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Judge sets sentencing date for 2 Kodiakans
Sentencing is scheduled in the next couple of weeks for two Kodiak residents who were originally charged with kidnapping, assault, theft and several misconduct involving a controlled substance charges. Jami Gibson, 40, and Phillip Gibson, 39, along with Julian Valdez, 28, were arrested last May after Alaska State Troopers investigated the kidnapping of three male campers ages 17, 21 and 23 and the beating of one o...
Apr 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Intermittent Bells Flats road closures start Monday
Two roads in Bells Flats will experience intermittent closures for the next six weeks for culvert replacement, according to a Kodiak Island Borough release. During the closures, culverts under Bells Flats Road and Lake Orbin Drive near Salmonberry Drive will be replaced starting Monday through May 30. The roads will be closed for three to five day intervals during which no pedestrian or vehicle access will be allo...
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Kodiak students learn about natural resources
Using fake bear spray, dissecting a live crab, counting tree rings and much more were all part of the 2015 annual Envirothon. The local Envirothon is a learning experience for students taking the natural resources class at Kodiak High School and those involved in Future Farmers of America, about 60 in all. It’s also practice for the students who will be heading off to the state Envirothon in Anchorage next week in...
Apr 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Remains of missing pilot found; Kodiak Coast Guard chopper, plane joined search
The Coast Guard suspended its search for a missing pilot near Perry Island in Prince William Sound after his remains were discovered Wednesday evening, a news release said. 
The news release said the crew of the Alaska State Trooper vessel Churchhill located and recovered the man's remains and the wreckage of his Cessna 180 airplane partially submerged along the coast of Culross Island. "It is never easy when a se...
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Henry's makes you jump for kangaroo meat
Like most long-time Kodiak residents, I have lost track of how many times off-island visitors asked me, “So where do you go for a good ’roo burger around here?” This week, the good people at Henry’s Great Alaskan Restaurant put an end to the shame-faced silence that used to follow such questions by adding a range of exotic meats to their menu. Supplies of kangaroo sold out quickly when the new weekly special selec...
Apr 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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KANA gets ambulatory care accreditation
Kodiak — The Kodiak Area Native Association announced Tuesday that it has achieved accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care. Accreditation distinguishes our local nonprofit health and social services provider from many other outpatient facilities by providing the highest quality of care to its patients as determined by an independent, external process of evaluation. Status as an ac...
Apr 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Orthodox faithful welcome the Resurrection early in the morning
A darkened church, filled with people anticipating the moment when the lights would come on, illuminating the array of flowers, the linen-covered icon stands and the crowd that gathered there. This is the way it was around midnight Saturday at Holy Resurrection Orthodox Cathedral. The faithful left the dark church and walked around the building three times solemnly singing “Thy Resurrection O Christ our Savior, th...
Apr 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Assembly tackles fireworks issues, will consider ban at two beaches
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly will consider modifying the fireworks laws to ban fireworks at two beaches close to town that get many complaints, officials said. A resident said during an assembly meeting that the problem gets worse each year and the fireworks are “out of control” at Mill Bay Beach. She said she has nothing against fireworks and doesn’t want them banned altogether, but believes Mill Bay Beach ...
Apr 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Council approves compost facility construction
The Kodiak City Council approved funds and awarded a contract for the construction of a new facility for composting bio-solids. The contract was awarded to Brechan Enterprises for $3.39 million. Before awarding the contract, the council approved the addition of a $3 million loan from the Alaska Clean Water Fund to the project budget for a total funding of $7.2 million. “The project currently has $3.3 million avail...
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Brass band promises fun and laughs
A brass quintet from Mexico will bring a wide variety of music and a fun performance with audience interaction and fun. The Metales M5 will perform classical, pop and original pieces on Sunday and Monday, said Katie Oliver, the executive director of the Kodiak Arts Council, which is bringing Metales M5 to Kodiak as part of the council’s Performing Arts Series. Staff members of the arts council found the quintet at...
Apr 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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