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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...
Apr 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
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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...
Apr 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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Music students qualify for state, prepare for world premier
Almost three dozen Kodiak music students qualified to head to state during a regional competition, and the students are also preparing for upcoming spring concerts. The Kodiak Island Borough School District’s orchestra, choir and band will be performing during the next three weeks. Kicking off the three-week KIBSD in Concert series is the orchestra, which will be performing a new piece, titled “Thrall,” composed j...
Apr 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak-area VPSO catches flight and fellow passenger
A roving Kodiak-area village public safety officer caught both his flight to Kodiak Tuesday and a fellow passenger who drove next to the plane while visibly drunk, officials said. VPSO coordinator T.C. Kamai said Cpl. Roger Ouellette was boarding a flight operated by a local air carrier in Larsen Bay when he saw Guy Potter, 56, of Fresno, California, drive up to the plane and get out of the vehicle while showing s...
Apr 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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School board hears about health, social studies curriculums
The Kodiak Island Borough School District School Board heard from educators about the social studies curriculum, which is up for review, and expanded health offerings for middle school students next year. “We’re planning on one of two options right now,” said Kodiak Middle School principal Jethro Jones during the school board’s Monday work session. “We’ll either have health as a full quarter for sixth and seventh ...
Apr 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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