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Public Safety Blotter: Nov. 5
Wednesday, Oct. 30 • At 5:05 a.m., a caller reported she came home and her lights were on and her dog was missing. She called back to say her brother took the dog for a walk. • At 8:07 a.m., a caller reported his satellite phone was stolen. • At 10:40 a.m., an officer seized a marijuana pipe for destruction. • At 12 p.m., a 911 caller reported a vehicle hit hers. There was minor damage. • At 2:59 p.m., an officer ...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Fishing reflections
Our boat is winterized and covered, and the tackle is cleaned and stored. Those are clear signs our 2013 fishing season is over for us. If you’re still fishing, more power to you! I have to laugh a little at the psychology of our season’s end. In April we couldn’t wait for days when the temperature topped 40 degrees and the seas were calm enough to launch our boat. Come fall, even 50 degrees is too cold. Of course...
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Births: Nov. 5
• Haven LaRayne Suydam was born at 11:39 a.m. Oct. 25, 2013, to Levi and Desirae Suydam. She weighed 5 pounds, 9.4 ounces and measured 19 inches long. Her parents are originally from Kodiak. Her mother works for the Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center’s Care Center. Proud grandparents are Tammy Hulsey, Ray and Lenn Hulsey, Pamela Sullivan and Steven and Linda Suydam. • Dante James Carlsen was born at 9:29 p.m....
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KTUU still negotiating with GCI, but deadline is Friday
Consider it a stay of execution, not a pardon. Last month, cable provider GCI and NBC affiliate KTUU-TV in Anchorage reached an 11th hour deal to keep KTUU on the air for GCI customers. That deal expires Friday, meaning NBC broadcasts could soon end in Kodiak. The two sides are deadlocked in negotiations over carriage fees, the amount of money KTUU can charge GCI to carry its signal. KTUU does not charge any fee r...
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Kodiak Library has a new director
The first thing that struck Katie Baxter about the new Kodiak Public Library was that it was a community effort. “I could tell immediately it’s a wonderful facility that has the support of the community,” she said. “It’s a very positive energy that seeps through every nook and cranny.” Baxter is the new executive director of the Kodiak library. She arrived in Kodiak Oct. 18, the day the library closed to prepare f...
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Grant gives medical coding students access to distant labs
A new project at Kodiak College is allowing students to use laboratories around the world without leaving the island. The Consortium for Healthcare Education Online (CHEO) project allows colleges to develop distance-delivered certificate programs in the health care field. Kodiak College was recently awarded around a $500,000 Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant from the...
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Kodiak swimming continues region dominance
Kodiak High School’s swim teams aren’t ready to give up their spots atop the region. Behind six record-breaking performances, Kodiak’s boys and girls kept their streaks alive at the Region III Swimming and Diving Championships Saturday in Kenai. The girls, with a combined four individual victories from juniors Tahna Lindquist and Ila Hughes, scored their seventh straight regional title with 82 points — 22 better t...
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Kodiak volleyball wins battle of unbeatens
Both Kodiak and Palmer entered the final week of the regular season undefeated in the Northern Lights Conference. It was fitting that those two teams collided in the Mat-Su Valley in a pair of matches that decided the top seed for the conference tournament. When the dust settled, Kodiak emerged as the conference’s only undefeated team. The Bears swept the Moose Friday 27-25, 25-12, 25-16 and capped a perfect regul...
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Kulluk not expected to return to Alaska in 2014
The drilling rig Kulluk, which ran aground on Sitkalidak Island in January, will not return to Alaska in 2014, Royal Dutch Shell officials announced last week. It’s not even clear if the Kulluk will ever return to the 49th state, Shell chief financial officer Henry Simon told reporters. "The Kulluk we do not expect, in fact we are not sure that we will necessarily bring the Kulluk back into operation," Simon said....
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Congressional bill would remove hurdle to barge dock
Alaska’s Congressional delegation is pushing an effort to allow the Coast Guard to lease its underwater and tidelands property for more than the five years allowed under existing law. If passed by Congress, the Federal Submerged Lands Transportation Development Act would have significant implications for the development of a barge dock at Shannon Point in Womens Bay. In March, Seattle-based Northland Services floa...
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