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Coast Guard reports more pilots dazzled by backyard lasers
Coast Guard pilots are used to flying through weather that would terrify ordinary pilots. But now, Coast Guard pilots are facing a new challenge: lasers. According to statistics from the Federal Aviation Administration, the number of reported laser strikes on aircraft have grown from 283 in 2005 to 3,591 in 2011. Lt. j.g. Ryan McCue, a pilot at Coast Guard Air Station Houston, shared his experience in a story publ...
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Beer run turns into beer fall for alleged thief
A Kodiak man allegedly tried to steal two six-packs of beer from the basement of Henry’s Restaurant but fell during his attempted escape. Dennis Fathke, 58, was arraigned in Kodiak district court Wednesday on one count of second-degree burglary, one count of third-degree theft and three counts of violating conditions of release. The burglary charge is a class C felony punishable by up to five years in prison and a...
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Alutiiq Museum gets boost from Rasmuson Foundation
For 600 years, artifacts from a prehistoric Alutiiq village were preserved by the muddy, swampy bottomlands of the Karluk River. In the 1980s and 1990s, these artifacts sparked a Renaissance of Alutiiq culture and history. Last week, the Rasmuson Foundation announced a $127,000 grant to the Alutiiq Museum which will allow the museum to preserve and protect Karluk One artifacts and others. The grant will fund new c...
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WWII-era bomb washes up on Chignik beach
It was a little early to have a blast for July Fourth, but no one is complaining after a WWII-era Russian firebomb was cleared from a Chignik beach. On Monday, a pair of explosive ordinance technicians from the 716th Explosive Ordinance Disposal Company, based at Fort Richardson, blew up a 50-kilogram (110-pound) aerial bomb that washed up on a beach near Chignik on the Alaska Peninsula. “I've been up here three y...
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June was second-hottest in 75 years
June 2013 will go into the record books as the second-warmest in 75 years and seventh-warmest all time, according to the National Weather Service. Altogether, Kodiak had an average June temperature of 53.8 degrees, more than 4 degrees above last year’s average. The monthly mark ties June 1924 as the seventh-warmest since recordkeeping began. The warmest June, according to records kept by the National Weather Servi...
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Accused drug dealer found with meth
A Kodiak man who pleaded guilty in March to dealing drugs was found in possession of methamphetamine last week, police say. Edwin Cagaoan, 48, was arraigned in Kodiak district court on June 27 on one count of fourth-degree possession of a controlled substance, a class C felony punishable by up to five years in jail and a $10,000 fine. According to court documents, an officer picked up Cagaoan on June 26 to transpo...
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Old Harbor digs offer new clues into Kodiak’s past
A project building the future of air travel in Old Harbor has provided never-before-seen clues into Kodiak’s past. Archaeologists from the Alutiiq Museum have returned from six and a half weeks of work on a trio of sites demolished as part of a runway expansion project. Ahead of the bulldozers, the museum crew found artifacts dating as much as 7,200 years old, including remnants of what may be the oldest seal smok...
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Smoking ban passes first vote
With a 6-1 vote, the Kodiak Island Borough assembly pushed a controversial ban on public smoking past its first hurdle. Tuesday night's vote merely means the proposal will come back in two weeks for what undoubtedly will be a hotly contested second vote. If approved at that meeting, the ban would come before voters in the borough's October municipal election. While Tuesday night's vote has limited long-term meanin...
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KEA board authorizes $10 million for backup’s backup diesel
“Better safe than sorry” could be the motto of the Kodiak Electric Association. On Thursday, the electric cooperative’s board of directors unanimously voted to allow CEO Darron Scott to borrow up to $10 million to purchase a new 4.4 megawatt emergency diesel generator. The generator will act as a backup’s backup, supplying power in case the Terror Lake hydroelectric power plant goes down at the same time one of th...
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Liquor store planned for Olds River Inn
Fred and Mary Barber have announced plans for a new addition at the Olds River Inn — a liquor store. If the store’s license approved by the state’s Alcoholic Beverage Control board, it would be the first new liquor store to open on the Kodiak road system in more than a decade. “It's a perfect location for a package store out here,” Mary Barber said by phone. “We're hoping that we don't have any resistance over it....
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