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Safeway fire caused by oven stack, contained quickly
Safeway reopened after a brief closure and evacuation of the store by the Kodiak City Fire Department Sunday. Safeway had experienced a stack fire in one of the ovens in its kitchen area that resulted in some smoke in the building. “What happened is we have two commercial very big ovens. There was a fire inside the stack. What caused it — we don’t know. It was very brief fire. It never breached the stack itself — ...
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Voter registration deadline for primaries July 20
The Alaska Division of Elections said Monday that Sunday, July 20, is the deadline to register to vote, update voter registration, or change political party affiliation for the upcoming August 19 primary election. The Division of Elections reports that changes to one’s registration made after July 20, including party affiliation changes, will not be effective for the August 19 primary. The division accepts voter r...
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Fish & Game restores Chignik River king salmon limits
The Alaska Department of Fish & Game restored Chignik River king salmon harvest limits. The department said in a statement, “Bag, possession, and annual limits for king salmon in the Chignik River were reduced earlier this season by emergency order in response to recent poor king salmon runs. However, the biological escapement goal was recently achieved, and restrictions are no longer needed.” Fish & Game also sai...
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Events ramp up in anticipation of Relay for Life
Last weekend saw an event for cancer survivors and two fundraisers for Relay for Life, which starts on July 25 at 6 p.m. and ends on July 26 at 6 p.m. On Friday evening, cancer survivors were honored and celebrated at a luau at the Elks Lodge. On Saturday evening, bartenders at the Tropics Lounge and Kodiak Island Brewery donated the tips they made to Relay for Life. On Saturday morning, members of the Work in Pro...
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KEA posts warning about unscrupulous callers
Kodiak Electric Association posted a warning Friday alerting Kodiakans that members of the community are being called by imposters claiming to be from KEA. “It has come to our attention that members of our community are being called by scammers misrepresenting themselves as KEA staff in attempts to collect personal information and illegitimate payments,” KEA said in a statement posted to its blog. KEA added that i...
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Assembly may revisit fireworks legislation
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly discussed revisiting an ordinance banning fireworks outside of June 15 and July 15 and December 26 to July 1.. The panel also funding for furniture, fixtures and equipment for the new high school at the July 10 work session. There have been some concerns expressed by the borough’s bond attorney regarding language in FY2010-03, the ordinance authorizing the borough to issue bonds ...
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Safeway closes due to reported fire
Safeway closed Sunday as a result of a reported fire. The Kodiak Police Department issued a Nixle warning Sunday afternoon that Safeway would be closed until further notice due to an emergency. Observers on the scene said that they saw fire trucks at Safeway and chatter on Facebook indicated that smells of fire and smoke were apparent in the store. The Kodiak Police Department and the Kodiak Fire Department were u...
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Natives leadership teams finalizes absentee in-person voting for villages
A Native leadership team said on Friday it completed the final list of absentee in-person and early voting sites in rural areas in Alaska. The Native leadership team said it completed its work and signed up 128 villages in 11 business days. The program was organized by the Alaska Federation of Natives, the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act Regional Association, and Get Out The Native Vote. The parties agreed on ...
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Students to learn Russian culture at camp
Next week, Kodiak students will learn Russian songs and dances at a cultural camp sponsored by the Baranov Museum, the Kodiak Russian Balalaika players and the Kodiak Arts Council. Students will try traditional foods, dress, music and dance at the Kodiak High School and the museum. “The first day, we’ll meet at the museum to get that flavor of the Russian culture from being in the museum where all the old artifact...
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Coast Guard, Good Samaritans help in two boat rescues
U.S. Coast Guard assets from Kodiak and Good Samaritan ships were involved in three different rescues Wednesday, one locally, one on the Kennicott ferry and another near Kotzebue. In the local operation, the Coast Guard and the crew of the fishing vessel Katherine assisted three men aboard the vessel Jeanoah taking on water in Shelikof Strait Wednesday. “Coast Guard watchstanders in sector Anchorage received a cal...
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