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Bear tracks found in Island Lake neighborhood
After a brief hiatus, a winter bear or winter bears seem to be active in the Island Lake neighborhood again. Earlier this winter there were several reports of bears active on the outskirts of Kodiak, but since late January reports of bear activity dropped to zero, according to Nathan Svoboda, area wildlife biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. That changed early last week when several people report...
Feb 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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New library usage numbers eclipse old facility
Correction: This article has been changed to reflect the following correction. The Feb. 17 article “Library usage eclipses old facility” gave incorrect numbers for the total number of items checkedout out at the Kodiak Public Library. The correct numbers are 5,100 items checked out in January 2013 at the A. Holmes Johnson Memorial Library and 8,600 items in January 2014 at the new Kodiak Public library. Both numbe...
Feb 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Yuuwa’iyut Sugt’stun Kicarmigmi: They are speaking Alutiiq in Anchorage
Anchorage has been described as Alaska’s largest village, so it makes sense that it’s become a second home for the native language of the Kodiak archipelago. Beginning in September, a group of Alutiiq language learners began meeting at Alaska Pacific University. Their two-hour Saturday afternoons have attracted as many as 20 Alutiiq speakers and learners, although usually it’s usually about half that size, said Jo...
Feb 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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C.G. rescues another mariner in the Bering Sea
For the second time this week an Air Station Kodiak helicopter crew evacuated a sick mariner from a fishing vessel in the Bering Sea Wednesday night. An MH-60 Jayhawk crew stationed in Cold Bay received a call concerning a 25-year-old woman working on the 680-foot catcher-processor Ocean Phoenix. The boat was about 70 miles northwest of Cold Bay and the woman was suffering from chest pain, according to a Coast Gua...
Feb 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tree cut down at White Sands Beach
Someone cut down a tree at White Sands Beach and left it behind last week. A freshly cut spruce tree was found Feb. 7 at the beach, which is at the end of Monashka Bay Road, according to Kodiak Island Borough Code Enforcement Officer Neil Horn. “KIB views such acts seriously and if caught a $1,000 fine per tree can be imposed,” he said in an email. “Not only is this vandalism, but it ruins the countryside and beac...
Feb 14, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Anchorage party company will run part of Crab Fest midway
There won’t be a Ferris Wheel at Crab Festival 2014, but there will be a bucking salmon ride, a boxing ring, a 24-foot climbing wall and an event called melt down, where contestants dodge spinning foam obstacles. Late last month the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce reached an agreement with Anchorage-based Tons of Fun Entertainment to be the first of what will hopefully be several venders to provide entertainment at thi...
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Kodiak troopers warn of brazen burglars
Kodiak’s Alaska State Trooper post supervisor says the outlying areas around Kodiak are experiencing a spike in burglaries and is asking for the public’s help. Over the last few months there has been a disturbing trend of brazen burglars peering into windows and working during daylight hours, Sgt. Eric Olsen said Thursday. Olsen said the trend goes back several months, and while he didn’t have exact numbers, he sa...
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Kodiak hospice celebrates first year with sold-out fundraiser
Hospice of Kodiak celebrated its first year of service and raised more than $35,000 towards future operations at its annual dinner fundraiser Saturday night. Kodiak’s hospice is a new organization that began offering comfort and non-medical support to patients with terminal illness last year. It’s a service the community previously lacked. A little over a year after the organization’s first training, in December 2...
Feb 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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January storm does not warrant emergency state assistance
This year’s Jan. 17 rainstorm will not warrant a request for emergency state assistance, according to the Kodiak city manager. The storm caused landslides, flooded basements and overflowed sewage lines, but it’s not expected to come anywhere near the threshold of damage that would lead the city to request a state disaster declaration, according to City Manager Aimee Kniaziowski. "It would have if it had gone on, h...
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Baranov Museum unveils 1964 earthquake poster winners
A new interpretation on a famous photograph of the 1964 Good Friday Earthquake will be the symbol of this year’s 50th anniversary. The winner of a poster contest hosted by the Baranov Museum this year is based on an iconic photo of a fishing boat tossed onto the shore by the tsunami. It was drawn by Kodiak artist Tyson Haag, who painted it using Japanese sumi ink on rice paper. The image is largely sepia with brig...
Feb 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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