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Bridge rally held in Kodiak
Bikes and lime green T-shirts took center stage on Friday at a rally for a peace road connecting six of the seven continents, including a highway that would link Alaska and Russia. A crowd gathered at the Kodiak Family Church, part of the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification, on Friday afternoon for songs and short speeches and the transfer of the peace flag from a Canadian representative to a U.S. re...
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Fermenting techniques taught in Kodiak
Almost 100 people packed the Kodiak Public Library on Friday to learn about making fermented foods from expert Sandor Katz. Katz has written two books on the subject of fermented foods and he gave a demonstration on Friday while giving tips and answering questions. Sauerkraut was the first thing he made and while the process might have seemed complicated at first, Katz made it look easy. Most of his techniques boi...
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Grant received for more debris cleanup
As the lot Island Trails Network uses to store their marine debris emptied last week, the organization was notified they had received a grant to start filling it up again. ITN applied for and received a grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to collect, remove and analyze debris from Shuyak Island just north of Afognak Island. The cleanup will take place in two eight-week segments, one in s...
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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...
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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...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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...
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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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