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Nov 23 2009
Aviator Honored by British Pilot and Navigator Guild
Monday, 23 November 2009

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            It wasn't quite a knighthood but it was a royal recognition that was given to Coast Guard aviator Sean Krueger recently. Krueger earned the prestigious Prince Philip Helicopter Rescue Award presented by the British Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators at their annual Trophies and Awards Banquet in London Oct. 29.

KMXT's Diana Gish spoke with Coast Guard Spokeswoman Sara Francis about the rescue and the award:



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Nov 23 2009
The Alex Haley Wins Rare Service Medal
Monday, 23 November 2009

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            A ceremony took place at noon Friday aboard the Coast Guard cutter "Alex Haley".

 All of the Crew Members of the Alex Haley will be awarded the Coast Guard's Arctic Service Medal for duty they completed this fall. In order for a unit to receive the distinction the ship must spend 21 consecutive days above the Arctic Circle. The Alex Haley spent 23 days carrying out maritime domain patrol North of Pt. Barrow to the polar ice edge in September and October. During that time they kept a record of fishing vessels, cruise ships and recreational boats in the area. The crew was especially interested in it's contact with recreational boats travelling the northwest passage including one from New York City. The Alex Haley returned to Kodiak once the sea ice started forming

The Alex Haley is a 282-foot medium endurance cutter It's named for the Coast Guard's first chief journalist, who later authored the book Roots. It can carry an HH-65 Dolphin helicopter and has a crew of 99.

All of whom will now wear the Arctic Service Medal: A cool award for being cold.

 
Nov 19 2009
The Alaska Fisheries Report with Jay Barrett
Thursday, 19 November 2009

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            Coming up on this week's show, seafood marketing money is cut, the pollock quota is down and so were salmon prices. But don't worry, it's not all depressing news. We had help this week from Coast Alaska's Ed Schoenfeld in Juneau, KUCB's Anne Hillman in Unalaska, KDLG's Mike Mason in Dillingham, and KBBI's Marcia Lynn in Homer.  

 

 
Nov 19 2009
Leisnoi Shareholder Group Seeks Board Recall
Thursday, 19 November 2009

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            After years of legal struggles and lengthy court battles some members of Leisnoi are hoping for a fresh start for the native village corporation.

           In spite of being one of the largest land-holders on Kodiak, Leisnoi shareholders haven’t received corporate dividends for years. Some have expressed growing frustration with what they see as a lack of communication and accountability by the corporation board. Leisnoi keeps an office that sits empty in Anchorage and the headquarters is located in Arizona where some of the current board members live.

            Jeff Chester is a former Leisnoi director and a spokesperson for a recently formed ad hoc shareholders group.

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Nov 19 2009
Baranov Restoration Carpenter Earns Award
Thursday, 19 November 2009

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            The Alaska Association for Historic Preservation has recognized Don Corwin of Skagway, with an award of excellence for his window restoration work on the Baranov Museum building. Corwin recently completed a multi-year effort to preserve and restore the window units on the building. The project took a total of 12 months in Kodiak starting in 2007.

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