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Around Kodiak: May 30
Alaska Marine Safety Education Association (AMSEA) will offer a two-day, 18-hour fishing vessel safety and drill conductor course in Kodiak today and Friday. The course will be held at 118 Trident Way. This course meets the training requirements for commercial fishing vessels. It is available free to commercial fishermen thanks to funding from the USCG and the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (...
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Alaska Science Forum: The art of ice coring
The trick to getting a good ice core is to drill straight down into the sea ice, continually clear the slush gurgling up from the ocean, correctly reassemble the core fragments on the tray, take its temperature every couple of inches before it melts or cools, and saw it into hockey-puck-sized chunks without dropping them in the snow. And, of course, not drop the heavy drill blade on your foot or frostbite your fin...
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Crowdsourcing funds will take Anchorage poet to remote Alaskan village
ANCHORAGE (AP) — An Anchorage poet gets to realize her dream to visit the ghost of a remote western Alaska village where her Inupiat Eskimo ancestors once lived, thanks to funds she raised through crowdsourcing. Joan Naviyuk Kane far surpassed her goal of $31,000 that she said is needed for a two-week visit for 20 descendants of people who once lived on King Island, a tiny community built on stilts across the jagg...
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Stage and Screen: All That Glitters Is Not Gold — 'The Great Gatsby' Comes Close
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s book “The Great Gatsby” was a Roaring Twenties period piece. It reflected the new energy of American culture and affluence following World War I. Extreme, excessive and frequently bizarre social exhibition, fueled by high levels of untaxed personal wealth drove a segment of privileged white American society to over-the-top displays of tasteless and self-aggrandizing, societally insensitive be...
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Achievers: May 30
• Josephine Cooper and Deborah Fiala have been initiated into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at the University of Bridgeport. • Grace Neff, Alexandra Durham, Jairom Barnett and Carl Lapena have been named the Elks students of the quarter for the fourth quarter at Kodiak High School. Grace, a freshman, is the daughter of Katrina and Cort Neff. Always with a smile on her face, Grace is willing to take on any cha...
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Artist creates fence out of recycled materials
A 66-foot piece of artwork made out of recycled material is on display in Bells Flats. Retired artist Terri Springer recently put up a paneled fence, made of items found in her home, around her property. The fence features 61 panels with different images and patterns. “We used to have a really big old truck there and we pulled that out,” Springer said. “I wanted to build a fence to hide my husband’s stuff.” Since ...
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Barbara Ludwig holds book signing in Kodiak
Writer Barbara Ludwig will be the star attraction at a series of readings and book signings this week. Ludwig, a “professional nomad” is featured in “Female Nomad and Friends,” an anthology of travel stories and recipes published in 2010. Ludwig, who frequently barters her way from place to place will appear at the Kodiak Island Brewery, A. Holmes Johnson Memorial Library, Monk’s Rock, Stringbeadz and the Kodiak I...
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Prep baseball: Frick leads Bears’ offense
Austin Frick has proven to be a long-distance threat on the hardwood, and now he is coming up big for Kodiak’s baseball team.  The Bears’ offense has been humming the entire season, and no bat has been hotter than Frick’s.  The junior leads the team in nearly every offensive category from his No. 3 spot in the lineup. He is hitting .449 (22 for 49) with five doubles, three triples and 17 RBIs. Those numbers are gr...
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Under a microscope, Kodiak bridges make the grade
Rust streaks its surface, and its road deck is dotted with potholes, but Kodiak’s Fred Zharoff Memorial Bridge is still standing strong, 27 years after it was built. In fact, Kodiak bridges are better than average when compared to their counterparts across the state. Of the 25 highway bridges maintained by the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities in the borough, only the Zharoff Memorial Bridg...
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Crab Festival 2013 (Slideshow)
Enjoy this gallery of images collected during the 2013 Kodiak Crab Festival. More will be posted Thursday.
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