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New senior housing complex rising on Near Island
Seniors are one step closer to having another housing option in Kodiak. The Kodiak Island Housing Authority broke ground on a new 32-unit senior housing complex in April, and work entered full swing this month. The 36,000 square-foot, three-story building is going up on Near Island next to the Koniag building. Scheduled to be complete in fall 2014, it will be home to seniors 55 years and older. KIHA project direct...
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Blessing of the fleet
Enjoy this gallery of images collected during the annual blessing of the fleet in Kodiak on Monday, May 27, 2013.
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State baseball: Kodiak disposes of Ketchikan
Just when it looked like Kodiak was going to squander a bases-loaded, no-out opportunity, the Bears came through with clutch at-bats to keep their state title chances alive.  After loading the bases with three straight singles to begin the fourth, Kodiak pushed across seven runs with two outs to take control of its opening-round state championship baseball game against Ketchikan Thursday morning at Mulcahy Stadium...
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Assemblyman aims to extinguish smoking borough-wide
Borough assemblyman Aaron Griffin is used to heat. After all, he's a fireman. He'll face a new kind of heat as he pushes a proposal to ban public indoor smoking across the Kodiak Island Borough. "I know it would be a very hot item," he said. "I may take some heat ... but quite honestly, I think it's the right thing to do." Griffin is drafting an ordinance that would put a smoking ban on the borough ballot in Octob...
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Senator visits Kodiak, tours rural communities
For the past three days, Sen. Lisa Murkowski has covered Kodiak from Ouzinkie to Old Harbor and Port Lions, fulfilling what she said is a long-held desire to see Kodiak’s rural communities. “To understand by seeing is such a big thing,” she said Wednesday afternoon at a meet-and-greet at the Kodiak Island Brewing Co. Alaska’s senior senator has been to Kodiak city “more times than I can count,” she said, but has n...
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Parks and Rec: May 31-June 7
May 31-June 7 HERSHEY’S TRACK AND FIELD Hershey’s Track and Field will be held Saturday, June 1st . This is a youth track and field program sponsored by Hershey’s Chocolate Company and the City of Kodiak. It is for boys and girls nine through fourteen years of age (age as of December 31, 2013). The meet will be held Saturday, June 1st , beginning at 12 p.m. at Joe Floyd Track in Baranof Park. Running events range ...
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Woman accused of hitting man in the head with beer bottle
A Kodiak woman is facing an assault charge for allegedly hitting a man in the head with a beer bottle. Audrey Markoski, 28, was arraigned in Kodiak district court on Monday on one count of third-degree assault, a class C felony. According to court documents, Markoski was at the Village Bar around 3:30 a.m. Sunday when the alleged incident occurred. When police arrived on scene, the man was sitting on a stool at th...
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Gary Lee Nielsen
Funeral Services for Gary Lee Nielsen, 54, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 1 in the Gerald C. Auditorium. A celebration of his life immediately follows at the American Legion Hall. Gary was the oldest of five, born in San Fernando, Calif. on July 27, 1958 to Patricia Serwold and the late Joseph Leroy Nielsen. At age 10, Gary moved to Kodiak with his family and graduated from Kodiak High School in 1977. He be...
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Around Kodiak: May 31
Author Barbara Ludwig will appear today from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Monk’s Rock, 2-4 p.m. at Stringbeads and 6-8 p.m. at the Kodiak Inn to do a series of book readings and signings. She is a “professional nomad” featured in an anthology of travel stories and recipes. Senior Citizens of Kodiak, Inc. will be holding their annual meeting today at 6 p.m. at the Kodiak Senior Center. Any Kodiak resident 60 and older is i...
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Public Safety Blotter: May 31
Sunday, May 26 • At 12:36 a.m., two men were arrested for disorderly conduct. • At 12:50 a.m., a 911 caller reported a man was hit by a vehicle and had an ankle injury. The victim refused transportation. • At 12:54 a.m., a caller reported a neighbor was having a party and it was too loud. Officers were busy at the time of the call, but all was quiet when they arrived. • At 1:41 a.m., a woman flagged down an office...
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