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AMHS seeks repair info for Tusty cracks
The Tustumena continues to show its age. The State of Alaska is seeking a structural analysis of cracking that has plagued the ferry Tustumena for almost a decade, and could affect winter trips. For eight to nine years, the Alaska Marine Highway System has managed repeated cracking at welds in structural members under the main deck, the deck above the car deck, according to Jeremy Woodrow, Department of Transporta...
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Tahna Lindquist misses cut time
Former Kodiak High School swimming standout Tahna Lindquist fell short of netting a US Olympic Trial qualifying time at the Speedo Grand Challenge at the end of May in California. Lindquist, who recently finished her freshman year at the University of Hawaii, won the 200-meter backstroke C final with a time of 2 minutes, 19.21 seconds — 3.38 seconds shy of the US Olympic Trials qualifying time. Lindquist, 19, adva...
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CG AirSta Kodiak crews conduct rescue in Arctic
JUNEAU — The Coast Guard rescued six hunters from two 22-foot skiffs approximately four miles north of Singeak early Wednesday morning, according to a Coast Guard news release. An Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisted three boaters from one skiff cut off from open water by ice. The aircrew then picked up the other three hunters from land and transported them to Shishmaref, approximately 122 mile...
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Week in Words: Paterno, Starr and the shame of violence
Trigger warning: The column this week discusses words that may be of sensitive nature to some readers. When my daughters head off to college in a few years, they’ll have a chance at a solid education, at developing meaningful relationships with professionals in their fields, and at experiences that I didn’t have when I was in college. They’ll also have a 10 percent chance of being sexually assaulted. If they stay ...
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Following the footsteps of a saint
A Russian film crew arrived in Kodiak Saturday to document the life of St. Herman and his time in the Kodiak archipelago. Mikhail Malakhov leads the team that includes his two sons, Michael and Alex, and cameraman Alexandr Breev. They are joined by businessman Igor Koskin and his family. The group hails from the Ryazan territory of Russia, where St. Herman was born around 1750. The elder Malakhov is chairman of th...
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Indonesian tourist named as fire victim
Alaska State Troopers have released the identities of a woman who perished in an Uyak Bay lodge fire and three survivors of the blaze. The deceased female has been identified as Silvana Sutanto, a 59-year-old Indonesian national. The three survivors are Shaun Gozali, a 30-year-old Indonesian national; Taeri Kim, a 33-year-old South Korean national; and Danielle Gozali, a 22-year-old Indonesian national. According ...
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Herbicides aiming at hawkweed, knotweed
Attempting to rid Kodiak of invasive plant species, the Kodiak Soil and Water Conservation District will apply herbicides in several locations around Kodiak this summer. Targets include the Buskin River area, along the road toward White Sands Beach, at the Anton Larsen Bay boat ramp and at the Port Lions airport. They are also dealing with Canada thistle, seeking to eradicate it from the archipelago, as well as co...
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Update: Uyak Bay fire victims identified
Alaska State Troopers have released the identities of a victim who perished in a Uyak Bay lodge fire and three survivors of the blaze. The deceased has been identified as Silvana Sutanto, a 59-year-old Indonesian national. The three survivors are Shaun Gozali, a 30-year-old Indonesian national; Taeri Kim, a 33-year-old South Korean national; and Danielle Gozali, a 22-year-old Indonesian national. According to a tr...
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Delicate blooms thrive in wild
For many, orchids are the just a plant seen sitting safely in a pot on store shelf or a kitchen table, or maybe on a tropical vacation. But at least 18 species of orchid grow wild in the Kodiak Archipelago. Unlike their epiphytic tropical cousins that grow from trees, northern hemisphere orchids are terrestrial, growing from the ground. “Our (orchids) are generally small and you probably walk right past them most ...
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Knowing rules helps vets to benefits
A Wednesday lunch and open forum at the Kodiak Area Native Association’s main building will provide local veterans access to an expert who help navigate the complicated Veterans Affairs system. The event offered by KANA will feature an open forum with Lucy Gifford of Vietnam Veterans of America. All veterans are invited to attend, as are their spouses and widows. Gifford worked for the Department of Veterans Affai...
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