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Mar 08 2010
Touring the USCG Ice-Breaker Polar Sea PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 08 March 2010

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              The Coast Guard ice-breaker "Polar Sea" docked in Kodiak last week on its way to a scientific mission in the Bering Sea. The 399 foot-long vessel docked at Pier Two just ahead of the winter storm that hit Thursday night.

The Polar Sea's missions include scientific and logistical support for U.S. interests in both polar regions. Polar Sea is designed to move through six feet of ice at a speed of three knots. The Polar Sea and its sister ship Polar Star are the world's most powerful non-nuclear ice-breakers. The cutter routinely operates in the Bering Sea, Chukchi Sea, the Arctic Ocean, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica.

From its home port in Seattle, the thirteen thousand, five hundred-ton cutter stopped in Kodiak to pick up the scientists who will conduct a study of the Bering Sea ecosystem from aboard the ship. The two-month-long  operation is part of a six year study that's supported by the National Science Foundation and the North Pacific Research Board.

While awaiting the embarkment of the scientists, the Polar Sea was opened to Kodiak residents for tours.

The Polar Sea's public affairs officer is Lieutenant J.G. Emily Holt who escorted KMXT's Diana Gish onboard. Holt said that when she joined the Coast Guard, she didn't picture herself spending months at a time on a ship in the world's coldest places.

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Mar 08 2010
Whiteout in Kodiak; Blizzard Conditions Until 4 p.m. PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 08 March 2010

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            Kodiak Island is under a blizzard warning until at least 4 p.m. this afternoon. The National Weather Service updated the storm to a warning at 9 a.m. and reissued the bulletin just a half-hour ago. Whiteout conditions have been widely reported around Kodiak City and Police Chief T.C. Kamai said accident and stranding reports are already rolling in.

            He emphasized motorists should not drive unless absolutely necessary:

            The blizzard, which is also affecting the Kenai Peninsula and Prince William Sound, is the result of a large low pressure system skirting the east side of Kodiak Island, drawing down colder air from the mainland. Northwest winds 35 to 50 miles per hour with gusts to 65 are forecast, and whiteout conditions in snow and blowing snow can be expected. Drifting snow on roadways may make them impassible.

 
Mar 08 2010
Coast Guard Contracting Commercial Helocopter Services PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 08 March 2010

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            The U.S. Coast Guard has put out a request for bids to provide contract helicopter services based on Kodiak Island. The on-call service isn't to supplement the air station's search and rescue choppers, but rather to allow them to remain available for SAR missions.

            Lieutenant Commander Greg Dykes, based in Juneau, is the executive officer for the Rescue 21 Project. He said hiring a commercial helicopter service is the best way to do various flying jobs in support of the program while not incurring the expense of using the Jayhawk and Dolphin helicopters at Air Station Kodiak as delivery vehicles.

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Mar 08 2010
Local Wells Fargo Employees Supporting Special Olympics PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 08 March 2010

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            Wells Fargo Bank in Alaska announced last week that it has raised $400,000 statewide for non-profit corporations. Stephanie Garrard is the contributions manager for Wells Fargo Alaska. She said here in Kodiak, employees raised $3,375 for Special Olympics, which was matched dollar-for-dollar by the company for a total of $6,750.

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Mar 07 2010
Lady Bears Advance to State PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 07 March 2010

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            Though they only scored one point in the final quarter of their third-place game at the Northern Lights Conference basketball tournament on Saturday, the Lady Bears defense only allowed the Kenai Kardinals two, and that was enough to advance to the state championships next week.

            MeganGrupp led the Bears with eight points in the 33-28 victory. Rhonda Yamat and Joanna Garcia each had seven. The low scoring fourth quarter and game could be chalked up to fatigue, since the mid-afternoon contest was the second of theday for each team. Both had to win elimination games at 9 that morning. Kodiak beat Palmer 35-30, while the Kards downed Soldotna 55 to 49.

            It's the second straight year the Lady Bears will be going to the state championships. It's especially impressive this year, after four of five starters from last year's team graduated.

            The other two teams going to the state tournament are the NLC champion Wasilla Warriors, and the second-place Colony Knights. The final score of the championship game was 35-30.

 

            Meanwhile, the Kodiak boys were bounced from the NLC tourney by the Kenai boys, who came from behind to win 59-54. Brian Fangonilo poured in 32 points for the Bears, including five three-pointers in the loss. Raphael Matautia added 17.

            The three boys teams head to the state championship from the Northern Lights Conference are the champion Wasilla Warriors, second-place Colony Knights and third-place Soldotna Stars.

 
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