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Powers: KIB needs plans, review of organization
After three months with the Kodiak Island Borough, new manager Michael Powers is calling for some changes and new directions for the borough and praises borough staff and the community for its diversity. In a three-page 90-day report, Powers calls for expanded recycling, short- and long-term goal planning, a borough facilities plan, more interaction with villages, more training and a review of borough organization...
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Hepatitis C back on the rise
As Alaska communities struggle to combat a growing heroin epidemic, reported cases of hepatitis C are increasing in the state, particularly among young adults, according to an epidemiology bulletin from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. In the Kodiak Island Borough, the number of new reported cases fell from 22 in 2011 to nine in 2012, but has slowly increased since, with 12 in 2013, 15 in 2014 ...
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Alaska carbon credit market grows
In 2006, the 8,200 acres of the Afognak Forest Carbon Project became the first forest carbon credit program in Alaska. Now, proponents of carbon credit programs like the one on Afognak are trying to expand Alaska’s forest carbon credit supply to take advantage of new customers and give private landowners, particularly Native villages and Native corporations, monetary incentive to keep trees standing. The Climate T...
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In the Courts: Aug. 26
Nation Ralph Sega pleaded guilty to driving without a valid operator license. He was fined $500. Brandon Reed pleaded guilty to assault 4 and theft 3. He was sentenced to 180 days jail and is on probation until June 9, 2019. Jose Dejesus Mercado was convicted of refusing to submit to a chemical test. He was sentenced to jail 30 days with 27 days suspended and fined $1,500. He is on probation one year. Colin R. Gre...
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Public Safety Blotter: Aug. 26
July 20 At 1 a.m., police cited a man in the 2600 block of Mill Bay Road for violating conditions of release. At 1:44 a.m., a person asked for assistance removing an unruly customer from the 1900 block of East Rezanof Drive. He calmed down before police arrived, and they said they no longer needed help. At 7 a.m., a man reported a vehicle blocking his driveway in the 600 block of Hemlock Street. It was gone when p...
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WORD AND DEED: Everyone takes in scenery, faith at their own pace
“How beautiful on the mountain are the feet of those who bring good news.” Isaiah 52:7a Have you known the excitement of sharing the Emerald Island with a first-time visitor? For me the excitement is almost overwhelming. I get excited for them. It comes from the knowledge and experience of what the island holds, the beauty and natural treats throughout our island. It’s only natural to want your visitor to see and ...
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ROCKIN' OUT: From surf to jazz
The rockabilly trio Full Blown Cherry began as a surf band. They started playing together in 1997. The band has grown into one of the most exciting and strongest acts on the Philadelphia scene. There are four members in the band. I think Full Blown Cherry is an amazing band because it’s a different type of music. It was fun learning about them because I don’t know many jazz bands. The song on my playlist, “She Sho...
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Trusty Tusty, Part 4: Years of bumps add up
Editor’s note: This is the final part of a four-part series about the health of the ferry Tustumena and the need to replace the 52-year-old ship. It was first published in the Juneau Empire and has been serialized for your convenience. Every year, the Alaska Marine Highway System Ferry Tustumena gets a checkup. It’s taken out of service, hauled into dry dock and examined. If things are irredeemably broken, they’re...
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Kodiak football entertains Homer today
Kodiak rekindles its rivalry with former Northern Lights Conference member Homer at 6 p.m. today at Joe Floyd Track and Field. The all-time series between the two schools is knotted at six wins apiece, with Kodiak winning the last two games, 22-20 in 2014 and 26-8 in 2013. Homer, now part of the small-school Peninsula Conference, lost to Barrow last week 47-6. The Mariners (0-2) were playing without starting junio...
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TAPESTRY: Lutheran crosses world to study Orthodoxy
If you want to study Orthodoxy in Alaska, the best thing to do is to come to Kodiak, where Orthodox missionaries brought the Gospel more than 200 years ago. And that’s exactly what German pastor Imre Istvan did. He wanted to see how the Orthodox faith remains vibrant and life-changing among the faithful, so he hung out with lay people, local clergy, monks and nuns on Spruce and Nilus islands; he attended long, dra...
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