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Kodiak breaks rain record
A week after the winter’s first blizzard, a storm saturated the island with a record amount of rain. The National Weather Service recorded 1.25 inches of rain Sunday at the Kodiak Benny Benson State Airport, breaking the Feb. 15 record of .66 inches set in 2012. As of 2 p.m. Monday, Kodiak had received 1.20 inches of rain, .25 inches short of the 2010 record. For the year, 15.59 inches of rain has been recorded, w...
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Public Safety Blotter: Feb. 17
Jan. 12 At 10:40 a.m., a caller reported criminal trespass on Thorsheim Street. The caller did not want them banned. At 11 a.m., police warned a driver on Von Scheele Way for not stopping completely at a stop sign. At 11:43 a.m., police cited a driver on Willow Street for having no proof of insurance. At 12:14 p.m., a caller reported a truck hitting a building on Marine Way. At 3:07 p.m., a caller on Shelikof Stre...
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Kodiak Island Births: Feb. 17
Veda Mae Stabnau was born at 2:07 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, to Jared and Catherine Stabnau. She weighed 8 pounds, 10.2 ounces and measured 20 inches long. Her parents are originally from Missoula, Montana, and now live in Kodiak. Her father works for the U.S. Coast Guard. Fiona Mae Ponce Rivera was born at 4:56 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 9, 2015, to Mai Lourdes Ponce. She weighed 6 pounds, 3 ounces and measured 18...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Get ready for fishing
My eyes were really opened in January. We were fortunate enough to be invited for three weeks of fishing in Florida, and of course we accepted. The first few days were devoted exclusively to fly fishing, but my awakening came on the day I was handed a spinning rod for tossing jigs. It was a very lightweight 7 foot rod rated for 1/8 oz to ¼ oz lures. In spite of its light weight it was surprisingly stiff. The reel ...
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Jay Hammond must be rolling in his grave
In his first term as senator, the young Jay Hammond sought a way to protect education and fish and game commissioners from political cleansing by the then new Republican administration. Sen. Hammond devised and passed a clever way to balance the system: An appointed board for fish management, another appointed board for game management and an appointed board of education. The governor could not have more than four...
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Can you say recall?
To the Editor, I had every intention of speaking today about the city council meeting last week in which I saw my first uniformed armed guard since visiting the death chamber of the Walla Walla State penitentiary back in the late 60s and early 70s. That memory of absolute police control in an absolute environment still rings loud and clear. Alas, the above is for another day. After the council meeting, others and ...
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Alumni update: Miles Dunbar races at UW Open
Former Kodiak and Chico State University star Miles Dunbar re-emerged on the track Sunday. Dunbar finished seventh in the 3,000-meter run at the University of Washington Open indoor track meet with a time of 8 minutes, 30.17 seconds. University of Alaska Anchorage’s Henry Cheseto crossed the line first with a time of 8:18.59. There were 69 runners in the field. Dunbar, running unattached, graduated from Chico Stat...
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ESS drops three at Seldovia
The Kodiak Emerging Small Schools boys basketball team lost all three games at the Seldovia Tournament that concluded Saturday. ESS fell to tournament champion Seldovia, 63-39, Birchwood (score not reported) and Nikolaevsk, 64-40. The three losses dropped ESS to 2-4 in the Peninsula Conference after starting the season with two straight wins against Lumen Christi. “We are doing a lot of things really well,” ESS co...
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Local Results: Feb. 17
City League Basketball Feb. 12 Water of Life A 105, RC Enterprise 81 Elijah Hiner 47 points, Austin Cowley 27, Michael Manifo 13, Daniel Wooley 7, Tony Will 6 and Mikel Garner 5 for Water of Life. TJ Agmata 19 points, David Diocares Jr. 17, Randy Diocares 16, Tyson Miranda 14, Eli Deardruff 8 and Matt Regele 7 for RC. Local Electric 50, Strangers 42 Kevin VanHatten 11 points, Brett Larsen 9, Wade Johnson 7, Corey ...
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Coast Guard Rescues Four from Grounded Vessel near Kodiak
A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew rescued four fishermen from the fishing vessel Savannah Ray on Monday morning after they ran aground in Chiniak Bay near Kodiak Island. The helicopter crew hoisted the four fishermen from their grounded vessel and transferred them to awaiting emergency medical services in Kodiak. Coast Guard 17th District command center watchstanders received an EPIRB ...
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