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HEALTHY KODIAK: Beware the burp that never comes to be
A few weeks ago, our topic was a review of some common causes of upper abdominal pain. There are several things that can cause pain of the upper abdomen. One of those things is the gallbladder. The gallbladder is what I’d like to share information with you about today. The gallbladder is an organ we usually don’t think about unless it’s causing problems. It lives in the upper right side of the abdomen, often almos...
Aug 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Launch test could happen this fall
A new launch vehicle-development company has announced it will launch from the Pacific Spaceport Complex Alaska as soon as this fall. Vector Space Systems CEO Jim Cantrell confirmed the start-up company will perform a test launch from Kodiak’s PSCA, calling it “as definite as things get definite.” Kodiak’s PSCA complex is “pretty key to our plans,” he said. The launch is part of a 21 launch agreement between Vecto...
Aug 09, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sea Stories: Michael Healy, captain of the Revenue Cutter Bear
In 1999, the Coast Guard commissioned a new cutter, the Healy, a 420-foot icebreaker, and named it in honor of Michael Healy, the famed U.S. Revenue Service captain who served in Alaskan waters in the late 19th century. The Coast Guard proudly claims the cutter is named for the first African American to command a revenue cutter, but like much of the history of race in America, Healy’s story is more complicated tha...
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Widows of CG shooting sue US govt
The widows of two men shot dead at the Coast Guard Communications Station in 2012 are suing the United States of America for wrongful death. Petty Officer 1st Class James Hopkins and civilian employee Richard Belisle, a retired member of the Coast Guard, were killed by their co-worker, civilian employee James Wells on April 12, 2012. Wells was found guilty of the murders in April 2014, and is currently serving fou...
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Karluk chapel seeks to improve roof
The Russian Orthodox chapel in Karluk is on the list of the 10 most endangered historic properties in Alaska for 2016 in hopes of raising awareness and potentially funding for it’s damaged roof. The Ascension of our Lord Chapel in Karluk has made the Alaska Association of Historic Properties list five times, according to Allegra Hamer, administrator with AAHP. “It has to do with its roof, that the roof failed insp...
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KIB lobbyist: Ask for cutters, fed refuge funds
In an update to the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly on Thursday, Washington, D.C., lobbyist Brad Gilman told the assembly to consider sending a letter asking the Coast Guard command to base some of the new cutters now under construction in Kodiak. “What we would do is draft a letter to the commandant that kind of makes the case for why Kodiak has the capacity for national security cutters and offshore patrol cutter...
Aug 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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One Otmeloi vote ordinance passes, one postponed
Service Area 1 voters and Otmeloi Way residents will choose whether to expand the service area and take over ownership of the road, but whether voters will choose to create a lighting district for Otmeloi will wait another week for a decision. The two vote ordinances are both related to planned upgrades including paving and adding sidewalks and lighting to Otmeloi Way. The state currently is responsible for the ro...
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Council to discuss consolidation
The Kodiak City Council has a full schedule for Tuesday’s work session, which includes discussions on borough and city government consolidation and the fate of a memorandum of agreement between the city and borough for building inspection services. Council will discuss an initiative that placed Kodiak Island Borough and city of Kodiak government consolidation up for a public vote in the next election. Last week, t...
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Restored searchlight comes home to Kodiak
A World War II searchlight, lovingly researched and restored by state park volunteers arrived Thursday at the Kodiak Military History Museum. Retired machinist and tool-and-die maker Chuck Meitle and retired teacher Nancy Meitle have volunteered with Alaska State Parks for seven years and at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park in Kodiak for five. They found the searchlight in a field of searchlights in Oregon, ...
Aug 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Assembly asks voters whether to pursue consolidation
With a unanimous vote, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly approved submitting a question regarding consolidation to the borough voters at the upcoming election. Borough voters will see the question, “Should the Kodiak Island Borough pursue the idea of consolidating the Kodiak Island Borough and the City of Kodiak into a single unit of government?” on the October 4 ballot. No one commented during the public hearing...
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