a letter commenting on an environmental impact statement for Gulf of Alaska trawl bycatch management at its Wednesday special meeting, while the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly is scheduled to consider an identical letter at its special meeting tonight. The Kodiak Fisheries Work Group discussed and approved the letter Wednesday morning. “Recently, the National Marine Fisheries Service...
Aug 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Museum gains new submarine model
The Kodiak Military History Museum has a new model of a World War II Japanese submarine made by a volunteer. The Japanese I-25 carried a small floatplane that was launched from the submarine’s deck. During one patrol, the Yokosuka E14Y “Glen” plane flew over Kodiak on a reconnaissance mission unnoticed by the Americans. Abercrombie volunteer Chuck Meitle built the submarine out of yellow cedar. The replica is comp...
Aug 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ceremony helps welcome new CEO to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center
In the tradition of Providence, Barbara Bigelow, the new administrator and CEO for Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center, was officially welcomed to Kodiak via what’s known as a “missioning ceremony.” This ceremony has been a tradition in Providence for nearly as long as the organization has been in this country. The Sisters of Providence came to Vancouver, Washington, from Montreal in 1856, and began establishi...
Aug 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rang is Wrangell Medical Center’s new CEO
Robert Rang, administrator of Providence-Chiniak Bay Elder House in Kodiak, has been offered a contract for the position of chief executive officer at Wrangell Medical Center, WMC board President Terri Henson said. Henson said Rang has accepted the contract and will start working at WMC on Oct. 12. The board made the offer to Rang after “a very tough final few hours of deliberating,” Henson said. Henson said the b...
Aug 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Baranov hosts class on making berry jams
Making jam might seem difficult, but it’s not that complicated. Baranov Museum director Tiffany Brunson taught two groups of people on Saturday how to make blueberry and salmonberry jam as part of the museum’s monthly Arts and Crafts days. “We try and do things that are traditional, that are related to Kodiak’s history,” Brunson said about the event. “We have so many great berries, not just the salmon berries and ...
Aug 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coast Guard medevacs cruise ship passenger near Sitka
The Coast Guard medevaced a 45-year-old man from the cruise ship Celebrity Solstice near Sitka, Alaska, Monday. An Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew conducted the hoist and transferred the ailing passenger to awaiting emergency medical services in Sitka. Coast Guard 17th District command center watchstanders in Juneau were notified of an ailing passenger by the medical team aboard the Celebrity Solst...
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