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Water fountains in the tundra
While tightroping on tussock heads in a bog off the Chandalar River, two companions and I heard a waterfall. Strange. Looking through binoculars, we saw a knee-high fountain of clear water in the tundra. The flow was as thick as your leg. We squished over to investigate. The three of us had never seen water spewing from the ground in such a way. The clear water was so cold it burned, forcing us to pull our hands b...
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Borough announces Anton Larsen dock closure
The Kodiak Island Borough announced the Anton Larsen Bay dock closure and removal date in anticipation of a new dock’s installation. Beginning Sept. 14, the dock will be closed and removed before construction of the new dock starts. The borough expects the new dock to be finished by Oct. 31, officials said. People will still be able to use the nearby boat ramp while the new dock is installed. The new dock will be ...
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CALENDAR OF COMMUNITY EVENTS
JULY 2 11 a.m. to noon —WILD (Wildlife, Learning, Investigation & Discovery) at the Kodiak Refuge Visitor Center. “Keep on Trackin’”: Have you ever seen a track and wondered what animal it belonged to? Join Ranger Rachel to learn about various ways to find out what animals are living around you. WILD is a free program designed for 6-12 year olds. Call the Kodiak Refuge Visitor Center for more information at 487-26...
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Alutiiq Museum named state repository
The Alutiiq Museum has been officially recognized by the State of Alaska as a Natural and Cultural History Repository, a museum news release said. The designation certifies that the museum maintains the highest standard of professional practice and is an appropriate place for the long-term care of Alaska’s patrimony, the release said. The Alutiiq Museum is the first repository in Alaska to achieve the status under...
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Coast Guard remembers 20-year-old plane crash
Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak personnel and local residents gathered at a memorial Friday to remember the three coastguardsmen and a civilian pilot who died in a plane crash 20 years ago. Sometime before 8 p.m. on June 30, 1995, an Island Air Piper Saratoga plane crashed into Pyramid Mountain. Pilot Christopher Canfield, 33; Chief Petty Officer Douglas Cooper, 38; Petty Officer First Class Danny Jackson, 35; and ...
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ART GOES BEYOND SKIN DEEP: Sholl explains process behind creating salmon leather products
What’s the secret to tanning salmon skin? Dawn soap. Nothing else will do, according to local artist Hanna Sholl. It takes about two weeks to go from start to finish from salmon to a fully tanned skin that can be made into all sorts of items. First, Sholl skins the fillets and scrapes them. Then they get washed with Dawn soap, scraped again and then washed again with the soap before being soaked in a salt, water a...
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Kodiak’s Coombs to receive scholarship
Kaya Coombs of Kodiak has been chosen as a recipient of the annual Scholarships for Military Children Program. Program organizers said Coombs will receive a $2,000 scholarship. She was among 700 college and high school students to receive the benefit. About 4,000 students applied at commissary locations worldwide, according to a news release said. Coombs’ school and community activities include being a member of t...
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Hosting the annual Stan and Nita Nelson barbecue
Senior Citizens of Kodiak Inc. will be holding their annual Stan and Nita Nelson barbecue on Saturday, Fourth of July at noon. The Nelsons were great contributors to the SCOK Endowment Fund which was established in 1987 with an initial donation by Bob Bible. The Fourth of July event is held each year in the Nelson’s honor. The lunch menu will consist of hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, baked beans and watermelo...
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Preparing for deer season
I got a shock while walking through our yard last week. I thought I saw flashes of red where there had been none before in the brush along the margin of lawn. A closer look revealed ripe red salmonberries! I’m talking about the third week of June here. We don’t usually expect to see such treats until early July. The warm weather and dry spell have dramatically accelerated the pace of plant growth on Kodiak this ye...
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INTERVIEW: Coast Guard worker, attacked in case of mistaken identity, talks about his frightening experience
Aureo Peralta almost lost an eye because another man was blinded by jealous rage. The attacker thought Peralta was his wife’s paramour. But he wasn't. On Feb. 19, Peralta became subject of news stories after an angry man breached security at Coast Guard Base Kodiak. Peralta said the man mentioned a name he didn’t recognize, and then suddenly grabbed him by the neck, choking him upward in a vise-like grip that caus...
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