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Assembly agrees on weather service letter
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly agreed to send a letter to the National Weather Service protesting potential reductions in staffing and hours at the local Kodiak station. Kodiak area Sen. Gary Stevens and Rep. Louise Stutes have already sent a joint letter to the director of the National Weather Service asking “that you reject any plan to reduce hours at the Kodiak facility.” The Kodiak office could potentially...
Mar 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Designer of Kodiak Public Library gets award
A Juneau-based architectural firm has been awarded a Design Citation Award for its design of the Kodiak Public Library. MRV Architects received the recognition from AIA Alaska, a chapter of American Institute of Architects, one of the profession’s highest recognitions for an effort that exemplifies excellence in architecture, interior architecture and urban design. “From the start, it was vital to the owners that ...
Mar 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coast Guard monitors sheen from grounded vessel
The Coast Guard is keeping an eye on a light diesel sheen from the fishing vessel Savannah Ray, which went aground off Long Island three weeks ago. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation reported the sheen, according to a release from the Coast Guard. Coast Guard personnel, who flew over the area in a Jayhawk MH-60 helicopter on Thursday, estimated the sheen at approximately 300 to 500 feet. The sheen...
Mar 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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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...
Mar 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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Locals learn about trauma treatment
Local care providers learned about a therapy method for treating trauma in young children on Thursday. Representatives from several organizations including Kodiak Area Native Association, Providence Kodiak Island Counseling Center, the Coast Guard, Kodiak Women’s Resource and Crisis Center, and private practice individuals learned about using the attachment, self-regulation and competency method to aid children wh...
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Cancer support org expands teen contest to Alaska
The Seattle chapter of a cancer support organization is expanding their teen writing contest to students from Alaska. The Seattle chapter of Gilda’s Club, a community-based organization that seeks to provide support to people with cancer and their families and friends, has held the writing contest each year since 2006 for Washington teens in ninth grade through 12th grade that have been affected in some way by can...
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