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Kodiak opens classes in renovated school

...of the impressive view from the top floor, but at the end of construction, that will be gone, providing a view to Near Island and beyond.With the tower done, the next phases of the project can begin."Now they've started into the renovation...
Outgoing Owen recalls 2 decades mastering harbor

...Major future harbor projects include replacement of the Pier 3 dock and cargo terminal and a new transient float in Near Island Channel. The Alaska Marine Highway System will also start building a new Kodiak ferry dock this summer.While that...
Afognak opens new Kodiak building

...the Alutiiq Museum. The corporation has headquarters in Anchorage.The new 10,000-square-foot building is on Near Island. It's intended mainly for shareholder services.Afognak spokesman Gerad Godfrey said the new building has 15 designated...
Alaska Digest

...petition seeking to stop the city from building a jail on Near Island. Sponsors submitted about 600 signatures in their effort...specifically ask voters whether to locate the jail on Near Island. If voters said no, then another site would have to...
Small earthquake strikes near Yakutat

...temblors felt in Alaska on Wednesday. The Associated Press reports a magnitude 6.1 quake struck Wednesday morning in the Near Islands region, while a magnitude 4.1 temblor centered 21 miles northwest of Homer hit at about 4:30 p.m. Those two...
Kodiak's Sea Hawk Air service still flying high after 36 years

...He began flying commercially, and today is the sole pilot for Sea Hawk Air, an air taxi service operating out of Near Island's Trident Basin.Though it's been almost 40 years since he took up his dreams of flying, Ruoss still remembers...
Explosive missing in Kodiak

...Police say a fluorescent-green plastic cylinder containing an explosive was taken Thursday morning from a quarry on Near Island. The cylinder is about 4 inches by 2 inches with a cord protruding from one end. The explosive disappeared between...
Regional News
Police check reports of body in harbor

...investigating witness reports of a body in Saint Herman Harbor. Police Chief T.C. Kamai says officers went to the Near Island harbor early Wednesday after witnesses reporting seeing a body of what was believed to be a white male in his early...
Kodiak transplant carves niche as boat caretaker

...skiffs as anyone who grew up in Kodiak.He kept up his skills working on skiffs at the NOAA Marine Science Center on Near Island.Last winter, a friend asked him to keep an eye on his boat, which remained on Kodiak's in the water through the...
Kodiak searches for new snow dump

...of snow-filled dump trucks spilling their load into Near Island Channel.Thanks to orders from the Alaska Department...snow dump.The nearest city-owned property may be on Near Island, and while that's close by Anchorage or Juneau standards...


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