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Assembly, P&Z joint session scheduled for Thursday
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly and the Planning and Zoning Commission have a scheduled joint work session to discuss the future of updating three sections of borough code dealing with land. At their most recent special meeting to take public testimony on proposed code revisions, P&Z voted to indefinitely postpone the new draft sections of code, which had received numerous negative comments from the public. The...
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GUEST OPINION: Get involved with teacher evaluations
It’s no surprise that when parents and community members get involved in the education process, positive things happen for our children. As a parent, I am the most influential person in my child’s life. When I am engaged and take part in their education, they do better. What happens in our schools directly impacts our children and their future. Children spend about seven hours of their day in school. In most cases...
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Open mouth, insert foot
This is a response to the March 9 front-page story “Assembly votes down mayor’s P&Z appointee.” I could not believe Aaron Griffin’s response: “I know nothing about him.” He must be relatively new to Kodiak because he sowed total ignorance. He did not do his homework and should be embarrassed and ashamed. I have known both Greg Spalinger and his wife for many years and you could not find a finer couple. Furthermore...
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Designer of Kodiak Public Library gets award
A Juneau-based architectural firm has been awarded a Design Citation Award for its design of the Kodiak Public Library. MRV Architects received the recognition from AIA Alaska, a chapter of American Institute of Architects, one of the profession’s highest recognitions for an effort that exemplifies excellence in architecture, interior architecture and urban design. “From the start, it was vital to the owners that ...
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DISPLAYING HERITAGE: Old Harbor’s Nuniaq Alutiiq dancers share tradition through festival
The Nuniaq Alutiiq dancers from Old Harbor performed at the 2015 Festival of Native Arts, which aims to unite the various cultures of Alaska by sharing their rich cultural heritage through traditional dance, music and arts. With the goal to solidify the Alaska Native identity, the festival on March 5 to 7 at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks also serves to educate the public and to facilitate understanding and...
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Community events: March 10
Send items for inclusion in the Community Calendar to editor@kodiakdailymirror.com or bring them to the Kodiak Daily Mirror office, 1419 Selig St. Thursday, March 12 Noon-9 p.m. — Tax preparation help at the senior center, call 907-562-0335. Friday, March 13 9 a.m.-9 p.m. — Tax preparation help at the food bank. 7 p.m. — “Tarzan,” Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium, see www.kodiakartscouncil.org. Saturday, March 14 9 a.m...
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GUEST OPINION: Kodiak as seen through California eyes
I visited Kodiak this past January with a touring performance of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe that my dear friend Mat Freeman and I had decided to stage together. It was one of those fluke circumstances that later proved serendipitous. I never meant to come to Kodiak — it was just the only time and place where schedules aligned. My fate was decided with a somewhat apocryphal exchange that, despite not bein...
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Public Safety Blotter: March 10
Feb. 11 Around 1:14 a.m., police conducted three bar checks downtown. At 8:40 a.m., police cited a driver in the Hemlock Street and Mill Bay Road area for having no proof of insurance. At 12:01 p.m., a caller reported a loose dog on Woodland Drive. It was gone when police arrived. At 12:23 p.m., police impounded a loose dog on Harry Neilsen Avenue. At 3:16 p.m., police cited a driver on Mill Bay Road for having no...
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Marvin Heine
Marvin Heine passed away Feb. 27, 2015, at Kodiak Island Hospital, after a long illness. He is preceded in death by his wife, Clara, and son, Michael. Marvin is survived by his brother, Clayton Heine; sister, Delores Cartales; sons, John Heine and John Bahe; grandchildren, Nnekyia, Tristine and Chyian; and many other great-grandkids, nieces and nephews. He will be missed by friends and family for many years to com...
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Alaska State Troopers: March 10
March 5 At approximately 8:12 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a request for assistance from the USCG police regarding a traffic stop on USCG property. Investigation revealed a 19-year-old woman was operating a vehicle while her driver’s license was revoked. She was issued an Alaska uniform citation to appear in court at a later date and released from the scene.
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