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Flag Day celebrated at Camp Mueller
Friday marked Flag Day, and the Kodiak Elks Lodge held its annual celebration at Camp Mueller to pay tribute to the Stars and Stripes and remember those who have served the country. “It’s been done every year since I can remember,” said Keith Morin who has been part of the Elks for 12 years. “It’s been going on for quite a while.” The Elks Lodge partnered with local Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops, the American Le...
Jun 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Borough takes up road, legal contracts
A pair of service contracts weighed down the schedule of the Kodiak Island Borough assembly Thursday night. The assembly spent almost three hours considering a new contract for legal services and one for road repair and maintenance in Service Area No. 1, northeast of city limits. For the past three years, the city’s attorney has been Cheryl Brooking of Anchorage’s Wohlforth, Johnson, Brecht, Cartledge & Brooking l...
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Begich amendment proposes new route for temporary foreign seafood workers to enter Alaska
Sen. Mark Begich has announced his support of a new immigration proposal that could bring up to 5,000 temporary foreign seafood workers to Alaska each summer. On Thursday, Begich announced a proposed amendment that would reserve “W”-class visas specifically for Alaska seafood industry use. The W-class visa is intended for “the admission of nonimmigrant aliens,” according to the massive immigration reform bill intr...
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Community health clinic opens new dental branch
The Kodiak Community Health Center’s new dental clinic saw its first patient on Monday. The dental clinic, located in the same building as the health center attached to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center, aims to provide affordable dental care to all people in the community, while targeting the poor, underserved and uninsured. Analyzing a study conducted five years ago, the health center found a huge need for...
Jun 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 106 106 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak man accused of rape now faces sexual assault charges for a second case
A Kodiak man accused of raping a woman at the Buskin River State Recreation Site last year now faces charges in a second sexual assault case. Robert Zoellner Jr., 33, was arraigned Tuesday in superior court at the Nesbett Courthouse in Anchorage for three counts of second-degree sexual assault and one count of third-degree sexual assault. His bail was set at $150,000 and a court-approved third-party custodian. Acc...
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Third volcano starts acting up
A third volcano has begun erupting in Southwest Alaska, according to the Alaska Volcano Observatory. On Thursday, the observatory announced that Veniaminof, a volcano 38 miles west-southwest of Chignik may have begun erupting. Clouds have prevented scientists from confirming the eruption, but “elevated surface temperatures observed in satellite images of Veniaminof Volcano this morning … indicate an eruption at th...
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Fish tender crew recognized for dramatic rescue in winter 2012
The U.S. Coast Guard presented the crew of the Trident Seafoods fish tender Tuxedni with the prestigious Gold Lifesaving Medal awards for their heroic actions that saved the lives of five people from the sinking fishing vessel Heritage in 2012. Tuxedni Capt. Greg Plancich, engineer Dan Hardwick, deckhands Jim Fultz and Wayne Kit received the medals Wednesday during a special ceremony at Coast Guard Base Kodiak. “Y...
Jun 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 110 110 recommendations | email to a friend
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More improvements coming to Baranof Park
On a sunny Wednesday afternoon, Kodiak kids released from school dotted the green artificial turf of Baranof Park. Some threw Frisbees. Others passed a football while parents walked laps of the park’s track. Tonight, the Kodiak City Council will decide whether or not to give those kids and their parents a little extra room to spread out in the sun. The council is scheduled to vote on the second phase of the Barano...
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Salmon surge continues as Buskin River sockeye bag limit is raised
This summer’s surge of salmon isn’t just hitting the Karluk and Afognak rivers; it’s coming to Kodiak, too. On Wednesday morning, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced it has raised the daily bag limit for sockeye salmon from two fish to five. Fishermen are still limited to salmon 20 inches or longer and can only have five fish in their possession at one time. The raised bag limit is the latest sign of ...
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One man’s hobby: Soaring with the eagles
Summer is the time for daydreaming. Lie back in the warm grass and open your eyes, watching the eagles circle above. As you lie on Pillar Mountain, a red bird with a 10-foot wingspan joins them, circling and looping in the breeze above the mountain. Remove your sunglasses and you see that it’s not a bird — it’s a glider. It’s the daydream of 48-year-old Andrew Airways mechanic Chris Badessa. For the past 11 years,...
Jun 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
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