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Alutiiq Museum's top executive resigns, successor hired
The Alutiiq Museum’s executive director is leaving, and her successor has been found. Alisha Drabek, who has served as the executive director since 2013, will be joining the Afognak Native Corporation as the senior vice president of community and government affairs. During her time as top executive at the museum, Drabek oversaw a large basketry exhibit, facility improvements, office expansion and the receipt of a ...
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CRUISE CONTROL: Hundreds of Crystal Symphony passengers visit downtown Kodiak
Hundreds of cruise passengers dined at local restaurants, visited museums and checked out downtown Kodiak Tuesday as a cruise ship arrived to signal the start of the tourist season. “We walked around. We visited the Alutiiq Museum. We visited the Russian chapel and we had a lovely luncheon at Noodles,” said Trevor Ngo, 48, a resident of San Jose, Calif. “Noodles was very good. We had some chowder and curry.” Ngo b...
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KMXT starts fundraiser with songs for Mom
KMXT 100.1 FM’s spring fundraising drive kicked off this week, and listeners can call or come in to the station to dedicate five songs to their mom in honor of Mother’s Day. Mike Wall, KMXT’s general manager, said a few years ago, the local public radio station had programming called “My Five” where people could play five songs they related to. “It was probably the best programming we ever did,” Wall said. “People...
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Griffin appointed Kodiak College's assistant director for academic affairs
Jared Griffin, associate professor of English at Kodiak College, UAA, has been appointed to serve as assistant director for academic affairs by Kodiak College Director Alan Fugleberg. Griffin’s appointment was effective May 3. After spending much of his childhood in Anchorage, Griffin joined Kodiak College in 2007 as assistant professor of English and chairman of the English department, and in 2011 became faculty ...
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Arnold powers Kodiak baseball past Kenai
KENAI — Kodiak rode the right arm of Jakob Arnold to start a week-long baseball road trip with an 8-2 Southcentral Conference victory over Kenai, Tuesday at the Kenai Little League Fields. After giving up two runs in the first inning, Arnold buckled down and struck out a career-high 13 — eight looking — and no-hit the Kardinals through the next four innings as the Bears improved to 4-0 in the conference, 6-5 overa...
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An oasis on the Seward Peninsula
On a recent ski trip across the Seward Peninsula, I followed a trail along the Pilgrim River broken by five friends. Their path led to a subarctic oasis. Beyond the blank white of frozen river was a small settlement nestled in balsam poplar trees 60 feet high. The cleared fields, old farm equipment, scattered pine trees, and two-story building with a cross on top seemed more Wisconsin than Alaska. The only sound w...
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Reynold “Red” Lewis Morris Sr.
Reynold “Red” Lewis Morris Sr. was born to Charles Thomas Morris and Dollie Mae Matthews on June 26, 1935, in Kamiah, Idaho. He was the youngest of three boys. The family moved from Bremerton, Washington, in 1946 as their father found work in the Navy shipyard building destroyers and carriers. In 1948, the family moved to the Navy base in Kodiak, Alaska. They were housed in Quonset huts in Bell’s Flats and later m...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Try these tricks for luring year’s first Dolly Varden
Fishing for Dolly Varden is a rite of spring for Kodiak anglers. Days lengthen noticeably in May and the air warms. The rivers fill with Dollies, and it’s time to start the new fishing season. I wish I could predict the date when the run will start, but it’s highly variable from year to year. Rising water temperature is most certainly a trigger, but I’m starting to wonder if day length also contributes. It’s a sur...
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Father, daughter compete in Earth Day Triathlon; Lund captures third title
Sean Donohue crossed the Earth Day Triathlon finish line twice on Saturday — once to claim the men’s crown and the second time with his daughter, McKenna. Both of them were competing in their first full triathlon, and they made lots of memories throughout the day that started at the Kodiak Community Pool and ended at Woody Way Field. “It was pretty cool. I liked being able to know that he was there with me,” said ...
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Sea Stories: Even rescue swimmers can need rescuing
On Feb. 9, 2007, the Coast Guard cutter Mellon was tied to the dock in Dutch Harbor with its helicopter, an MH-65 Dolphin, parked in a PenAir hanger near the airport. During a school group tour of the helicopter that morning, a student asked about the strobe light on the rescue swimmer’s dry suit. The rescue swimmer giving the tour, Petty Officer 1st Class Willard Milam, 41, told the kids the light was for the res...
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