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Kodiak gets small wave from Chile earthquake
The 8.3 Chile earthquake Wednesday caused a tsunami that moved across the ocean and rolled onto Kodiak beaches early Thursday afternoon in a tiny tidal wave. A 6.7-inch wave from the earthquake splashed Kodiak beaches at 10:47 a.m. Alaska time, according to the National Tsunami Warning Center. A tidal gauge near the airport records the water level in Kodiak and showed the bump of the wave. “The Kodiak tide gauge l...
Sep 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local publishes new wildlife photography book
A local photographer and guide recently published a new book about taking pictures of wildlife, translating his hunting background into seeking out images. “Wildlife Photography: Advanced Field Techniques for Tracking Elusive Animals and Capturing Magical Moments” by Joseph Classen is 128 pages of techniques for photographing wildlife, he said. Classen’s techniques are largely derived from his bow hunting backgrou...
Sep 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Man catches southern fish in Kodiak
A Kodiak man caught a Pacific Pompano near Kodiak, a fish not typically found in the chilly waters of the Gulf of Alaska. Brad Kutyna was fishing in late August near buoy four, jigging for halibut with a flasher behind with a squid for salmon, when he hooked the Pompano. “For such a small fish, it was quite a fight,” Kutyna said. “As good or better than a salmon, really.” Kutyna and his brother-in-law Gary Anthony...
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Scientists install sensors to record ash from 1912 eruption
Ash from a 100-year-old volcanic eruption is still affecting Kodiak, and scientists with the Alaska Volcano Observatory and United States Geological Survey placed two sensors on Kodiak Island last week to track windblown particles. “The sensor itself is a particulate matter 10 air quality monitor,” said USGS geologist Kristi Wallace. “Basically, it’s detecting particulate matter of a certain size, and that’s 10 mi...
Sep 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Horn joins the UAA women’s basketball coaching staff
Alysa Horn is headed back to the University of Alaska Anchorage. Horn, a former Kodiak and UAA basketball star, has returned to the Seawolves as an assistant coach on the women’s basketball team. “It is a tremendous honor,” said Horn last week from Anchorage. “I think a lot of people were gunning to fill this spot, so to be the one picked is pretty cool.” The past two years, Horn played professionally in Germany a...
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Kodiak Coast Guard rescues three from boat
Kodiak-based Coast guard members flew to Bristol Bay and hoisted three crew members off a boat shortly before it ran aground Sunday, according to a Coast Guard release. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and an HC-130 Hercules airplane flew to Bristol Bay near Togiak Sunday night after receiving a call from a 32-foot fishing boat that had reportedly sustained engine failure. Video of the rescue shows a crewmember in a su...
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Poems installed at Fort Abercrombie
Two poems written by locals were installed on plaques at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park on Saturday, two of the last poems in a three-year program to place 11 poems in seven state parks across Alaska. The Abercrombie poems were written by Leslie Leyland Fields and Fred Stager. Accompanying the poem on the plaques were photographs by local photographers Corey Pederson and Stacey Studebaker. The first part o...
Sep 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Common murres dying off in ‘unusual year’
Enjoying idyllic weather on the Labor Day holiday, Hal Long paddled his kayak out onto Monashka Bay Sept. 7 and saw some white objects floating off the south shore. “I thought they were floats at first,” Long said. But a closer look showed he had found about a dozen dead common murres, birds that spend most of their lives at sea. Long’s discovery was not unique. The Homer News reported Aug. 27 that dead murres hav...
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City celebrates 75 years
Kodiakans turned out Saturday to celebrate 75 years since the City of Kodiak was officially incorporated. The celebration drew on the many facets of Kodiak’s diverse community with the lighting of a ceremonial Alutiiq lamp at the beginning, the presentation of the colors and a finale by the U.S. Coast Guard, and performances by Alutiiq, Filipino-American and Samoan dancers. After eating a potluck lunch while liste...
Sep 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Assembly hears about holding conservation easement on popular hiking area
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly received a short presentation about possibly holding a conservation easement of Termination Point and Long Island at their Thursday work session. Phil Shephard, the executive director of the Great Land Trust, said his organization ranks areas of land that could be purchased with mitigation funds from things like construction projects or oil spills and then approaches the owners o...
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