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Pathologist testifies at Kodiak shootings trial
ANCHORAGE (AP) — Two Coast Guard employees killed while on the job were shot multiple times, a pathologist said during testimony Thursday in the trial of a man charged with murder for their deaths. James Wells, 62, is accused of killing Petty Officer First Class James Hopkins and civilian Richard Belisle at the Kodiak Island Communication Station in 2012. Hopkins died from a shot to the face, Dr. Meredith Lann con...
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Monument for Good Friday Earthquake victims to be uncovered Saturday
A ceremony honoring the victims of the 1964 earthquake and tsunami will be Saturday at St. Paul Harbor. A 10,000-pound white quartz monument bearing the names of the Good Friday Earthquake casualties will be uncovered during the ceremony that is being organized by the Lions Club. The St. Innocent’s Academy choir will perform, while all the names of the victims will be read. The event begins at 2 p.m. Contact the D...
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WWII vet Robert Hatcher dies
Long-time Kodiak resident and community leader Robert Hatcher died early Wednesday at Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center at the age of 87 after a decades-long battle with cancer. A native of North Carolina, Hatcher came to Alaska as member of the U.S. Army during World War II. He stayed working at the Navy base and later for the federal credit union and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Joe F...
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Emergency responders stage mock quake response
As recent earthquakes in Chile and Los Angeles stoke earthquake fears, emergency responders on Kodiak shifted to high gear getting prepped for a potential massive quake and tsunami. A magnitude 8.2 earthquake in Chile hit Tuesday night while a magnitude 5.1 quake grazed the Los Angeles area last week. These quakes were well timed as Kodiak and the rest of Alaska commemorated the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Good F...
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Jeffrey reappointed to Board of Fisheries
Gov. Sean Parnell reappointed Kodiak’s Sue Jeffrey to the Alaska Board of Fisheries Wednesday, according to a press release from the office of the governor. Jeffrey has lived in Kodiak since 1972 and has served on many local boards and committees throughout the years. She is a two-term member of the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly and sat on the Kodiak Fishery Advisory Committee while in office. She is also a comme...
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Kodiak nonprofits benefit from Pick.Click.Give
Alaskans have pledged a record $2.7 million to nonprofits from their 2013 permanent fund dividends, according to a Wednesday release from the Department of Revenue. The top Kodiak beneficiaries of the Pick. Click. Give. program will be the Humane Society of Kodiak at $8,250, the Kodiak Public Library Association at $4,675 and Public Radio KMXT at $4, 325, according to the release. Donations will also come to the A...
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Yakutsk mayor clarifies Spruce Island statements
On Tuesday, Aysen Nikolayev, mayor of Yakutsk, Russia, clarified recent statements about returning Kodiak’s Spruce Island to the Russian Orthodox Church. He emphasized the need to have “a restoration of rights” of the Russian Orthodox Church concerning Spruce Island. He denied that he or any Russian officials are calling for returning Spruce to Russia, but instead called for discussion of special visa allowances f...
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Schools look at rosier budget numbers
Kodiak Island School District officials have started looking at new numbers for the fiscal year 2015 budget following the passage Friday of a bill by the state Senate that allocates $75 million more to schools than in the current funding formula. “It’s safe to say that we’re far from the worst-case scenario,” superintendent Stewart McDonald told the Kodiak Island Borough School District board at its regular meetin...
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Sophomores lead girls squad into track season
Hit hard by graduation, longtime Kodiak coach Marcus Dunbar will rely on sophomores Richelle Walker and Zoe Bigley to anchor Kodiak’s girls track and field team through the beginning of the season. The 5-foot-10 Walker displayed her versatility in the team’s blue and gold meet Friday by pulling off a rare feat with wins in the shot put, the discus, the high jump and the 100-meter run. “She is just very athletic,” ...
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Shipper opens new Kodiak terminal
American Fast Freight opened a terminal at 2430 Beaver Lake Drive to help improve the freight forwarding company’s Kodiak operations. “We’ve been serving Kodiak for a long time and this is the first time that we’ve been able to put our own building in Kodiak with our own dedicated equipment. This is going to allow us to have a higher quality service to the people of Kodiak and be able to better manage our delivery...
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