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NOAA ship under way to Seward
A research ship that spilled diesel fuel into Womens Bay around noon Tuesday got under way on Thursday, headed to Seward for repairs. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration vessel Rainier had refueled at the Coast Guard fuel pier and had moved to the nearby cargo pier when the spill was noticed, according to Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation program specialist Jade Gamble. Absorbent boom...
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Kodiak helps fill bookshelves in Guyana
Donors have stepped up to fill bare bookshelves in South America, prompted by a Kodiakan on assignment there as a Peace Corps volunteer. Michelle Weekly, formerly a teacher at St. Mary’s Catholic School, has been living since April in Guyana, the only English-speaking country on the continent. Her first task there was to clean up the pigeon-infested library at Cornelia Ida Primary School. But then she also had to ...
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Fish and Game worker survives bear encounter
For a reason thankfully rare even for Kodiak, James Jackson missed one day of work last week to recover from a bear bite. “It was an experience to have, that’s for sure,” Jackson said. “It could have been a lot, lot worse.” Back in his office on Wednesday, the Alaska Department of Fish & Game area biologist recalled the Sept. 4 incident that took place while he and a partner were surveying salmon at Hidden Cove Cr...
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Council scales down CIP list
Kodiak City Council members agreed to scale down some requests for state funding for local capital improvement projects during their Tuesday work session. Mayor Pat Branson said the tight fiscal climate in Juneau means more modest requests will have a better chance of getting approval from legislators. At the top of the three-item CIP draft list is $7 million for repaving of Mill Bay Road. However, city manager Ai...
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Human remains found on Shuyak Island
Alaska State Troopers recovered human remains from Shuyak Island on Monday. Troopers received a report at about 2:22 p.m. of a body on the east side of the island about 70 miles north of Kodiak, according to trooper information. “Due to the conditions of the remains, AST was unable to make any kind of identification,” according to the troopers. The remains were forwarded to the state medical examiner for further i...
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Alaska fishing lectures begin Friday
A series of public lectures about Alaska fishing begins with a presentation at 3:30 p.m. Friday by Pacific Seafood Processors Association vice president Vince O’Shea. A live two-way hookup will allow Kodiakans to take part from Room 225 at the Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center on Near Island. “It’s a fun series and a good group of speakers we’ve got coming,” said series organizer Keith Criddle, head of the ...
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Fuel spilled into Womens Bay
Due to a mechanical malfunction during refueling of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration research vessel Rainier, an unknown amount of diesel fuel accidentally spilled into Womens Bay around noon Tuesday. “We regret the incident and are working closely with the Coast Guard to minimize any environmental impacts,” NOAA spokesman David Hall said. The 231-foot ship based in Newport, Oregon, had been con...
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Middle School runners come to the aid of a fallen teammate
A cross country team time-trial turned into something more for three Kodiak Middle School students on Friday afternoon at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park. Eighth-graders Brenden Freeman, Michael Bersin and Matthew Neuhaus started the 2-mile course as ordinary students just looking to run fast, but they finished as heroes. Midway through the race, the trio came to the rescue of a fallen teammate who was havi...
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Navy wants towns, fishermen onboard for exercise
Military exercises planned for June 2015 in the Gulf of Alaska will have "minimal impact" on the environment, a U.S. Navy representative told listeners during a Monday presentation at the Kodiak Elks Lodge. "Some local fishermen will actually be part of the exercise," Cmdr. Damon Wenger said. Wenger and eight civilians are on a one-week tour of Alaska coastal towns to talk about the Navy's updated draft supplement...
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Suicide seminar set for Thursday
Participants will learn to recognize danger signs of suicide on how to intervene in a free seminar set for 6:15 p.m. Thursday in the Kodiak High School choral pod. “It’s a very brief three-hour training,” said Kim Slade of Healthy Tomorrows, a local community coalition. Slade and her colleague Jessica Lacy-Wooley will offer the Safetalk program for anyone over 15 years old interested in acquiring potentially life-...
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