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Kodiak sees flu as season spikes in Alaska
The flu has arrived in Kodiak as influenza season spikes across Alaska. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported that flu cases in the state didn’t rise above 20 until the first week of December. In the last few weeks, that number has risen dramatically. According to the Alaska Department of Epidemiology, there have been 177 reports of influenza in December, up from 47 cases in November. Most flu cases go unreporte...
Dec 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Man injured on Shuyak Island medevaced to Kodiak
The Coast Guard medevaced a man who slipped and fell on ice on Shuyak Island on Tuesday. According to a release from the Alaska State Troopers, The United States Coast Guard notified Alaska State Troopers of the injured man around 3 p.m. Tuesday. The investigation revealed the 27-year-old man from Alabama had fallen between five to eight feet onto ice at Port Williams on Shuyak Island, located approximately 50 mil...
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Weather causes accidents
Three people are recovering after a severe traffic accident that briefly blocked the Chiniak Highway at Deadman’s Curve on Christmas Eve. The accident was the biggest result of the snowfall that gave Kodiak a white Christmas but slickened streets and tied up traffic. According to the Alaska State Troopers, 26-year-old Rogelio Hernandez was driving his 2008 Nissan Rogue when he crossed the center line of the highwa...
Dec 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fireworks legal for next week
If you’ve been itching to light a few fountains or rockets, now is the time to do it. Fireworks are legal in the Kodiak Island Borough through Jan. 1. Under Kodiak Island Borough code, using fireworks is legal without a permit from Dec. 26 through New Year’s Day and during one month in the summer (June 15 to July 15). Fireworks must be used outside city limits. While fireworks are allowed for the next week, Baysid...
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Man injures knee in shooting
A 33-year-old Kodiak man shot himself in the knee with a stolen .44-magnum pistol while allegedly drinking and driving Dec. 19. The name of the man has not been released, pending charges. According to an Alaska State Troopers press release, on Dec. 20, the Kodiak Police Department notified troopers of a possible shooting that occurred the night before. The troopers’ investigation revealed a 33-year-old Kodiak man ...
Dec 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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State-waters cod quota to climb in 2014
Kodiak fishermen will have more chances to catch cod in state waters in 2014. On Tuesday, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced a quota of 14.63 million pounds of Pacific cod in Kodiak-area state waters. The state-waters quota is derived from federal quotas approved by the North Pacific Fishery Management council earlier this month. Fishermen had a quota of 13.58 million pounds in 2013. The state-waters...
Dec 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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'Love locks' decorate Kodiak bridge
They're locks of love, inspiration and memories. Take a stroll down the sidewalk atop Fred Zharoff Memorial Bridge, and you too might feel inspired looking at the padlocks known as “love locks” that sporadically decorate the safety fence. Similar to the “love locks” on the famous Pont des Arts pedestrian bridge in Paris, more than 30 locks decorate Kodiak’s only major bridge. The idea is simple: couples write thei...
Dec 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Study: 18 percent of Kodiak is military
Eighteen percent of Kodiak’s population is employed by the military or a military dependent, according to a new study by the Alaska Department of Labor. The study, reported in this month’s issue of Alaska Economic Trends magazine, identifies the Kodiak Island Borough as the No. 3 borough in Alaska in terms of military employment. Just under 23 percent of the Fairbanks North Star Borough is military, while 21.9 per...
Dec 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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GCI to buy more Alaska TV stations
Cable company GCI is buying more Alaska television broadcasters. This month, GCI announced plans to buy all three CBS affiliates in Southeast Alaska: KTNL in Sitka, KXLJ in Juneau, and KUBD in Ketchikan. If the purchase is approved by the Federal Communications Commission, GCI will own most of the commercial television stations in Southeast Alaska. Earlier this year, GCI finalized the purchase of three other Alask...
Dec 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Museum holds poster contest for earthquake art
What comes to mind when you think about the 1964 Good Friday earthquake and tsunami? The Baranov Museum wants people to put their memories and impressions of the event on paper for a poster contest honoring the 50th anniversary of the event. “It’s a cool way to get the word out, since March 27 is the 50th anniversary,” museum executive director Tiffany Brunson said. Brunson said the contest goes hand in hand with ...
Dec 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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