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Coast Guard Kodiak chopper evacuates ailing mariner from Turkish-flagged ship
A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak helicopter crew evacuated an ailing mariner off a Turkish-flagged freight ship about 230 miles southeast of Dutch Harbor on Saturday morning. The Jayhawk crew safely hoisted the 46-year-old man off the 600-foot freight ship 26 Agustos and transported him to awaiting emergency medical services in Dutch Harbor, the Coast Guard said in a news release. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Comm...
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Two Kodiak youths arrested on drug-related charges
Two Kodiak youths have been arrested after a traffic stop on Thursday led to discovery of a caché of illegal drugs in the car and a residential raid on Friday revealed a stolen handgun and a hallucinogenic mushroom growing operation, according to an Alaska State Trooper report. Dakota Benton, 18, and a 17-year-old face multiple counts of misconduct involving a controlled substance and minor in possession of alcoho...
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Assembly votes down mayoral appointment to P&Z
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly voted two to two opposing the mayoral appointment of Greg Spalinger to the Planning and Zoning Commission. Four assembly members attended the meeting, and the appointee needed a majority of all the assembly members, at least four, to vote yes in order to advance. Rebecca Skinner and Frank Peterson affirmed the appointment while Chris Lynch and Aaron Griffin opposed it. Mayor Jerr...
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P&Z abuses continue
To the Editor, Last summer I got my lesson in the abusive Planning and Zoning process and I’ve been paying close attention to our government ever since. I was involved in the recent public resistance to the draft codes, and I’ve started attending borough, city, and P&Z meetings and work sessions. The Assembly and P&Z commission is holding a joint work session to discuss the Code update this Thursday, March 12, and...
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Kodiak girls finish fourth in NLC
Allie Ostrander is one of the nation’s top female runners, and on Saturday her presence on the hardwood denied Kodiak third-place in the Northern Lights Conference Championships. The Kenai senior buried a game-winning 3-pointer with 2.7 seconds left to hand the defending NLC and state champions a 38-35 loss in Kodiak’s final girls basketball game of the season. The trey was Ostrander’s third, and it gave her a tea...
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Kodiak boys finish with a win
Kodiak may not be going back to the state tournament, but it did end a winner. Overcoming a 14-point deficit, the Bears knocked off Kenai, 50-42, in a Northern Lights Conference Championships consolation boys basketball game Friday at Kenai High School. Kodiak finished its season with a 6-18 record and fifth in the NLC. Senior Jemuel Mangalus helped the Bears rally for the win, scoring a game-high 21 points. He wa...
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Hughes, Mangalus earn NLC accolades
Kodiak’s Ila Hughes and Jemuel Mangalus provided scoring punches for their teams this season, and both were rewarded for their efforts. The two seniors earned first-team Northern Lights Conference accolades. Hughes, in her return to the hardwood after taking two years off, led Kodiak with 10.2 points per game. Mangalus led the Kodiak boys with 13.25 points per game. The guard eclipsed 20 points five times. Senior ...
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Hunting mountain goats and deer on Kodiak Island
“In order to arrive at what you do not know/You must go by a way which is the way of ignorance.” - T.S. Eliot, from East Coker I’m staring at a mountain. It’s early morning in late November, my mug of coffee billows in the shallow light. The snow of yesterday, which tops those spired peaks beyond, melted overnight. What remains is open ground; a canopy of rock and lichen, bent grasses and wind. I’m at sea level. T...
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Public Safety Blotter: March 6
Feb. 7 At 12:29 a.m., a 911 caller reported disorderly conduct on Mill Bay Road. There was nothing illegal and it was a civil issue. At 1:05 a.m., a 911 caller reported a fight in progress on Center Avenue. They were gone when police arrived. Around 1:15 a.m., police conducted two bar checks downtown. At 1:23 a.m., police arrested a man on Marine Way for driving under the influence. At 8:38 a.m., a man turned hims...
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Coast Guard recognizes four Kodiak members
Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak awarded four of their members with Lt. Robert A. Perchard Memorial trophies and a general service award, according to a recent release by the Coast Guard. Petty Officer 1st Class Robert Medolla received the Perchant Award for his work directing the restructure of a training program, and being an example by receiving high scores on two different tests. He also aided in the rescue of a...
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