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Around Kodiak: Oct. 25
Senior Citizens of Kodiak’s Family Caregiver Support Program is hosting a discussion regarding caregiving issues today at the Senior Center. If you are caring for someone over the age of 60, join them at 12:30 p.m. For further information contact Kathy at 486-6181. The Alutiiq Museum hosts a lecture by Courtney Carothers at 7 p.m. tonight in the museum. Carothers is an anthropologist with the University of Alaska ...
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American Fisheries Society's Alaska chapter meets in Kodiak
Over 200 people arrived at the Kodiak Convention Center on Wednesday morning to hear the keynote speakers at the 39th annual meeting of the Alaska Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. The American Fisheries Society is a professional group that represents fisheries scientists by promoting research and management of resources. Mark Wipfli, president-elect of the Alaska chapter, gave the conference’s opening re...
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Region III Swimming preview: LeVan’s final chance to qualify for state
Kodiak’s Axl LeVan gets one last chance to qualify for the state swimming meet when he competes at the Region III Swimming and Diving Championships today at the Kate Kuhns Aquatic Center in Homer. LeVan fell just short of qualifying for state his sophomore and junior seasons, and time is running out for the senior to reach his goal — swimming at a state meet. “State is important to me, but I think I got past the s...
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Bear, goat populations healthy, deer and elk drop
When bear hunters go out into the field today, the first day of the season, they should find healthy, fatty animals. Last winter was kind to Kodiak’s bear population. The same can’t be said about the archipelago’s deer and elk. According to hunting reports and aerial surveys, the Kodiak deer population has declined by upwards of 40 percent. The elk herds on Afognak Island have declined about 10-15 percent, said La...
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Museum director switches to leading arts council
The Kodiak Arts Council will soon have a new executive director as Katie Oliver makes the switch from the Baranov Museum to the Arts Council. "I love the Arts Council and I believe in their mission and the work they do in the community," Oliver said. Oliver will leave her position as executive director of the museum in November to take the arts council job. The council formed a search committee at the end of Augus...
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Public Safety Blotter: Oct. 25
Sunday, Oct. 21 • At 1:11 a.m., an officer investigated suspicious circumstances on Benny Benson Avenue. • At 2:18 a.m., an officer reported a bear sighting on Mill Bay Road. • At 3 a.m., an officer observed two people in an argument on Center Avenue. The parties separated. • At 3:07 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol downtown. • At 3:37 a.m., a caller reported a man refused to pay his bar tab at a location on Ma...
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Brown bears deserve more respect
To the Editor: I was very sorry to hear about the DLP (Defense of Life and Property) bear incident on Otmeloi Way last weekend but even more disappointed to see the photo you chose to accompany the article. Brown bears are the icon of our island and deserve more respect than that. Perhaps a more appropriate photo might have been one of a simple electric fence that people could buy and install around their poultry ...
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Baranov Museum begins search for new director
The Baranov Museum board of directors is in the beginning stages of the search for a new director to replace Katie Oliver, who has been named head of the Kodiak Arts Council. "The board of directors met (Tuesday) in a meeting," Oliver said. "They're working on appointing a search committee and refining the director job description." Oliver said the board has not set a date for when the position advertisement will ...
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Alutiiq Museum releases new catalog
For the past decade, some of the biggest finds in Alutiiq history research haven’t come from archeologists; they’ve come from researchers trawling the depths of European archives. While European and American settlement eradicated much of Kodiak Island’s native culture, the past decade has seen researchers rediscovering rich troves of artifacts taken to Europe by 17th century and 18th century explorers. This month,...
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Family, friends gather one year after street racing accident
There are no skid marks where Austin Long died one year ago this week. On the safety wall atop Fred Zharoff Memorial Bridge, there just is a simple spray-painted message — “R.I.P. Austin Long.” Austin Van Long, 19, died Oct. 21, 2012 in a street race across the bridge when two side-by-side cars met a truck traveling in the opposite direction. Long was a passenger in one of the cars and was killed when the cars col...
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