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Alutiiq Museum holds open house, opens new exhibit
The Alutiiq Museum held its annual meeting and open house Saturday, and opened an exhibit of new work by area artists. "What's special about these pieces is that each one of them is calling out to or connecting to exhibit cultural connection items," museum director Alicia Drabek said. Bruce Nelson studied an intricately-carved wooden hook belonging to the museum and then painted a halibut going after that hook wit...
Aug 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Ptarmigan season is here
Well, I did it again. I let Aug. 10 slip right by without notice. That’s two years in a row! Why is the date significant? Kodiak’s ptarmigan season opens on Aug. 10. I’m a big fan of ptarmigan hunting, but the season opens about the same time silvers arrive along local beaches and halibut fishing really picks up offshore. Deer season has only been open a week or so, too. There are so many things to do on Kodiak in...
Aug 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rocket blown up shortly after launch - updated photos
A rocket launched around 12:29 a.m. today (Aug. 25, 2014) from the Kodiak Launch Complex at Narrow Cape exploded shortly into its flight. The three-stage rocket was intended to boost an experimental weapon into the upper atmosphere in a test for the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command. “Due to an anomaly, the test was terminated near the launch pad shortly after lift-off to ensure public safety,” Departmen...
Aug 25, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Narrow Cape Area will be closed beyond KLC until further notice.
Below is the official release from Alaska Aerospace Corporation FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Alaska Aerospace Corporation Announces Test Failure August 25, 2014, Anchorage, AK – A test failure occurred at AAC's Kodiak Launch Complex. No one was injured. The Narrow Cape Area will be closed beyond KLC until further notice.
Aug 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rain doesn't slow down horse competition
Although the rain started pouring almost the same second as the event started, 18 kids and adults went ahead with the Kodiak Baptist Mission’s horse obstacle competition on Saturday. “I thought for a minute we were going to get out without rain and then right when we started, it started,” said Johnny Walker, who helped organize the competition. A variety of obstacles from a tarp on the ground to a gate made from p...
Aug 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Students, facult navigate school construction
Kodiak High School principal Chris Aguirre looks forward to moving operations into the new four-story facility going up next to the current classrooms. “That’s an incredible building,” he said Friday afternoon as corridors quieted down after the first two days of classes. “For an educational space, I can’t imagine anything better.” During the transition the high school’s faculty, staff and about 750 students must ...
Aug 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak holds off Homer
Isagani Galindez doesn’t look like a fullback, but that didn’t stop him from playing like one on Saturday. The 5-foot-2, 160-pound senior rumbled through Homer’s defense for a pair of touchdowns while leading Kodiak to a nail-biting, 22-20, rain-soaked Northern Lights Conference football victory at Joe Floyd Track and Field. Galindez tied the game at 20-20 with a 3-yard touchdown run and then put his team up for g...
Aug 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alutiiq Museum’s fall lectures begin
The Alutiiq Museum’s fall lecture series begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday night with “Angyaq: Art of the Alutiiq Open Boat,” a talk by former museum director Sven Haakanson. “He’ll be talking about traditional boating,” Alutiiq museum communications director Brian Fraley said. Haakanson, a 2007 MacArthurt Foundation “genius grant” award winner, left the museum just over a year ago. Of the following museum lectures, two wi...
Aug 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Garden Gate: Getting rid of slugs
When the weather forecast called for drizzle and rain, I thought, “Uh, oh, time to go on a slug defensive.” I started by walking around the garden, looking for potential hiding spots where slugs might be lurking. It didn’t take me long to find the mother of all slug hangouts: inside a garden ornament. Years ago, a friend gave me a saucepan-sized cluster of large, white barnacles. The top openings measured 2 inches...
Aug 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Finding the reason behind the decline of Chinook salmon
More than 100 researchers and three-dozen projects are underway to find clues as to why Alaska’s Chinook salmon production has declined since 2007. The ambitious effort marks the start of a state-backed five-year, $30 million Chinook Salmon Research Initiative that includes 12 major river systems from Southeast Alaska to the Yukon. And while it will be years before the project yields definitive data, the scientist...
Aug 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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