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New Dig Afognak mess hall dedicated
The Native Village of Afognak dedicated its new mess hall at the Dig Afognak campsite on Saturday to two elders who devoted much time to the camp. Dig Afognak, a series of youth camps focusing on cultural activities during summer, has had separate tents for eating, cooking and storage for years. “(Tribal administrator Melissa Borton) talked to our council and they had envisioned a no tent camp,” said development d...
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ADF&G: Don’t shoot collared elk on Afognak, Raspberry Islands
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game set its sights Sunday on hunters, urging them to freeze their trigger fingers when they see collared elk. The ADF&G, with the cooperation of Natives of Kodiak, Afognak, Ouzinkie, and Koniag Native Corporations, has been collaring elk on Afognak and Raspberry Islands for game management reasons since 2008. In an effort to continue research, cow elk were captured and collared i...
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Troopers seek assistance with two thefts
The Alaska State Troopers are seeking any information on the thefts of money, tools and other items from two locations on July 11 and July 17. According to a trooper report, the July 11 theft occurred at a Spruce Cape-area commercial building, in which “several tools were stolen, including three chainsaws, two gas powered water pumps, an electrical air compressor, a toolbox with miscellaneous hand tools, and a wor...
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Kodiak student to build, fly UAVs in Anchorage
Fifty-seven high school students from across Alaska, including Kodiak’s Kristopher Hill-McLaughlin, recently arrived at the University of Alaska Anchorage campus to participate in the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program Acceleration Academy. During the five-week. all-expenses-paid summer session, students earn credit toward a college degree and learn about career opportunities that exist in science, tech...
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FISH FACTOR: Sockeye salmon run goes from bust to unbelievable
The world’s biggest sockeye salmon run at Bristol Bay went from “bust” to “unbelievable” in one week. Landings last week broke records every day for five days for that time frame, bringing the total sockeye catch to nearly 28 million fish on an unusually long-tailed run — and the reds were still coming on strong. That had overloaded processors scurrying to replace workers they’d sent home the previous week when th...
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GARDEN GATE: When is a berry, not a berry?
‘Hello? I said to my iPhone. Nothing. “Hello?” I said a little more insistent, thinking it might be a butt call. “Wait, wait. Don’t hang up, I’m calling from Alitak on a satellite phone.” At that point I shifted gears to a familiar, slower, form of communication. I’d talked on single sideband (SSB) radios often enough while working at sea to know that long delays followed bursts of spoken words. These days, such c...
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A day at the dig
With every scrape of the trowel, a dozen college and high school students, interns and volunteers like me dug a little deeper into Alutiiq history. Under a cloudy sky that threatened rain, we dug in Womens Bay along Salonie Creek at an archaeological location known as the Kashevaroff site, named for its close proximity to Kashevaroff Mountain. Since 1997, the Alutiiq Museum has held “Community Archaeology” giving ...
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OFF TO L.A.: Tregarthen to compete at SO World Games
How strong is Brittany Tregarthen? Strong enough to send a punching bag spiraling through the air. That’s exactly what happened during one of her recent training sessions at the Kodiak Athletic Club. “She hits that thing, and it goes flying off the ceiling and lands on the floor,” said Lindsay Knight, Tregarthen’s trainer and owner of the club. “Her eyes are as big as saucers and her jaw drops almost to the ground...
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Officials call for action at marine debris kickoff
State, federal and non-governmental representatives called for action to reduce debris Thursday, the official kickoff for a program to remove collected debris from sites around Alaska. Elaine Busse Floyd, director of the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation Division of Environmental Conservation, called attention to the dangers that marine debris can pose. “Fish, marine mammals and other wildlife are af...
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Public Safety Blotter: July 17
July 9 At 12:51 a.m., police conducted a security check on Rezanof Drive East. Around 1:25 a.m., police conducted two bar checks downtown. At 1:32 a.m., police conducted a security check on Mill Bay Road. At 2:16 a.m., police cited a driver in the Erskine Avenue and Mission Road area for no proof of insurance, drug paraphernalia, failure to obtain Alaska drivers license and no taillights. At 3 a.m., a 911 caller r...
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