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Koniag Inc. purchases Anderson Construction
Koniag Inc. has announced the purchase of Anderson Construction, one of Kodiak's best-known construction companies. The acquisition ties in with Koniag's plans to invest a handful of core industries, a strategy announced during the corporation's annual meeting on Oct. 6. "We see this as a growth opportunity for our company in the marine construction arena," said Jim Erickson, executive vice president and chief fin...
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Red Cross will not close Kodiak office
Kodiak’s Red Cross office will not close after all. Last week, the Alaska chapter announced that Kodiak’s 67-year-old organization would be dissolved amid a search for ways to cut costs. While CPR and first aid training would continue with volunteers, the Red Cross planned to lay off its sole paid Kodiak employee and shutter its office next to the new Kodiak Public Library. On Wednesday, Red Cross spokeswoman Laur...
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As final election results roll in, Stevens is out as Senate President
The final results came late, but they didn’t change the conclusion: Sen. Gary Stevens and Rep. Alan Austerman are headed back to Juneau to represent Kodiak. When the legislative session opens in January, however, they will see a very different Alaska Legislature. On Wednesday, Republicans announced they had enough seats for an outright majority in the Alaska Senate. The announcement was the death knell for the bip...
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Obama elected nationally, but not in Kodiak
President Barack Obama has been re-elected for another four-year term, but if you're reading this, odds are you didn't vote for him. According to vote tallies collected by the Daily Mirror from the four urban Kodiak precincts, Republican candidate Mitt Romney collected 1,942 of the 3,453 ballots cast in urban Kodiak, or 56 percent. Obama received 1,364 votes, or 39.5 percent. Third-party candidates made up the rem...
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Stevens, Austerman re-elected to Alaska Legislature
Incumbent Sen. Gary Stevens defeated Democratic challenger Robert Henrichs from Cordova and will continue to represent Kodiak with Rep. Alan Austerman in the Alaska Legislature. Stevens was elected to represent a redrawn Senate District R that encompasses Kodiak, Cordova, Dillingham and other areas farther north, while Austerman represents the newly expanded House District 35 that includes Kodiak and Cordova. The ...
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Bond measure passes, sending needed cash to Kodiak pier project
Alaska voters have approved a proposition that will give the city of Kodiak $15 million to complete the Pier 3 replacement project. On Tuesday, Alaskans voted yes on Bonding Proposition A, which asked whether or not the state should issue general obligation bonds to state transportation projects. As of 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, 57 percent of the 140,603 votes statewide were in favor of the proposition. "This is a major ...
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Alaska Science Forum: Snow researcher finds his Arctic
Imagine planning a dream journey across a landscape you have seen for years, if only in your mind’s eye. You get to choose the means of transportation, the never-before-done route, and your travel companions. These friends are invited because they can remove and replace a snowmachine clutch, they share your excitement at seeing what’s beyond the next river bend, and they make you laugh in the cook tent at dinnerti...
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Langfitt retires as KHS baseball coach
Rick Langfitt, Kodiak’s longest-tenured baseball coach, announced his retirement Tuesday afternoon. “After 32 years of working in the education field in Alaska (21 years in Kodiak), my wife and I have decided to retire at the conclusion of this school year and will be moving to the Lower 48 to be closer to our two sons, our elderly parents and extended families,” Langfitt wrote in an email. “I just won’t be able t...
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Business spotlight: Cavan's love of flowers has deep roots
While a cold wind blows across Kodiak’s brown grasses, step inside Silvia Cavan’s kitchen and you’ll see a different picture. Bright green stems and red blooms fill vases that line her kitchen counters, and the warm air is filled with a spicy scent. Cavan is the owner and sole employee of one of Kodiak’s newest businesses — Floral Expressions by Sylvia. While new in business, Cavan’s love of flowers has deep roots...
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Coast Guard SPAR returns from Canada
The Kodiak-based Coast Guard buoy tender SPAR is back home after helping the Canadian Coast Guard celebrate its 50th birthday. In the last part of October, the SPAR sailed to Victoria, BC with the cutters Anthony Petit (Ketchikan) and Henry Blake (Everett, Wash.) to participate in training with the Canadian force. “The cross-training of similar roles such as search and rescue, aids to navigation and leadership was...
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