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Researcher talks coldwater coral in lunchtime lesson
Deep-sea cold-water coral are difficult to identify, and not much is known about the different species. In a Thursday brown bag lunch science lecture, Art Schultz discussed how he got involved in researching coral, and explained why it’s difficult to find any information about the mysterious deep-sea species. “It’s a very fuzzy subject,” he said. Schultz, a commercial fisherman, has been researching deep-sea coral...
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Airport could be renamed for Benny Benson
Jay Barrett is best known as the voice of authority on KMXT-FM’s news reports, but a new project has him advocating a change, not simply reporting the news. In observance of the 100th anniversary of Benny Benson’s birth, Barrett is advocating that Kodiak State Airport be renamed Benny Benson State Airport. Barrett, who is garnering local support for the renaming, presents his plan at 7:30 p.m. tonight to the Kodia...
Feb 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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With new center, Kodiak gets improved weapon to fight child abuse
A new facility in Kodiak is working to make abuse investigations less traumatic for children and their families. The Kodiak Child Advocacy Center held an open house on Monday to show Kodiak what the process is like from a child’s point of view. Before the center opened in August, suspected abuse victims were often interviewed multiple times at different locations, and some were even flown to Anchorage for exams. “...
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Coast Guard cutter Munro stops in Adak on Bering Sea trip
Spirits were high in the distant Adreanof Islands village of Adak Saturday afternoon as students, teachers and parents filled the mess deck of the visiting Kodiak-based Coast Guard Cutter Munro. Munro’s crew provided a cinematic treat that Adak’s children seldom get to experience, complete with candy, popcorn and beverages. Thirty viewers — almost 10 percent of Adak’s population — enjoyed a movie as the Munro visi...
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Comment period extended on Frankenfish issue
Opponents of genetically engineered salmon got a bit of good news on Wednesday after the Food and Drug Administration announced it will allow more comments on a study that found modified salmon pose no significant environmental impact. The delay means more time for opponents to rally behind a collection of bills proposed by Alaska’s Congressional delegation to block the sale of the world’s first commercially avail...
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Medevac rescues heart attack victim
A Coast Guard helicopter crew has rescued an ill fisherman near St. Paul Island. Before 1 a.m. Wednesday morning, a crew based at Air Station Kodiak and forward-deployed to St. Paul Island responded to a distress call from the 240-foot fishing vessel Starbound. The call, which was relayed through Health Force Services, a private medical provider, reported the 44-year-old man was suffering from a heart attack. "Whe...
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Kulluk will head to Asia for repairs
The drilling rig Kulluk, a two-month inhabitant of Kiliuda Bay, is about to move out. On Monday, Royal Dutch Shell PLC, which operates the Kulluk, announced it will move the Kulluk to an Asian shipyard for repairs needed after the Kulluk ran aground New Year’s Eve on Sitkalidak Island. Neither Shell nor Coast Guard spokesmen could confirm when the tow from Kiliuda Bay will take place or where the Kulluk will ultim...
Feb 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Housing ranks as top concern in Chamber survey
Housing and the high cost of living topped the list of Kodiak’s economic concerns, according to the results of a survey from the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber’s online survey asked questions about Kodiak’s strengths, challenges, community concerns, housing, and residential and commercial growth; 187 people responded. “I think people took it really seriously,” Chamber economic development specialist Joe B...
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Hunting permits by email on Friday
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will announce the winners of its annual big game permit draw on Friday, and for the first time will do so by email. Hunters who registered for big game permits as well as Tier I and Tier II subsistence rights should receive an email early Friday morning. By noon, the results of the permit lottery will also be posted online at http://hunt.alaska.gov. Emailed permit announcemen...
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Kodiak man accused of stalking
A Kodiak man has been accused of felony stalking after he allegedly repeatedly contacted a woman who had a restraining order against him. Sean Javier, 24, faces one count of felony stalking, a class C felony punishable by up to five years in jail and a $10,000 fine. He also faces four misdemeanor charges for violating a domestic violence restraining order and five misdemeanor charges for violating conditions of re...
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