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TV series starring Coast Guardsmen in Kodiak is a go
KODIAK — The Weather Channel announced Wednesday it is picking up a new series featuring Coast Guard rescue swimmers and pilots from Kodiak Island. The series is slated to begin Nov. 9 and run a total of seven episodes, each one hour long. Camera crews from Al Roker productions spent six weeks in Kodiak and Cordova this spring filming material for a pilot episode for the series with the working title “Coast Guard ...
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Environmental observers alarmed by U.S. Navy plan for target practice in Gulf of Alaska
KODIAK — A U.S. Navy plan to attack and sink up to two ships per year in the Gulf of Alaska as part of live target practice has alarmed environmental activists in Alaska and elsewhere in the United States. The plan, approved in May after years of public hearings and meetings, including some in Kodiak, allows expanded training in addition to the live target practice. For almost two decades, the U.S. Navy has partic...
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Karluk post office is targeted for closure by USPS
KODIAK — The post office in Karluk is on a list released by the United States Postal Service Tuesday of some 3,600 locations being studied for potential closure. It is also one of 36 post offices in Alaska on the list, many in small, remote communities like Karluk. The list was compiled based on short business hours, diminished volume and little foot traffic. The list includes 11 percent of the nation’s total post...
Jul 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak City Council debates nonprofit grant distribution
KODIAK — Budget concerns dominated a wide-ranging Tuesday night work session of the Kodiak City Council. City council members and Kodiak Mayor Carolyn Floyd discussed the effects of the borough’s decision to send a 1 percent sales tax proposal to voters, funding proposals for city nonprofits, and proposals to raise additional revenue for the city. The application process by which nonprofits can get access to 1 per...
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University of Alaska says big companies are driving fish farms
KODIAK — On Tuesday, Quentin Fong, an assistant professor with the University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, asked why many traditional Alaska companies are expanding their supply chains into farmed fish. Why not just carry wild Alaska fish products? Fong examined trends in global and domestic markets for Alaska seafood as part of the brown bag seminar series hosted by the Fisheries In...
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Kodiak Celebrate Recovery grows addiction help program
KODIAK — Kodiak residents looking for help recovering from addiction or personal problems have a few more options now, thanks to an expanded Celebrate Recovery program based at Assembly of God Church. The program, whose Kodiak chapter is almost four years old, held its first meetings in the church on Monday, having outgrown previous accommodations at Frontier Baptist Church, leader Jill Yrjana said. “We’d like to ...
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Overloaded with cats, Kodiak shelter hosts adoption ‘sale’
KODIAK — A steady stream of visitors filled the Kodiak Animal Shelter’s to celebrate “Catapalooza” Saturday afternoon, but the shelter’s feline residents still overflow the cat room to occupy cages crowding the front office and a back hallway. Shelter manager Nicole Schwan hopes Catapalooza becomes an annual event, along with some other adoption promotions that include reduced fees for taking a furry new family me...
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U.S. Senate vote millions for Navy SEAL base at Spruce Cape
KODIAK — Last week, as debt ceiling negotiations continued in Washington, D.C., the U.S. Senate approved its first appropriations bill of the new fiscal year. The bill funds military construction and includes $18.4 million for a project on Kodiak Island. The project would build a new cold-weather maritime training facility for Navy SEALs on Spruce Cape, officially called the Naval Special Warfare Center Detachment...
Jul 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak airport repaving project scheduled to begin on time
KODIAK — Federal Aviation Administration funding is grounded in Washington debate, but a new project is about to take off in Kodiak on schedule. On Wednesday, runway 18/36 at Kodiak State Airport will close to aircraft as Alaska Department of Transportation engineers and contractors from Brechan Enterprises and Pruhs Corp. prepare to repave the asphalt slab. It’s the first stage of a project to repave two runways,...
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Katie Oliver selected for vacant Kodiak school board seat
KODIAK — In welcoming Katie Oliver to the Kodiak Island Borough School District board of education Monday, board president Norm Wooten recalled the experience of serving as a school board member with Oliver’s father. “In the words of Yogi Berra, it’s like déjà vu all over again,” Wooten said. Shortly after taking her place with the other school board members, Oliver was also elected treasurer of the school board —...
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