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Governor candidates to debate fisheries on Thursday
Thursday will see an influx of politicians as Sean Parnell, Bill Walker and Byron Mallott come to Kodiak for the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce’s gubernatorial debate. Sean Parnell is the incumbent Republican governor. Byron Mallott is the Democrat candidate, and Bill Walker is the Independent candidate. “It should be pretty lively,” said Laine Welch, the debate organizer. There will be questions chosen ahead of time,...
Aug 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Submarine donated for student ocean experience
A Kodiak man has donated a yellow submarine to the Explorers Club for youth learning experiences. Richard Waddell, a boat captain and former salvage worker, donated his submarine to the Ocean Explorers group of the Alaska chapter of the Explorers Club, an international organization promoting scientific exploration. Originally, Waddell planned to sell the sub. “For our educational explorer program, we felt that we ...
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Alaska Aerospace downplays failed launch
Alaska Aerospace Corporation officials are downplaying the consequences of Monday’s failed rocket launch, but the road to the Kodiak Launch Complex remains closed as an investigation gets under way. “There isn’t a whole lot of damage to anything,” AAC senior vice president and COO Mark Greby said from the site. "I’ve seen worse-looking after a hurricane.” At about 12:15 a.m. Monday, a three-stage solid fuel booste...
Aug 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alutiiq Museum holds open house, opens new exhibit
The Alutiiq Museum held its annual meeting and open house Saturday, and opened an exhibit of new work by area artists. "What's special about these pieces is that each one of them is calling out to or connecting to exhibit cultural connection items," museum director Alicia Drabek said. Bruce Nelson studied an intricately-carved wooden hook belonging to the museum and then painted a halibut going after that hook wit...
Aug 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lions silver salmon derby begins
The Kodiak Lions Club's annual silver salmon derby began on Sunday, and tickets are already selling. Entrants can buy a $20 ticket that is good for both entering a fish and entering a raffle for a four-wheeler. The derby ends on Sept. 30. Salmon can be weighed at Pickled Willy's on Shelikof Street from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The catcher of the biggest fish gets $300, second place wins $200 and third place wins $100. Add...
Aug 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rain doesn't slow down horse competition
Although the rain started pouring almost the same second as the event started, 18 kids and adults went ahead with the Kodiak Baptist Mission’s horse obstacle competition on Saturday. “I thought for a minute we were going to get out without rain and then right when we started, it started,” said Johnny Walker, who helped organize the competition. A variety of obstacles from a tarp on the ground to a gate made from p...
Aug 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alutiiq Museum’s fall lectures begin
The Alutiiq Museum’s fall lecture series begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday night with “Angyaq: Art of the Alutiiq Open Boat,” a talk by former museum director Sven Haakanson. “He’ll be talking about traditional boating,” Alutiiq museum communications director Brian Fraley said. Haakanson, a 2007 MacArthurt Foundation “genius grant” award winner, left the museum just over a year ago. Of the following museum lectures, two wi...
Aug 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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SPAR returns from Arctic Sheild 2014
In the era of diminishing Arctic sea ice, the U.S. Coast Guard continually strives to build awareness, modernize governance and broaden partnerships. On the forefront of these missions is the crew of Coast Guard Cutter SPAR, who returned recently from a 38-day deployment in support of Operation Arctic Shield 2014. Given SPAR's robust seagoing, multi-mission capabilities, and familiarity with the Western Alaska are...
Aug 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak’s homeschool, correspondence offerings expand
The Kodiak Island Borough School District’s homeschool and correspondence offerings are expanding this year to be available throughout the state. “The program isn’t new, we’ve had homeschool offered through the district in the past, but this year, we are now statewide,” said Lisa Cavan, the district’s homeschool coordinator for kindergarten through eighth grade. A grant from the State of Alaska funded AK Teach, th...
Aug 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Man sentenced for March drug bust
A Kodiak man who was originally charged with a Class A felony for having $34,000 worth of heroin was sentenced to two years in jail on a plea deal late last month. The Kodiak Police Department notified the Alaska State Troopers that Casey Eads, 39, was bringing heroin to Kodiak on an Era Aviation flight on March 8. The police heard about it from an anonymous phone call, according to the charging documents. While T...
Aug 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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