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Strong winds through Friday ~ Check your boat
The National Weather Service forecasts strong winds through Friday. The Kodiak harbormaster asks owners and caretakers to ensure their vessels are secure. Look for worn, split or frayed lines and replace them if needed. Hurricane-force winds are expected south of the Alaska Peninsula today.
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Savannah Ray floated, leaves Long Island
The fishing vessel that went aground on Long Island in February has been removed and dismantling continues, according to a final situation report from the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation. Before removal, up to 875 gallons of petroleum products could have leaked from the vessel, some due to theft. Resolve-Magone Marine Services began working on removing the 81-foot Savannah Ray in mid-September, acc...
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Kodiak spikers head to state
Amy Willis was a mess on Monday. While people constantly congratulated her for winning the Northern Lights Conference volleyball crown, Kodiak’s coach only had one thing on her mind — the weather. Last year, Kodiak had to forfeit its state volleyball tournament opener because the team couldn’t make it to Anchorage due to inclement weather on the Rock. Not wanting to see a repeat from a year ago, Willis and her squ...
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Kodiak Looking Back
Twenty years ago: Two cars were damaged in separate fires, on Spruce Cape Road and Alder Lane. An airline price war brought round t-up fares from Anchorage to Seattle down to $175. Ten years ago: Fifth-grade students raised the American flag again at St. Mary’s School following repairs to the flagpole. In Anchorage, President George W. Bush was to present a Volunteer Service Award to Peter Henry, son of Cindy and ...
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FLYING HIGH: Kodiak ESS Ravens win own tournament
Earlier in the season, the Kodiak Emerging Small Schools volleyball team lost at Nikolaevsk and Seldovia. The Ravens got redemption during the two-day Kodiak ESS Volleyball Tournament that concluded Saturday at Kodiak High School. ESS defeated Nikolaevsk and Seldovia to take first in the four-team field. The Ravens lost to Tanalian — 13-25, 25-19, 25-21, 21-25, 15-13 — in their last match, but it didn’t matter as ...
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New federal rule keeps Kodiak rural
The Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service has issued a new ruling changing how communities are determined as rural or nonrural for subsistence purposes and declaring the Kodiak area as rural, according to the Nov. 4 Federal Register. “I think it’s really swell,” said Pat Holmes, a Kodiak member of the Kodiak/Aleutians Subsistence Regional Advisory Council, “Our community has worked really hard since...
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ALASKA SCIENCE FORUM: Face of Northern Alaska pitted by fire
Eight summers ago, a bolt of lightning struck a dry tundra hillside in northern Alaska. Fanned by a warm wind that curled over the Brooks Range, the Anaktuvuk River fire burned for three months, leaving a scar visible from the International Space Station. The charred area was larger than Cape Cod. While northern Alaska’s treeless terrain has not seen a repeat of the largest tundra fire in modern times, researchers...
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Alumni roundup: Wandersee nets double-double
Hannah Wandersee continued the solid start to her collegiate career with a monster game on Friday. The University of Alaska Anchorage redshirt freshman posted her first career double-double with game-high 22 points and 11 rebounds in a 101-26 drubbing of New Hope Christian at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage. Wandersee, a 2014 Kodiak High School graduate, shot 10 of 14 from the field and added three blocks ...
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Amenity opens for underserved travelers
The local Sons of Norway lodge opened a pet relief area at Kodiak Benny Benson State Airport on Sunday, designed to give people traveling with pets a first stop after getting off a flight or last stop before going in a kennel to let their animals use the bathroom. The relief area is between the Navigator Lounge and the main terminal in a 15-by-39-foot space. It’s outfitted with a dispenser and bags so people can p...
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The Wild Blue ~ Civil Air Patrol squadron enjoys growth spurt
Things have really taken off for the Civil Air Patrol in Kodiak, with a new class of 13 cadets and weekly meetings for drills, physical training, character development and learning about aerospace technology. “It’s good way to learn leadership and teamwork,” said Kodiak High School junior Samantha Torkildsen, the first new member to advance to the rank of airman. “I like the drills and PT.” CAP began in November 1...
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