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Kathleen Wischer
Kathleen Wischer, 68, passed away at her home on July 3, 2016, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. She was attended by her husband Thom, her son Adam and daughter Lynsey. Kathy was first and foremost a teacher. She arrived in Kodiak in 1971 and went to work for the Kodiak Island Borough School District. She later became the head of the Computer Information and Office Systems Department at Kodiak Coll...
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City gives final approval on election information ordinance
The Kodiak City Council unanimously approved the second reading of an ordinance on potential public information campaigns for two ballot propositions on the October 4 municipal ballot. The ordinance does not allocate additional funds, but lays the groundwork to allow council, should it later choose, to use $25,000 already budgeted in fiscal year 2017 to distribute information that “may influence the outcome of the...
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Boat owner alleged of hiring reckless crewmember
In an ongoing lawsuit filed in July 2013, an Anchorage man alleges the owner and skipper of a King Cove fishing vessel should have known that a crewmember was not fit for work. According to court documents in the case brought against the fishing vessel Desirae Dawn, owner and skipper Rudy Dushkin and crewmember Alberto Malagon, plaintiff Raul Fernando Robles was a crewmember of the Desirae Dawn in 2011. Robles all...
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Diesel company to staff local shop continuously
Cummins Sales and Service is increasing its presence in Kodiak to have constant technicians here to answer demand. Cummins, an Indiana-based diesel engine manufacturer, is leasing building space on Near Island and will fly in technicians who will rotate out every week or two, said Geoff Conrad, director of marine sales and service in Alaska. “(Currently), we would come out to Kodiak when we got a service call in A...
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Alaska Science Forum: Exotic ticks found on Alaska dogs, humans
While Alaskans have long endured dense mosquitoes and frigid air, we’ve always had the absence of venomous snakes and dog ticks. But the latter may be establishing themselves here. Ticks that infest red squirrels, snowshoe hares and a variety of birds have always been present in Alaska, but a team of biologists and veterinarians recently found five non-native ticks on Alaska dogs and people. In a recent study publ...
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Responders contain fire to single room
No injuries were reported after a fire at a seafood processing facility in downtown Kodiak on Saturday evening. According to Kodiak Fire Department Chief James Mullican, the initial call came in at 9:37 p.m. and the first fire crew arrived at the scene on East Marine Way at 9:42 p.m. Upon assessment of the blaze, all city firefighters were called in, along with additional crews from the Bayside Fire Department and...
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Kodiak swims past Palmer
The Kodiak girls swimming and diving team’s quest to regain Region III supremacy took a big blow before Friday’s season-opener against Palmer. Hours before the meet at the Kodiak Community Swimming Pool, sophomore Devon Cummiskey broke her right tibia, an accident that happened while she was walking at a park, said coach John Lindquist. “It broke loose right at the growth plate, so it is really serious,” the coach...
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State lets pharmacists dispense naloxone
The state of Alaska released a proposal for a new section of code to outline procedures for pharmacists in dispensing opioid overdose drugs, according to a Monday announcement. The proposed change in administrative code follows the March passage of a state law allowing pharmacists who have completed a board-approved training program to independently distribute anti-opioid overdose drugs, including naloxone. Heroin...
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Public Safety Blotter: Aug. 30
July 22 At 3 a.m., a person reported a man passed out on the shoulder of the road in the 700 block of Shelikof Street. He woke up and walked away on his own. A person reported a man kicking another man on the ground in the 200 block of Center Avenue. Police found the “victim,” and he denied any physical altercations and appeared OK. Police arrested a man in the 100 block of West Rezanof Drive for multiple warrants...
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Kodiak Island Births: Aug. 30
Natalia Mae Phillips-Amodo was born at 5:36 p.m. on Aug. 19, 2016, to Randy and Kara Amodo. She weighed 9 pounds, 6 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long. Her parents are originally from and live in Akhiok in the southern part of Kodiak Island. The baby’s mother and father work at Akhiok School. Also welcoming her to the family are Jonathan, Isiah, Jaden, Ariana, Markayla, and Aleah. Grandparents are Edward and Barbar...
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