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Assembly, P&Z joint session scheduled for Thursday
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly and the Planning and Zoning Commission have a scheduled joint work session to discuss the future of updating three sections of borough code dealing with land. At their most recent special meeting to take public testimony on proposed code revisions, P&Z voted to indefinitely postpone the new draft sections of code, which had received numerous negative comments from the public. The...
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Absurdity is as absurdity does
I find it absurd that the appointment of Mr. (Greg) Spalinger to the P&Z was denied. Mr. Spalinger is a past member of the Borough Assembly. Apparently, neither Mr. (Aaron) Griffin nor the rest of the Assembly, the mayor or the clerk all appear to not know very much about past Assembly members. That is unfortunate and perhaps part of the reasons why some of the Assembly seem to be stumbling over identifying Mr. Sp...
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Open mouth, insert foot
This is a response to the March 9 front-page story “Assembly votes down mayor’s P&Z appointee.” I could not believe Aaron Griffin’s response: “I know nothing about him.” He must be relatively new to Kodiak because he sowed total ignorance. He did not do his homework and should be embarrassed and ashamed. I have known both Greg Spalinger and his wife for many years and you could not find a finer couple. Furthermore...
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GUEST OPINION: Get involved with teacher evaluations
It’s no surprise that when parents and community members get involved in the education process, positive things happen for our children. As a parent, I am the most influential person in my child’s life. When I am engaged and take part in their education, they do better. What happens in our schools directly impacts our children and their future. Children spend about seven hours of their day in school. In most cases...
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Designer of Kodiak Public Library gets award
A Juneau-based architectural firm has been awarded a Design Citation Award for its design of the Kodiak Public Library. MRV Architects received the recognition from AIA Alaska, a chapter of American Institute of Architects, one of the profession’s highest recognitions for an effort that exemplifies excellence in architecture, interior architecture and urban design. “From the start, it was vital to the owners that ...
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DISPLAYING HERITAGE: Old Harbor’s Nuniaq Alutiiq dancers share tradition through festival
The Nuniaq Alutiiq dancers from Old Harbor performed at the 2015 Festival of Native Arts, which aims to unite the various cultures of Alaska by sharing their rich cultural heritage through traditional dance, music and arts. With the goal to solidify the Alaska Native identity, the festival on March 5 to 7 at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks also serves to educate the public and to facilitate understanding and...
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Kodiak Island Births: March 10
Elin Dorothy Howard was born at 6:38 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, to Sondra Howard and Erik Howard. She weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces and measured 21 inches long. Her parents are originally from Seattle, Wash., and now live in Kodiak. Grandparents are John and Marjan Howard of Spokane, Wash., and MaryAnne and Dennis Soderberg of Bellevue, Wash. Maison Alejandro Miranda was born at 3:06 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 27, 201...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Spring tackle boxes
A few weeks ago I wrote about problems with reels that have stored all winter without maintenance. I managed to service all my reels but two before storing them, and I paid the price with the neglected pair. Corrosion, rust and failed lubricants work together to shorten the lifespan of even the most reliable reels. But you haven’t seen anything yet. Wait until you open your tackle box! This early in the season my ...
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Public Safety Blotter: March 10
Feb. 11 Around 1:14 a.m., police conducted three bar checks downtown. At 8:40 a.m., police cited a driver in the Hemlock Street and Mill Bay Road area for having no proof of insurance. At 12:01 p.m., a caller reported a loose dog on Woodland Drive. It was gone when police arrived. At 12:23 p.m., police impounded a loose dog on Harry Neilsen Avenue. At 3:16 p.m., police cited a driver on Mill Bay Road for having no...
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GUEST OPINION: Kodiak as seen through California eyes
I visited Kodiak this past January with a touring performance of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe that my dear friend Mat Freeman and I had decided to stage together. It was one of those fluke circumstances that later proved serendipitous. I never meant to come to Kodiak — it was just the only time and place where schedules aligned. My fate was decided with a somewhat apocryphal exchange that, despite not bein...
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