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Code change insults intelligence
Kodiak Island is such a unique place to live. The people living here are, for the most part, thoughtful, caring, giving, creative and — oh, intelligent. This imported version of P&Z Title 17 is an insult to our intelligence. The purpose and intent of Title 17 reads; “to promote public health, safety and general welfare through the use of uniform district regulations.” Agenda 21 reads, “Protecting and promoting hum...
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Code changes make enforcer too powerful
Many of us Kodiak residents do not welcome this massive 340-page Borough Code change. It is to be reviewed at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 12 at the P&Z meeting. Let's be there! A little research reveals that "Kodiak is a member of ICLEI — International Council on Local Environmental Initiatives. This is a UN-sponsored group that designs and writes policy for our area on land use, energy goals and measurement and water usage. I...
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Council gets grant for new 911 system
The Kodiak City Council accepted funds for a much-needed upgrade to the city’s E911 system at Thursday’s council meeting. The almost $400,000 re-appropriation from the State of Alaska legislature will pay for a system that can accept not only 911 calls but also video calls, texts and photos. The city’s current system is more than 20 years old and has had many glitches. “We’ve experienced unexpected failures,” city...
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Kodiak woman faces 17 counts of fraud
A Kodiak woman faces 17 counts of forgery in the second degree and one count of theft in the second degree after police said she forged checks from September 2013 to March 2014. Janelle Brenteson, 43, allegedly wrote 17 checks, 16 of which she cashed, according to a KPD officer statement. The checks were for mostly small amounts ranging from $100 to $500 and totaling $3,760, according to Brenteson’s indictment. In...
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Masquerade Ball gives maskers a chance to entertain and be entertained
Why let a good tradition go by the wayside? For nearly a century, people of Kodiak Island have come together to greet the new year with dancing, masking and feasting at the Russian New Year’s Masquerade Ball. Jeannine Marsh, CEO of the Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak hopes that the praznik continues far into the future. For the past several years, the annual Ball has been sponsored by the Elders’ Council which comes under ...
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Playbook: Jan. 9
Friday, Jan. 9 Boys basketball: Joe Floyd/Ravn Alaska Winter Basketball Classic at Kodiak High School. Mt. Edgecumbe vs. West Valley, 3 p.m.; Kodiak vs. East Anchorage, 6:30 p.m. Girls basketball: Joe Floyd/Ravn Alaska Winter Basketball Classic at Kodiak High School. Mt. Edgecumbe vs. Lathrop, 4:45 p.m.; Kodiak vs. East Anchorage, 8:15 p.m. Wrestling: Kodiak at the John Tobin Invitational at North Pole. Saturday, ...
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Parks and Rec: Jan. 9-Jan. 16
Aquatics Daily Schedule: Following is the daily schedule for the pool. Friday, Jan. 9 Morning Lap 5:30 – 7:30 a.m. Noon Lap 11 – 1 p.m. Evening Open 6:30 – 8 p.m. Evening Lap 8 – 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10 Lap/Aerobics 9 – 10:30 a.m. Afternoon Open 3 - 5 p.m. Evening Lap 5 - 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 11 Family 2 – 5 p.m. Evening Lap 5 – 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 12 Morning Lap 5:30 – 7:30 a.m. Noon Lap 11 – 12:15 p.m. Evening O...
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Teeing Off: The Floyd getting in the way of the Hawks
The Joe Floyd/Ravn Alaska Winter Classic Basketball Tournament is a mouth full to say, and write. I’ll simply shorten it to The Floyd. The Floyd has been a holiday tradition in Kodiak since 1972, making it the longest-running high school hoops tournament in the state. This marks my ninth time covering the Emerald Island’s biggest sporting event. I was overwhelmed at first. Try putting together a 16-page program as...
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Draft rules get an F
The residents of Kodiak are currently standing at a fork in the road: an important moment in the history of the community. Which path we take will determine whether we will continue to enjoy the lifestyle and freedom we have as Alaskans and Kodiak residents. The kind of life that people in places such as New York and Los Angeles don’t know about. I recently applied for the City of Kodiak seat on the Kodiak Island ...
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West Valley buries Kodiak, 55-30
After the first half, Kodiak coach David Anderson felt he had West Valley right where he wanted them: Wolfpack 19, Bears 15. Then the second half started. West Valley of Fairbanks buried four 3-pointers in the first four minutes and cruised to a comfortable 55-30 boys basketball victory in the opening game of the 48th Joe Floyd/Ravn Alaska Winter Classic Basketball Tournament Thursday evening at Kodiak High. “We p...
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