Old Harbor

Kodiak Island Borough Assembly approves Capital Improvement Project priorities

The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly approved its capital improvement project priorities list at its meeting last night (Thurs, Jan. 4).  The St. Herman Harbor Infrastructure Replacement project tops the list, and the borough is asking for an estimated $5 million from the state going into the 2024 legislative session. St. Herman Harbor is owned by the City of Kodiak, and …

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Magnitude 5.6 earthquake strikes near Old Harbor, no tsunami expected

A magnitude 5.6 earthquake struck about 22 miles south of the village of Old Harbor Monday night, about 70 miles southwest of the city of Kodiak. No tsunami was expected, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association and National Weather Service, and no warning was issued.  A screen capture depicting the earthquake’s estimated location via the Alaska Earthquake Center …

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Old Harbor School Secretary:  Phyllis Clough wins statewide education award

On just about any school day, if you went to Old Harbor on the southeast side of Kodiak Island, you’d see that Phyllis Clough wears a lot of hats. As the Old Harbor school secretary, she picks up the phone, answers parents’ questions and offers a steady stream of encouragement to the children. You’ll also find her in the cafeteria …

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Sitkalidik bison herd helps to feed Old Harbor

In the midst of the Covid-19 crisis and the threat of food shortages, “sustainability” and “food security” are no longer just buzzwords to communities across Alaska. And some look to Old Harbor for answers. Old Harbor is a community tucked away in the rugged wilderness on the southeast side of Kodiak Island. It started its journey towards sustainability with hoop …

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Summer ferry schedule includes new pricing schedule

The Alaska Marine Highway System summer ferry schedule was released last week. Kodiak’s first arrival will be the M/V Kennicott on April 25, arriving from Homer. The M/V Tustumena will make its first trip Kodiak from Homer on May 2. This summer will see somewhat reduced service in some places. According to Department of Transportation and Public Facilities spokesperson Sam …

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Kodiak villages brace for reduced ferry service this fall and winter

Like many parts of coastal Alaska, Kodiak Island is gearing up for a gap in ferry service this winter. While the city of Kodiak has relatively reliable alternatives for transportation to the mainland, the gap will pose serious difficulties for the some of the island’s outlying villages. The M/V Tustumena docked in Kodiak. It’s the smaller of two ferries that …

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