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State plans Tustumena replacement
Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street? Not on the Alaska Marine Highway System. “Sesame Street has been canceled because of the ferry situation,” said Linda Pena, head of morale, welfare and recreation programs at Coast Guard Base Kodiak. Last week, the USO announced that a summer show bringing Sesame Street’s furry Muppets to Kodiak has been canceled due to delays bringing the state ferry Tustumena back fro...
May 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Unusual hummingbird visits Kodiak
Tourist season always brings a flock of new faces to Kodiak, but one particular new face is proving an attraction itself. Last week, birdwatchers Esther and Dick Waddell welcomed a rare rufous hummingbird to their yard, an occurrence Kodiak Audubon member Rich MacIntosh said is “close to a once-in-a-lifetime score in Kodiak.” “In 41 years, this is the first adult male hummingbird I’ve ever seen here,” he said. Wit...
May 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Young leaders conference drops into Kodiak
This week young leaders in Kodiak will meet with other emerging leaders from around the state to discuss professional development and policy in Alaska. The Emerging Leaders Dialogue rotates to a different location each year, and this is the first time it has taken place in Kodiak. The Institute of the North puts on the event. “The reason we moved around the state and the reason we’re in Kodiak this year is to conn...
May 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Graduates few in rural schools
It’s graduation week for Kodiak’s rural schools. This week Port Lions and Karluk will each graduate three seniors, while Akhiok and Larsen Bay each graduate one. Ouzinkie graduated three seniors on Thursday. Akhiok graduating senior Stephanie Rachelle Brenteson said she is looking forward to her graduation, even though it’s a walk she’s taking alone. “It’s a pretty big deal to us,” she said. “I have to make a big ...
May 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thelma C prepared for home
After more than a year of restoration, the Kodiak Maritime Museum’s Thelma C is ready for its new home on the Kodiak waterfront. On Saturday, volunteers finished cleaning the Thelma C restoration site at Kodiak College, preparing the wooden fishing boat for storage until construction is finished on a permanent display stand downtown. “We’re buttoning her up,” said Kodiak Maritime Museum executive director Toby Sul...
May 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak Coast Guardsman receives military service award
A Kodiak-based Coast Guard rescue swimmer was named the GEICO 2012 Military Service winner for his work in drug and alcohol abuse prevention. Claude Morrissey traveled with his family to Washington D.C. last month to receive the award at the annual GEICO Military Service Awards dinner. Each year for the last 25 years, GEICO has recognized one enlisted member nationwide from each of the five branches of the militar...
May 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ash steers clear of Kodiak for now
Kodiak residents awoke Saturday to find a strange powdery deposit on the hoods and roofs of their cars. While Pavlof Volcano 30 miles from Cold Bay has been erupting for the past week, the yellow powder wasn’t volcanic ash — it was spruce pollen produced by the island’s blooming stands of Sitka Spruce. If northeast winds hold steady through the week, however, Pavlof ash could join that pollen. On Sunday afternoon,...
May 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak doesn’t escape record weekend cold
Runners jogged in place to keep warm at the starting line of Saturday’s Coast Guard 5K, and tree-planters bundled up against a chilly wind. Still, Kodiak was lucky. The calendar says mid-May, but Alaska is shivering like March as unseasonably cold weather drapes the state from the North Slope to the Alaska Peninsula. On Saturday, the National Weather Service station at Kodiak State Airport reported a low of 30 deg...
May 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wells requests bail review hearing
James Wells, the man accused of murdering two Kodiak Coast Guard employees in April 2012, has requested a bail review hearing in Anchorage. Wells was indicted Feb. 19 on two counts of murdering a federal employee, two counts of using a firearm in a violent crime and two counts of first-degree murder for allegedly murdering Coast Guardsmen Petty Officer 1st Class James “Jim” Hopkins and retired Chief Petty Officer ...
May 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Base Kodiak hosts third annual ‘Run to Remember’
A Coast Guard effort that took its first steps in Key West three years ago will hit the streets of Coast Guard Base Kodiak on Saturday morning. This week, Base Kodiak hosts the third Coast Guard “Run to Remember” to memorialize Coast Guardsmen killed on duty since Sept. 11, 2001. What started with one man’s ultramarathon effort in Florida has grown to more than 50 events nationwide and around the world. “It’s grow...
May 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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