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Alaskan youth nominated as heroes
This summer, Alaskan youth are being nominated as heroes for making a difference in their community. It’s for the Summer of Heroes program by Boys and Girls Clubs-Alaska and Alaska Communications. The program recognizes five youths between ages 6 and 18 and one child of an Alaska Communications employee who have made a difference in their community. This can be through volunteering or fundraising work for a cause,...
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Kodiak cost of living data: expensive haircuts, cheap movies
Kodiak has one of the highest costs of living compared with other locales in the U.S., — especially when it comes to haircuts and rentals. Alaska’s cost of living bumped up over in the last year while Kodiak is still ranks as one the most expensive cities in the U.S. to live. According to a report from the Alaska Department of Labor and Economic Development, Alaska was the fourth costliest state in the country, be...
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New owners at Island Hydraulics
While Wikipedia defines hydraulics as “a topic in applied science and engineering dealing with the mechanical properties of liquids,” Lucas Baxter sees hydraulics as a world unto itself best off practiced through experience. Baxter and his wife Aimra just took over Island Hydraulics, one of the city’s oldest hydraulics machine shops, in June. He said the shop sells Wexler winches, “probably the best winch on the m...
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Troopers make July 4 meth and pot bust
Alaska State Troopers reported Tuesday a significant drug bust after a traffic stop, bringing the total of seized drugs value to $300,000 in the last year. AST reported it stopped a 2003 Dodge Truck near mile 3 of the Chiniak Highway for a traffic offense. The troopers report claimed the driver of the vehicle, Loren Delacruz, 24, of Kodiak, was found to be on adult probation for the prior offense of attempted robb...
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Troopers seeking information on hit-and-run of teen
A hit-and-run left a 14-year-old girl injured on Thursday after a truck reportedly struck her on Neva Way. Alaska State Troopers are still searching for the vehicle. A troopers report said the girl was riding her bike when the truck hit her. The report said that the driver fled the scene, not stopping or assisting the biker after the hit. The truck was described as a maroon Ford with KVOK Crab Festival stickers on...
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Kodiak hosts four festivities for Fourth
Four locales around the island hosted Fourth of July festivities on Friday, with Port Lions grabbing the lion’s share of the excitement for its event on the day. By some counts well over a hundred showed up in Port Lions, while Kodiak’s parade was smaller than other years. Chiniak had more parade participants than spectators and was the most patriotically arrayed while Old Harbor had a visit by the mega yacht rece...
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Kodiak teen falls from cliff at White Sands
A Kodiak teenager fell from a cliff at White Sands Beach and was transported to Anchorage for treatment of “significant injuries.” Alaska State Troopers reported that he had been part of a hiking party but got separated from the group when he fell. “We got a call a little before 2 p.m. in the afternoon on July 5 about a 14-year-old boy that fell off a cliff in an area that is locally referred to as White Sands Bea...
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Stevens announces he won’t run again, votes against comments rules
Kodiak Island Borough Assembly member Mel Stephens announced he would not be seeking re-election when his term ends in October, saying the assembly would benefit from “new blood.” Stephens encouraged community members at the assembly’s regular meeting July 3 to consider running for a seat in the assembly or the Kodiak City Council this fall, and asked that they consider serving a single term. Stevens also voiced d...
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Private fireworks sales booming for Fourth
Fireworks sellers are doing a brisk business just in time for Independence Day celebrations. Since Kodiak will not have a public fireworks display, residents will have to put on their own shows. And if the pops, booms and bangs in the evening working up to July 4 are any indication, Kodiakans are well-stocked for the holiday. The only place in Kodiak where fireworks are for sale is Les n’ Dan’s, located across the...
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Golf course future lies with base commander
Golfing in Kodiak may continue after this year. The Coast Guard told the Daily Mirror on Wednesday that it has not made a decision on what it is going to do with the Bear Valley Golf Course on Anton Larsen Road. The decision to close the nine-hole golf course or keep it open will come after the 2014 golf season ends, Coast Guard District 17 public affairs officer Lt. Veronica Colbath said. “I know there has been i...
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