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State troopers identify remains of missing kayaker
It didn’t take long for the Alaska State Troopers to link two items: A kayak and some gear were found in June and remains were found on a beach in September. In a press statement Wednesday, the state police agency identified the remains as Francois Guenot, 35, a French national from Maiche, France. On June 20, the National Park Service found a broken kayak and gear that were identified as belonging to Guenot, whil...
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Marine Highway makes changes to minors traveling
The Alaska Marine Highway System has changed its minor travel policy, now requiring most children under 18 to be accompanied on board by a parent, guardian or someone with a notarized authorization, according to a statement sent on Wednesday. The new restriction does not apply to those under 18 who are legally married, emancipated or traveling with a chaperoned youth group, such as girl or boy scouts, school or sp...
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Preliminary results: Kodiak splits from state on Senate, House races
District 32 voters went against the Alaska majority on Tuesday in all races, but followed along with the rest of Alaska on the three ballot measures, according to the election night results. There are still about 720 absentee ballots, as well as an unknown number of questioned ballots, in District 32, according to Division of Elections Director Gail Fenumiai. The preliminary results showed that District 32 selecte...
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Missing Kodiak man found
A man who was missing for two days has been found safely. Merrick Allain went missing late on Sunday after posting a message online that indicated he might harm himself. After an outpouring of support online, community-led searches and people standing at an intersection with Allain’s picture, Kodiak Police Chief Ronda Wallace confirmed early Wednesday morning that he had been found.
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Stevens re-elected to State Senate, Stutes and McCune close
Republican Sen. Gary Stevens was re-elected to serve Senate District P in the Alaska state legislature, while the race between Republican Louise Stutes and Democrat Jerry McCune for House District 32 was too close to call. Stevens has represented the Kodiak area in the senate since 2003, serving in the House before that from 2001 to 2003. “Well, I’m feeling really good,” Stevens said around 11:30 p.m. on election ...
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Telethon drops TV - moves to live stream
The Kodiak Noon Rotary is kicking off its annual fundraising telethon this weekend with a big change: It will no longer be shown on television. It will be aired on radio and pictures of the items can be viewed online. There will also be a live stream of the telethon online, similar to what was formerly viewed on TV. “We’ve decided this is how we’re going to do it, and I’m really excited,” said telethon organizer M...
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City to charge for Baranof ice rink usage
When the Baranof Park Ice Rink opens next week, users will have to pay to use. That is a change from years past. City of Kodiak Parks and Recreation director Corey Gronn said the advisory board recommended fees for ice rink usage to match that of other city facilities, such as the swimming pool. “All of our programs had a charge with the exception of the ice rink,” Gronn said. When the rink opens Nov. 10, youths y...
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5 bears attack hunters in Kodiak, man suffers injuries
A 65-year-old hunter suffered injuries and was flown by a Coast Guard helicopter Tuesday after five bears simultaneously attacked six hunters as they were carrying a deer they shot near Kodiak, officials said. The hunters shot dead two of the bears, officials said, explaining that the number of bears involved in the attack was quite unusual. “These hunters were extremely prepared for the environment and circumstan...
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Replica parka mixes new with old
The Alutiiq Museum, known for being a repository of historical artifacts, proved its ability to adapt with modern technology as it unveiled a replica of a caribou parka from the 1800s. The museum hosted the unveiling before a packed gallery on Thursday to display a replica of a parka that was collected from Kodiak in 1840 and housed in a museum in Helsinki, Finland. The parka in Finland is decorated with puffin be...
Nov 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Eye doctor celebrates 40 years in Kodiak
What’s the eye-opening thing about owning a business? Why not ask an eye doctor, especially one with 40 years of experience. “It’s kind of like having another seven wives,” said John Shank, who celebrates 40 years of Kodiak business this month. Shank grew up and attended college in Ohio. He taught high school physics for a while before moving to Oregon and attending Pacific University College of Optometry, where h...
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