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Alutiiq Museum’s Haakanson heads to Seattle
It was an evening full of hugs, smiles, and stories as community members and Alutiiq Museum staff gathered at the Koniag building for a farewell potluck recognizing Sven Haakanson Jr., outgoing executive director of the museum. Tuesday marked Haakanson’s last day at the museum after more than a decade of work. He spent 13 years there successfully overseeing the development of programs, publications, and exhibits a...
Jun 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Airport holds full-scale crash drill
Anna Willis was dead and loving it. While emergency workers and Alaska Department of Transportation employees swarmed a faux plane crash Wednesday at Kodiak State Airport, Willis sat back and soaked in the sunshine on Kodiak’s warmest day this summer. “How’s it going?” asked one of her DOT coworkers as he hurried by in a reflective vest, clutching a radio. “Pretty good,” she replied. “I’m dead.” Willis was one of ...
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60-year-old record falls as Kodiak sees first 80-degree day since 2004
The records are falling as fast as the thermometer isn’t. On Wednesday, the National Weather Service station at Kodiak State Airport recorded a mark of 81 degrees, shattering a 60-year-old temperature record for the date. The previous record for June 26 was 78 degrees, set in 1953. Wednesday tied the fifth-warmest June day ever seen in Kodiak. It was also the first time a temperature 80 or above has been measured ...
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Boy helped after trail fall
A 12-year-old boy who fell off a trail Tuesday while hiking at Margaret Lake with his parents was taken to the hospital as a precaution. The Coast Guard received a call around 2:25 p.m. that the boy needed assistance. The Coast Guard Police Department arrived on scene, then called the Coast Guard Fire Department. They met Kodiak Fire Department ambulance crews and transported the boy and his family to Providence K...
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Kodiak woman gets 46 months in prison for Trident embezzlement
The Kodiak woman who was the ringleader of a scheme that embezzled close to $500,000 from Trident Seafoods will spend nearly four years in prison. On Monday, U.S. Attorney Karen Loeffler announced that U.S. District Court judge Ralph Beistline sentenced Isairis Wolfe, 33, to 46 months in prison. She was also ordered to pay full restitution of $493,060 to Trident Seafoods. Wolfe pleaded guilty to four counts of wir...
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Marines work on Old Harbor airport
The Marines have landed in Old Harbor. On June 15, 45 US Marine Corps reservists arrived in Old Harbor on a mission to lengthen the town’s runway from 2,000 feet to 4,700 feet long. Part of the Department of Defense’s Innovative Readiness Training program, the Marines train for remote construction jobs while Old Harborites benefit from a new runway. “We are very glad to be working here in Old Harbor and helping wi...
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Kodiak temperatures topped 70 degrees for seventh day this month
Kodiak’s warm spell continued Tuesday as temperatures topped 70 degrees for the seventh day this month. According to the National Weather Service measuring station at Kodiak State Airport, the temperature reached 70 degrees just before noon. That figure is well short of the record for the day — 82 degrees, in 1953 — but continues Kodiak’s abnormally warm and sunny weather. Temperatures 70 degrees or warmer were al...
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City council looks for ways to improve downtown
The Kodiak City Council is taking a hard look at implementing a new downtown revitalization program. During a regular work session Tuesday night, the council heard from Mayor Pat Branson, who proposed the creation of a committee to outline steps the city can take to reduce crime, brighten the downtown district and attract new businesses. "I want to have the downtown nice and safe and invite more retailers to be do...
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Supreme Court decision changes backstage planning for Alaska voting
On Tuesday, a divided US Supreme Court overturned a key component of the Voting Rights Act, a move that will effect Alaska voters as much as politicians on the far-off East Coast. You probably won’t see the changes when you go to vote, but for the people who help you vote, it’s a major shift. For the past three years, Kodiak’s Bob Brodie has been on the state’s redistricting board. Created after the 2010 census, t...
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70 years later, new memorial at Attu
This month, the silence of Attu Island was broken by the music of a single harmonica playing “Taps.” In a simple ceremony, a handful of workers from the US Fish and Wildlife Service dedicated a memorial on the island to remember both the Battle of Attu and the 44 villagers who lost their homes on the island during World War II. “The idea is that we did something in recognition of the 70th anniversary,” said Jeff W...
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