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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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Thelma Mary Elinor Madsen Johnson
Thelma Mary Elinor Madsen Johnson, 92, passed away July 26 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Thelma was born to Charles ‘Charlie’ Madsen and Mary Metrokin Madsen on July 20, 1921 in Kodiak. She was preceded in death by her parents and stepmother Alexandra ‘Shurka’ Chernoff Madsen, her ...
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KHS graduate illustrates children’s book
A Kodiak High School graduate and his wife have published a children’s book that teaches kids to look at what they have to offer to others. Brandon Jones grew up in Kodiak. He and his wife Inez live in Hong Kong with their two children, ages 6 and 4, but visit Kodiak every summer. This summer the...
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