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Fifteenth rocket from Kodiak Launch Complex is smash success (VIDEO)
KODIAK — A perfect day met a perfect launch Tuesday morning at the Kodiak Launch Complex. At 7:49 a.m. Alaska Daylight Time, a Minotaur IV rocket lifted off from Alaska’s state-owned spaceport, carrying TacSat-4, a prototype military communications satellite that promises to deliver satellite radio communications to high latitudes and deep valleys previously inaccessible to satellite signals. Pre-launch fears that...
Sep 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Varied crowd gathers in predawn darkness to watch rocket go up
KODIAK — It was breakfast at launch. Pajamas and pancakes were the theme of the day at Tuesday morning’s rocket launch at Narrow Cape. While kids ran around kicking soccer balls and throwing footballs in the predawn light, still wearing that night’s pajamas, members of the Kodiak 4-H Club and the Kodiak Lions Club kept up a steady stream of pancakes and coffee to fend off the cool air. Annie Nelson, a 4-H member, ...
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Kodiak is introduced to new Coast Guard boat (VIDEO)
KODIAK — A 38-foot aluminum boat newly stationed at the Kodiak Coast Guard base is the first of its kind serving in the U.S. Coast Guard, and the first to come with the latest in three-dimensional navigation software. But after the coordinates are plotted, it also provides a nice ride to the destination. “It’s very quiet,” said Petty Officer Tim Truitt as he piloted the special-purpose craft near St. Paul Harbor T...
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Latest Kodiak Launch Complex rocket scheduled to lift off at 7:49 a.m.
KODIAK — By the time you read this, the latest satellite to launch from the Kodiak Launch Complex should be soaring through space — unless a solar storm leaves it grounded. At press time, all remained on schedule for a launch at 7:49 a.m. from the spaceport at Narrow Cape, on the east side of Kodiak Island. While Kodiak’s weather has been good for the last few days and isn’t expected to present problems today, spa...
Sep 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Afognak subsidiary wins $290 million U.S. Navy contract
KODIAK — Alutiiq 3SG LLC, a division of the Afognak Native Corporation, has been awarded a $290 million contract by the U.S. Navy. The contract is part of an eight-company, $730 million effort by the Navy to outsource some of it support operations to the private sector. The contract is a cost-plus fee affair, which guarantees a profit for the company. Under the contract, Alutiiq would provide anything from direct ...
Sep 26, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alaska Bar Association president visits Kodiak
KODIAK — Attorney Don McClintock is more excited for this year’s Alaska Federation of Natives convention than most. McClintock, president of the Alaska Bar Association, is overseeing a free legal services clinic Oct. 20-21 at the convention, which takes place in Anchorage this year. The clinic is a joint effort of Alaska Legal Services, the Alaska Native Justice Center, AFN and the bar association. McClintock and ...
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Essential Air Service funding advances in Washington
KODIAK — Air service for 12 Kodiak archipelago communities has taken a step toward continued funding after a rhetoric-filled fight over cutting the program this past year. Federal funding of the Essential Air Service for the upcoming fiscal year was approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee Wednesday as part of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development appropriations bill. The EAS program was created...
Sep 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coast Guard performs two medevacs Friday
KODIAK — The Coast Guard says one of its helicopters has medevaced an ailing 47-year-old man from a 422-foot tanker more than 500 miles southwest of Kodiak. The Maltese-flagged tanker Murray Star called for help Thursday, reporting a crew member was found unconscious and needed medical assistance. Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Lally said the helicopter flew 345 miles to Sand Point, refueled and flew on to the t...
Sep 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak-based rural film program gets federal grant
KODIAK — A Kodiak-based nonprofit that teaches rural Alaska students to document their community and culture through film has been awarded a grant by the National Endowment for the Humanities to give teachers across the state the knowledge and tools to do the same. The nonprofit, Media Action, partnered with the Atheneum School for a pilot project involving students in Nikolai last year. With students behind the c...
Sep 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak-area ferries delayed by bad weather
KODIAK — High winds and heavy seas delayed several Alaska Marine Highway System ferries Monday. The ferry Kennicott, which had been scheduled to depart Kodiak at 10:45 p.m. Sunday, instead left port almost 24 hours late en route to Chenega Bay. The ferry Tustumena departed Sand Point on the Alaska Peninsula at 4 a.m. Monday, more than five hours behind schedule. The delays are the result of a storm system in the G...
Sep 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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