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Coast Guard Blotter: Aug. 5
July 26 • Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crews medevaced injured passengers from two separate cruise ships in Southeast Alaska and Canadian waters July 25 and 26. A helicopter crew from Air Station Sitka safely hoisted a passenger, who was reportedly suffering from a head injury, from the c...
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Garden Gate: Comfrey is a great fertilizer
When it comes to feeding plants, nothing beats organic compost. You might recall a recent column when I sang praises for comfrey as a growable fertilizer. I promised to share more info at a later date. So let’s learn about comfrey, and why the Brits are so crazy about it … Good soil contains the ...
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July was warmest since 1979, driest since 1967
Phoenix, Arizona had more rain than Kodiak in July. It was that kind of month. July goes into the record books as the ninth driest and seventh warmest on record, according to the National Weather Service. Just 1.06 inches of rain was recorded in July. More than double that amount fell in Kodiak o...
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Fishing skipper accused of assault
A 56-year-old fishing skipper from Nevada was arrested in Kodiak for allegedly drunkenly assaulting two deckhands on a boat. Michael Clemens was arraigned in Kodiak District Court on Wednesday on two counts of fourth-degree assault and one count of DUI. All three charges are misdemeanors. Accordi...
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Fish Factor: Politicians educaute Wal-Mart on Alaska salmon
Any doubts about the brand power of Alaska salmon can be put to rest after the high visibility contretemps over the past few weeks — and the fish story has a happy ending. All of Alaska’s ‘powers that be’ converged on Wal-Mart and the National Park Service (NPS) when both reportedly snubbed Alask...
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Assembly requests action on Tustumena
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly joined the call for renewed ferry service between Kodiak and the mainland on Thursday as it unanimously approved a resolution pleading for the state to act. The resolution "formally requests that Governor Parnell and the Alaska State Legislature develop a long-t...
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Pair of Base Kodiak suicides is horrifying aberration, stats show
This summer, Coast Guard Base Kodiak suffered two suicides in one week. Together, the two deaths represent about half the suicides the entire Coast Guard sees each year. On June 27, a 21-year-old man was found dead in his barracks room. On July 2, a 26-year-old man was found dead at his home in C...
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Religion: New Berean pastor is ‘people’ person
Kodiak’s “heat wave” was a refreshing relief for Paul Winegeart. Winegeart, his wife Melanie and their four children moved from sweltering110-degree weather in Texas to the island early this summer where Paul will serve Berean Baptist Church as senior pastor. “It’s absolutely gorgeous here,” said...
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