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New ride provider a hit at festival
Attendees enjoyed this year’s Crab Fest and enjoyed the rides provided by Tons of Fun Entertainment, according to survey results recently published by the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce. The results indicated that people may have had low expectations for the festival because Golden Wheel Amusements did not bring the carnival rides that have long been a staple. Over half of the people surveyed, 64 percent, said Crab Fe...
Jul 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Community archaeology project gets digging today
A band of amateur archaeologists are getting their hands dirty and shovels poised for discovery when the Alutiiq Museum’s community archaeology program begins today in the Womens Bay area. Led by Patrick Saltonstall, the museum’s curator of archaeology, the program takes community members and turns them into archaeologists to help Saltonstall and museum staff excavate and research historic sites around Kodiak. The...
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Helicopter rescues injured seaman
A Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued an injured man Saturday after he suffered injuries from a chemical exposure aboard the Horizon Kodiak. The MH-60 Jawhawk crew rescued the 39-year-old man from the cargo ship in the Gulf of Alaska, about 160 miles east of Kodiak, and transported him to Kodiak for medical attention. He was listed in stable condition. The Coast Guard received the medevac request Saturday morning ...
Jul 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Work may lead to discolored water today
Residents in parts of Kodiak may notice discolored water today when city crews start work on a water flushing system on Rezanof Drive. The city’s public works and fire department will start work on the system at 1 p.m. today in the 3400 block of Rezenof. Areas possibly affected by the flushing include Woody Way, Sitkinak Drive and Woodland Acres through Sharatin Road. All water used in the flushing system and all ...
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Assembly OKs emergency generators for schools
At their July 17 meeting, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly passed an ordinance to fund emergency generators for four Kodiak schools and moved forward an ordinance to allow voters to decide whether the borough will issue bonds to finance repairs on school facilities. As the first item under new business, the assembly unanimously authorized a contract for emergency generators for the Port Lions, Karluk, Old Harbor...
Jul 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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2 arrested on drug charges
Alaska State Troopers arrested two 21-year-olds on drug charges after a traffic stop last week, and summoned a juvenile into court for drug charges on July 5. On July 10, troopers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation near the intersection of Carroll Way and Spruce Cape Road, according to a trooper report. One of the passengers, Steven Macinko was on probation for a prior charge of theft in the second degree a...
Jul 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Former Kodiakan in band competing for record deal
A theoretical neuroscientist, a husband and father, and a musician in a psychedelic band. That’s former Kodiakan Keegan Keplinger, 33, who is part of the band Luop Garou that is currently competing for a record deal with Sony Music UK. Keplinger grew up in Kodiak, as part of a commercially fishing family. He spent a couple summers fishing, but then decided academia was more his speed. He attended the University of...
Jul 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bars raise money in cancer fight
Bartenders at two different locales in Kodiak might have been visible from a long way off Saturday due to the hot pink shirts they were wearing to advertise a cancer fundraiser. Male and female bartenders alike at Tropic’s Lounge and the Kodiak Island Brewery participated in the “Tips for Tatas — Saving Second Base” party. The event raised monies for the American Cancer Society’s Kodiak Relay for Life coming up la...
Jul 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Students to learn about safety and responsibility at boot-camp
Students have the chance to learn about caring for others at the Youth Responder Boot-camp this Saturday. The camp is provided by Safety Net Training of Kodiak through the American Red Cross. Kids will learn about leadership training, the business of babysitting, caring for persons of all ages, outdoor safety skills, recognizing abuse or neglect, community-wide disaster planning and community shelter awareness. Th...
Jul 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Locals kayak around Afognak Island
Some people cruise the Caribbean to celebrate being empty-nesters. Paul Zimmer and Tia Leber took their own kind of cruise — around Afognak Island in a wooden double kayak that Zimmer built. For the last several years, Zimmer, 53, and Leber, 55, have taken weeklong trips. They’ve kayaked around the west side of Kodiak Island and visited people at set net sites. “One of my favorite things in the summer is to go pad...
Jul 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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