Nonprofit works to replace Kodiak's Madsen Bear statue

...KODIAK - A Kodiak nonprofit is working to gather support for a new project that would replace the city's life-size fiberglass statue of a Kodiak brown bear.The 60-year-old statue known as the Madsen Bear is in bad shape and the city could...
Boat builder crafts more than 100 vessels

...bottomed, dory-style plywood/epoxy/fiberglass boats may be found around the bay a plywood/epoxy/fiberglass boats may be found around the bay and...High-quality exotic marine plywood and more fiberglass increase the weight, but even more...
Humpback sinks sailboat

...his boat just off Hoonah earlier this month, breaking the fiberglass hull and sinking it within five minutes."It hit us directly...feet up and pushed it as much as 10 feet sideways, crunching fiberglass.The whale initially appeared stunned, but was seen continuing...
Vessel sinks at Harris Harbor

...Harbor personnel were alerted to a sunken vessel early Wednesday morning in Harris Harbor and responded to find the 28-foot fiberglass cabin cruiser Sea Wolf sunk at the dock. A downtown harbor supervisor said an absorbent boom was placed around the sunken...
Couple finds debris believed to be from tsunami

...village of Metlakatla was beachcombing on Annette Island in far southeastern Alaska when they stumbled across a 24-foot fiberglass boat believed to be from the Japanese tsunami in March 2011.Mark Gunyah and his wife, Michele, were beachcombing along...
South African rhino survives horrific attack by poachers

...South Africa, home to most of the world's rhinos. They removed maggots and dead tissue, applied dressing and fastened a fiberglass cast with steel screws. The wound measures 50 by 28 centimeters (19.6 by 11 inches), the biggest of 10 similar cases...
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Family is sweaty business for Lauwers, Karlberg, Sims

...sports, including pole vault. He remembers fashioning a pole out from a tree branch before graduating to bamboo and then fiberglass. He skied - alpine, nordic and jumping - and for 40 years he played soccer. Lillian was a longtime softball player and...
Haines business crafts locally sourced skis

...because I had to go through the process of teaching them as I was learning as well," Kraft said.They laminate the wood with fiberglass, a plastic running base, and metal edges, all of which is "squished into the press," Kraft said.Now that Kraft and...
Today in sports history

...Francis breaks his own record for small colleges (84), set two weeks earlier against Alliance College.1962 - Using a fiberglass pole, John Uelses becomes the first man to vault more than 16 feet, indoors or out. Uelses, a Marine Corps corporal...
Bearfest takes army of volunteers, one general

...bear-themed games for kids in Wrangell Pool, other Bearfest volunteers are hauling one of the festival's ubiquitous painted fiberglass statues to a new location.For the past five years, Ettefagh has been buying the statues from a factory in Wisconsin and...


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