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Ceremony highlights history of C.G. base
Two visiting Coast Guardsmen rolled back the decades, sporting knee-length leather flight jackets as they celebrated two historic anniversaries at Air Station Kodiak Wednesday. Rear Adm. Gary Blore and Senior Chief Petty Officer Peter MacDougall are the Ancient Albatrosses, an honorary title given to the longest-serving active duty officer and enlisted member in Coast Guard aviation. They were guest speakers at a ...
Jun 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 155 155 recommendations | email to a friend
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100 years strong
Coast Guard members throw their backs into a unique event, Wednesday at Air Station Kodiak as part of the celebration of 100 years of naval aviation and 70 years of the military on Kodiak. Teams competed for the fastest time pulling a 128,000-pound C-130 Hercules aircraft 30 feet across the tarmac. (Drew Herman photo)
Jun 16, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Afognak River continues strong run of reds
Another strong run of reds this year for the Afognak River drainage prompted the Alaska Department of Fish and Game Wednesday to increase the bag and possession limits from five to 10 sockeye salmon as an incentive for sport fishermen to help avoid over-escapement in that system. Fish and Game sport fish biologist Donn Tracy said the system had already met its lower escapement goal after registering 26,700 reds th...
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SEALs project included in bill
Alaska Sen. Mark Begich’s office announced Wednesday that a subcommittee he sits on approved inclusion of $18.4 million for construction projects at the cold weather training facility used by Navy SEALs in Kodiak. The Readiness and Management Support Subcommittee approved about $400 million in total military construction in Alaska, including projects at Fort Wainwright, Eielson Air Force Base and the Elmendorf-Ric...
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Quinns promoted to majors
A milestone was marked quietly this week as Kodiak Salvation Army leaders John and Cathy Quinn were both raised in rank in the organization from captain to major. A group of corps members held a prayer ceremony and made a cake Sunday for the occasion. Then, the Quinns said, it was time to get back to work. In addition to the well known thrift store on the island, the Salvation Army runs a weekly food bank which pa...
Jun 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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KIBSD to end hiring freeze, focuses on budget
The budget for the Kodiak Island Borough School District will be able to move forward with roughly the same cuts and programs seen in an April draft budget, and the district will be able to lift a hiring freeze, after local funding was ironed out last week. However, the use of one-time revenue in the budget and the borough government’s difficulty raising its contribution above flat funding will make next year’s bu...
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C.G. base celebrates military presence
The Kodiak Coast Guard base invites the public to festivities Wednesday commemorating 70 years of military presence in Kodiak and 100 years of naval aviation. A celebration ceremony begins at 10 a.m. in Hangar 3 at Air Station Kodiak. Community members are asked to arrive no later than 9:45 a.m. to ensure a timely start. The most senior officer and enlisted member in Coast Guard aviation, known as the “Ancient Alb...
Jun 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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JoAnn Holmes appointed to state board
Gov. Sean Parnell Monday announced the appointment of Kodiak resident JoAnn Holmes to the Alaska Commission for Human Rights for a five-year term. Members of this statewide board hold public hearings on human rights complaints. They also issue decisions and can institute penalties against businesses or individuals who illegally discriminate against others due to race, religion, color, national origin, sex or becau...
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GOA king bycatch set at 25,000
The king (chinook) salmon bycatch limit for the Gulf of Alaska groundfish fleet was set at 25,000, with a decision by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council at its session in Nome June 6-13. “It was an enormous commitment from the council,” said Kodiak resident Theresa Peterson, who attended the meetings and gave testimony on behalf of the Alaska Marine Conservation Council. “I’m really happy to see it.” The...
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Local man dies of apparent heart attack on Mt. McKinley
National Park officials said a 52-year-old climber died of an apparent heart attack at the 17,200-foot high camp on Mt. McKinley. According to his tentmates, Brian Young of Kodiak went into the tent on Friday morning to sleep after an arduous 20-hour summit day and suddenly stopped breathing. They immediately notified the park service mountaineering patrol. Young was given CPR but could not be revived and was pron...
Jun 13, 2011 | 3 3 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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