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10 years in Kodiak after being Shanghaied
Well, 10 years ago last Saturday (or Sunday or Monday; turns out I don’t really remember), I got off the Alaska State Ferry Tustumena in Kodiak. Which was quite a surprise to me at the time, because the last thing I remember I was enjoying a cold one at the Salty Dawg Saloon in Homer. By all indications I had been Shanghaied under cover of night. Well, that's my preferred origin story, anyway. And while it bears s...
Jul 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 267 267 recommendations | email to a friend
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MOUNTAIN VIEWS: Porthole offers a view of magical boat rides
When I was in my shed looking for camping gear recently, I came across a boat porthole in a box. It was the porthole from the boat I spent a very memorable part of my youth on — The Anna D. The boat was a green, 48-foot Kodiak commercial fishing boat. I loved being on it. My bedroom and my house were OK, but I really treasured the time on the boat. The Anna D had a ladder going from the crew deck up to a flying br...
Jul 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 241 241 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sunday power outage due to fault
Some Kodiak residents lost electricity shortly before 5 p.m. Sunday due to a suspected underground fault in Kodiak Electric Association power lines. Buildings in the Mission Road, Spruce Cape and Woodland Acres areas were affected by the outage, which lasted approximately three and a half hours, according to a news release from KEA. “KEA dispatchers reacted to the situation and dispatched a crew to troubleshoot th...
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Relay races strong for 2015 cancer fundraiser
Kodiak’s Relay for Life, the annual 24-hour fundraiser to raise money for and awareness about cancer research, is ramping up. During Relay events, people sign up as part of a team and raise money for the American Cancer Society. Then, the goal is for at least one member of each team to walk on a track in laps throughout the 24 hours. So far, 80 people on nine teams have signed up. To keep things moving, there are ...
Jul 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 186 186 recommendations | email to a friend
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Council to get update on Near Island permit Wednesday
The Kodiak City Council is scheduled to receive an update on a conditional use permit for the quarry on Near Island permit at Wednesday’s work session after the city failed to get the quarry expansion reviewed and the quarry has moved into conservation lands. According to a memo in the council’s information packet from City Manager Aimée Kniaziowski, the council authorized the expansion of the quarry in 2009, but ...
Jul 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 184 184 recommendations | email to a friend
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New Dig Afognak mess hall dedicated
The Native Village of Afognak dedicated its new mess hall at the Dig Afognak campsite on Saturday to two elders who devoted much time to the camp. Dig Afognak, a series of youth camps focusing on cultural activities during summer, has had separate tents for eating, cooking and storage for years. “(Tribal administrator Melissa Borton) talked to our council and they had envisioned a no tent camp,” said development d...
Jul 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 182 182 recommendations | email to a friend
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Troopers seek assistance with two thefts
The Alaska State Troopers are seeking any information on the thefts of money, tools and other items from two locations on July 11 and July 17. According to a trooper report, the July 11 theft occurred at a Spruce Cape-area commercial building, in which “several tools were stolen, including three chainsaws, two gas powered water pumps, an electrical air compressor, a toolbox with miscellaneous hand tools, and a wor...
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ADF&G: Don’t shoot collared elk on Afognak, Raspberry Islands
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game set its sights Sunday on hunters, urging them to freeze their trigger fingers when they see collared elk. The ADF&G, with the cooperation of Natives of Kodiak, Afognak, Ouzinkie, and Koniag Native Corporations, has been collaring elk on Afognak and Raspberry Islands for game management reasons since 2008. In an effort to continue research, cow elk were captured and collared i...
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A day at the dig
With every scrape of the trowel, a dozen college and high school students, interns and volunteers like me dug a little deeper into Alutiiq history. Under a cloudy sky that threatened rain, we dug in Womens Bay along Salonie Creek at an archaeological location known as the Kashevaroff site, named for its close proximity to Kashevaroff Mountain. Since 1997, the Alutiiq Museum has held “Community Archaeology” giving ...
Jul 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 177 177 recommendations | email to a friend
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Officials call for action at marine debris kickoff
State, federal and non-governmental representatives called for action to reduce debris Thursday, the official kickoff for a program to remove collected debris from sites around Alaska. Elaine Busse Floyd, director of the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation Division of Environmental Conservation, called attention to the dangers that marine debris can pose. “Fish, marine mammals and other wildlife are af...
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