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Coast Guard rescues ailing mariner
The Coast Guard rescued an ailing mariner near Village Islands off Kodiak on Sunday. The Coast Guard received a report from the Kodiak Police Department that a 69-year-old man from the 50-foot fishing vessel Sierra Seas was suffering acute stomach pains from a pre-existing medical condition. An Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew landed on a nearby beach where the mariner and his wife were picked and ...
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Assembly talks economic development
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly is pursuing the formation of an economic development sub-committee, hopefully in conjunction with the Kodiak city council and other Kodiak Island towns. “Since we no longer have a contract with the Chamber of Commerce to do our economic development, this is to talk about setting up some kind of a committee or sub-committee to take over that task and do it with the city and maybe ...
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Farmers market draws vendors new and old
The Kodiak Farmer’s Market has been happening all summer, but for one vendor, it was her first time there. Cynthia Harden was selling many different items: soaps, body scrubs, jewelry, incense and key chains. “It’s my first time here, and I learned a lot about how to present items,” Harden said. Her body scrubs were contained in small plastic containers decorated with lace and some beads. “Now these are nice, but ...
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Stephens leaves borough work session over police presence
Assemblyman Mel Stephens walked out of Thursday’s Kodiak Island Borough Assembly work session at the beginning of the meeting because a police officer was in attendance. Last week, at least two assembly members, Dave Kaplan and Chris Lynch, said they received threatening phone calls over a controversial ordinance regarding decorum at meetings. The ordinance reads, in part, “Every person shall avoid the use of prof...
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Coast Guard medevacs woman from Saltery Cove
The Coast Guard medevaced an injured 50-year-old woman on Friday after an ATV accident in Saltery Cove. The accident was reported to the Kodiak Police Department, but “due to the nature of the injuries and the remote location of the accident,” the police department asked for assistance from the Coast Guard, the report said. The Coast Guard dispatched an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and crew to the scene. The helicopte...
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Philippine Consulate General outreach helps Kodiak residents with legal documents
Kodiak’s Filipino population spent the weekend getting their legal affairs in order with the help of the Philippine Consulate General’s office of San Francisco. Consulate officials visited the city at the behest of and worked in conjunction with the Filipino American Association of Kodiak to help residents with legal documents such as passport renewals, dual citizenship paperwork, affidavits, power of attorney iss...
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Animal shelter sign vandalized
The Kodiak Animal Shelter sign was vandalized either late Wednesday or early Thursday when someone used red spray paint to put “For Sale” along with a smiley face and an expletive abbreviation on the sign. Jean Lilly, the shelter manager, said they do have some information on a possible suspect but could not say anything else about it. The Kodiak Police Department could not provide further information either. “All...
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Borough, city results differ with red tags
While Kodiak enjoys a bumper crop of berries, city and borough officials continue efforts to control the perennial unsightly crop of bumpers. “The program’s working,” Kodiak Police Lt. D.J. Clumpner said of the “red tag” practice for removing abandoned and junked vehicles. Clumpner said the five towed away by the city earlier this week was a higher number than usual. “Like a lot of things, it goes in spurts,” he s...
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Second round of hatchery-raised crab ready for Kodiak waters
In 2006 when scientists dove into the watery world of raising red king crabs in a hatchery, there were lots of unknowns. Would it work? Can you grow red kings in a hatchery? Can you ship those juvenile crabs to other maritime cities and release them into the ocean? Would they even survive transport and release? In 2013, science got its answer: Yes, you can. That was the year researchers released 13,000 juvenile re...
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Dan Sullivan visits Kodiak, talks up August primary
U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan visited Kodiak Thursday on the campaign trail, trying to drum up votes for the upcoming primary election. While in Kodiak, Sullivan visited the Kodiak Senior Center, answered questions, and spoke about what he feels are Alaska’s issues. From the clapping, nods and smiles, it appeared as if most of the people at the Senior Center agreed with Sullivan. He emphasized leaving a bette...
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