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Kodiak boasts Alaska's oldest standing building

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AFN announces 2 keynote convention speakers

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NTSB: No reported problems at takeoff for plane that crashed

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University of Alaska Fairbanks cuts $20 million from budget

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One Percent for Arts program keeps Kodiak artist busy

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    Kodiak boasts Alaska’s oldest standing building

    by Heather Hintze on Jul 30, 20:02

    High on a grassy knoll in Kodiak, a large white building with green trim sits, almost as if untouched by time. It’s the oldest building still standing in the state of Alaska. It was built by the Russian American Company in 1808, likely as a warehouse for furs, before being sold to the Alaska Commercial […]

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    AFN announces 2 keynote convention speakers

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 30, 12:10

    The Alaska Federation of Natives announced this week that a renowned Haida weaver and her grandson will deliver the keynote address at its annual convention. Delores Churchill and her grandson Donald Varnell have both agreed to speak at the October convention, AFN said in a Wednesday release. The annual convention is a gathering of Native […]

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    NTSB: No reported problems at takeoff for plane that crashed

    by Associated Press on Jul 30, 9:07

    Investigators say the small plane that crashed during a scheduled commuter flight bound for the southeast Alaska community of Hoonah earlier this month took off with no reported problems. A preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board says the Wings of Alaska-operated flight was cleared for takeoff for the 20-minute flight from Juneau shortly […]

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    University of Alaska Fairbanks cuts $20 million from budget

    by Associated Press on Jul 30, 7:11

    The University of Alaska Fairbanks has announced it will cut $20 million from its budget this upcoming year. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://bit.ly/1IMTSEv) that some of the cuts come from 150 eliminated positions, reduced campus services and widespread consolidation. The detailed budget plans were released Wednesday. UAF academic programs plan to slash 68.5 full-time […]

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    One Percent for Arts program keeps Kodiak artist busy

    by Heather Hintze on Jul 29, 21:10

    Metal artist Mark Witteveen is undertaking a massive project: A mountainous map of Kodiak. “For each elevation of 500 feet it will have an additional layer on top,” he explained as he hammered out some seams holding two big sheets together. It’s a piece for Kodiak High School through the One Percent for Arts program, […]

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    Recent quake reminds Alaskans to be prepared

    by Eric Ruble on Jul 29, 20:29

    Alaska residents are accustomed to earthquakes, but Tuesday’s shaking has even longtime residents talking. The 6.3 tremor was centered about 145 miles southwest of Anchorage and could be felt throughout Southcentral Alaska. “It’s the biggest one I had felt in a long time,” said JR Richardson, who moved to Anchorage 12 years ago. However, experts […]

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    4 communities receive 10,000 pounds of frozen fish

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 29, 16:34

    Four rural communities received 10,000 pounds of halibut on Wednesday, thanks to the joint effort of Kawerak, Inc., the U.S. Coast Guard and Alaska airline companies. The fish were donated by the Sea Share Group, based in Bainbridge, Wash., to assist the communities of Diomede, Savoonga, Wales and Gambell, which “were economically impacted by the […]

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    Appeals court reinstates ‘Roadless Rule’ for Tongass

    by Associated Press on Jul 29, 15:42

    A divided federal appeals court has affirmed a lower-court decision that would reinstate prohibitions on road-building and timber harvests in roadless areas of the nation’s largest national forest. In a 6-5 decision, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found that the U.S. Department of Agriculture did not give a reasoned explanation for reversing course […]

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    University of Alaska names new president

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 29, 8:05

    The University of Alaska has a new president. The UA Board of Regents appointed Dr. James Johnsen as the 14th president of the university system, according to an announcement made Tuesday. The vote was unanimous with all regents participating. Johnsen is a former UA executive and currently servers as the vice president of human resources at […]

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    Kodiak museum commemorates island’s WWII history

    by Heather Hintze on Jul 28, 20:54

    It’s just an old ammunition bunker on the outside, but inside the Kodiak Military History Museum on Fort Abercrombie comes to life with the sound of old telegraph machines and ticker tape. Black and white photographs freckle the walls in between displays of artillery and uniforms. “Remember I told you about my old jacket? Want […]

