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2014-04-08 08:21:19

TACOMA, Wash., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Fast Freight, Inc. and American Relocation Services, a division of American Fast Freight, Inc., are expanding and will be opening their newest and largest freestanding cargo terminal in all of Kodiak Island on May 2(nd), 2014. The American Fast Freight Kodiak Terminal is a 6000 square foot terminal built 2 miles from the Port of Kodiak and has direct and easy access for deliveries via 40 foot containers, flat racks and temperature...

2011-12-16 08:00:00

Project stakeholders will leverage e-Builderâs Cost, Schedule, Processes, Forms, Documents, Reports, Dashboards, and Project Calendar. Ft. Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) December 16, 2011 e-Builder announced today that the Kodiak Island Borough has selected e-Builderâs capital program and construction management software to help the Engineering and Facilities Department centralize project information, standardize business processes, and facilitate the management of project...

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2011-02-13 07:15:00

A Kodiak Island bald eagle survived 25 years of Alaska's hazards but eventually met its fate on the crossbar of a utility pole last month. The Associated Press (AP) reports that a band attached to its leg showed the bird to be the second-oldest bald eagle documented in Alaska and one of the oldest in the country. "It would be, based on the bird-banding record that I've seen, one of the top 10 oldest birds ever recorded," Robin Corcoran, a wildlife biologist from the Kodiak Island National...

2010-10-14 07:48:00

DURHAM, N.C., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- WorkSmart, a leading provider of Information Technology services in North Carolina, announced today that their CEO, Ron Unger, has been selected as one of the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED) 40 Under 40 recipients. The Native American 40 Under 40 Award honors young business leaders who have demonstrated significant professional achievement and tremendous community involvement. To qualify for the award, individuals...

2009-07-17 07:15:00

LARSEN BAY, Alaska, July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Kodiak Legends Lodge, Alaska's premier fishing, hunting and wildlife-viewing lodge, is proud to announce the official re-opening of the lodge after significant renovation and rebranding. The lodge enhanced its facilities in the off-season, including the purchase of a Beaver float plane, a new saltwater fishing boat, a new Executive Chef, and improvements to lodge guestrooms. "Our family bought this lodge because we've never encountered a...

2009-06-21 14:40:43

The salmon population in the Gulf of Alaska has been dwindling as Pacific Ocean currents shift, Alaskan fisheries biologists say. The Anchorage Daily News said Saturday the Pacific decadal oscillation may be to blame for an increase in cooler waters in the Gulf of Alaska, where king salmon fishermen have struggled for two straight years. Changing water temperatures have also been blamed for the poor king salmon catches at Canada's Kodiak Island, Susitna Valley and Kenai Peninsula. As an...

2009-05-12 15:00:00

BOULDER, Colo., May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of Alaska's 50th anniversary of statehood, the best Alaska tours avoid crowds and mega-cruises in favor of small-group, off-the-beaten-track adventure travel and grizzly bear tours. Natural Habitat Adventures' award-winning ecotours reveal rare access to a wildly authentic insiders' experience reminiscent of Alaska's early days as a state in three separate Alaskan odysseys, including a 2009 National Geographic Traveler "Tour of a Lifetime"...

2008-07-13 03:00:15

Ten people were evacuated from a remote island in Alaska Saturday after a volcanic eruption in the Aleutians, the U.S. Coast Guard reported. The fishing boat Tara Gaila picked up the seven adults and three children from Umnak Island after the group called military police on Kodiak Island and requested help, the Coast Guard said in a statement. The call for help came about 15 minutes after the Okmak volcano erupted unexpectedly, sending a cloud of ash some 35,000 feet into the sky. The...

2008-06-20 18:00:16

What happened to the king salmon run in Alaska may be remain a mystery, but what's known for sure is a popular fishery has closed because of a dismal return. So weak is the Deshka River run that biologists said they fear it could be as much as 70 percent off its goal of 13,000 in-river spawners, the Anchorage Daily News reported. From the opening of the first fishery in the region, things have been slow, sports fish biologists said. The Copper River near Cordova started behind schedule in...


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Kodiak Bear, Ursus arctos middendorffi
2013-06-07 13:18:33

The Kodiak bear (Ursus arctos middendorffi), also known as the American brown bear, the Kodiak brown bear, or the Alaskan grizzly bear, is a subspecies of the brown bear. It can be found in southwestern Alaska, on the islands of the Kodiak Archipelago. Most coastal bears that occur in Alaska are called Kodiak bears, but the true Kodiak bear only inhabits the islands of the Kodiak Archipelago. The Kodiak bear was first described as a distinct species by the taxonomist C.H. Merriam. Merriam...

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