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C.G. Cutter MUNRO returns to Kodiak
Coast Guard Cutter MUNRO recently returned to Kodiak following a 103 day deployment in which the ship travelled over 10,000 miles. MUNRO departed Kodiak in mid-April to embark on a Central Pacific patrol, an intensive training period, and a maintenance period in Honolulu, Hawaii. Working for Coast Guard District 14, MUNRO conducted fisheries enforcement efforts in the vast Central Pacific waters, a region that see...
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Coast Guard may downsize Kodiak COMMSTA
The Coast Guard’s Kodiak communication station may be downsizing next summer in an effort to save money, but services will remain the same. “There is a proposed downsizing,” said Lieutenant Commander Paul Salerno, COMMSTA’s commanding officer. “It is not for certain, nothing’s been signed officially yet.” Currently, 53 people work at COMMSTA, and the proposed downsizing would cut 20 of those. Salerno said the posi...
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One candidate so far is running in local elections
With a week and a half left for candidates to sign up to run for 17 seats in the City of Kodiak and Kodiak Island Borough, only one candidate has signed up so far. Incumbent assembly member Dave Kaplan has filed to run again for his seat. The other assembly members up for re-election are Tuck Bonney and Mel Stephens. Bonney has not filed yet, and Stephens will not be filing. He announced at the July 3 assembly mee...
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Volunteers build community garden beds
Over a dozen community members showed up to the new community garden location at the end of Larch Street on Saturday to put together raised beds. In just a couple hours, the volunteers had screwed together pre-cut pieces of wood into 24 12-foot by 4-foot beds. Then, a piece of lining was stapled to the bottom and the beds were set into rows. Other volunteers staked out an area for the beds to be in, trying to get ...
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Coast Guard rescues ailing mariner
The Coast Guard rescued an ailing mariner near Village Islands off Kodiak on Sunday. The Coast Guard received a report from the Kodiak Police Department that a 69-year-old man from the 50-foot fishing vessel Sierra Seas was suffering acute stomach pains from a pre-existing medical condition. An Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew landed on a nearby beach where the mariner and his wife were picked and ...
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Assembly talks economic development
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly is pursuing the formation of an economic development sub-committee, hopefully in conjunction with the Kodiak city council and other Kodiak Island towns. “Since we no longer have a contract with the Chamber of Commerce to do our economic development, this is to talk about setting up some kind of a committee or sub-committee to take over that task and do it with the city and maybe ...
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Farmers market draws vendors new and old
The Kodiak Farmer’s Market has been happening all summer, but for one vendor, it was her first time there. Cynthia Harden was selling many different items: soaps, body scrubs, jewelry, incense and key chains. “It’s my first time here, and I learned a lot about how to present items,” Harden said. Her body scrubs were contained in small plastic containers decorated with lace and some beads. “Now these are nice, but ...
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Stephens leaves borough work session over police presence
Assemblyman Mel Stephens walked out of Thursday’s Kodiak Island Borough Assembly work session at the beginning of the meeting because a police officer was in attendance. Last week, at least two assembly members, Dave Kaplan and Chris Lynch, said they received threatening phone calls over a controversial ordinance regarding decorum at meetings. The ordinance reads, in part, “Every person shall avoid the use of prof...
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Coast Guard medevacs woman from Saltery Cove
The Coast Guard medevaced an injured 50-year-old woman on Friday after an ATV accident in Saltery Cove. The accident was reported to the Kodiak Police Department, but “due to the nature of the injuries and the remote location of the accident,” the police department asked for assistance from the Coast Guard, the report said. The Coast Guard dispatched an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and crew to the scene. The helicopte...
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Philippine Consulate General outreach helps Kodiak residents with legal documents
Kodiak’s Filipino population spent the weekend getting their legal affairs in order with the help of the Philippine Consulate General’s office of San Francisco. Consulate officials visited the city at the behest of and worked in conjunction with the Filipino American Association of Kodiak to help residents with legal documents such as passport renewals, dual citizenship paperwork, affidavits, power of attorney iss...
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