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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...
Aug 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Aug 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Low-key celebration planned for Kodiak Wildlife Refuge's 70th anniversary
KODIAK — The Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge isn’t celebrating its 70th birthday with a gala party. That will have to wait another five years. Instead, today’s observance will be a low-key affair with cake, coffee and music from the Kodiak High School jazz band, which will accompany a presentation on the history of the refuge by refuge manager Gary Wheeler. That presentation begins at 7 p.m. in the refuge visitor ...
Aug 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak fisheries center finds new guidance under co-directors
KODIAK — Following an uncertain spring, the Fisheries Industrial Technology Center in Kodiak finally has new direction. Earlier this year, a task force asked if FITC should be disbanded, the faculty moved to other areas and the building given away. Instead, the center is expanding its outreach and programs, and it has a renewed focus within the University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences ...
Aug 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coast Guard blotter — Aug. 19
The Coast Guard blotter is provided as a public service of the public affairs staff of Coast Guard base Kodiak. Aug. 12 • A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter rescue crew hoisted a 22-year-old Filipino man from the 619-foot container ship Star Gran about 240 miles southwest of Kodiak. The man was suffering from symptoms of appendicitis. He was transferred to Kodiak’s emergency medical personne...
Aug 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak welcomes Tlingit Elders on cultural exchange
KODIAK — Tlingit Elders and young people arrive at Kodiak today as part of an intercultural sharing experience that builds on a similar meeting last year, when groups from Kodiak accepted the hospitality of Tlingit tribes in Sitka. The exchange is funded in part by a grant from the National Parks Foundation and also through the support of many local Native organizations. Last year’s event in Sitka turned out to ha...
Aug 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alaska Marine Highway System asks for input on next summer's schedule
KODIAK — The Alaska Marine Highway System has released its draft schedule for the summer 2012 sailing season, and a proposal to have the ferry Kennicott in Kodiak two weekends per month is drawing some scheduling concerns. AMHS serves Kodiak with the Kennicott and the older, smaller Tustumena. The Tustumena can dock at the city’s Pier 1, which handles smaller ships. The Kennicott must dock at Pier 2, the same loca...
Aug 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alutiiq Museum gets national accreditation
KODIAK — The Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository has achieved accreditation through a national museum accreditation program, making it one of six in the state, according to the American Association of Museums. It is the first museum in Alaska to be Native-run and accredited. Alutiiq Museum executive director Sven Haakanson said it is only the second Native-run museum in the country to achieve accreditatio...
Aug 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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History project seeks Kodiak hospital ship memories
KODIAK — More than half a century ago, before king crabs were the royalty of Kodiak’s fishery, ships sailed from the island to hunt a more elusive foe — tuberculosis. From 1945 to 1956, the hospital ships Hygene, Health and Yukon Health cruised the bays and rivers of rural Alaska, waging a successful war against a disease that afflicted many in the territory. Now, Juneauite and Harvard University student Kirsten J...
Aug 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Commercial salmon openings — Aug. 15
Commercial salmon fishing will end at 9 p.m. today in the Spiridon Bay Special Harvest Area, but it’s the only place fishing closes any time soon. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced Sunday that commercial salmon fishing in the Sitkalidak and Outer Ugak sections of the Eastside Kodiak District has been extended until 9 p.m. Thursday. Commercial salmon fishing will open Tuesday until 9 p.m. Thursday in...
Aug 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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