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Search under way for missing Coast Guardsman

...Boyd Branch said Russell was reported missing at 6 p.m. Sunday. Searchers had mobilized by 9:30 that night.Steve Wielebski, president of the search and rescue group, said a four-person team searched on the ground from midnight to 3...
An ounce of prevention

...scheduled to teach a host of classes throughout Tuesday to students at Kodiak High School and Kodiak Middle School. Steve Wielebski, also a member of KISAR said Smith will most likely be back. "If there is anyone interested in doing a level 1...
Searchers find body of missing Kodiak hiker

...inexperienced people up on the steeper sections," he said.One of the people on those steeper sections was KISAR president Steve Wielebski, owner of Orion's Mountain Hardware. Reached by cellphone, he described standing on an icy 30-degree slope...
Stranded technicians rescued near Kodiak

...four off the mountain Tuesday morning. They took a helicopter to the lower elevations and then hiked to the men. Steve Wielebski, president of the volunteer rescue group, says all four are safe and in good health. The technicians were dropped...
Stranded workers, rescuers battle extreme weather one hour. All were wet and tired. "Cold was a relative term," Schmalix said. An ordeal to see your watch Steve Wielebski, president of search and rescue and communications coordinator for the rescue, kept in touch with the team via radio...


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