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Next Kodiak rocket launch is Sept. 27
KODIAK — The next satellite to take off from the Kodiak Launch Complex will fly on Sept. 27, the Alaska Aerospace Corporation board of directors learned Thursday. The board held its quarterly meeting at the launch complex Thursday morning, and the upcoming flight was a hot topic of discussion, along with tentative plans for annual fall launches and an update on a construction project at the complex. The satellite ...
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Summer is travel season for Kodiak's state legislators
KODIAK — With the Alaska Legislature in recess, summer means travel for state legislators, and Kodiak’s delegation is no different. Rep. Alan Austerman and Sen. Gary Stevens have each been racking up airline miles by attending conferences and meetings in Alaska and Outside. Stevens begins a tour of Norway with nine other legislators this weekend, part of a policy tour he said is important to stay educated on strat...
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Volunteers wanted to taste-test cold-smoked salmon in Kodiak
KODIAK — An experiment conducted in the name of combating a food-borne illness in cold-smoked salmon seeks 200 volunteers to try a few pieces of sockeye salmon and tell researchers how they taste. The taste test will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center. The food tasting experiment comes after two years of research by graduate student Naim Montazeri at the Fisheries Industrial...
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Coast Guard Blotter — Aug. 26
The Coast Guard Blotter is produced as a weekly service by Coast Guard 17th District public affairs staff. Aug. 21 • Sector Anchorage watchstanders received notification that the 38-foot pleasure craft Wild Thing was adrift near the Homer Spit with three people onboard. A Homer Auxiliary boat crew launched and towed the vessel and crew safely back to Homer. Aug. 22 • Sector Anchorage watchstanders received an unco...
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Kodiak Jehovah's Witnesses head to Anchorage for convention
Jehovah’s Witnesses from across the far north will begin gathering in Anchorage today for their annual convention. For the past several weeks, congregations across Alaska, including the one in Kodiak, have been inviting people to the free convention at Sullivan Arena. Spokesman Benjamin Schiller said the Kodiak congregation has about 40-50 people, “and they usually all come. It’s always fun to see friends like the...
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New Salvation Army leaders named for Alaska
George and Jeanne Baker have been named the new chiefs of the Salvation Army in Alaska. The Majors Baker have been transferred to Alaska from the Army’s Intermountain Division, headquartered in Denver. Before serving in Denver for five years, they lived in southern California and served as pastors in Hawaii, Arizona, Colorado and Wyoming. Both are veterans of the U.S. Navy. The Salvation Army operates ministries i...
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Kodiak's Alaska Waste manager reacts to company's sale
KODIAK — Alaska Waste’s Kodiak site manager Rick Vahl hasn’t had long to digest the news that the company he works for has been bought by Waste Connections, but from what he has learned about the buyer, the acquisition could be good for Kodiak. “If you were going to forecast the next five years, what needs to get accomplished here in Kodiak — our resources, our expertise, weren’t quite there,” Vahl said. “When we ...
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Alaska Department of Fish and Game discovers 'stealth' crab rule for guides
KODIAK — The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is reminding fishing guides about a new regulation passed last winter, but not listed online or anywhere in print. “It’s kind of a stealth regulation right now. The public can’t find it,” said fisheries biologist Matt Miller. According to the regulation, lodge or guide employees are no longer allowed to give clients king crab or tanner crab caught with personal-use o...
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Alaska Science Forum: Alaska Satellite Facility celebrates 20 years
As late August brings night back to the far north, our old friend darkness is restoring our view of the aurora, stars and satellites, seen as pinpoints of light streaking through the heavens. In the last 50 years, researchers have blasted thousands of these devices into Earth’s orbit. In 20 years of existence, the Alaska Satellite Facility at the University of Alaska Fairbanks has gathered millions of data bits fr...
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Alaska Aerospace Corporation awarded $48 million Air Force contract
KODIAK — The U.S. Air Force has a new $48 million contract with the Alaska Aerospace Corporation, but corporation CEO Craig Campbell said it’s not cause for celebration just yet. “It doesn’t mean we’re getting that money,” Campbell said. “They will start giving us work assignments out of that $48 million.” Work assignments don’t necessarily mean more rockets at the corporation’s Kodiak Launch Complex at Narrow Cap...
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