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Oldest gear takes prize at Crab Festival
For the first time this year, the Kodiak Crab Festival had a contest for the oldest Crab Festival gear. The top honor went to Sarah Babbitt, who won with a shirt from the late 1970s. Babbitt doesn’t know exactly what year her shirt is from. She said she guesses 1979, but back then, the year wasn’t put on Crab Festival shirts. “It was before they re-did the middle school gym, which I think was the winter of ‘80-‘81...
May 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak breaks daily rain record but could see warm summer
Kodiak broke a daily rainfall record last Friday and rain so far in May has been above the average, but the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecast predicts south-central and south-western Alaska could see a warmer than normal summer. “They’re saying there’s a strong likelihood that we’ll have above normal temperatures for those three months,” said Craig Eckert, the Kodiak station manager. But, th...
May 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak children make sandwiches for homeless
When people who stay at Brother Francis Shelter leave in the morning, they take sandwiches, including some made and donated by a number of local children. Hanna Moody, who is almost 10, came up with the idea to make sandwiches on her own, said her mother, Kathryn Moody. “I think when we drive by, we see them sitting out there and she thought, ‘Those people need food too,’” Kathryn Moody said, talking about Hanna. ...
May 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Crab Festival starts today
No matter what you enjoy doing, there’s probably something at Crab Festival to pique your interest from sports to art shows to dances to rides. If you want to bring out the inner competitor, there are a variety of sports, including running, swimming, tennis, pingpong, motocross and even arm wrestling. As for alternative sports, the bed races and ever-popular survival suit race are back again. If art is more your s...
May 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alaska Aerospace Corporation announces new board of directors chairman
Alaska Aerospace Corporation announced the selection of Dr. Robert “Bob” McCoy as the new board of directors chairman, effective May 18. McCoy replaces Pat Gamble, who is retiring after serving on the board since 2010. McCoy is the director of Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska-Fairbanks, where he has served since October 2011. He brings more than 15 years of research experience as a space scientist at th...
May 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Robert Foy appointed to School Board
The Kodiak Island Borough School District Board of Education appointed Robert Foy to fill a vacancy at their Monday meeting. The board selected Foy after holding interviews with him and two other candidates: Tracy Chandler and Jeffrey Stewart. Foy has a daughter who went to elementary, middle and high school in Kodiak, a third-grade son and a daughter who will be in pre-school next year. “I’ve got a lot of interes...
May 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stabbing suspect pleads guilty to single charge
The man who stabbed his roommate last fall pleaded guilty to a single charge of criminally negligent homicide on Tuesday. Teila Tofelogo, 45, stabbed Dennis Fathke, 59, while both were living in a local home while participating in a local program called Second Chance for Men. According to a police affidavit, Tofelogo and Fathke were joking while Tofelogo showed off “ninja moves” with a 12-inch curved knife while F...
May 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Troopers seek person who shot pregnant deer
Alaska Wildlife Troopers are looking for the person or people responsible for the shooting death of a pregnant deer. AWT found the deer in a ditch on Sunday while patrolling the Pasagshak Highway. It had reportedly been shot several times with a handgun. “Deer season does not open until Oct. 1, so that’s the issue we’re running into,” AWT Sgt. Shane Nicholson said. “They didn’t salvage any of the meat as well, so ...
May 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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National Safe Boating week observed
National Safe Boating Week starts on Saturday, and the local branch of the Coast Guard Auxiliary will be doing free boat checks now and throughout the summer. The auxiliary's Eduardo Vitorino said there are currently nine qualified vessel examiners in the auxiliary with a goal of 15 before the end of the year. "It's quite a big goal, but it's doable," Vitorino said. "We have a strong auxiliary membership and it's ...
May 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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CGC Munro changes command
A new commanding officer took over the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Munro on Friday. Capt. Samuel Jordan returned to Kodiak to take command of the Munro from leaving CO Capt. Jeff Thomas, who has run the 378-foot cutter since June 2013. During the change of command ceremony, Thomas was given a citation for meritorious service. "Displaying strategic vision, Capt. Thomas led Munro to outstanding levels of success with si...
May 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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