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Film class to document Exxon spill in Kodiak
An intensive film course may shed light on Kodiak’s involvement with the Exxon Valdez oil spill and teach 11 middle and high school students a bit about documentary filmmaking. The program will also inform students about historical research and ethnography and the study of people and cultures. The Baranov Museum reports the 25th anniversary of the 1989 spill was March 24, and Kodiak is still affected. “In the publ...
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Salmon catch increased for Buskin and Ayakulik rivers
Sport fishers can now catch and keep five salmon from the Buskin River, and 10 from the Ayakulik River. For the Buskin, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game increased the daily fish limits of 20-inch or longer sockeye salmon caught to five fish per day, with five allowed in possession, beginning today, June 12, at 12:01 a.m. Catches of sockeye salmon less than 20 inches remain at the current limit of 10 fish per...
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City session hears PANDA and parks on snack shack
Representatives from a local advocacy group came en masse to the Kodiak City Council on Tuesday to voice support for a resolution against a federal act they say infringes upon public liberty. Nearly 20 visitors supporting a fledgling local chapter of People Against the National Defense Authorization Act – popularly known as PANDA -- came to a council work session for public comments to promote a resolution they se...
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Soil and water organization offers poster contest
The Kodiak Soil and Water Conservation District invited elementary and high school students to design posters about earth. That’s ground earth, not Planet Earth. Posters should be on the theme of Dig Deeper: Mysteries in the Soil. The poster can be created with colored pencils, paint, stickers, charcoal, paper or any other medium so long as it is two-dimensional. Entries must be between 8.5-by-11 inches and 20-by-...
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Base Kodiak command handed to Jeffrey Westling
During the Coast guard change of command ceremony on Tuesday, Captain Jeffrey C. Westling promised a “nimble” operation as he took the helm of Coast Guard Base Kodiak. Westling expressed amazement with the Coast Guard in all of Alaska for what he called its “proficiency with which you accomplish your mission, your professionalism while serving our shipmates, operational partners, families and community, and your p...
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Students improvise in creative hilarity
“Theatre really helps kids find the confidence within themselves,” said instructor Michelle Griffin at the beginning of the performance, “An Afternoon of Improv.” That confidence was on display as 12 Kodiak students took part in the performance as the culmination of the weeklong Sum’Arts class by the Kodiak Arts Council. The students were divided into two teams, the Rainbow Turtles and the Flaming Bald Watermelons...
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Summer roadwork rolls on in Kodiak
Planners expect the various road resurfacing projects on the island to finish up in August, although much of the work for the time being is jumping in between projects as pavement cools. The work on Spruce Cape and Island Lake are part of the overall Kodiak Area Roads Preservation Project, a $6.7 million project directed by the State of Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. “Right now we’re cu...
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Alaskan congressional delegation reports research grants
The Alaska Congressional Delegation reported Tuesday that the National Science Foundation gave some $9.2 million in five new grants to Alaskan research organizations. Senators Lisa Murkowski, Mark Begich, and Representative Don Young put out a joint statement listing the bodies receiving the NSF grants. The grants were as follows: • $7,315,833 to the Arctic Research Consortium of the United States for “An Arctic C...
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Maritime workforce plan identifies priority occupations
A recent state and university study reported that Alaska ranks third in the nation in per capita maritime with 70,000 total jobs in Alaska. The maritime industry includes seafood harvesters, processors, marine occupations, support jobs and research, enhancement and management. Maritime industry groups, along with five state agencies and the University of Alaska, worked together for two years to develop a strategic...
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Pipeline training offered in Fairbanks this fall
The plumbers and pipefitters union offers pipeline welding training in Fairbanks for Alaskans from all over. The Fairbanks Pipeline Training Center and Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 375 are jointly offering a free 18-week course in advanced pipeline welding. The training begins on Aug. 4 and ends on Dec. 5. Open schedules during that time period will be necessary because the classes are Monday through Friday from...
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