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Coast Guard responds to a pair of fishing incidents
All five crewmen from the 58-foot fishing boat Kodiak Isle are safe today after being plucked from a Sitkinak Island beach early Thursday morning. In a separate incident southwest of Kodiak Island, a crab fisherman was pulled overboard and is believed dead. In the day's first incident, Kevin O'Leary of the Kodiak Isle said his green-painted fishing boat was en route to Alitak via Sitkinak Strait when it developed ...
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AAC to seek capital support and operational funding
The Alaska Aerospace Corporation is again seeking state support as it tries to cover a gap in its launch schedule. Last winter, the Alaska Legislature approved $8 million in operational support for the state-owned aerospace corporation. This winter, the corporation hopes to gain capital support as well as operational funding. While a major expansion of the Kodiak Launch Complex is planned in the next few years, no...
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Kodiak man gets five years for sexual assault
A Kodiak man will spend five years in jail for sexual assault. Jeremy John Rogers, 22, pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree sexual assault on Sept. 18. Rogers originally faced three additional counts of first-degree sexual assault, but his charges were reduced in a plea deal. Rogers received 15 years, with 10 years suspended, and a fine of $12,500, with $10,000 suspended. He will be on probation for 10 yea...
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High school project faces tall challenge to stay on schedule
The new Kodiak High School project has no project manager and no construction manager, but architect Tony Yorba said the high school is still on track for substantial groundbreaking in April. “I think this looks achievable in terms of the start dates,” Yorba said Wednesday. The design of the $80 million high school expansion and renovation project is 95 percent complete, and Yorba spoke Monday with the Kodiak Isla...
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Air Station Kodiak honored for rescues
Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak will be honored today with the 2012 Coast Guard Foundation Award for Heroism after conducting two simultaneous rescues of fishing vessels during severe weather conditions in January. "When you look at the case it really is extraordinary actions under extreme circumstances," said Jennifer Fyke, spokesperson for the Coast Guard Foundation. "It's almost a no-brainer to pick a group like...
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Group completes journey through Northwest Passage
Sailing through the Northwest Passage is like taking a history course, or so says Mark van de Weg, who just did it. Weg and a crew of five others sailed the 49-foot sailboat Jonathan through the Northwest Passage over the summer. He arrived in Kodiak last Friday after completing the four-and-a-half month journey. "It's really great because you sail through history," Weg said. "All these expeditions tried to find t...
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Election results official
The Kodiak Island Borough and city of Kodiak have counted the final questioned and absentee ballots from Oct. 2's municipal election, and while the vote totals have changed, the results have not. On the borough assembly, Aaron Griffin will replace Jerrol Friend, and on the city council, Rich Walker will replace Mark Anthony Vizcocho. Before Wednesday's final count, the race between Vizcocho and Walker was all but ...
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Kodiak man guilty of possessing methamphetamine
A Kodiak man will serve three months in jail for methamphetamine possession. Dennis Vargas, 38, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance, a class C felony, on Sept. 18. Vargas originally faced two counts of possession of a controlled substance, failure to appear for a felony charge, and one fourth-degree assault count, but his charges were reduced in a plea deal. Vargas received 24 months with 21 mon...
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Sven Haakanson receives another award
Acclaimed Alutiiq Museum director Sven Haakanson Jr. has picked up another award. On Wednesday, the Alaska Humanities Forum announced that Haakanson has been named one of three recipients of the governor's Distinguished Service to the Humanities Award. The annual honor is given to "citizens and organizations who exemplify devotion to the humanities and create great art," an announcement from the humanities forum s...
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Tuesday's City Council work session canceled
The Kodiak City Council’s regularly scheduled work session was canceled Tuesday after two councilmen and Mayor Pat Branson became stuck in Anchorage by fog. Councilmen Terry Haines and John Whiddon testified earlier in the week at the meeting of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council, as did Mayor Branson and Kodiak Island Borough Mayor Jerome Selby. Tuesday’s meeting had been scheduled to include a discussi...
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