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Business Spotlight: Kodiak man turns pallets into furniture
One man’s bonfire is another man’s raw material to build an Adirondack chair. About six months ago, Andy Hathcock began using recycled wooden shipping pallets to make chairs, benches, cubbies, chests and other types of furniture. What started as a way to keep occupied has grown into a handful of commissioned jobs as word of his work has spread around the island. His recent work includes the benches at the Java Fla...
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Alaska Science Forum: A great Alaska earthquake meets southern California
An expected event in Alaska could affect millions of Americans. Here’s how: On Thursday, March 27, 2014, a slab of the seafloor larger than human imagination fractures, rumbling beneath the Alaska Peninsula. In several planet-ringing minutes, thousands of years of potential energy releases to become kinetic. A great earthquake occurs right where scientists predicted it would. The Pacific floor plows beneath Alaska...
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Around Kodiak: Feb. 12
Healthy Tomorrows is holding a community meeting at noon today in the KANA conference room No. 1. For more information, contact 481-2424. The Kodiak Soil and Water Conservation Board meets at 5:30 p.m. today in the KSWCD conference room. For more information, call 486-5574. The Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge is hosting its Kodiak Brown Bag Lunch Series from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at the refuge visitor center. Ke...
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Kodiak boys extend winning streak to 6
Kodiak showed no signs of being tired Monday evening against Palmer. Playing in their third game in four days, the Bears raced out to a 23-point first-half lead and cruised to a 72-42 Northern Lights Conference boys basketball victory at Kodiak High. Kodiak beat Colony on Friday and Saturday in the Mat-Su Valley and only got one day of rest before entertaining Palmer. Kodiak was originally scheduled to host Palmer...
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Bayside fire chief announces retirement
A longtime Kodiak fire chief is stepping down. Fire Chief Bob Himes, who’s run the Bayside Volunteer Fire Department for the last 18 years, announced this week he plans to retire. He’s given the department plenty of time to hire his replacement; he will stay on until Dec. 31, 2014. Himes first came to the Emerald Isle as a Coast Guard firefighter. He’s also worked as a village public safety officer in Port Lions. ...
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Kodiak transit to get second bus, add public dial-a-ride service
With the arrival of a second bus this year, Kodiak’s public transportation system will expand to offer dial-a-ride shuttle service to the general public. The Kodiak Area Transit System now has one bus, a white Ford F-450 minibus that spends two hours a day operating a scheduled route for the general public. It spends most of its time making personalized dial-a-ride trips for a restricted ridership made up of senio...
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Public Safety Blotter: Feb. 11
Saturday, Feb. 8 • At about 1:54 a.m., four bar checks were conducted downtown. • At 2:28 a.m., a caller reported a suspicious vehicle on Selief Lane. • At 3 a.m., a security check was conducted on Mill Bay Road. • At 5:06 a.m., a female was cited for no proof of insurance on Mission/Center. • At 5:28 a.m., an officer checked on a suspicious vehicle on Mission Road. • At 8:55 a.m., a male was arrested for fourth-d...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Time to test your gear
Outdoor enthusiasts on Kodiak, especially hunters, have to confront the possibility of becoming stranded in rotten weather. Wind, rain and snow can quickly descend, stranding you for hours or days with only the gear you’re carrying. Most of us work to avoid getting stuck, but we also carry survival gear in case worse comes to worst. The extent of a gear collection reflects lots about the individual’s experience in...
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Playbook: Feb. 11
Tuesday, Feb. 11 Boys basketball: Kodiak vs. Palmer at Kodiak High School. C squad, noon; varsity, 1:30 p.m.; junior varsity, 3 p.m. Kodiak ESS JV vs. Nanwalek, 6 p.m., and Kodiak C squad vs. Kodiak ESS, 7:45 p.m., at Kodiak Middle School.
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Around Kodiak: Feb. 11
Craft day at the library The Kodiak Public Library is hosting a Valentine craft day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today. The library will supply materials. The program is open to all ages. An adult must accompany children under 7. GIS meeting The Kodiak GIS User Group meets at noon today at the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center. The topic of the month will be LiDAR deliverables from Kodiak Mapping for the A...
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