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Outdoor Kodiak: With Super Bowl over, time to go deep
Super Bowl 50 is in the record books. That means no more football for many months to come. What will you do with your weekends now? Did you notice that halibut season opened Feb. 1? Did you even know that there was a closed season for halibut sport fishing? The January closure is virtually unnoticed because the ocean conditions are so bad that almost no one braves the conditions in sport boats. The halibut are als...
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Public Safety Blotter: Feb. 9
Jan. 6 At 12:45 a.m., a woman requested police assistance removing a man from outside her residence in the 2800 block of Woody Way. Police provided help without incident. At 1:01 a.m., police received a report of two males setting off fireworks in the street in the 1800 block of Simeonoff Street. They were gone when police arrived. At 1:30 a.m., a man reported his vehicle in the 1800 block of Mill Bay Road was dam...
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Kodiak Island Births: Feb. 9
Alana Lexie Ignatin was born at 8:15 p.m. on Jan. 29, 2016 to Jonyssa Lynelle Ignatin. She weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20 inches long. Her parents are originally from and still live in Old Harbor. Grandparents are John Ignatin Sr. from Old Harbor and Mary Alice McMorrow from Old Harbor. Jacob Joseph Fisher was born at 1:25 p.m. on Jan. 30, 2016, to Joseph and Stacy Fisher. He weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces an...
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Update: Shooting victim named
The man shot dead Sunday onboard a fishing vessel in St. Herman harbor was Welton Daniel Albers, 25, of Houston, Texas, according to a news release from the Kodiak Police Department. Matt Bowe, 28, was arrested early Sunday and charged with first-degree murder. An arraignment was scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Monday.
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Police report 1 dead in Dog Bay shooting
Kodiak police arrested Matt Bowe, 28, of Washington state Sunday and charged him with murder, according to a Kodiak Police Department release. “At approximately 12:40 a.m., the Kodiak Police Department responded to reports of an individual who had been shot in the Saint Herman Harbor,” according to the report. “Responding officers contacted several witnesses and found an unresponsive male who was bleeding from sev...
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Jayhawk pilot awarded DFC
The Billiken Theater on U.S. Coast Guard Base Kodiak was bustling Friday morning as Lt. John D. Hess received the Distinguished Flying Cross, the highest military honor in aviation, for a rescue in Cape Cod, Mass. Images onscreen showed a rescue swimmer looking down from a helicopter to a distressed boat and a tumultuous sea below. The footage took Hess, that helicopter’s pilot, back to Feb. 15, 2015. “Every time ...
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Study: ferry gives 2-1 benefit to state
A study commissioned by the state of Alaska says the Alaska Marine Highway System provides $2 to the state for every $1 the state invests in it. Two-thirds of the ridership are Alaska residents. Nonresident passengers spend $1,300 to $1,700 per person in the state, and the ferry system leads to 1,700 direct and indirect jobs in Alaska and a total of $103.7 million wages, according to the study. “The State of Alask...
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Assembly approves 6-month fish analyst renewal offer
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly approved offering a six-month contract extension with their joint city of Kodiak and borough fisheries analyst instead of approving a one-year extension. At the Thursday meeting, assembly member Dennis Symmons moved to the extension, something that would have to be approved by the city and the analyst, Heather McCarty, before going into effect. Before the vote, assembly member Me...
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Capitol Report: Survey seeks budgeting input
Hello from Juneau. With the legislative session now in its fourth week, the capitol is a busy place, with committee meetings, floor sessions and constituent visits filling our calendars. Of course, the biggest topic on our agenda is the developing the fiscal year 2017 budget. This is being conducted under the backdrop of a projected $3.5 billion deficit, with members of the Senate and House meeting regularly with ...
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Crystal Ann Trunkey
Crystal Ann Trunkey, born Jan. 14, 1943, died Jan. 30, 2016. Crystal touched the hearts and lives of many friends in Kodiak, Alaska, Chiniak, California and Bellingham, Washington. Her gracious, charming and calm presence was felt by anyone who was fortunate to spend time with her. Crystal was a museum-quality woodworker, world traveler and a lover of eclectic collections of curiosities. A creative artist, she wor...
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