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Alutiiq Museum executive director resigns
The Alutiiq Museum is looking for a new executive director. On Thursday, the museum announced that Sven Haakanson Jr., had resigned as executive director of the museum to pursue new professional opportunities. “It’s just time to move on,” Haakanson said. “I think that the museum, we’re in a growing stage, and I think it’s a perfect time to move forward. I can’t thank everybody enough about how wonderful it’s been ...
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Prep track: Kodiak boys team loaded with talent
Kodiak High School’s boys track and field team enters the 2013 season with a roster chock full of talent. From sprints to distance and from jumping to throwing, this Kodiak team has enough firepower to challenge for the team’s first state title since 2007. “Our boys team is the strongest we have been in a long time,” Kodiak coach Marcus Dunbar said. Having the state’s two best distance runners — junior Levi Thomet...
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Cod glut, lower demand hurts prices
A record cod quota halfway around the world is putting the hurt on Kodiak fishermen. In the Barents Sea, Norwegian and Russian fishermen are enjoying a quota of 1 million metric tons, but the resulting glut on world markets is driving prices downward. In addition, the European economic slump is hurting demand as the falling Euro makes imports more expensive. Alaska cod fillets, typically delivered to American mark...
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Track schedule full of home events
Kodiak High School’s track and field schedule is favorable for a big run. The team begins with back-to-back trips to Anchorage and then nestles down for three straight weekends of home events. The first official meet on the new multimillion-dollar track at Joe Floyd Track and Field is April 26 against small schools Anchorage Christian, Seward — the home of former Kodiak throwers coach and activities director Sami ...
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Ruth Dean
Ruth Dean passed away March 29, 2013. A potluck will be held 1-3 p.m. Saturday in the Kodiak Tribal Center. Call Charlie at 539-1555 if you have any questions.
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Coast Guard Blotter: April 5
March 22 The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Naushon terminated the voyage of the fishing vessel Donna Jean near Kake after discovering several safety issues aboard the vessel March 22. They escorted the 40-foot fishing vessel, with five adults and three children aboard, to Kake Harbor. The Naushon crew conducted the boarding in Keku Strait when they discovered the vessel had an expired life raft, insufficient surv...
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Public Safety Blotter: April 5
Sunday, March 24 • At 12:32 a.m., a woman was arrested for violating conditions of release. • At 2:25 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Marine Way. • At 6:03 a.m., a man left a property when an officer asked him to. • At 8:45 a.m., a caller reported an accident. Both parties exchanged information. • At 12:37 p.m., an officer assisted the corrections officer in looking for possible contraband on an inmate. Non...
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Around Kodiak: April 5
Island Trails Network is holding its annual Kodiak Outdoor Film Festival at 6 p.m. tonight at the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center. There will be movies, pizza, prizes and an auction. Admission is $25 for individuals or $40 for a family. The Kodiak Arts Council is holding a First Friday art walk from 5-7 p.m. Come explore local artwork at The Frame Shop, Northern Exposure Gallery, Harborside Fly-By, Kodiak Arts Cou...
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Kodiak harbor will reach out to CDQ groups
The Kodiak harbormaster’s office will reach out to the Bering Sea fishery’s Community Development Quota groups in an effort to bring more business to the harbor. The Western Alaska Community Development Quota (CDQ) program allocates an annual percentage of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands fisheries to clusters of western Alaska villages. There are six major CDQ groups in the region. Many of the CDQ fishing vess...
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“Storis Museum” needs your help
To the Editor: The retired US Coast Guard cutter Storis was listed on the National Register of Historic Places December 31, 2012. The ship is nationally historic, with much of that history made while based in Alaska. When I first started working to obtain Storis and return her to Juneau as a maritime museum and education center after her Feb. 8, 2007 decommissioning, I toured Juneau and spoke to many people in the...
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