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Following the footsteps of a saint
A Russian film crew arrived in Kodiak Saturday to document the life of St. Herman and his time in the Kodiak archipelago. Mikhail Malakhov leads the team that includes his two sons, Michael and Alex, and cameraman Alexandr Breev. They are joined by businessman Igor Koskin and his family. The group hails from the Ryazan territory of Russia, where St. Herman was born around 1750. The elder Malakhov is chairman of th...
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Indonesian tourist named as fire victim
Alaska State Troopers have released the identities of a woman who perished in an Uyak Bay lodge fire and three survivors of the blaze. The deceased female has been identified as Silvana Sutanto, a 59-year-old Indonesian national. The three survivors are Shaun Gozali, a 30-year-old Indonesian national; Taeri Kim, a 33-year-old South Korean national; and Danielle Gozali, a 22-year-old Indonesian national. According ...
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Herbicides aiming at hawkweed, knotweed
Attempting to rid Kodiak of invasive plant species, the Kodiak Soil and Water Conservation District will apply herbicides in several locations around Kodiak this summer. Targets include the Buskin River area, along the road toward White Sands Beach, at the Anton Larsen Bay boat ramp and at the Port Lions airport. They are also dealing with Canada thistle, seeking to eradicate it from the archipelago, as well as co...
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Update: Uyak Bay fire victims identified
Alaska State Troopers have released the identities of a victim who perished in a Uyak Bay lodge fire and three survivors of the blaze. The deceased has been identified as Silvana Sutanto, a 59-year-old Indonesian national. The three survivors are Shaun Gozali, a 30-year-old Indonesian national; Taeri Kim, a 33-year-old South Korean national; and Danielle Gozali, a 22-year-old Indonesian national. According to a tr...
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Delicate blooms thrive in wild
For many, orchids are the just a plant seen sitting safely in a pot on store shelf or a kitchen table, or maybe on a tropical vacation. But at least 18 species of orchid grow wild in the Kodiak Archipelago. Unlike their epiphytic tropical cousins that grow from trees, northern hemisphere orchids are terrestrial, growing from the ground. “Our (orchids) are generally small and you probably walk right past them most ...
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Knowing rules helps vets to benefits
A Wednesday lunch and open forum at the Kodiak Area Native Association’s main building will provide local veterans access to an expert who help navigate the complicated Veterans Affairs system. The event offered by KANA will feature an open forum with Lucy Gifford of Vietnam Veterans of America. All veterans are invited to attend, as are their spouses and widows. Gifford worked for the Department of Veterans Affai...
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Commercial fishing openings this week
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced the following openings by emergency orders on Monday. Commercial salmon fishing will be allowed in the Southeastern District Mainland Section of the Southeastern District for 48 hours from noon today until noon Thursday. Fishermen are reminded that only set gillnet gear may be used in the Southeastern District Mainland prior to July 11. All closed waters in the abov...
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Assembly nixes cuts to pay, mill rate
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly voted to go back to using the 1997 Universal Building Code in an attempt to loosen regulations around building homes. Assembly member Larry LeDoux, who has championed removing engineering requirements for some residential construction, made the motion to go back to the 1997 UBC from the 2012 International Residential Code currently in use to reach his goal of removing engineering...
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State warns about PSP after woman falls ill in Kodiak
The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services is warning Kodiakans about Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning after a woman ate clams from Roslyn Beach near Chiniak and got sick. “There are NO safe beaches for recreationally-harvested shellfish,” according to the release. “You cannot see or taste PSP toxin, and you cannot remove it through cleaning, cooking or freezing.” Kodiak sees some of the highest levels of PS...
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Update: Uyak Bay fire
Update, 5:20 p.m., Friday, June 3 Troopers have recovered the remains of the deceased victim of the Spirit of Alaska lodge fire from the debris, according to a trooper report. "The remains will be sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Anchorage for an autopsy and positive identification," the report states. While the names of the victims have yet to be released, pending positive identification and notific...
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