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C.G. Cutter MUNRO returns to Kodiak
Coast Guard Cutter MUNRO recently returned to Kodiak following a 103 day deployment in which the ship travelled over 10,000 miles. MUNRO departed Kodiak in mid-April to embark on a Central Pacific patrol, an intensive training period, and a maintenance period in Honolulu, Hawaii. Working for Coast Guard District 14, MUNRO conducted fisheries enforcement efforts in the vast Central Pacific waters, a region that see...
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Coast Guard may downsize Kodiak COMMSTA
The Coast Guard’s Kodiak communication station may be downsizing next summer in an effort to save money, but services will remain the same. “There is a proposed downsizing,” said Lieutenant Commander Paul Salerno, COMMSTA’s commanding officer. “It is not for certain, nothing’s been signed officially yet.” Currently, 53 people work at COMMSTA, and the proposed downsizing would cut 20 of those. Salerno said the posi...
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Bearfoot in the Park Quintathlon set for Saturday
One of Kodiak Island’s most unique endurance events takes places this Saturday at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park. The 18th annual Kodiak Bearfoot in the Park Quintathlon begins at 11:30 a.m., and is a fundraiser for Kodiak High School’s cross country team. The event begins with a 500-yard Lake Gertrude swim, a 9.5-mile bike ride to the Veterans of Foreign War entrance. At the VFW, competitors compete in a ...
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Alaska State Troopers: Aug. 7
July 31 • At 10:40 p.m., Alaska State Troopers were notified of a female assault victim at Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center. The investigation led to the arrest of a man for assault in the fourth degree domestic violence.
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Stage and Screen: 'A Most Wanted Man' pays tribute to Seymour
“A Most Wanted Man” – Hoffman Excellent – The Film Not So Much “A Most Wanted Man” (2014) is a sad homage to the great actor Philip Seymour Hoffman who tragically died at age 46. Hoffman’s performance skills are legendary. In looking through his filmography to select his best film I was only able to select eight rather than one as my favorite. If you haven’t seen the following films – make an effort to do so. “A L...
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Letter to the Editor: National sales tax is a terrible idea
To the Editor, At a recent debate in Homer, Mead Treadwell said he supports the national sales tax being pushed by D.C. groups such as the Club for Growth. The national sales tax idea has been around awhile, but it hasn't been talked about much in Alaska — because it is a terrible idea. A national sales tax would mean: A 30 percent tax on groceries; a 30 percent tax on buying a home or paying rent; a 30 percent ta...
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There is a vehicle pursuit in town; please drive with caution and pull over for Police Officers & Troopers.
There is a vehicle pursuit in town; please drive with caution and pull over for Police Officers & Troopers.
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Alaska sets tourism record last year, Kodiak numbers increasing this year
Alaska saw record tourist numbers last year, according to a recently released State of Alaska report, and although Kodiak didn’t do as well, the numbers are increasing this year. Overall, Alaska had 1,966,700 tourists visit the state between May 2013 and April 2014. The previous high was in 2007-2008 when 1,961,500 visited the state. Kodiak’s numbers didn’t correlate to that high, however. “Looking at 2012 and 201...
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KHS cross country practice begins
Anthony Rubina showed up for Tuesday’s Kodiak High School cross country practice a bit sleepy-eyed. The rising KHS senior rolled out of bed just minutes before the 9 a.m. practice — the team’s second practice of the 2014 season. “I’m not used to waking up this early, yet,” Rubina said. School doesn’t start for another couple of weeks, but practice started Monday for Kodiak’s cross country and football teams. Volle...
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One candidate so far is running in local elections
With a week and a half left for candidates to sign up to run for 17 seats in the City of Kodiak and Kodiak Island Borough, only one candidate has signed up so far. Incumbent assembly member Dave Kaplan has filed to run again for his seat. The other assembly members up for re-election are Tuck Bonney and Mel Stephens. Bonney has not filed yet, and Stephens will not be filing. He announced at the July 3 assembly mee...
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