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Kodiak’s Art Walk starts Friday with contest kick-off
August’s First Friday Art Walk is will include a kick-off of the second year of The Frame Shop’s youth art contest. The contest is open to children in two age groups: 7 to 12 and 13 to 18. “We had so many kids last year,” said shop owner Sarah Culbertson-Stokes. “It had really great reception and the kids had a lot of fun.” Like last year, voting can be done in person at The Frame Shop and via likes on the art, wh...
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Local growers cultivate ideas to expand CSA
A small group of Kodiak growers gathered Tuesday to discuss furthering community-supported agriculture in Kodiak. Local grower Dana Myers started a small-scale CSA program in June when an Afognak resident posted on the local Facebook group “Friends of Kodiak” asking for local produce. “I put together a box and shipped it to her that first week,” Myers said. After shipping the box off, Myers realized it was a much ...
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Kodiak Coast Guard pulls two men off sinking boat
A Kodiak-based C-130 airplane crew and MH-60 helicopter crew responded to a boat near Unalaska/Dutch Harbor that was taking on water and lifted two men off the boat Tuesday, according to a Coast Guard releases. Both men had put on survival suits and were uninjured. The crew of the Alaskan Catch, located off Unalga Island near Unalaska Island, called the Coast Guard in Juneau via satellite phone after the boat bega...
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Bells Flats fire causes $25,000 in damage
An old barn in Bells Flats burned in an accidental fire on Sunday resulting in thousands of dollars in damage, according to an Alaska State Trooper report. No one was injured and the U.S. Coast Guard Fire Department put out the fire. The troopers responded to the fire at 1:36 p.m. Sunday, the report said, and found “the building was an old horse barn with plumbing supplies inside.” The damage was estimated at $25,...
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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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