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Coast Guard cutters also northbound on Arctic mission
Air Station Kodiak isn’t the only contributor to this summer’s mission in the Arctic: Coast Guard cutters are also on their way north. So far, however, ice has kept them away from their job. “The biggest threat for our cutters patrolling in the Arctic this summer is the ice because they’re not ice-capable vessels,” said Lt. Veronica Colbath, spokeswoman for Coast Guard District 17, which covers Alaska. The cutters...
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Business Spotlight: Angelo's Express plans to bring pizza back to downtown Kodiak
On most days, you’ll find Dino Macheras wearing his chef’s hat as owner of Angelo’s, Kodiak’s best-known Italian restaurant. On Tuesday, however, Macheras was hatless, his booted feet peeking through a hole in the ceiling of Kodiak’s downtown Alaska Commercial Company store. It’s not a new career — it’s an expansion of an existing one. Later this month, Macheras plans to open Angelo’s Express, a business that will...
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Slimy lesson teaches Alutiiq language color terms
On Saturday, a handful of Kodiak kids dug their hands into a language lesson. In the laboratory of the Alutiiq Museum, kids created colored slime from clear glue and starch then used the different colors to teach how the Alutiiq language describes colors. The Alutiiq language lacks adjectives, so Alutiiq speakers tend to describe colors by comparing them to a similar object. For example, a speaker might say that a...
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Craig Campbell named acting CEO of Alaska Aerospace Corporation
Searching for stability, the Alaska Aerospace Corporation board of directors on Monday voted chief operating officer Craig Campbell the state-owned company’s acting CEO. Campbell replaces Dale Nash, who resigned earlier this month to head Virginia’s state-owned aerospace corporation. Patrick Gambell, president of the University of Alaska and chairman of the Aerospace Company board said Nash’s departure leaves a bi...
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Alaska State Troopers investigate stolen copper
Alaska State Troopers are searching for the person who stole three coils of copper tubing from a locked storage container last week. According to Trooper Brian Mitchell, the theft was reported at noon Thursday when a contractor found the damaged container. “The padlock was destroyed as well as the door was damaged,” Mitchell said. The missing coils were described as 100 feet long and 1 inch in diameter, of a type ...
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Kodiak biologist Larry Van Daele named head of Fish and Game region
For only the third time in the last 40 years, bear hunters will see a new face at the Kodiak branch of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Longtime wildlife biologist Larry Van Daele has been promoted to become the Southcentral regional supervisor for the state division of wildlife conservation. The job leaves Van Daele in charge of a $6 million research budget and 36 employees spread from Prince William Sound...
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Army landing craft departs Kodiak
The crew of the Army landing craft Malvern Hill spent the weekend tightening chains, chocking wheels and generally preparing to set sail. The Malvern Hill was scheduled to leave Kodiak's Lash Dock today for Port Angeles, Wash., where it will drop off construction equipment brought to Kodiak by the landing craft Monterrey. Last month, that landing craft hit Humpback Rock, causing the largest diesel spill in the rec...
Jul 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Municipal election season begins today
The municipal election season has its unofficial start today as the Kodiak borough and city clerks set out election packets for interested candidates. This year, two city council, two borough assembly and two school board seats are being contested among a variety of service area board positions that will also appear on the Oct. 2 municipal election ballot. Interested candidates must fill out a declaration of candi...
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Kodiak says farewell to acclaimed jazz band instructor
Michael Remy, the much-loved jazz band teacher, has left Kodiak, but not without leaving good memories in his wake. Remy resigned from his job with the Kodiak Island Borough School District to fulfill his dream of hiking the Appalachian Trail. During his four years in Kodiak, he impacted the lives of many students with his teaching and musical expertise. Band teacher Dale Lhotka worked closely with Remy, and credi...
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Don Young challenger Sharon Cissna visits Kodiak
Rep. Sharon Cissna, the woman who challenged the Transportation Security Administration over a pat-down search in 2011, traveled to Kodiak last week to meet with locals and attend the coastal management hearing. The trip was part of Cissna’s efforts to reach out to different Alaskan communities and hear from locals. The 70-year-old Democrat will run for Congress against Rep. Don Young in the upcoming August electi...
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