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Alaska Science Forum: Where are the Alaska bats right now?
Eileen Weatherby of Fairbanks once contacted me to inform that her cat carried in a surprise one September morning. Instead of the usual vole, her cat had captured a bat. “I was startled because I thought bats in the Interior were pretty rare,” she wrote in an email message. Eileen is right. Alaska bats are creatures at the far, frigid edge of their existence, but they do live in Alaska, in places with trees, perh...
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Maple's commander is relieved of duty
The commander of the Sitka-based Coast Guard cutter Maple has been relieved from command after reports of trouble on board. On Monday, KCAW-FM in Sitka reported that Lt. Cmdr. Fred Seaton was reassigned to Air Station Sitka on Oct. 1 after the Coast Guard received reports of “poor command climate” aboard the cutter. Coast Guard spokesman Kip Wadlow told KCAW’s Rachel Waldholz that he was not permitted to discuss t...
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Government shutdown crimps Alaska flyers
Some things can’t be fixed with a hammer and duct tape. When one of its planes suffered a mechanical mishap, Andrew Airways had a solution — lease another plane. Unfortunately for the Kodiak airline, the government shutdown did what nature couldn’t. One day before its new plane was certified to fly, the federal government shut down. “They initially looked at it in Anchorage, got it three-quarters of the way done …...
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Vivian Ann Beukers
Vivian Ann Beukers, 80, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 in Lynnwood, Wash. after a courageous fight with cancer. Vivian was born in Unga on February 20, 1933 to Margaret Hubley-Pagano and Michael Angelo Pagano, the youngest of six children. Vivian is survived by her husband of 60 years, Herman, a son, George and wife Lauri; daughters Lavonda Beukers, Sharon Franklin and husband Dennis, and ...
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2014 ferry schedule released
The Alaska Marine Highway System has released its official summer 2014 sailing schedule. The schedule, available on ferryalaska.com, indicates the return of the Tustumena to Kodiak waters. With the Kennicott also in service, Kodiak will receive more than 15 ferry stops each month from May through September. Eleven trips to Dutch Harbor are planned by the Tustumena, which will alternate between Chignik and Old Harb...
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Man accused of threatening another with knife
A Kodiak man is accused of threatening another man with a knife while working at the Kodiak Fishmeal Company plant on Wednesday. Jaime Barredo, 60, was arraigned in Kodiak District Court on Thursday on one count of third-degree assault, a class C felony punishable by up to five years in jail and a $10,000 fine. According to court documents, the incident occurred around 9:14 p.m. Wednesday at Gibson Cove. The Kodia...
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September comes in about average on the weather front
After a mild summer, September marked a return to normal in Kodiak, according to the Alaska Climate Research Center. Temperatures reached as high as 67 degrees and as low as 31, but the Emerald City’s average temperature of 50.1 degrees was less than a degree above the September norm of 49.4 degrees. Precipitation was similarly average, as Kodiak saw 7.54 inches of rain, just 3 percent above normal. Much of that r...
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Alumni update: Horn scores season-high 26
Kodiak’s Alysa Horn came up just shy of her second consecutive double-double in Germany on Saturday. Horn tallied a season-high 26 points and grabbed eight rebounds in TSV Viernheim’s 70-61 loss to Rhein MB II in a women’s basketball game in Germany’s Bundesliga second division. The Kodiak graduate shot 9 of 17 from the floor and hit 5 of her 11 free throws in 37 minutes. In three games, Horn’s 19.3 points per gam...
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Kodiak Game Ranch grazing lease renewed
The state of Alaska has renewed the grazing lease of the Kodiak Game Ranch for another 25 years. In a decision announced last week, the Alaska Department of Natural Resources announced it found no problems extending the lease of the Burton family through 2039. Kodiak Game Ranch, owned by the Burtons, is located on Narrow Cape. The lease approved by the state covers approximately 21,000 acres originally owned by th...
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Fisheries group discusses NPFMC meeting
The Kodiak city and borough fisheries work group met Monday to discuss the results of the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council’s discussion on trawl bycatch. In a meeting that ended last week, the council reviewed the Gulf of Alaska trawl bycatch management discussion paper that had been released before the meeting. The paper included eight proposals from industry stakeholders regarding the development of a ...
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