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    State moves quickly to save Glenn Highway from flooding in Sutton

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 28, 20:07

    The Matanuska River hasn’t just threatened homes recently, it’s been threatening the Glenn Highway too. Mile 64 is considered the most threatened, with water from the river only about 20 yards away. Fear of a washout has spurred the Alaska Department of Transportation to declare an emergency. “We don’t want to lose the road,” said […]

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    Magnitude-6.3 earthquake strikes near Redoubt Volcano

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 28, 19:04

    The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting a strong earthquake that struck near Redoubt Volcano. The quake struck at 6:35 p.m. Tuesday and was centered 43 miles south-southwest of the volcano at a depth of 77 miles. The USGS said the quake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.2. It was later upgraded to 6.3. The quake, […]

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    Troopers: Woman dies after shooting herself outside Seward prison

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 28, 8:15

    Update: Tuesday, July 28 at 8:30 a.m. The woman — identified as 31-year-old Amanda Bee of North Pole — died at Providence Seward Medical and Care Center Monday evening. Her next-of-kin was aware of her death, troopers say. The State Medical Examiner’s Office was notified and requested an autopsy, troopers said Tuesday. Original story A woman […]

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    Kodiak science students win world competition for earthquake research

    by Heather Hintze on Jul 27, 20:44

    A team of science students from Kodiak can now call themselves world champions. Levi Purdy, John Dunlop, Kyle Ruotsalainen and Anna McDonald represented Kodiak High School at the NASA World Wind Europa Challenge in Italy. “What high school kids get to say in their free time they’re having conference calls with NASA?” McDonald asked rhetorically. […]

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    Wreckage of crashed Alaska sightseeing plane recovered

    by Associated Press on Jul 27, 15:12

    The wreckage of a sightseeing plane that crashed near Ketchikan last month, killing all nine people onboard, has been recovered. Clint Johnson, chief of the Alaska regional office of the National Transportation Safety Board, says the wreckage was removed from the steep, rugged terrain over the weekend, loaded onto a barge and transported to a […]

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    Strong earthquake rattles Alaska’s Aleutian Islands

    by Associated Press on Jul 27, 11:48

    The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting no damage from a strong earthquake that rocked Alaska’s Aleutian Islands. The quake struck at 8:49 p.m. Sunday and was centered 45 miles southwest of the village of Nikolski at a depth of 16 miles. The USGS says the quake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.9. Nikolski and its […]

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    Troopers: Chevak man admits to murder of Roxanne Smart

    by Daysha Eaton / KYUK Radio on Jul 27, 9:05

    This story originates from KYUK Public Media and was published with permission UPDATE – 7/26 11:15 a.m.: Alaska State Troopers say a Chevak man has admitted to killing Roxanne Smart last summer. The announcement was made Saturday through an online dispatch that they had arrested 20-year-old Samuel Atchak, of Chevak. Megan Peters, a spokesperson for […]

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    UAS names director of Ketchikan campus as interim provost

    by Associated Press on Jul 27, 7:41

    The University of Alaska Southeast has announced Priscilla Schulte as this school year’s interim provost, while the search for a permanent provost is expected to begin in August. The Juneau Empire reports (http://bit.ly/1IpsZV1) that Schulte, who is director of the university’s Ketchikan campus, is expected to serve as interim provost until the beginning of summer […]

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    Kodiak artist uses marine debris for Capitol Christmas tree ornaments

    by Heather Hintze on Jul 24, 19:45

    “My husband calls it the ‘Art-Mobile,’” Bonnie Dillard laughed as she shifted around boxes in the back of her gray SUV. She retired from teaching art at Kodiak High School so now she’s crafting out of her car. Dillard was one of 10 artists from around Alaska whose ornament design was selected for the Capitol […]

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    Alaska Board of Fisheries votes to extend Togiak fishing restriction date

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 24, 17:05

    The Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s Board of Fisheries voted unanimously on Friday to extend the time restricting outside commercial fishermen from harvesting salmon in the Togiak District of Bristol Bay. The decision to extend the date to Aug. 5 was made following a July 23 petition demanding emergency action due to a late […]