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Coast Guard helicopter, cutter assist several
A Coast Guard helicopter and crew forward deployed in Cordova have flown a woman off a cruise ship and rescued two people since the beginning of this week, and a cutter and auxiliary crew aided a disabled vessel on Saturday, according to Coast Guard reports. On Saturday, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Munro, home ported in Kodiak, responded to a disabled vessel in Chrome Bay near Cook Inlet. The cutter was una...
Jun 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Council authorizes fire station pre-design
The Kodiak City Council authorized pre-design of a new fire station and introduced an ordinance to change city code governing how abandoned vessels are dealt with. The council authorized a contract with Stantec for just less than $100,000 for pre-design of a new fire station and a condition assessment of the old library. “What we’d like to do is to begin the process to plan for the project replacement, at least th...
Jun 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Library starts full summer of reading clubs
The Kodiak Public Library has an expansive offering of reading clubs this summer, one of the largest ever. “This is absolutely a range of clubs that has not been offered by Kodiak Public Library in the past,” said library director Katie Baxter. “It’s really a result of wonderful staff and patron interaction generating ideas.” The library has ten reading clubs for people of all ages. Who Are Our Heroes? is the name...
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ADF&G increases sockeye salmon bag limit in Karluk, Afognak rivers
The sport fishing bag and possession limit for sockeye salmon, 20 inches or greater in length, in the Karluk and Afognak rivers has been increased to 10 fish, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game said Monday. The emergency orders will be in effect beginning 12:01 a.m., Tuesday, June 16, the department said in separate news releases. The biological escapement goal for early run sockeye salmon into the Karluk Rive...
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Mud flies at Bear Crawl
Dozens of racers crawled through net tunnels, swung across monkey bars, high-stepped through tires, climbed over “The Wall” and splashed through mud in the second iteration of KMXT’s Bear Crawl Obstacle Race. The runners were divided into eight waves, including two waves of children racing on a shorter course with fewer obstacles. Sonja Reed and Mariana Desantiago ran the race during an early heat once with Reed’s...
Jun 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Council passes 2016 budget including funding for trail mapping
The Kodiak City Council passed its fiscal year 2016 budget after amending it to include increased funds for the Chamber of Commerce, Discover Kodiak, a new truck for the Public Works Department and an increase in funds received from the state. “We received information from the state Department of Corrections that we would be getting a little bit more money, certainly not as much as we got under our previous year, ...
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Ferries to continue regular service with budget passage
Normal ferry operations will continue past July 1 as a result of the Alaska legislature passing an operating budget, the Alaska Marine Highway announced in a release Friday. “AMHS apologizes to our loyal customers and the traveling public for the turmoil and confusion this budget uncertainty may have caused,” the release said. AMHS originally announced on June 1 that ferry operations would cease on July 1 if a bud...
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Troopers: Man entered USCG restricted area; gun, drugs found
The U.S. Coast Guard Military Police stopped a vehicle operating in a restricted area after which troopers found drugs and a gun in the vehicle and arrested the driver, a trooper report said Friday. The military police contacted the troopers on Thursday at 8:27 a.m. after stopping Larry Goss, 54, of Kodiak, who was “driving in a restricted area of the Kodiak Coast Guard Base Property,” according to the report. Tro...
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Utterly shocked to see stranded marine mammal
Last weekend, I found a dead baby sea otter on a beach while kayaking around the harbor. I took several photos and knew I should report it, but wasn’t exactly sure where. I searched online and found results for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, as well as the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. I didn’t know where would be best, but ultimately decided to go with an ADF&G contact. I sent off the ...
Jun 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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