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Relay kicks off tonight
People in Kodiak will walk around a track for 24 hours at Woody Way Field this weekend to honor and remember loved ones who have been affected by cancer. The seventh annual Relay for Life kicks off at 6 p.m. with opening ceremonies. All proceeds raised before and during the event are donated to the American Cancer Society for cancer research. “It benefits anybody that has or has had cancer,” said Relay for Life ch...
Jul 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fisherman, 44, is second Kodiak drowning this week
Three days after a 14-year-old boy drowned in a Kodiak lake, Alaska State Troopers report that a 44-year-old fisherman has drowned in Stockholm Bay. Dana Lounsbury was reported dead just after midnight by a fishing boat that radioed the Coast Guard to report the accident in a small bay near the entrance to Olga Bay at the southwest end of Kodiak Island. Troopers were unable to immediately respond and confirmed Lou...
Jul 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak dryer than Phoenix this month
So far this month, Phoenix, Ariz. has recorded 1.77 inches of rain. Kodiak has had 1.04 inches. It’s been that kind of a summer. On Wednesday, Kodiak recorded its eighth consecutive day with temperatures above 70 degrees. Temperatures have climbed above that mark 17 times so far this summer, turning some of the Emerald Isle’s hills a parched brown. Kodiak’s human residents are enjoying what passes for a heat wave,...
Jul 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Troopers identify drowning victim
Alaska State Troopers have identified the boy who drowned Tuesday night in Gertrude Lake as 14-year-old Rex Matautia. Matautia, a rising freshman at Kodiak High School, was a football and baseball player who recently returned to Kodiak after pitching for Kodiak’s junior all-star Little League baseball team in an Anchorage tournament. Troopers Sgt. Eric Olsen said Matautia drowned after he and two friends pushed a ...
Jul 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sport fishermen try letter-writing campaign to stave off halibut cuts
In the heart of salmon season, controversy over a halibut catch sharing plan is grabbing attention away from Alaska’s reds. On Wednesday, the National Marine Fisheries Service announced it will give fishermen an extra two weeks — until Aug. 26 — to speak their piece on the catch sharing plan. Approved by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council last year, the proposed plan would effectively cut the number of f...
Jul 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Students will beat sunrise
The start of school is one month away, and when Kodiak elementary schools throw open their doors this year, they’ll do so earlier than ever before. Beginning this year, classes at North Star, Peterson, Main and East elementaries will start at 8 a.m. The early start — up to 45 minutes earlier for one school — is designed to cut costs. “This represents about a $200,000 cost savings to the district,” schools superint...
Jul 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Boy drowns in Lake Gertrude
A Kodiak boy was pulled, lifeless and unresponsive, from Lake Gertrude shortly after 8:30 p.m. Tuesday night. The boy, whose identity has not been released, was transported immediately to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center as firefighters performed CPR and rescue breathing on the unresponsive child. Alaska State Troopers could not confirm his death before press time Tuesday night. The boy had been swimming wi...
Jul 24, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alutiiq Museum digs into Kashevaroff dig site
After only one day of excavation, the Alutiiq Museum’s team of volunteers and staff has already uncovered a house with a hearth, a pit, and toy ulus at the Kashevaroff dig site. The Kashevaroff site, in Womens Bay, is the newest archaeological site to be explored by the museum’s community archaeology program. Each summer the program recruits local volunteers and students to help excavate a site on the Kodiak road ...
Jul 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sun’aq Tribe objects to airport project’s environmental plan
The Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak has formally objected to environmental plans related to a construction project at Kodiak Benny Benson State Airport. Last week, the tribe sent a letter to Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood protesting the FAA’s plans to spend $2.2 million on environmental compensation for construction near the mouth of the Buskin River. The compensation come...
Jul 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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City considers reinstating parking fines
The Kodiak City Council is pondering a proposal to reinstate illegal parking fines after they were eliminated by the Alaska Legislature this spring. The ordinance, discussed during a work session Tuesday night, would make parking tickets an administrative offense handled outside the court system. More importantly for Kodiak drivers, the ordinance would also raise the fine for a parking violation to $20 from $10. A...
Jul 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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