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Kodiak Coast Guard crew flies first Barrow mission
On Thursday, Kodiak Coast Guardsmen deployed to Barrow flew their first rescue mission since their farthest-north station was activated, but it didn’t have a wholly happy ending. According to the Coast Guard, Forward Operating Location Barrow was told about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday about a hiker in trouble in Atigun Gorge, about 240 miles southeast of Barrow. The gorge is within the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge but...
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Borough warns trash burners
The Kodiak Island Borough has received complaints about open burn fires and the smoke caused by them. Local fire departments will investigate any complaints, but can only do something about the complaints if they are related to the actual materials being burned, not the smoke. “I can understand frustration of the public about what is going on, but it’s a matter of who has the authority do deal with what,” Bayside ...
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Sen. Begich advocates Kodiak Launch Complex to Air Force
One of Alaska’s U.S. senators has thrown his support behind the Kodiak Launch Complex. On Wednesday, Sen. Mark Begich signed a letter to Gen. William Shelton, commander of Air Force Space Command, urging him to “further integrate KLC into future space launch capabilities.” Begich spokeswoman Julie Hasquet said the letter was a result of a meeting Alaska Aerospace acting CEO Craig Campbell had with Begich staffers ...
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Leisnoi gets court order to keep old leader away
Leisnoi Native Corporation’s court battle against its former board of directors is over, but some of the effects of that case will linger. On Tuesday, Anchorage superior court judge Frank Pfiffner signed an injunction forbidding former Leisnoi president Frank Pagano from Leisnoi headquarters in Anchorage. The injunction came the same day that Pfiffner formally dismissed Leisnoi’s lawsuit claiming Pagano was neglig...
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Alutiiq Museum's summer archaeology project returns to Women's Bay site
The smell of dirt was in the air on Wednesday as the Alutiiq Museum’s team of staff and volunteers excavated the Amak site to dig up information about Alutiiq history. The Amak site is one of three archaeological sites around Womens Bay that the Alutiiq Museum has explored in the last 15 years with summer volunteers. Excavation leaders Patrick Saltonstall and Molly Odell hope to discover artifacts that will answer...
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Processors' rockfish lawsuit moves closer to conclusion
A lawsuit that could alter the shape of the rockfish fishery in Kodiak is advancing in federal court. On Jan. 24, Trident Seafoods, Westward Seafoods, North Pacific Seafoods, Ocean Beauty Seafoods and International Seafoods sued the U.S. Department of Commerce — parent of the National Marine Fisheries Service — on the grounds that a new rockfish management program that began this year is unfair to processors. Inte...
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Shelikof Lodge death not believed to be foul play
Police have identified the body of the man discovered in his room at the Shelikof Lodge on July 16, as that of Russell Oyler. Oyler, 54, was from Anchorage, police said. The lodge’s assistant manager discovered Oyler when he went to check the room after several failed attempts to get in touch with Oyler regarding his overstay. Oyler was pronounced dead on scene and his body was transported to Anchorage for an auto...
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Kodiak Arts Council plans weeklong writers' workshop
A new production by the Kodiak Arts Council will help islanders get the write stuff. Starting Aug. 6 is a weeklong writers workshop covering all aspects of the written word — from poetry to playwriting and prose to jokes. The workshop is a first for the Arts Council, which has traditionally put on stage, film and musical programs. Janet Buckingham, a former member of the arts council board of directors and executi...
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Rasmuson Foundation pitches separate foundation for Kodiak grants
Representatives of the Rasmuson Foundation came to Kodiak on Thursday to tell community leaders they’d like to give more money away. The Rasmuson Foundation is Alaska’s largest philanthropic organization, and for the past five years it has been working with the Alaska Community Foundation to establish satellite foundations in towns across Alaska. Now, they’d like to establish one in Kodiak. “It’s a vehicle to give...
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Soggy weather doesn't keep Kodiakans from turning out for dog trot
It was raining, but a fresh breeze kept the smell of wet dog away. Pets and their owners gathered at Woody Way Park on Saturday for the Humane Society of Kodiak's annual dog trot and pet fair. The event, which featured a $15 registration fee, is a fundraiser for the society. Despite rainy conditions, dozens of Kodiakans participated in the group dog walk and the fair that followed. While Angie Johnson of the Kodia...
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