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Budget cuts slice into battle against drugs
Success in the fight against drugs in Kodiak may slow in the midst of the Alaska state budget crisis. In October 2015, approximately 250 community members attended a community drug forum sponsored by the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce. “I think it was a worthwhile event,” said public defender Amanda Harber, who was on the panel at the forum. “I was encouraged by the turnout.” Despite high community engagement, however...
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SWAB looks to redirect excess food
In an effort to feed the hungry and divert products away from the landfill, the borough Solid Waste Advisory Board will send a letter to all stores and restaurants to ask for clarity about their food donation policy. Jeff Stewart, a newly appointed member of SWAB who also volunteers at the Food Bank, said many businesses already donate to charitable organizations such as the Food Bank food that is still good but p...
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Bowe’s bail set at $500K in weekend shooting
The man accused of shooting and killing another man on Sunday was arraigned Monday at the Kodiak courthouse with bail set at $500,000. Matt Bowe, 28, of Washington state allegedly shot and killed Welton “Dan” Daniel Albers, 28, of Texas onboard a fishing vessel in St. Herman Harbor early Sunday morning. During his arraignment on a charge of murder in the first degree before judge Steve Cole, Bowe was appointed a p...
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Sea Stories: All saved in big rescue from Prinsendam fire
Just after midnight on Saturday, Oct. 4, 1980, a fire broke out in the engine room of the 427-foot Prinsendam, a Holland America cruise ship with 320 mostly elderly passengers, and 200 Indonesian crewmen and Dutch officers on board. The ship was 150 miles south of Yakutat on a 20-day cruise from Vancouver to Singapore. The fire, that might have started when a fuel line sprayed diesel onto hot exhaust pipes, went q...
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CG dinner moves to Feb. 20
A 26-year Kodiak tradition is moving from October to February, aiming to jibe better with the Coast Guard’s transfer season. The annual Coast Guard appreciation event sponsored by the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce is set for Feb. 20 at the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center. Chamber executive director Trevor Brown said many of the people the event intends to honor for work during the previous year have already left the ...
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Report: Trees in borough parcel likely to die
Kodiak Island Borough-owned land that received fire damage in the August 2015 Twin Creeks Fire will likely see a lot of the trees dying, according to an assessment commissioned by the borough. The borough hired Joe Stanley of Washington state-based NorthWind Forest Consultants to conduct an assessment of the borough’s 800 fire-damaged acres near Chiniak. The report provided on Feb. 4 states 10 percent of the trees...
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Update: Shooting victim named
The man shot dead Sunday onboard a fishing vessel in St. Herman harbor was Welton Daniel Albers, 25, of Houston, Texas, according to a news release from the Kodiak Police Department. Matt Bowe, 28, was arrested early Sunday and charged with first-degree murder. An arraignment was scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Monday.
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Police report 1 dead in Dog Bay shooting
Kodiak police arrested Matt Bowe, 28, of Washington state Sunday and charged him with murder, according to a Kodiak Police Department release. “At approximately 12:40 a.m., the Kodiak Police Department responded to reports of an individual who had been shot in the Saint Herman Harbor,” according to the report. “Responding officers contacted several witnesses and found an unresponsive male who was bleeding from sev...
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Jayhawk pilot awarded DFC
The Billiken Theater on U.S. Coast Guard Base Kodiak was bustling Friday morning as Lt. John D. Hess received the Distinguished Flying Cross, the highest military honor in aviation, for a rescue in Cape Cod, Mass. Images onscreen showed a rescue swimmer looking down from a helicopter to a distressed boat and a tumultuous sea below. The footage took Hess, that helicopter’s pilot, back to Feb. 15, 2015. “Every time ...
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Assembly approves 6-month fish analyst renewal offer
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly approved offering a six-month contract extension with their joint city of Kodiak and borough fisheries analyst instead of approving a one-year extension. At the Thursday meeting, assembly member Dennis Symmons moved to the extension, something that would have to be approved by the city and the analyst, Heather McCarty, before going into effect. Before the vote, assembly member Me...
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