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More crossings could have guards
Early morning drivers saw Captain America at the intersection of Rezanof Drive and Benny Benson Avenue on Tuesday, as the comic book hero ensured the safety of children making their way to East Elementary for the first day of school. But that corner and some others that get heavy foot traffic might not always have such protection unless more heroes step up. Kodiak High School teacher Lindsey Glenn said the crosswa...
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Council OKs use of funds for ballot campaign
The Kodiak City Council unanimously approved the second reading of an ordinance on potential public information campaigns for two ballot propositions on the Oct. 4 municipal ballot. The ordinance does not allocate additional funds, but lays the groundwork to allow the council to use $25,000 already budgeted to distribute information that “may influence the outcome of the election.” According to packet materials, t...
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Crewmember charges negligence
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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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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