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Commercial salmon fishing announcements — Aug. 23
KODIAK — Commercial salmon fishing will be opened for sections of two Kodiak Island districts beginning at noon today. The Southwest Afognak Section of the Afognak District and the Central, North Cape, Spiridon Bay and Zachar Bay sections of the Northwest Kodiak District will be open to commercial salmon fishing until 6 p.m. Thursday. The commercial salmon fishing period in the Inner Ayakulik and Outer Ayakulik se...
Aug 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak residents turn out in droves to support SEAL fundraiser
KODIAK — It was a shot heard around the world. On Aug. 6, a fighter in Afghanistan fired a rocket-propelled grenade and brought down an American helicopter. Onboard were 38 Afghan and U.S. service members, including 22 U.S. Navy SEALs. All were killed when the helicopter crashed. Many of those 22, men like Petty Officer 1st Class Jesse Pittman, trained at the Naval Special Warfare Cold Weather Training Center Deta...
Aug 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brother helps brother in Barometer Mountain rescue
KODIAK — What started as an Alaska hunting adventure ended in an unexpected helicopter ride for 25-year-old Daniel Mangum and his brother Alex, a Coast Guardsman stationed at Air Station Kodiak. On Tuesday, the two and a third brother were descending from Barometer Mountain when they separated and Daniel became trapped among two ravines and thick brush. After trying in vain to reach Daniel, Alex descended the moun...
Aug 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Big grant will preserve Alutiiq language on Kodiak Island
KODIAK — The Alaska congressional delegation announced Friday the award of a major grant to aid in the revitalization of the Alutiiq language. Three organizations that have been working to keep Kodiak’s Native language alive will receive a portion of a yearly $300,000 grant over the next three years. The organizations are the Native Village of Afognak, The Native Village of Port Lions and the Alutiiq Museum. The g...
Aug 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coast Guard cutter Alex Haley gets new commanding officer
KODIAK — A cutter stationed at the Kodiak Coast Guard base has a new commanding officer. Cmdr. Kevin Riddle assumed command of the cutter Alex Haley on Friday morning from Cmdr. Andrew Raiha, who is retiring after 20 years of service. This is Riddle’s third tour of duty in Kodiak, and he said he’s glad to return. “My wife and I are both excited to be back, as the Kodiak community is like no other community we have...
Aug 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Low-key celebration planned for Kodiak Wildlife Refuge's 70th anniversary
KODIAK — The Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge isn’t celebrating its 70th birthday with a gala party. That will have to wait another five years. Instead, today’s observance will be a low-key affair with cake, coffee and music from the Kodiak High School jazz band, which will accompany a presentation on the history of the refuge by refuge manager Gary Wheeler. That presentation begins at 7 p.m. in the refuge visitor ...
Aug 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak Fire Department seeks to replace obsolete pumper
KODIAK — Kodiak fire chief Rome Kamai knows this is a bad time to ask the city for money, so he’s trying not to. As the fire department works to replace its aging backup pumper, he’s applying to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program in hopes that the federal government will cover much of the estimated $400,000 cost of a new fire engine. But it’s no sure thing. “There is...
Aug 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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19-year-old fisherman medevaced to Kodiak after accident (VIDEO)
KODIAK — Nineteen-year-old fisherman Daniel Cornelius was medevaced by a Coast Guard helicopter from Ouzinkie to Kodiak Thursday morning after he was injured when a line parted onboard the fishing vessel Kittiwake. According to a Coast Guard report, Coast Guard Sector Anchorage received a call for help from the fishing vessel Karen Kay at 7:22 a.m. “Sector Anchorage monitors all the radio transmissions from Southc...
Aug 19, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak fisheries center finds new guidance under co-directors
KODIAK — Following an uncertain spring, the Fisheries Industrial Technology Center in Kodiak finally has new direction. Earlier this year, a task force asked if FITC should be disbanded, the faculty moved to other areas and the building given away. Instead, the center is expanding its outreach and programs, and it has a renewed focus within the University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences ...
Aug 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Camp Woody: Where the bugs are part of the beauty
There’s a reason why summer Bible camps, such as Camp Woody, are situated in pristine spots. The fresh, unpolluted air, sparkling lakes, majestic mountains and resplendent flowery meadows point campers to the omnipotent creator. But along with the tranquility and beauty come annoying bugs, prickly plants and days of rain that make irritable children want to go home where it’s warm and dry. Bugs are part of God’s c...
Aug 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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