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Run for Rescue Saturday
The fourth Run for Rescue is Saturday. The run begins at 10 a.m. at Monashka Bay Park (the corner of Otmeloi and Monashka Bay road). Registration begins at 9 a.m. Runners can tackle 5 kilometers, 10 kilometers or a half-marathon. All courses follow Monashka Bay Road. All proceeds go to Project Rescue, a ministry that rescues women and children in India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Moldova and Tajikistan from slave labor an...
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Alaska One Realty, Westward Seafoods collaborate to help shelter expansion
Alaska One Realty and Westward Seafoods Inc. have joined forces to donate furnishings from a Westward property to help furnish the expansion of the Kodiak Women’s Resource and Crisis Center. The property, formerly employee housing, contains several beds and other furnishings, according to an Alaska One Realty news release. Alaska One Realtor Lisa Zeimer, who is handling the sale of Westward’s properties following ...
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COASTAL FORAGER: Plenty of fruits native to Kodiak are berry sweet
Nibbles of sugar are waiting just outside your door. Juicy salmonberries, blueberries, lingonberries and raspberries speckle the landscape. In the next few weeks you'll see people stopped on the sides of trails with buckets at their feet and berry-stained mouths. Salmonberries are one of the few fruits native to Kodiak and thrive in almost any environment on the island. Look for salmonberries under spruce forests,...
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NOAA seeks information on Steller sea lions killed near Cordova
On June 1, NOAA Fisheries received a report of several dead Steller sea lions on a beach near Cordova. With operational assistance from a District 17 US Coast Guard helicopter crew, NOAA biologists and law enforcement personnel visited the site where several dead marine mammals were found with wounds indicating they had been deliberately killed. NOAA officials seek information from anyone with details of this inci...
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Seeing things in a new light
I went totally retro on Wednesday, and put pen to paper, stamp to envelope, and card in mailbox to my 96-year-old mother-in-law in Grizzard, Virginia, who just fell and broke her hip. Not to worry, though. She had already conquered the stairs in her first week of rehab, so she'll be going home very soon. What put me in such a retro mood was not just wanting to send her a handwritten card, which she cherishes as mu...
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Kodiak student places in nationwide art contest
Grace Westling, 14, of Kodiak, has been awarded third place in her age category during the annual art contest sponsored by the Virginia-based Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA), an association news release said. Homeschooled students ages 7 to 19 were invited to submit artwork capturing one of three themes, based on their age category. Grace’s piece titled “Prince of Healing” developed the theme of “A t...
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Kodiak orthodox cathedral vandalized, suspect arrested
Kodiak’s Holy Resurrection Cathedral sustained severe damage after it was vandalized Wednesday night, police and church officials said Thursday. A suspect was arrested that night, and he was arraigned Thursday. The relics of Saint Herman of Alaska, considered by many to be the patron saint of North America, were not disturbed, a church official said. Windows in the church were broken and “items such as crosses and...
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Morin takes command of Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak
A new commanding officer took over Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak during a change-of-command ceremony on Wednesday. Capt. Mark Morin relieved Capt. Melissa Rivera of her duties as CO. During the ceremony, Rivera received a Meritorious Service medal. The citation accompanying the medal referenced 852 search-and-rescue cases and 410 assisted or saved mariners under Rivera’s leadership, along with several other accom...
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WANTED: Photos of former Kodiak man Kurt Int-Hout
This story is all gray. It doesn’t come with photos. We don’t have any. But we are asking readers to provide them. A woman from Hawaii needs the photographs to “put a face to the name” at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in the nation’s capital. That name on The Wall is Kurt Int-Hout, a former Kodiak resident. Janna Hoehn, a Californian who became a Maui resident 25 years ago, began collecting photos six years a...
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Buskin River drainage sockeye salmon bag and possession limit increased
The sport fishing bag and possession limit for sockeye salmon, 20 inches or greater in length, in the Buskin River drainage has been increased to five fish, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game said Wednesday. The bag and possession limit for sockeye salmon, less than 20 inches, remains at 10 fish, ADF&G said in a news release. The emergency order will be in effect beginning 12:01 a.m., Friday, June 12. The esca...
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