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Sea Stories: Michael Healy, captain of the Revenue Cutter Bear
In 1999, the Coast Guard commissioned a new cutter, the Healy, a 420-foot icebreaker, and named it in honor of Michael Healy, the famed U.S. Revenue Service captain who served in Alaskan waters in the late 19th century. The Coast Guard proudly claims the cutter is named for the first African Amer...
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Widows of CG shooting sue US govt
The widows of two men shot dead at the Coast Guard Communications Station in 2012 are suing the United States of America for wrongful death. Petty Officer 1st Class James Hopkins and civilian employee Richard Belisle, a retired member of the Coast Guard, were killed by their co-worker, civilian e...
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Karluk chapel seeks to improve roof
The Russian Orthodox chapel in Karluk is on the list of the 10 most endangered historic properties in Alaska for 2016 in hopes of raising awareness and potentially funding for it’s damaged roof. The Ascension of our Lord Chapel in Karluk has made the Alaska Association of Historic Properties list...
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KIB lobbyist: Ask for cutters, fed refuge funds
In an update to the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly on Thursday, Washington, D.C., lobbyist Brad Gilman told the assembly to consider sending a letter asking the Coast Guard command to base some of the new cutters now under construction in Kodiak. “What we would do is draft a letter to the command...
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One Otmeloi vote ordinance passes, one postponed
Service Area 1 voters and Otmeloi Way residents will choose whether to expand the service area and take over ownership of the road, but whether voters will choose to create a lighting district for Otmeloi will wait another week for a decision. The two vote ordinances are both related to planned u...
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Preserving History: KHS state champs honored on signs
On Saturday afternoon at Joe Floyd Track and Field, Marcus Dunbar stood at a sign honoring a group of Kodiak High School cross country ladies that won three state titles in the 1970s. “A lot of people don’t even know that this ever happened,” Kodiak’s longtime track and cross country coach said. ...
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Council to discuss consolidation
The Kodiak City Council has a full schedule for Tuesday’s work session, which includes discussions on borough and city government consolidation and the fate of a memorandum of agreement between the city and borough for building inspection services. Council will discuss an initiative that placed K...
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Restored searchlight comes home to Kodiak
A World War II searchlight, lovingly researched and restored by state park volunteers arrived Thursday at the Kodiak Military History Museum. Retired machinist and tool-and-die maker Chuck Meitle and retired teacher Nancy Meitle have volunteered with Alaska State Parks for seven years and at Fort...
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