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DNR looks way ahead to Kodiak area land sales
The Alaska Department of Natural Resources held an informal meeting to get feedback from locals about a potential future sale of lots in rural parts of the Kodiak Archipelago, Monday at the Kodiak Public Library. The state is looking at selling up to 400 acres on the Kupreanof Peninsula, up to 400 acres at Ugak Bay and less than 120 acres on Raspberry Island. The potential sale is still in the research and plannin...
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Names of injured in Uganik crash released
Officials have released the names of three survivors of a plane crash at Uganik Lake on Kodiak Island. All three are Kodiak residents. According to Alaska State Trooper’s public information office supervisor Tim DeSpain, 31-year-old David Schleifer was flying the plane and Steven Suydam, 61, and Linda Suydam, 58, were passengers when the Island Air DHC2 Beaver crashed into the lake. All of the survivors are receiv...
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SEA STORIES: Beachcombers made home in beached steamship
Like many other businesses in Kodiak, the legendary Beachcombers Bar was first destroyed, and then transformed by the tsunamis of March 1964. Established in 1957 in a log cabin on Mission Road by Henry “Legs” Lagrue and his wife Edie, the original nightclub was swept into Potato Patch Lake by the tsunami and the wreckage was burned on the shore of the lake. Within weeks, however, the Legrues hatched a plan to rebu...
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Three injured in Uganik float plane crash
Three people were injured, at least one seriously, in a floatplane crash Friday at Uganik Lake, approximately 35 miles west of the city of Kodiak. A de Havilland DHC2 Beaver owned by Island Air crashed sometime around 11:30 or 11:45 a.m., according to Anchorage regional chief Clint Johnson of the National Transportation Safety Board. The aircraft was carrying a pilot and two passengers. According to a Coast Guard ...
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Council puts off break with KIB over inspections
The Kodiak City Council again postponed a motion to terminate the memorandum of agreement between the city and the Kodiak Island Borough for building inspection services, Thursday at its regular meeting. The city currently provides building inspection services to borough residents, but that agreement came into question for the city following the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly’s decision to revert to 1997 uniform b...
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Special Olympics opens new bocce court for all
The local Special Olympics bocce athletes have practiced in backyards and on gravel, but now they have a brand new court to use to prepare for games. “I like the new court,” said Julia Wiley, a Special Olympics bocce player. “Before we had grass, bumps, and it was harder where we used to play.” Wiley said she enjoys teaching other people how to play the sport. She got her chance during the court dedication, Saturd...
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UPDATE: Three onboard plane that crashed near Uganik
Update, 5:00 p.m., Friday, Sept. 9 One person is seriously injured and the condition of two others is unknown after a floatplane carrying three people crashed near Uganik Lake, according to the National Transportation Safety Board's Alaska regional office chief Clint Johnson. Chief Jim Mullican of the Kodiak Fire Department said the department's ambulances transported "three critical patients from the Coast Guard ...
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Longer growing season
Ripe blueberries hang on a bush near Kodiak College, Wednesday. The Kodiak archipelago had the warmest summer since statewide record-keeping began in 1925, according to a Tuesday announcement from the National Weather Service. Southwest Alaska and the western Gulf of Alaska coast saw the warmest June through August period. The announcement cited preliminary information from the National Centers for Environmental I...
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Teachers to offer classical concert
Kodiak’s music teachers will perfrom this weekend, striving to keep themselves in practice and bring more classical music to Kodiak. “Many music teachers grow to be fantastic players in college, and then as they’re teaching, they spend all their time doing that and slowly lose their ability to play,” said Walter Muelling, director of orchestras for the Kodiak Island Borough School District. “I wanted to both show ...
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Man faces multiple assault charges
A Kodiak man who was indicted on six charges, including first-degree sexual assault, in April is scheduled for a change of plea hearing in Kodiak court Monday. Adrian Sala, 25, was charged with one count of first-degree sexual assault, one count of second-degree sexual assault, one count of second-degree assault, two counts of third-degree assault and one count of kidnapping. According to court documents, the char...
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