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Essential Air Service funding advances in Washington
KODIAK — Air service for 12 Kodiak archipelago communities has taken a step toward continued funding after a rhetoric-filled fight over cutting the program this past year. Federal funding of the Essential Air Service for the upcoming fiscal year was approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee Wednesday as part of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development appropriations bill. The EAS program was created...
Sep 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coast Guard performs two medevacs Friday
KODIAK — The Coast Guard says one of its helicopters has medevaced an ailing 47-year-old man from a 422-foot tanker more than 500 miles southwest of Kodiak. The Maltese-flagged tanker Murray Star called for help Thursday, reporting a crew member was found unconscious and needed medical assistance. Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Lally said the helicopter flew 345 miles to Sand Point, refueled and flew on to the t...
Sep 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak-based rural film program gets federal grant
KODIAK — A Kodiak-based nonprofit that teaches rural Alaska students to document their community and culture through film has been awarded a grant by the National Endowment for the Humanities to give teachers across the state the knowledge and tools to do the same. The nonprofit, Media Action, partnered with the Atheneum School for a pilot project involving students in Nikolai last year. With students behind the c...
Sep 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak-area ferries delayed by bad weather
KODIAK — High winds and heavy seas delayed several Alaska Marine Highway System ferries Monday. The ferry Kennicott, which had been scheduled to depart Kodiak at 10:45 p.m. Sunday, instead left port almost 24 hours late en route to Chenega Bay. The ferry Tustumena departed Sand Point on the Alaska Peninsula at 4 a.m. Monday, more than five hours behind schedule. The delays are the result of a storm system in the G...
Sep 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sea cucumber and urchin harvest level set for 2011
KODIAK — The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has announced a Guideline Harvest Limit of 165,000 eviscerated pounds of sea cucumbers and 65,000 whole pounds of sea urchins for the Kodiak Management District. The initial 48-hour sea cucumber fishing period opens 12:01 a.m. Oct. 1. Additional fishing periods will be announced by news release no later than Wednesday of each week. Sea cucumbers are harvested by dive...
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Pacific Fisheries Legislative Task Force visits Kodiak
KODIAK — Members of the Pacific Fisheries Legislative Task Force, a group of state governments in the western U.S., visited Kodiak from Thursday through Saturday to become better informed about Alaska fisheries issues. Alaska Rep. Alan Austerman of Kodiak, a member of the task force, said the group meets once per year, and the last time it came to Kodiak was 10 years ago. On Thursday, the group visited the Coast G...
Sep 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Million-dollar grant pledged to clean up Alaska beaches
KODIAK — Saturday marked International Coastal Cleanup Day, and while the holiday passed largely unnoticed in Kodiak, a grant of almost $1 million to coastal cleanup projects in Alaska means marine garbage pickup here could soon receive a big boost. On Sept. 6, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement announced a $988,000 award to the Marine Conservation Alliance Foundation (MCAF), an umbr...
Sep 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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As Arctic warms, NOAA increases effort to update Alaska sea charts
KODIAK — In 1826, Kodiak was already a bustling settlement as Capt. Frederick W. Beechey sailed the H.M.S Blossom along the Bering Strait on a mission to chart its waters for the Royal Navy. His crew used a lead line, a piece of rope with a heavy object on the end, to measure the water’s depth. They drew their own charts, scrawling shoals with a quill pen. Today, almost two centuries later, mariners use those exac...
Sep 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak Launch Complex plans $120 million expansion
KODIAK — At Thursday night’s Kodiak Island Borough Assembly meeting, Alaska Aerospace Corporation president Craig Campbell outlined plans for a $120 million expansion of the Kodiak Launch Complex. While the complex’s immediate focus is on its upcoming Sept. 27 launch of a U.S. Naval Research Lab communications satellite, Campbell said the corporation is trying to move into bigger rockets. As it stands, the launch ...
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Kodiak borough OKs wish list for state money
KODIAK — The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly unanimously approved its annual capital projects wish list at its regular meeting Thursday night in the borough building. The list, formally known as the Capital Improvement Program list, tells the state and federal governments what projects Kodiak residents think are most important. Some state and federal grant application processes determine which projects to fund by w...
Sep 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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