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Assembly mulls revival of economic slot
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly will discuss the formation of an economic development subcommittee at its work session set for 7:30 p.m. today in the Borough Conference Room. At the end of April, the borough and the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce ended a 20-year relationship in which the chamber provided economic development services for the borough. The borough and the city of Kodiak, which shared in the contract,...
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Art Walk to showcase pottery, photography, recycled art
Art appreciators can expect pottery, photography and recycled art at locations across Kodiak at the First Friday Art Walk by the Kodiak Arts Council. The walk is 5-7 p.m. Friday. At Harborside Fly By, images by Simply Lovette photography will be on display. Northern Exposure Gallery will display more than 200 pieces of pottery by Elizabeth West, the gallery’s newest artist, and offer refreshments. The Kodiak Natio...
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Treehouse is recycled getaway
With the number of trees in Kodiak, Brenda Friend is surprised there are not more treehouses. Except for the one she and her husband built as a 10th anniversary present for each other, Friend said she has yet to see another one in Kodiak. Friend co-owns Friend Contractors with her husband, Jerrol, and the company has built cabins and houses around Kodiak for years. Friend said she’s always wanted a treehouse, and ...
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Tracks across Greenland ice, 60 years apart
On top of an ice body more than two miles thick, Chris Polashenski last summer hoped to find a candy wrapper that might have fallen from Carl Benson's pocket 60 years ago. As he repeated the Alaska glaciologist's measurements on the Greenland ice sheet, Polashenski realized that six decades of snowfall, windstorms and glacier movement had wiped out evidence of Benson's passage. "Carl's footprints were entombed in ...
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Class of ’94 heads back to Kodiak
It’s been 20 years since the class of 1994 graduated from high school, and they’re getting back together in Kodiak this weekend. The class of ’94, according to reunion organizer Zoya Saltonstall, was tight knit and close. Saltonstall graduated that year and remembered that several members of the class had been touched by tragedy that year. “Several of our parents passed away while we were in high school, my father...
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Kodiak knocked out of Horizon Lines Invitational
Kodiak Post 17's inaugural American Legion varsity season ended Monday afternoon in Anchorage. Fairbanks 11 pitcher Casey Lewandowski tossed a complete-game gem with 13 strikeouts in knocking Kodiak out of the Horizon Lines Invitational with an 8-4 win in a losers' bracket baseball game at Bartlett High School. Top-seeded Kodiak blew past West Anchorage in the tournament opener, but then fell flat against a pair o...
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Rolando Calibo ~ 1944 - 2014
Beloved friend and family member Rolando M. Calibo passed away on July 26, 2014, while staying at Providence Alaska Medical Center. A service will be held from 4-7 p.m. today at Legacy Funeral Home's Bragaw Chapel, 1707 S. Bragaw St., in Anchorage. Rolando was born in Enrique Vilanueva, Siquijor, Philippines, to Mariano and Teofila in 1944. He married Remedios Calibo, also born in Enrique Vilanueva, Philippines, i...
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Public Safety Blotter: July 30
July 11 At 12:34 a.m., officers responded to a call of domestic violence at a Selief Lane address. At 12:58 a.m., community policing units patrolled Marine Way. From 1-1:17 a.m., officers performed bar checks along Center Avenue, West Marine Way and Shelikof Street. At 1:18 a.m., officers conducted a security check at a Shelikof Street address. At 1:21 a.m., officers conducted a security check at a Shelikof Street...
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More acidic seawater poses risks in Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The release of carbon dioxide into the air from power plant smokestacks to the tailpipe on your car could pose a risk to red king crab and other lucrative fisheries in Alaska, a new report says. Ocean water becomes more acidic when it absorbs carbon dioxide released by human sources, such as the burning of fossil fuels. Increased ocean acidification could harm important Alaska commercial and ...
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Borough rejects call for decorum ordinance repeal
The Kodiak Island Borough has rejected a request for a referendum seeking to overturn the borough’s public decorum ordinance. Had it been approved, the referendum would have appeared on the Oct. 7 municipal election ballot and given voters the opportunity to repeal ordinance FY2014-20, commonly known as the decorum ordinance. The ordinance, which the borough adopted on July 3, states public meetings shall be condu...
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