Being aware of surroundings and keeping an eye out for red flags are the top two things to do when heading into avalanche country. That was the takeaway from a class on avalanche safety held on Saturday with a packed ...
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The crew of the Amak Towing Co. vessel Brian T attempts to refloat the freighter Polar Bear, at the north entrance to the Near Island Channel, Monday. The Polar Bear ran aground on another nearby island Sunday before becoming firmly stuck early Monday, according to a downtown resident. The 134-foot Polar Bear is owned by Anchorage-based Alaska Marine Transport & Salvage Inc. Recent Kodiak weather has featured heavy rain and strong winds, and a powerful south-setting current was visible in the channel Monday afternoon. Today’s marine forecast calls for 40-knot winds and 12-foot seas in Chiniak and Marmot bays.