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Made in Kodiak sale bigger than ever
The seventh consecutive Made in Kodiak sale is expected to be the biggest one yet. The annual bazaar highlighting local artists had to be moved from the Kodiak Inn to the Harbor Convention Center this year to make room for all of the additional tables and vendors. There are 28 tables at the event, and all have been filled. "This is the best and biggest show we've ever done," said Made in Kodiak vice president Sara...
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Van catches fire at Ft. Abercrombie
A Dodge Caravan was totaled after it caught fire while parked at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park on Wednesday. The fire occurred in the Fort Abercrombie parking lot around 2 p.m. The driver and his daughter were walking around the park when the fire started. Another person noticed the vehicle was on fire and called firefighters. The Bayside Fire Department responded with an engine, and put the fire out with...
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Japan broadcasting group filming documentary about tsunami debris
A Japanese broadcasting group will be filming a documentary about tsunami debris in Kodiak this week. NHK, Japan’s national public broadcasting station, is filming a documentary about tsunami debris in Alaska to raise awareness about the amount of debris the U.S. is receiving. "Most of this is about awareness," said Noboru Nakashima, NHK's Los Angeles bureau chief. "The tsunami debris is a big trouble to the North...
Oct 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Freeze-dried salmon could be a future space meal
Astronauts in space may soon enjoy freeze-dried salmon if a Kodiak researcher’s project goes as planned. Alexandra Oliviera, associate professor of seafood chemistry for University of Alaska Fairbanks at the Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center, is conducting research to see whether freeze-dried salmon makes a tasty space meal. Oliviera came up with the idea to freeze-dry salmon after noticing that stores sold...
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Almost $6,000 cash stolen in Larsen Bay
Alaska State Troopers are investigating a $5,900 theft in Larsen Bay. According to troopers, cash was stolen from an account at the city office. A city official notified troopers of the theft on Oct. 5. Initial investigations revealed that $5,906 was taken sometime between Aug. 30 and Oct. 1. The city office declined to make a comment as it is an active investigation. Charges have not been filed. Contact the Mirro...
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Garbage-saavy Kodiakans seek a present solution for a future problem
On one side of a 35-degree gravel embankment is a towering pile of trash. On the other is a muddy pit. Together, these two spaces in the Kodiak Island Borough Landfill are the present and future of trash collection in Kodiak. The current landfill and its hill of gravel-covered garbage is 10 feet short of a regulatory cutoff height. The nearby pit, soon to be lined in plastic and piping, will serve Kodiak’s garbage...
Oct 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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After four decades and two bottles of champagne, UAF’s boat launches in Wisconsin
MARINETTE, WIS. — Vera Alexander worried the champagne bottle wouldn’t break. The professor and dean emeritus of UAF’s School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences (SFOS) served as a co-sponsor of the UAF research vessel Sikuliaq, which launched here on Saturday. That meant she was the one to give the ship’s blessing then crack a bottle of champagne against the bow. Rain alternately spit and fell in windy sheets at the ...
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Art therapy new to counseling center
Deborah Davis' office at the Providence Kodiak Island Counseling Center looks like an art classroom. The shelves along one wall hold jars of colored pencils and markers, craft books and ribbons, and a quilt that reads "art is freedom" hangs on another wall. Davis uses the craft supplies with her patients in a new form of counseling called art therapy. Art therapy encourages expression through art, and helps break ...
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Fishing fatalities jump in 2011, but long-term trend is toward safety
When the fishing boat Kodiak Isle struck a rock last weekend, Jennifer Lincoln saw it as a victory. She wasn’t referring to the boat, now aground on Sitkinak Island and being salvaged. Instead, she was referring to the boat’s five-man crew, which safely abandoned ship and was rescued by the Coast Guard. “That’s a fantastic success story,” she said. “They used their gear, they called the Coast Guard, and they survi...
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Bering Sea crab season opens
Bering Sea crab season opened Monday, and as fishermen drop their pots for king crab, they’re fishing for a quota roughly the same as last year’s. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has set a Bristol Bay red king crab harvest of 7.85 million pounds, up slightly over last year’s quota of 7.834 million pounds. Those crab could fetch a good price, if the summer Norton Sound king crab fishery is any indication. Ac...
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