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Assembly approves P&Z commissioner
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly approved the confirmation of a new commissioner they originally voted against to the Planning and Zoning Commission at their Thursday meeting. Greg Spalinger was confirmed by a vote of four to one. Assembly member Aaron Griffin was absent and assembly member Chris Lynch was the dissenting vote. "While I am well aware of Mr. Spalinger's service to the community, and I am well awar...
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Public Safety Blotter: April 6
March 25 At 12:43 a.m., a 911 caller reported an attempted suicide on Selief Lane. A man was taken into protective custody. At 10:19 a.m., police warned a driver on Simeonoff Street for having an obscured license plate. At 10:37 a.m., a caller reported loitering on West Marine Way. They left when police asked. At 11:51 a.m., police conducted a security check on West Marine Way. Around 11:52 a.m., police conducted ...
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Kingfishers swim well in Homer
Amaya Rocheleau and Nevin Lee led a contingent of Kodiak Kingfishers at the Sprint Championships that concluded March 28 in Homer. Rocheleau was the top point-scorer in the girls’ 8- and-under division, winning the 25-yard backstroke and 25 and 50 freestyle. Lee tied for the top point-scorer in the boys’ 13- and 14-year-old classification, winning the 50 and 100 freestyle and the 200 individual medley. Kodiak also...
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SCOK awarded grant
Senior Citizens of Kodiak, Inc. (SCOK) has been awarded a Tier 1 grant from the Rasmuson Foundation in the amount of $25,000. The grant will be used as a match for the new Kodiak Area Transit (KATS) bus and for repairs to the older KATS bus. KAST is a coordinated transit system serving social service agencies and their clients. SCOK has been the lead agency for KATS since August, 2000, with transit service being p...
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Police: Man found dead in Kodiak harbor
Police recovered the body of a man from St. Paul Harbor in Kodiak Friday night and initial investigation indicated it was that of a Homer fisherman who was reported missing since Feb. 22, police said. Kodiak Police Chief Ronda Wallace said the body’s clothing and physical characteristics matched the description of 27-year-old Mihay Kalugin, a crewman of the fishing vessel Competition. A relative from Homer, Alexi ...
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America’s unofficial holiday: Opening Day
Christmas, Thanksgiving and Halloween are all great holidays, but they can’t hold a fungo to the best day of the year — Opening Day. Opening Day is America’s unofficial holiday. It is the only day on the baseball calendar where every team is still in contention for the World Series. Stadiums will be bursting with excitement and decked in patriotic bunting, while fans try all the new ballpark food, like the deep fr...
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Mallot, Stutes, state officials speak at ComFish
Lt. Gov. Byron Mallot spoke largely about the state budget and listening to Alaskans on issues, while District 32 Rep. Louise Stutes addressed concerns over House Bill 112, a bill she authored, at ComFish 2015. At the annual commercial fishery trade show, Mallott and Stutes were joined by Sam Cotten, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game commissioner, and Jeff Regnart, ADF&G’s director of commercial fisheries, to...
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Coastal Forager: Our friend moss, from tea to diapers
The recent deluge of rain led me to contemplate the lives of those who made their home on Kodiak before my time. Imagine the Rock before planes and barges supplied us with grapefruit, soap, tarps, bullets, socks, dishes and toys. Imagine life before oil heating. And woe of all woes, imagine living here without your Patagonia-TheNorthFace-Grundens-Columbia clothing fastened like armor around your body against the r...
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Learning through names
How did Heitman Mountain get its name? How about Three Saints Bay? Tiffany Brunson, executive director of the Baranov Museum, told attendees at a talk on Thursday about the history of some of the names of Kodiak places. “We can track the history of a place through the names that are recorded for it,” Brunson said. “We can understand what people lived there, what they thought was important, what was worth naming, a...
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Bears’ schedule packed to the brim
For years Kodiak High School’s baseball team wouldn’t play a game until late April. That is a thing of the past. For the second straight season, Kodiak will open its baseball season the first week of April. The Bears host South Anchorage, Chugiak and Dimond for the inaugural Red Edward Matautia Invitational Tournament. The four-day tournament begins Wednesday at Baranof Field. The tournament is named after Rex Mat...
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