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Baranov Museum opens new yearlong exhibit
On Friday, the Baranov Museum will open a new yearlong exhibit featuring objects found in the museum’s 200-year-old building. The exhibit “Found on Site: Objects from Within the Magazin” tells the story of the objects and shares history about the building and Kodiak. “It’s all about objects found in the building over time, like in the floorboards and walls,” said Anjuli Grantham, curator of collections at the Bara...
May 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Achievers: May 23
• Kodiak resident Matthew J. Lawonn has earned a Master of Science degree in Wildlife Science from Oregon State University. Lawonn joined 5,266 other students who will receive a degree June 15 at Reser Stadium in the university’s 144th annual commencement ceremony. • Salina Kratt, Marice Ashford, Megan Pyles, and Sierra Callis were selected for Elks student recognition at Kodiak High School for the third quarter o...
May 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 162 162 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prep softball: King returns from injury
Tessa King graduated from Kodiak High School ahead of schedule. She loaded up on classes and credits and accelerated through high school in just three years. The second baseman for Kodiak’s softball team is not disappointed to be leaving high school early. “I’m not too bummed about that. I am ready to leave,” she said. She has at least one more week of softball — two if the team advances to the state tournament — ...
May 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Federal judge denies James Wells bail
On Monday afternoon, federal court Judge John D. Roberts denied a bail request for James Wells, the man accused of murdering two Kodiak Coast Guard employees at the communications station in April 2012. KTUU-TV posted a full recording of the hearing on its website and reported that Roberts denied the bail request after hearing from the prosecution, the federal public defender and the potential third-party custodia...
May 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gray whale washes up on Pasagshak beach
Kodiak’s spring Whale Fest celebrates the migration of Pacific Gray Whales from Mexico to Alaska, but that migration can have a dark side as well. On Sunday, Pasagshak residents reported a dead 29-foot female gray whale calf washed up on their beach. By Tuesday afternoon, the sight had turned into an impromptu photo opportunity as drivers pulled over at Pasagshak State Park to snap pictures of the beached animal. ...
May 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rocket scheduled for August ’14 launch from Kodiak
Kodiak Launch Complex has a new customer. During a Tuesday meeting, Alaska Aerospace Corporation chief operating officer Mark Greby announced that AAC has signed a contract to launch a rocket from Kodiak in August 2014. “A commercial launch contract for a government contract was signed May 13 for a late summer 2014 launch of a test vehicle,” he said. The news was announced during a regular meeting of the state-own...
May 22, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prep softball: Kodiak’s offense comes alive
Kodiak’s bats supplied the heat during a blustery and frigid four-game softball homestand over the weekend at East Addition Park. The Bears outscored Houston and Eagle River 73-9 in the four victories that capped Kodiak’s home season. “The girls can hit,” Kodiak coach Sam Catt said. “That is something that we have been working on the last few years. When they are dialed in, they can hit.” Kodiak’s two Northern Lig...
May 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Around Kodiak: May 22
Celebrate Kodiak State Parks at the second annual “Art in the Park” concert featuring the Kodiak High School Jazz Band. This free outdoor concert will take place 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Group Rec site at Fort Abercrombie State Park. Bring your own chair and enjoy great live music and snacks. There will be a campfire and s’mores for the kids! For more information, call Kodiak State Parks at 486-6339. In case of i...
May 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alaska Science Forum: Barrow — Spring is in the air and in the ice
On the 5-mile snowmachine ride to Point Barrow, we saw several fresh polar bear tracks the size of dinner plates, a pile of whalebones from last year, and a 3-foot-wide crack in the sea ice that could swallow a sled. The crack was created when an ice floe in the open water crashed into shore-fast ice. It was masked by a snowdrift, and our guide Brower Frantz nearly fell into it. Frantz’s job is to spot and avoid h...
May 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Woman starts dog bakery business in Kodiak
A new business is helping Kodiakans pamper their pups with fresh dog treats. The Barkery, a dog treat bakery, sells treats made with natural ingredients. Amy DiObilda, owner of The Barkery, moved to Kodiak two months ago with her husband, a Coast Guardsman. She started the business because she had already been making dog treats for her own dogs for more than a year. DiObilda started making homemade treats after on...
May 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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