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Bear safety advised, even in a boat
After the Daily Mirror published a photo of a kayaker paddling with a bear in Wednesday’s newspaper, wildlife experts remind Kodiakans to keep their distance when bears are involved — even at sea. While bears are good swimmers, having people too close is stressful on the water as well as on land, and it can endanger the health of the animal. Anyone approaching too close to a bear could be cited under Alaska state ...
Jul 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coast Guard Blotter - July 20
Friday, July 13 • A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced an ailing fisherman from the 46-foot fishing vessel Venture in Aniakchak Bay 35 miles northeast of Chignik July 13. Coast Guard District 17 watchstanders received a call from the crew of the Chignik-based fishing vessel at 12:30 p.m. requesting a medevac for the man who was reportedly suffering from cardiac complications. Th...
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Track pouring begins as Baranof Park Improvements Project passes 60th day
Poured from a plastic tank into a gray plastic trash barrel, the new Baranof Park running track looks like nothing but cherry Kool-aid. Spread it across a concrete foundation and let it harden in the summer sun, and it starts looking like something a jogger could enjoy. Sixty days since the first shovel dug in to start the Baranof Park Improvements Project, the park is beginning to resemble its old self. By Aug. 1...
Jul 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak man arrested after running car into building and Troopers chase
A Kodiak man faces a slew of charges after he allegedly assaulted a family member and led Alaska State Troopers on a chase across the island before turning himself in on Tuesday. The incident started around 4:25 a.m. when Teddy Lorenson, 33, showed up at a house whose resident had a domestic violence protective order against him. The woman with the protective order called police, and an off-duty trooper responded ...
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Zoning board selects surplus government land for possible sale
The Kodiak planning and zoning commission attempted to respond to a local housing crunch Wednesday night, voting 4-2 to recommend a handful of borough-owned lots for public sale. Any land sale must be approved by the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly, and studies would be required to determine whether the land can be legally sold. After sale, the land must be subdivided and rezoned before development can begin. Altog...
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Man found dead in Shelikof Lodge room
A man was found dead in a room at the Shelikof Lodge on Monday evening. There were no obvious signs of foul play, Kodiak Police Chief T.C. Kamai said. The lodge’s assistant manager discovered the man in his room after making several unsuccessful attempts to get in touch with the guest regarding his overstay. “Welfare checks happen when people overstay the time that they’ve paid for,” manager George Backus said. Ch...
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Kodiak crews open search and rescue base in Barrow
BARROW — The Coast Guard has officially launched aviation operations here, the northernmost city in the United States. In a place where whale bones are scattered in front yards, pipelines run aboveground, and trash cans are spray-painted with positive messages like “kids are our future,” the Coast Guard is something new. For years, the 4,200 people of Barrow sailed the Arctic without the Coast Guard. The North Slo...
Jul 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fire destroys Kodiak family's home
Pink insulation, blackened by smoke and soaked by fire hoses lies in drifts filling the living room. Faint, cloud-dimmed sunshine illuminates the room through gaping holes in the ceiling. This is what remains of Jamie and Aaron Still’s Metrokin Lane home after a fire tore through it early Tuesday morning. “Well, we have skylights now,” Jamie said as she walked through the damage. According to firefighters’ reports...
Jul 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pitbull confirms: He's bound for Kodiak (VIDEO)
Miami rapper and entertainer Pitbull will visit Kodiak. The Kodiak Walmart store took the win in a nationwide Walmart Energy Sheets contest after amassing more than 70,000 Facebook “likes.” “It’s official,” said Sarah Spencer, Walmart’s director of corporate communications. “We’re looking to do something with the community. We’re still working on an exact date.” Walmart is looking at the last week of July for the ...
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Kodiak police put on alert by bomb threat hoax
The Kodiak Police Department investigated a hoax bomb threat at a local business Monday night. Police received a call from the Anchorage Police Department, which said a 911 caller had named two bomb locations in Anchorage and one in Kodiak. Police searched the inside and outside of a building on Mill Bay Road looking for anything out of place, but noted nothing. The Anchorage Police Department had a similar respon...
Jul 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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