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Garage-raiding bear shot dead
A bear that raided garages in Bells Flats and Lake Louise housing and raided chicken coops in Bells Flats was shot dead last weekend, officials said Wednesday. John Crye, an Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist, confirmed that a Bells Flats resident shot the bear on Saturday after the bear broke into the resident’s chicken coop. The bear reportedly had raided three different chicken coops in Bells Flats be...
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Troopers: Kodiak suspect believed to be armed with rifle
The Alaska State Troopers are seeking a Kodiak man who is believed to have assaulted a woman on Friday, left armed with a gun, and assaulted her again on Sunday, according to an AST report. Bryce Beltran, 19, reportedly assaulted the woman in the Bells Flats area on Friday around 12:30 a.m. and left in a stolen vehicle with a .308 rifle, the report said. The vehicle was found later that day. On Sunday, the trooper...
Apr 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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New ranking puts Kodiak fourth in state for health
The Kodiak Island Borough ranks fourth in Alaska in community health, according to 2015 rankings from County Health Rankings and Roadmaps, but that’s down a bit from the past few years. The County Health Rankings program has assessed the entire country by county for six years and is provided by the Robert Wood Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. In those six years, the Kodiak Is...
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Coast Guard flies ailing mariner to Kodiak
A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter flew an ailing mariner from a fishing vessel south of Cold Bay on Sunday, according to a Coast Guard release. The 19-year-old man was aboard the U.S. Intrepid 30 miles south of Cold Bay and was “experiencing abdominal complications,” the release said. A Kodiak-based MH-65 Dolphin and crew was in the area with the Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley and removed the man from the vessel and to...
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Local starts effort to get salmon trash cans
A local Kodiak man is trying to raise awareness and community support for beautifying Kodiak with trash cans covered in vintage salmon-can labels. Astoria, Oregon and Anacortes, Washington both have such trashcans, and that’s where long-time fisherman Bruce Schactler first got the idea. “I always feel that we could do a lot more in town here,” Schactler said. “I feel like other places embrace all the things that w...
Mar 31, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Trident wins Donor of the Year award
SeaShare, a nonprofit founded in 1994 to help the seafood industry donate to hunger-relief efforts in the United States, has presented Trident Seafoods with its National Fisheries Institute Donor of the Year award. “Trident Seafoods has been so important to our success over the years. Donating fish, services and funding to support many of the donation projects that we manage,” said Jim Harmon, executive director o...
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Radiothon raises thousands for St. Jude
It took a lot of volunteers to answer the phones and take donations at the annual Country Cares for St. Jude Kids radiothon hosted by KVOK/KRXX. One of the volunteers spends her time helping out because when she was a child, she herself was treated at St. Jude Children’s Hospital, a pediatric cancer research and treatment hospital in Tennessee. In 1983, Brandi Noe was treated at St. Jude for retinoblastoma, cancer...
Mar 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Residents get safety tips after bear break-ins
In the past week and a half, a bear has broken into garages in Lake Louise Coast Guard housing and a garage in Bells Flats. On Wednesday, the Coast Guard gathered a group of local bear experts who regularly deal with problem bears to talk to Lake Louise residents about bear safety. Nathan Svoboda, an Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist, thinks all the recent incidents can be attributed to a single three- ...
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ComFish starts next week
Kodiak’s annual commercial fishery tradeshow kicks off on Thursday starting with safety and ending with fish filleting and movies. Forums throughout the first two days of the three-day show will have presenters from the University of Alaska, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, the Kodiak Regional Aquaculture Association, the U.S. Coast Guard and others presenting on a range of topics, includ...
Mar 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Choose Respect march to raise awareness about violence
The annual Choose Respect March, an effort to raise awareness about domestic violence and sexual assault, is Saturday and a Choose Respect 5K will be taking place next month. Communities all across Alaska hold Choose Respect marches as part of former Gov. Sean Parnell’s Choose Respect campaign to end sexual assault and domestic violence in Alaska. A few Kodiak villages are participating along with the City of Kodi...
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