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Update: Uyak Bay fire
Update, 5:20 p.m., Friday, June 3 Troopers have recovered the remains of the deceased victim of the Spirit of Alaska lodge fire from the debris, according to a trooper report. "The remains will be sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Anchorage for an autopsy and positive identification," the report states. While the names of the victims have yet to be released, pending positive identification and notific...
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1 dead, 3 injured in Uyak Bay lodge fire
One person is dead and three injured after an early morning fire Thursday at the Spirit of Alaska Wilderness Adventures lodge on Uyak Bay, 60 miles southwest of Kodiak city. The three injured suffered burns and were transported to the Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center for treatment, according to U.S. Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Shawn Eggert. A distress call from the lodge, formerly the Parks Cannery, was...
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CAP cadets take stick of Cessna
The Kodiak squadron of the Civil Air Patrol has officially taken flight. A new-to-Kodiak CAP Cessna 172 Skyhawk airplane arrived from Anchorage on May 2 for a 90-day trial period, according to CAP Capt. Mia Otteson. In early August, a determination will be made on whether the plane will stay in Kodiak permanently or return to Anchorage. The decision will be based on the plane’s usage during the 90 days, she said. ...
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Brian Young Invite filled with track stars
The state’s best track and field athletes invade the island for the fourth Brian Young Invitational. The two-day all-star extravaganza starts Saturday at Joe Floyd Track and Field. Field events begin at noon both days, followed by running events at 2 p.m. The meet started in 2013 as a way to honor Brian Young, an avid Kodiak High School sports enthusiast who died in 2013 while climbing Denali. It has grown every y...
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Southcentral Conference drops 2 at state
The Southcentral Conference had a rough opening day at the state baseball tournament. Both Wasilla and Soldotna lost in blowouts to Southeast teams Thursday at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage. The Warriors, the conference champions, fell 11-1 to Southeast runner-up Ketchikan. Ketchikan outhit Wasilla 11-4 and took advantage of five Warrior errors in jumping out to an 8-1 lead after the third inning. Ketchikan’s Natha...
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Mountain Views: Best reader helped with ‘marshmellows’
Less than two weeks ago, I lost my No. 1 Mountain Views reader: my mom. My mom passed away after a sudden illness and I was right alongside during her final months and days. Over the years, my mom always cheered me on from the sidelines about my writing. As the saying goes, “she had my back.” She would occasionally text or email telling me how she enjoyed different blog pieces or newspaper column pieces. Her one m...
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Report proves trawl fishing’s importance in Kodiak economy
The May 6 KDM editorial, “Study will have to prove value,” missed the point of the 77-page economic study by the McDowell Group that the city and borough of Kodiak recently commissioned, which confirms the economic importance of the year-round seafood industry to Kodiak. Focusing as it does on the study’s $38,000 price tag — which, the KDM notes, was approximately half of what a competing firm would have charged t...
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TAPESTRY: Mission to serve: Visitor helps houses, hearts
Knowing that he helped needy people in Kodiak put a brighter smile on Xaviar McFall’s radiant face. “I love being able to help out the community,” said McFall, a summer volunteer for the Alaska Mission and Retreat program. A team of 25, led by Alaska Mission and Retreat founder Brenda Crim, came to Kodiak last week to perform community projects and set up a booth at the Crab Festival, where they gave away lemonade...
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Achievers: June 3
Nolan Wandersee of Kodiak has been named to the Dean’s list at Hastings College in Hasting, Nebraska, for the spring 2016 semester. To be eligible for the list, students must achieve a grade point average of 3.7 to 4.0 on a 4.0 scale, and be registered for full-time course work. Jacqueline Madsen of Kodiak received a Rasmuson Foundation Individual Artist Award during a ceremony held in Anchorage on May 19. Accordi...
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Smiley gets nod for assembly vacancy
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly’s newest member is Scott Smiley. Applicants Smiley and Monique Lewis were nominated by assembly members before the members voted by secret ballot during Thursday’s regular meeting. The vote tied 3-3 and was broken by Mayor Jerrol Friend. Lewis and Smiley along with Jeffrey Stewart applied for the vacancy, but Stewart withdrew his name earlier this week, citing an irregular schedu...
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