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May 26 2009
Busy Weekend for Coast Guard PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 26 May 2009

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            A helicopter crew from Air Station Kodiak hoisted an ailing man from a cruise ship south of Cold Bay on Monday. It was one of two medevacs from cruise ships in Alaska water over the Memorial Day weekend.

            Around 3 p.m. Monday the Coast Guard was notified by the crew of the Silver Shadow that a 58-year-old man had internal bleeding and was in need of medical treatment. An MH-60 Jayhawk was launched and located the ship about three hours later. A rescue swimmer was lowered to the cruise ship and evaluated the patient before hoisting him into the hovering chopper. The man was then delivered to a waiting life flight jet at the Sand Point airport a little after 8 p.m. The rescue swimmer, Petty Officer Erik Pointer, said good communication between the air crew and the ship's doctor made for a smooth medevac.

            The other medevac was on Saturday near Whittier, when a 60-year-old woman suffered a possible heart attack aboard the cruise ship "Spirit of Columbia." A 25-foot response boat from the Coast Guard station in Valdez responded at about 8 p.m. and had the woman aboard in less than an hour. When they returned to port, the patient was transferred to waiting emergency medical technicians.

            Besides the two medevacs from cruise ships, the Coast Guard responded to 13 requests for help from recreational boaters over the long holiday weekend. They ultimately helped 30 people out of various jams, ranging from boats that became grounded, to a pair that were sinking.

 
May 26 2009
Wet Dog Pioneers Reach Kodiak PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 26 May 2009

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            The Wet Dogs have finally made it to Kodiak. After being waylaid in Anchor Point by mechanical problems and rough weather, the group of five-jet skiers made it out on Sunday, after separating water from their gas and replacing damaged fuel injectors.

            Team leader John Lang said the group made it from Anchor Point to Port Williams on the southern end of Shuyak Island Sunday and stayed the night, before embarking on the leg to Kodiak.

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May 26 2009
Assembly to Consider Appeal to Commerce Secretary PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 26 May 2009

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            One Kodiak Island Borough Assembly member plans to introduce an agenda item proposing a letter to the Secretary of Commerce urging him not to endorse the North Pacific Management Council's recent decision to reduce the number of limited license permit holders for cod in the Gulf of Alaska. KMXT's Erik Wander has more.

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May 26 2009
Bears 3rd, 15th at State Track and Field Championships PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 25 May 2009

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    Despite a good season on the track and field, Bartlett and Dimond high schools proved to be too strong for the Kodiak Bears to overcome. The boys placed third in the state championships over the weekend with 66 points, behind Bartlett's 86 and South Anchorage's 77. The girls were 15th, with 16 points. Dimond was first with 95. Juneau-Douglas had 49 and Kenai had 47.
    Senior Trevor Dunbar, plagued by illness last week, only managed two wins, in the 32-hundred and the 16-hundred-meter races. He got second place in the 800, losing to Dimond's Ryan Hanley by about a half-a-second.
    Dunbar was Kodiak's only state champ of the meet. Several individuals and relay squads took thirds, though. The Kodiak girls took third in the 400-relay, while the boys did the same in the 800 and 16-hundred relays. Erwin Domingo was third in the long jump, and Dylan Anthony was third in the 32-hundred.
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May 22 2009
Borough Budget Introduced; Schools Hoping For More PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 22 May 2009

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            The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly approved an ordinance introducing its fiscal year 2010 budget at its regular meeting Thursday evening. The Assembly also approved a resolution establishing funding for the Kodiak Island Borough School District, funding that fell somewhat short of what the district had requested.

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