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Baranof Park ice rink opens Monday
There will be no abbreviated skating season this year. The Baranof Park ice rink is scheduled to open Monday, a month ahead of its opening a year ago. A midsummer arson attack last year kept the rink closed until December. The season then was cut short a week when the rink’s only working refrigeration compressor failed. The backup compressor was already out of commission. Both compressors are fixed and the ice rin...
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Around Kodiak: Nov. 1
Legislators in schools The Kodiak Borough Education Association, in collaboration with the Kodiak Island Borough School District, hosts the Legislators in Schools event Friday. Sen. Gary Stevens and Rep. Alan Austerman will be visiting Kodiak schools for the day. They will visit classrooms and talk with students, teachers and parents. Kodiak teachers are looking forward to this opportunity to showcase Kodiak’s stu...
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Tapestry: Jim Brighenti was no 'ordinary' guy
If we’ve learned anything in Kodiak, it’s that there is no such thing as an ordinary person. I mistook Jim Brighenti for just an “ordinary guy” when he helped out at Katmai Wilderness Lodge in 1998. I was a cook and I’m not sure what his official position was. What I remembered most about him was that he often reminded me to not slam the door. His advice didn’t do any good, because, as my wife tells me, I still sl...
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Kodiak man appointed to Alaska Aerospace board
Gov. Sean Parnell has reappointed a Kodiak resident to the Alaska Aerospace Corporation board of directors. The board of directors oversees the Alaska Aerospace Corporation, which was established by the state to develop an aerospace industry in Alaska. Alaska Aerospace operates the Kodiak Launch Complex and works to play a lead role in space exploration and development of research. Thomas Walters of Kodiak was rea...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Arctic Entry
Siinaq - Kellidoor; Arctic Entry Cuumi, siinami taangapet puckaani et’aallriit. - Before, in the kellidor we kept our water in barrels. In northern climates where people rely on heavy clothing, stored foods, and sophisticated technologies for survival, storing one’s supplies is always a concern. Northern peoples manage this problem by creating special storage areas in their homes. In addition to piling supplies al...
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Borough may seek more money for landfill
The Kodiak Island Borough may seek more money to pay for its ongoing landfill expansion project. In a work session Tuesday night, the borough assembly discussed seeking a $3.4 million “line of credit” from the state’s clean water loan fund. The new money may be required if bids for a water treatment plant at the landfill come in as high as expected. In May, the borough — guided by engineering firm CH2MHILL — expec...
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Congratulations, Kodiak
From: The Kodiak Public Library Association Kodiak, stand up and take a bow. The Kodiak Public Library Association wrapped up the Living, Learning & Growing capital campaign for the new library last week, and we’ve tallied up the final contributions. In total, people in Kodiak and a few friends from elsewhere in the state and country contributed over $768,000 to help build the new library. (For comparison, total s...
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Two accused of robbing a man have charges dropped
The two people accused of robbing a man and stealing his pants in July had their robbery charges dropped. Cynthia Bean, 40, and Joseph Iannon Jr, 47, were accused of robbing a man of his pants and thousands of dollars in cash while he was sitting downtown near the Safeway liquor store. Bean faced charges of second-degree robbery, fourth-degree assault and third-degree theft, but her case was dismissed Oct. 23. Ian...
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In the Courts: Nov. 1
Dismissals • A charge of fourth-degree assault against Joshua Shangin, 24, was dismissed Sept. 5. • A charge of interfering with a report of a domestic violence crime against Andrew Christofferson Jr., 31, was dismissed Oct. 4. • A charge of fourth-degree drugs misconduct against Edwin Cagaoan, 48, was dismissed Oct. 7. • A charge of fourth-degree weapons misconduct against Ryan Yovino, 24, was dismissed Oct. 11. ...
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Ouzinkie generator fire linked to negligence
A March generator fire at the City of Ouzinkie power plant has been linked to negligent operational procedures. The city’s main diesel generator caught fire March 21 and left the Spruce Island city without power for a day. At the time, Ouzinkie’s two backup generators were not working, but a mechanic was able to fly to the community of 168 people and restore power. Investigation revealed the fire caused around $4,...
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