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Kodiak remains most expensive place to rent in Alaska
KODIAK — The annual state survey of the most expensive places to rent an apartment in Alaska has found the Kodiak Island Borough in a familiar spot — at the top. According to the survey in this month’s issue of Alaska Economic Trends magazine, the average monthly rent for an apartment in Kodiak is $1,088. That’s $77 more than the state average of $1,011 and $29 more than the No. 2 borough, Anchorage. The average r...
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Kodiak High School students leave lasting impression on refuge with conservation camp
KODIAK — An extraordinary summer opportunity ended Thursday for three Kodiak High School students, who spent an hour at the Kodiak Island Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center describing their experiences as members of the refuge’s Youth Conservation Corps. In the nine-week program, which has concluded its third year in Kodiak, the three young women traveled the refuge from the city of Kodiak to Camp Island, Halibut Bay ...
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Alutiiq Museum welcomes kids to archaeology practice
KODIAK — The Alutiiq Museum is giving the young wannabe archaeologist in your home a chance to dig up something other than the backyard. The museum hosts its annual mock archaeology dig Saturday at White Sands Beach. Organizer Danielle Ringer said the event will give elementary and middle school-aged kids an idea of what happens beyond wielding a shovel. “We’ll get a little bit of talk beforehand about what archae...
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Fishing update — Aug. 12
KODIAK — The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has announced extended commercial salmon fishing in several fishing sections near Kodiak Island. Commercial salmon fishing in the Inner Chiniak, Outer Chiniak and Buskin River sections of the Northeast Kodiak District will be extended from 9 p.m. today until further notice. The Spiridon Bay Special Harvest Area, the Humpy-Deadman Section of the Alitak District, the T...
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Coast Guard wants comments on new towing regulations
KODIAK — The U.S. Coast Guard is requesting public comment on proposed new rules regulating towing equipment and towing vessels on the waves. The proposed rules would set safety standards for towing equipment and provide regulations for inspecting towing equipment and towing ships. Specifically, the rules address electrical and machinery requirements for new and existing towing vessels and the use and approval of ...
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Coast Guard Blotter — Aug. 12
The Coast Guard Blotter is a summary of events compiled by the staff of Coast Guard Public Affairs Kodiak and is provided as a public service. Aug. 8 • Sector Anchorage watchstanders received a report that the fishing vessel Tradition snapped its drive shaft and was adrift 35 miles south of Cape Suckling in the Gulf of Alaska. The vessel was not in distress apart from needing assistance returning to port. Commerci...
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Planning board looks at parking plan for Kodiak High School renovation
KODIAK — Planning for the multimillion-dollar high school expansion and renovation is moving along as Kodiak Planning and Zoning board members got their first look at a parking layout for the project during a Wednesday work session. Under ordinary rules, approval by the zoning commission isn’t required. Given the amount of public attention surrounding the project, however, borough staff chose to schedule the plan ...
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New Baranov Museum exhibit showcases embroidery talent of Orthodox priest
KODIAK — Even if you weren’t able to travel to Spruce Island for the annual Orthodox pilgrimage, a new art exhibit at the Baranov Museum offers you a taste of that place. The exhibit, titled “Father Gerasim, Monk and Artist,” features photography by Kodiak artist Mary Jane Longrich, who chronicled Gerasim’s fabric work during a trip to Spruce Island in 1985. The exhibit opened Aug. 6 to coincide with this year’s p...
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Kodiak woman honored by Alaska Conservation Foundation
KODIAK — The Alaska Conservation Foundation on Wednesday announced Kodiak resident and conservationist Stacy Studebaker will be honored with the award named for a founder of the 30-year-old organization. The Celia Hunter Conservation Award is given primarily to grassroots leaders in the volunteer conservation movement in Alaska. The award honors those who have made a positive difference for Alaska’s conservation m...
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Kodiak Airport paving project will use new technique
KODIAK — State engineers and Kodiak-based contractors are using a never-before-tried technique to repave a runway at Kodiak State Airport this summer. Asphalt will be taken from the runway, remixed into a substance called foamed asphalt, and laid atop the runway’s World War II-era concrete foundation. While recycled asphalt has been used extensively before, this is the first time this type of asphalt is being used...
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