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Kodiak pulls together
So you remember last week I was talking about how the community should get together to fight crime? How we should pull together online and in groups for a common purpose? Turns out Kodiak knows how to do that. Last Thursday night when I got the text that there was a fire in Chiniak, I of course didn’t know its seriousness or extent. Until I started seeing the first photos pop up on Friends of Kodiak. Pretty much i...
Sep 02, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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17-year-old crowned rodeo's top female rider
Before the start of the Kodiak State Fair and Rodeo, Dakota Evans encountered a major problem — a stubborn horse. Ivory, her 7-year-old horse, wouldn’t stop bucking and kicking. Call it stage fright. When the lights went on, Ivory became the star of the show. “She completely turned around for it,” said Evans, who was pretty good herself. Evans, 17, rode her pal Ivory to the all-around cowgirl title, an award given...
Sep 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sea Stories: Whaling for NASA on the Tom and Al
In last month’s column, I wrote about a 1914 expedition to the high Arctic whose people were rescued by the King and Winge, a historic fishing vessel known to many in Kodiak as a crab fishing boat, from the 1970s until it sank in the Bering Sea in 1994. Not quite as famous, but still well known in Kodiak and similar in looks to the King and Winge, was the Tom and Al, which had its own colorful life. Launched as th...
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KAC welcomes three new directors at annual meeting
The Kodiak Arts Council welcomed three new members to its board of directors following elections during the organization’s annual meeting, Sunday at the Kodiak Public Library. New to the board are Ella Saltonstall, Marc Ignacio and Barbara Russell. They join continuing directors Cece Esparza, Melony Lechner, Mike Wall, Veronica Costa-Bolton, Wes Hanna, Skip Bolton, Laurie Murdock, Anthony White and Mary Beth Loewe...
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Kodiak man sentenced in 2008 fatal hit-and-run
A Kodiak man will serve four years in jail for a hit-and run that led to the death of a homeless man on Pillar Mountain in 2008. He will also serve six years for perjury and criminal mischief. Bradford Blondin was sentenced Thursday. Blondin, 27, pleaded guilty in May to criminally negligent homicide as part of a plea deal with state prosecutors for the death of 43-year-old Justin McGriff. Judge Steve Cole sentenc...
Aug 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rodeo and state fair set for this weekend
Summer fun isn’t quite over yet. The annual Kodiak Rodeo and State Fair takes place this weekend with bucking broncos, fair food and exhibits of locally made, grown and raised products and animals. If the fair and rodeo seems a bit early this year, that’s because it is. Rodeo and fair board president Bonnie Stratman said the event would be occurring one week early because the people who come in from off island are...
Aug 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Winter ferry schedule released, cancellation/change fees increase
The Alaska Marine Highway System has released the winter schedule for all Alaska ferries and announced an updated cancellation and change fee system requiring immediate payment for all trips. According to the online schedule, Kodiak will see the Tustumena make trips from Kodiak to Homer about three times per week for most of the winter. The Tustumena will also be making trips connecting Ouzinkie and Port Lions res...
Aug 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Focusing on transition to motherhood: Betsy Lund
This is the second piece in a series focusing on working to find a balance with motherhood, exercise, work, time for self, etc. This series includes perspective from several local moms on their experiences and what has or hasn't worked for them in the journey of motherhood. Today's featured mom is longtime Kodiak resident Betsy Lund. She is a mother of two children, both younger than four. Betsy is also an athlete...
Aug 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local government addresses bycatch management impacts
The Kodiak City Council passed a letter commenting on an environmental impact statement for Gulf of Alaska trawl bycatch management at its Wednesday special meeting, while the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly is scheduled to consider an identical letter at its special meeting tonight. The Kodiak Fisheries Work Group discussed and approved the letter Wednesday morning. “Recently, the National Marine Fisheries Service...
Aug 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Museum gains new submarine model
The Kodiak Military History Museum has a new model of a World War II Japanese submarine made by a volunteer. The Japanese I-25 carried a small floatplane that was launched from the submarine’s deck. During one patrol, the Yokosuka E14Y “Glen” plane flew over Kodiak on a reconnaissance mission unnoticed by the Americans. Abercrombie volunteer Chuck Meitle built the submarine out of yellow cedar. The replica is comp...
Aug 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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