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Help comes in for Kodiak shelter, library
Three Kodiak groups will receive grants totaling $1.1 million from the Rasmuson Foundation. The Rasmuson Foundation awarded $500,000 to the Brother Francis Shelter, $100,000 to the Kodiak Area Native Association and $500,000 to the city of Kodiak for its new library. On June 27 the Rasmuson Foundation’s board of directors met for a biannual meeting where the board approved $9.6 million in funding to nonprofit orga...
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US military will help Old Harbor with airstrip
The government program that grounded a landing craft on a Kodiak island will next year bring a new airstrip to Old Harbor. The airstrip is a key part of Old Harbor’s economic revitalization plan, but it wouldn’t happen nearly as fast without the help of the military’s Innovative Readiness Training program, which sends soldiers on missions to remote parts of the United States to prepare them for similar jobs overse...
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Kodiak arts: Photographer makes common sights special
People love puffins — this is what photographer Dake Schmidt has learned through his years of photographing Kodiak wildlife and scenery. “When it all started as an idea in my head; I thought bears would be it,” Schmidt said. “But it’s not. People go psychotic for puffins.” Schmidt’s photographs are printed on canvas and feature unique images of Kodiak wildlife or scenes on the road system. “I lot of it is what I f...
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Kodiak union adjusts after leader’s cancer death
Kodiak’s International Longshore and Warehouse Union is undergoing leadership changes after its previous leader, Allen Parker, lost his battle with cancer. The ILWU is a union that gives members job opportunities in warehouses or on the docks. The ILWU has 150 members statewide, including 14 in Kodiak. Members are given jobs working containers and moving cargo across Kodiak’s docks. The jobs are not full-time, and...
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Internet sends a Pitbull to Kodiak
A prank unleashed on the Internet will soon send Miami rapper and entertainer Pitbull to Kodiak. At least, that’s what pranksters David Thorpe and Jon Hendren from the online comedy website Something Awful hope. The two initiated an #exilePitbull campaign on Twitter to get him sent to a remote location, and it has since spread like wildfire. Pitbull and Energy Sheets are partnered in a marketing promotion with Wal...
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CG plans taxiway paving
The U.S. Coast Guard is taking advantage of work at Kodiak State Airport to do some renovations of its own. On Monday, the Coast Guard District 17 office in Juneau opened bids on a project to repave Taxiway A, the route used by Coast Guard aircraft between Air Station Kodiak and the runways of the state airport. Richard Garrison, contract specialist for the project, said only one bid was received — a $1.54 million...
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Shore warning: Don’t eat shellfish
Local scientists are advising Kodiakans to avoid eating local shellfish to prevent paralytic shellfish poisoning during the upcoming holiday week. PSP is extremely dangerous and even a small amount can cause paralysis or death. “It’s inherently risky to harvest shellfish,” said marine advisory program agent Julie Matweyou. “It could be risky throughout the year, but summer is of most concern.” PSP cases tend to pe...
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Kids get dose of Russian culture at summer camp
Russian culture is an important part of Kodiak’s past, and the Kodiak Russian Balalaika Players are ensuring Kodiak children learn about it. Last week a group of children in Kodiak had the opportunity to learn about different aspects of Russian culture, including dance, music and costumes. “This Baranov Museum and Kodiak Arts Council have collaborated for the last three years,” Baranov curator of education Marie A...
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Jig cod B season wraps up
As salmon season continues, another small-boat fishery has come to an end. On Friday, the National Marine Fisheries service closed the Pacific cod B season for jig fishermen in waters around Kodiak. One hundred seventy-one metric tons of cod were available to jig fishermen under a season that opened June 10. An additional 256 tons were available under an A season that opened Jan. 1. This is the first year that sep...
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Two and a half months after murders, a new boss at Coast Guard Communication Station Kodiak
With a speech referring to April’s tragedy, Coast Guard Cmdr. Peter Van Ness said farewell to the Emerald Isle during a change of command ceremony Friday. He was relieved by Lt. Cmdr. Paul Salerno, who arrived from the Coast Guard Electronic System Support Unit in Boston. Van Ness, who finished his three-year tour in Kodiak, is leaving two and a half months after the murders of Petty Officer 1st Class James Hopkin...
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