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New Dig Afognak mess hall dedicated
The Native Village of Afognak dedicated its new mess hall at the Dig Afognak campsite on Saturday to two elders who devoted much time to the camp. Dig Afognak, a series of youth camps focusing on cultural activities during summer, has had separate tents for eating, cooking and storage for years. “(Tribal administrator Melissa Borton) talked to our council and they had envisioned a no tent camp,” said development d...
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ADF&G: Don’t shoot collared elk on Afognak, Raspberry Islands
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game set its sights Sunday on hunters, urging them to freeze their trigger fingers when they see collared elk. The ADF&G, with the cooperation of Natives of Kodiak, Afognak, Ouzinkie, and Koniag Native Corporations, has been collaring elk on Afognak and Raspberry Islands for game management reasons since 2008. In an effort to continue research, cow elk were captured and collared i...
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Troopers seek assistance with two thefts
The Alaska State Troopers are seeking any information on the thefts of money, tools and other items from two locations on July 11 and July 17. According to a trooper report, the July 11 theft occurred at a Spruce Cape-area commercial building, in which “several tools were stolen, including three chainsaws, two gas powered water pumps, an electrical air compressor, a toolbox with miscellaneous hand tools, and a wor...
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A day at the dig
With every scrape of the trowel, a dozen college and high school students, interns and volunteers like me dug a little deeper into Alutiiq history. Under a cloudy sky that threatened rain, we dug in Womens Bay along Salonie Creek at an archaeological location known as the Kashevaroff site, named for its close proximity to Kashevaroff Mountain. Since 1997, the Alutiiq Museum has held “Community Archaeology” giving ...
Jul 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 174 174 recommendations | email to a friend
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Officials call for action at marine debris kickoff
State, federal and non-governmental representatives called for action to reduce debris Thursday, the official kickoff for a program to remove collected debris from sites around Alaska. Elaine Busse Floyd, director of the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation Division of Environmental Conservation, called attention to the dangers that marine debris can pose. “Fish, marine mammals and other wildlife are af...
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AMAZING NATURE: A summer day with whales and wonders
Visitors stream to Alaska every summer to share in the wonders of our amazing ocean bounty and wildlife sights. This is a very special summer for me because my parents are here. They bravely embarked on a very long trip flying from Germany across the North Atlantic Ocean, over Greenland and Canada to Seattle, then getting herded through customs and TSA, miles of airport travel, mechanical delays and language barri...
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Photo album offers glimpse of 130-year-old Kodiak murder
(EDITOR’S NOTE: This updated story, which first appeared on July 12 in the Alaska Dispatch News, is being reprinted with permission from the writer and the ADN. This version includes a few more significant details and photos.) KODIAK — A tattered photo album arrived at the Baranov Museum in Kodiak earlier this year. Once it had been made of velvet, but only bits of the softness remained. The posed portraits were m...
Jul 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coast Guard medevacs 52-year-old man 150 miles south of Kodiak
A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak aircrew medevaced a 52-year-old man from the 600-foot cargo vessel Elsa, approximately 150 miles south of Kodiak, Tuesday. The MH-60 Jayhawk crew safely hoisted the man and transported him to Kodiak Providence Medical Center for further care. Watchstanders from Coast Guard District 17 command center received a report Monday evening from the crew of the Elsa that the crewmember was ...
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Whales death cause still unknown
The cause of multiple dead fin whales and several humpback whales found floating around the Kodiak Archipelago is still unknown as biologists await more test results. Kate Wynne, an Alaska Sea Grant marine mammal specialist and University of Alaska Fairbanks professor, said the results have come back as a negative for domoic acid, a biotoxin, but the results have not yet returned for paralytic shellfish poisoning,...
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Borough announces seats up for grabs in fall election
Fifteen seats on seven elected bodies of the Kodiak Island Borough will be voted on in the upcoming fall election. Two three-year term seats, currently held by Aaron Griffin and Chris Lynch, on the assembly as well as one one-year term due to a vacancy will be up at the October 6 election. The KIB School District Board of Education, Bay View Road Service Area Board, Fire Protection Area No. 1 Board, Monashka Bay R...
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