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MOUNTAIN VIEWS: A whale of a mystery in Afognak
The floating object was truly a mystery to me. What was this large, white mass at the mouth of Afognak Bay? It hardly moved and looked like a small amphitheater. Very un-Alaskan, really. For a moment I thought it could be yacht. What could produce such a large bright reflection? Every summer our ...
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DOT: Ferry service will stop if shutdown occurs
The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities is preparing for a government shutdown that will include all Alaska Marine Highway System ferries ceasing to operate if it occurs. “Due to the uncertainty of a fully funded State of Alaska fiscal year 2016, (ADOT&PF) is preparing to re...
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Refuge visitor center has full summer planned
As summer heats up in Kodiak, the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center is beginning their summer programs. Happy Trails is back on Saturdays starting at 2 p.m. “It’s for kids of all ages and families and other folks too,” said visitor center manager Ava Kahn. “It gets folks outside.” Pa...
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Jakob Arnold to play for Flagler College next season
A mother doesn’t always know best. Kris Arnold wanted her son, Jakob, to be a catcher. She liked how he threw the ball to second. It’s a good thing Jakob didn’t listen to his mother as the Kodiak High School senior has found a niche throwing in another direction — to home plate. On Monday, under ...
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Alaska Science Forum: Denali plants more diverse up high
When Carl Roland was hiking the high country in an Alaska national park not long ago, he thought the landscape looked different than any park in the Lower 48. The alpine zone seemed to be carpeted with more plant species than the much-larger forests and wetlands in the valleys below. When Roland ...
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KHS baseball snags top award
For the third straight year a Kodiak baseball player was named the Southcentral Conference South Division most valuable player. Senior hurler Jakob Arnold earned the award this year, following in the footsteps of Brandon Mahle and Austin Frick. “That is pretty neat,” Kodiak coach James Arnold sai...
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Black Rockfish closure in the Afognak district of the Kodiak area
The directed black rockfish jig gear fishery in the Afognak District of the Kodiak Area closed at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, June 2, according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Catch reports indicate black rockfish harvest in the Afognak District was approaching the guideline harvest level, ...
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Coast Guard, good Samaritan help adrift vessel
A fishing vessel disabled near Kodiak contacted the Coast Guard before another vessel towed them into the harbor, according to a Coast Guard release. The Mariner crew reported that they were drifting in Shelikof Strait in the disabled boat on Monday evening. After losing communications with the v...
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