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City fire department shows off new $450,000 engine
Deputy Fire Chief Jim Mullican showed off Kodiak’s new fire engine to the city council after Thursday’s meeting. With this new engine, the city is back to having two engines and a ladder truck. The city sold one of its old engines in October 2012, Mullican said. Since then, they’ve only had one engine, which led to problems when that engine needed maintenance or repairs. The ladder truck is unable to go certain pl...
Jul 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Council Oks creation of drug task force "Safe Streets"
The city of Kodiak is one step closer to creating an assistant city manager position and approves task force. At its regular meeting Thursday, the city council moved forward with an ordinance that would create the position. “We have been talking about this for a period of time and believe it’s the best way to distribute the city manger’s work load,” City Manager Aimee Kniaziowski said. “We’re a large enough city t...
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Council hears from national defense act opponents
Representatives from People Against the National Defense Authorization Act went before the Kodiak City Council at Tuesday’s work session to provide information in hopes the council will pass a resolution against the act. Members of PANDA have testified in the past, showing up to council meetings and work sessions to speak during the public comment time in which they are limited to three minutes apiece. On Tuesday,...
Jul 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Task force proposed to keep drugs off Kodiak’s streets
The Kodiak City Council discussed a new drug task force and nonprofit funding at a three-hour work session in anticipation of its meeting tonight at 7:30. At tonight’s meeting, the council is scheduled to vote to authorize the creation of a safe streets task force. Police Chief Ronda Wallace spoke to the council in early June about the task force. Under it, some Kodiak police officers would be authorized to work o...
Jul 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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City tennis courts undergoing repairs
Kodiak tennis fans will have to play nice on the court for a week or two longer as work continues on upgrades and resurfacing projects at the city facility. The two tennis courts at Baranof Park are undergoing repairs, repainting and resurfacing work. City crews are working on one court at a time, so players will have access to at least one open court while the other is under repair. Work started about two weeks a...
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Legion support
To the editor: The American Legion Auxiliary held its annual baby contest on Saturday, June 28. The American Legion was full of beautiful babies decked out in some fancy patriotic attire. The judges had a very hard time judging. I want to take this opportunity to say thank you to the ladies of the auxiliary for a job very well done. Many hours of planning and volunteer work goes into this contest every year. For G...
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Decorum ordinance
To the editor: Borough Assembly members Carol Austerman and Chris Lynch sponsor and co-sponsor a request for a public comment ordinance (KDM July 17, 2014). Let me see if I remember correctly. Chris Lynch was awarded contracts worth tens of thousands of borough resident taxpayer dollars while holding a seat on the assembly. We then had to spend untold amounts on a ballot measure to prevent any future assembly memb...
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Native corporations encourage voting no on 1
The Old Harbor, Afognak and Ouzinkie native corporations sponsored a forum Friday encouraging Kodiak residents to vote no on ballot measure 1. If voters approve it on August 19, measure 1 would repeal Senate Bill 21, an oil tax reform bill that was passed by the Legislature, signed into law on June 24, 2013, and went into effect on Jan. 1 of this year. Old Harbor Native Corporation CEO Carl Marrs said the corporat...
Jul 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Report: Most Alaska fish are safe for consumption, have low mercury content
The Alaska Department of Epidemiology has released updated fish consumption guidelines for Alaskans. Although all fish contain some level of mercury, “Most species of Alaska fish, including all five wild Alaska salmon species, contained mercury levels that were too low to constitute a health risk,” the report stated. The primary concern about contaminants in Alaska fish is mercury, since other contaminants appear ...
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Tracking salmon to their birth streams
Strontium is a trace element and mineral people use to make glow-in-the-dark paints and toothpaste for sensitive teeth. In research for his college degree, Sean Brennan used strontium's unique qualities to track salmon in an Alaska river. At Brennan's Ph.D. defense at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, adviser Matthew Wooller praised Brennan's ambitious plan and his execution of it up and down the many webs of th...
Jul 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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