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Nov 21 2013
Kodiak Helps Raise Almost $8,000 For Typhoon Victims PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 21 November 2013

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           It’s been almost two weeks since super typhoon Haiyan (HY-ahn) ravaged the Philippines. Here in Kodiak, relief efforts quickly kicked into gear and various community groups took to fundraising for family and friends left amid the devastation overseas. Kodiak has raised almost $8,000 in the past two weeks, with more support rolling in each day. 
           Hannahgrace Lucas is the worship and youth group leader at the Kdoiak Filipino Bible Church. Last Sunday the church hosted a giant fundraiser, bringing in almost $5,600 to put toward relief efforts in the Philippines. She said they sold donated garage sale items, baked goods, and even held auctions for certain items. Lucas said the group also collected monetary donations.
            “Plus a big box of canned goods and boxes of clothes to be sent to the Philippines.”
             Lucas said the $5,600 total was last updated on Tuesday, and doesn’t include donations made to collection boxes that have been dropped off at various locations around town. She said they have plans to do more fundraising, thanks to the success of last week’s event.

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Nov 21 2013
Feds Announce New Guidelines for Use of Sea Otter Pelts PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 21 November 2013

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    The federal government has finalized new guidelines on the use of sea otters by Alaska Natives. The change is aimed at better-defining a requirement that hides must be “significantly altered” in order to be considered authentic Native handicrafts or clothing that can be sold to non-natives.
    Andrea Medeiros is a spokesperson for the US Fish and Wildlife Service, which has been working on the revised wording for more than a year.
    “These are guidelines and they are to help the Native artisans to understand what exactly qualifies as significantly altered.”
    The final guidelines say a sea otter will be considered “significantly altered” when it’s not recognizable as a whole hide and has been made into handicrafts or clothing. The language goes on to define that in more detail.  

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Nov 21 2013
Storm Delays Tusty Sailing PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 21 November 2013

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    The winter storm overnight forced the state ferry Tustumena to spend the night in its homeport of Kodiak. Last night's 9:45 p.m. sailing to Homer was cancelled as was this morning’s scheduled run from Homer to Seldovia.
    The Marine Highway System expects to announce an updated schedule this morning.
    A storm warning remains in effect for the waters between the Kenai Peninsula and Kodiak, with northeast winds to 50 knots and seas to 17 feet. In addition, a heavy freezing spray warning is in effect for the Barren Islands west, Cook Inlet and Kachemak Bay.

 
Nov 20 2013
Vessels Need Extra Attention in the Snow PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 20 November 2013

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    We’ve got snow in the forecast for later this week, and as is common for Kodiak, it will likely be mixed with or followed by rain. While landlubbers are often inconvenienced by the wet snow, it rarely sends a home to the bottom of the sea. Aboard boats tied up in the harbor, though, it’s a different story – a snowy winter doesn’t go by without at least one small boat getting so overloaded that it sinks.
    “The snow and rain and snow and rain gets a heavy pack, so you want to make sure the vessel’s not going to sink. So if it’s a smaller vessel, of course, you’re going to want to pay more attention.”
    Brian Corder is the owner of A-K Small Boat Services in Kodiak, and he’s somewhat of an expert on protecting boats against disaster while in port. His company, which he bought from its founder in September, looks after clients’ boats in both of Kodiak’s harbors when the owners are away – and that includes clearing them of snow, and a lot more:
    “All my contracts, if there’s four inches or more, I automatically start shoveling snow for people. I check the boats, I go on them Monday through Friday (at) random times. I don’t have a set schedule when I go down there – some days in the morning, some days in the afternoon. I check the laz once or twice a month. I check the bilge; make sure the water levels are staying the same, that the pumps are doing what they’re supposed to be doing. Make sure the batteries are staying charged, that the shore power is still on. And that the boat is safe – and then maintain it from there.”
    If you’re taking care of your own vessel during the off-season, or watching a friend’s, Corder has some tips of things you should keep an eye on.

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Nov 20 2013
School Board Named Best in State PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 20 November 2013

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           The Kodiak School Board was recently recognized statewide. During the Association of Alaska School Board’s annual conference the Kodiak Island Board of Education was named the best in the state for 2013.
           Recently elected School Board President Katie Oliver said the board accepted the award during the conference on November 9. 
           “It was a surprise to us. There were a couple of school boards from around the state nominated this year and we were selected. And of course it always feels great to get recognition by your peers for the work that you do. So it was really nice to receive this award, especially collectively as a group. We’ve worked really hard for the past few years so we’re really pleased to be chosen for it.”

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