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Around Kodiak: Dec. 7
• The Kodiak Kiwanis Club begins its annual Christmas tree sale at 5 p.m. tonight in the World Wide Movers garage on Bartel Avenue. The sale continues 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. • Alaska Aerospace Corp. hosts the December edition of the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours tonight at 5:30 p.m. in the Harbor Room of the Best Western Kodiak Inn. Chamber members are invited to ...
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Coast Guard Blotter: Dec. 7
Dec. 1 Response crews successfully completed the salvage of the tug Polar Wind and its barge the Unimak Trader from Ukolnoi Island, 40 miles east of Cold Bay, Saturday. Responders removed more than 13,000 gallons of diesel fuel and lube oils and refloated the Polar Wind Friday. It was towed to Sand Point where it was safely docked Saturday morning. The barge, Unimak Trader, was refloated Saturday and towed to Sand...
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Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge seeks spike in viewership
More people than ever are coming to the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge to view wildlife. "We're seeing record levels now," said Hans Klausner, visitor services manager for the refuge. "I think that is because Kodiak has gone through a lot of effort to accommodate a wide variety of interest." When the refuge built the new Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center in 2007, the number of visitors jumped from 20...
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In the fullness Of time
Timing is everything. Whether it is a running back hitting the hole or a receiver catching the pass in the crease of the zone, without the right timing, it accomplishes nothing. In basketball the commentators talk about a “Princeton” offense. All of the back-cuts in the world don’t get you that open lay-up without the precise timing and coordination that goes on in the front court. When everything is just right an...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Dec. 7
Rausistuaq (n); ARusistuaq (S) : Christmas Guangkuta ARusistuartaartukut January-mi. : We always celebrate Christmas in January. Many of Kodiak’s Alutiiq families celebrate Christmas twice each year: American Christmas on December 25 and Russian Orthodox Christmas on January 7. Although both events commemorate the birth of Christ, they are quite different. American Christmas features decorations, feasting, gift-gi...
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Island Flavor: Wednesday night burgers and brew at the KI
That morning’s edition of the Kodiak Daily Mirror made us question our dinner plans. The Kodiak Inn had two Help Wanted ads in the classifieds. They needed a cook and a bartender. Immediately. Not a good sign when you’ve already made plans to try out the KI’s Burgers and Brew special. “Are you sure you want to go …” My husband paused long enough to see me nod. “… when both the bartender and the cook are on the bli...
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Santas to fill Kodiak streets in new fun run
Santa Claus is coming to Kodiak on Saturday. Check that. A hundred Santas are coming to Kodiak on Saturday. At least that is what Joe Bailor is hoping. Bailor, the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce economic development specialist, is the mastermind behind Kodiak’s newest fun run — the 5K Santa Run. Bailor is encouraging people to dress with holiday cheer for the event. “That is the whole point,” he said. “We want to make...
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Rural schools combine for success on volleyball court
Four village schools combined to make history last weekend. Students from Akhiok, Karluk, Larsen Bay and Ouzinkie combined to place third at the Southwest Region I Mixed 6 Volleyball Championships at Nikolaevsk near Homer. This was the first time a co-op team represented Kodiak Island at a regional tournament, rural schools principal Phil Johnson said. The team was called the Kodiak ESS Ravens. ESS stands for emer...
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Amazing Nature: Students study salmon near and far
Last Friday was the deadline, and with relief and a smile I clicked on the “send” icon on my email. Attached to the email addressed to the coordinator of the 2013 statewide Ocean Science “Tsunami” Bowl competition in Seward was the team research paper of the Kodiak High School team. After many weeks of work with the small group of students, it felt really good to send it off. The general topic was announced in ear...
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Time running out for rockfish appeal
The clock is ticking as Kodiak’s commercial fish processors consider whether to appeal a decision upholding new federal regulations covering rockfish. The Nov. 30 decision by Judge Marsha Pechman in the U.S. District Court for Western Washington, can be appealed to the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court within 60 days of the ruling. Without a decision in that timeframe, the rockfish program that began in 2012 will continue ...
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