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2013 Crab Festival logo and poster contest opens
The Kodiak Chamber of Commerce has put out a call to local artists for submissions to be entered into the 2013 Crab Festival poster and logo contests. The call is the chamber's first step in preparing for Kodiak’s largest annual celebration. 2 "Right now we're doing the contests, then we'll start ordering the merchandise and getting more involved," said Summer Wood, Crab Festival manager and community relations di...
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Wheeler to retire from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Gary Wheeler is on his way out as head of the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge. On Dec. 31, Wheeler will retire from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. When he does, he won’t be alone. On that day, USFWS will lose about 10 percent of its Alaska workforce thanks to a one-time window that boosts retirement pay. The wave of retirements was first reported by Dan Joling of the Associated Press and includes four of 14 r...
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Kodiak man faces forgery charges
A Kodiak man has been accused of stealing and forging a check from a local business owner. Douglas Hoedel, 31, is scheduled to be arraigned in Kodiak district court today. Hoedel faces one charge of second-degree theft and one charge of second-degree forgery. Both are class C felonies punishable by up to five years in jail. According to court documents, Hoedel stopped by Nick's Auto Wrecking, Salvage and Metal Rec...
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Autumn of the bears
Living with bears is a fact of life in Kodiak. This fall, that fact became an uncomfortable one for residents on the front lines of an unprecedented invasion. From Oct. 1 through Nov. 7, the Kodiak Police Department responded to 164 calls about bears in garbage, bears near homes or bears posing a danger. The Alaska State Troopers and state park rangers responded to almost two dozen more calls. Using police records...
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Outsiders travel to Kodiak for fish smoking workshop
Eagle River resident Zach Shlosar loves smoking fish for fun and is considering turning it into a business. To find out whether or not it is something he wants to pursue commercially, he spent three days this week at a fish smoking and salting workshop hosted by the Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center. Shlosar smoked his first fish around seven years ago. "It was curiosity... it turned out well enough that my...
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Ouzinkie Native Corporation CEO fired after four months
The CEO of the Ouzinkie Native Corporation has been fired after only four months on the job. The firing, which was announced last week, has caused controversy among shareholders, and a petition to recall some ONC board members is gathering signatures. Gregory Strong, a former Fairbanks North Star Borough manager who last worked at Calista Regional Native Corporation, was hired by ONC in June to replace longtime CE...
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Kodiak man accused of stealing van and fishing gear
A Kodiak man is accused of stealing a van and fishing gear. Vladimir Poplavkov, 23, is scheduled to be arraigned in Kodiak district court today. According to court documents, the theft allegedly occurred between 3 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. Oct. 10. The van's owner reported his blue Chevy van had been stolen from his job at A-1 Timber at Lash Dock. The man later found his van in Kodiak. When he recovered it, he noticed so...
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Child's rare eye problem solved with special glasses
Nels Jensen has struggled with reading his whole life. Jensen, 16, knows how to read, but for him the words just don't look the way they are supposed to. Now he finally knows why. Last month, Jensen found out he has Irlen syndrome. The rare disorder is not a problem with the eye, but a problem with the way the brain processes visual information. People with Irlen syndrome see distorted image when they try to read ...
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Anchorage museum attracts Kodiak kids to science night
On Tuesday night, the Kodiak National Guard armory was turned into a science gallery. For the second year, the Anchorage Museum brought science exhibits to Kodiak for kids and families. Betany Porter, interdisciplinary museum educator for the Anchorage Museum, said the science night gives educators a chance to explain the science behind what is happening in the Arctic, stimulate community-wide discussions about sc...
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Five rescued after tug and barge ground near Cold Bay
Five tugboat crewmen are safe today after an accident on the Alaska Peninsula that has left about 1.5 million pounds of frozen seafood on the shores of uninhabited Ukolnoi Island. According to Coast Guard reports, the 78-foot tugboat Polar Wind sent out a distress call just before 9 p.m. Tuesday, reporting that it had run aground on Ukolnoi Island about 20 miles east of Cold Bay and was taking on water. The Coast ...
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