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Council OKs grants to all that asked
The Kodiak City Council on Thursday approved flat state funding for operation of the Kodiak Jail and approved all nonprofit grants at the levels requested by the organizations. The city is in the fourth year of a five-year professional services contract with the Alaska Department of Corrections for housing state inmates in the local facility. Council approved $991,552 in funding from the Alaska Department of Corre...
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Borough reopens nonprofit funding
After an hour and a half of public comment in which 26 nonprofit leaders, members and supporters spoke, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly directed staff to open the nonprofit funding application and try to find extra funds to mitigate a 40 percent cut. Kicking off the discussion, assembly member Larry LeDoux pushed for finding extra funds somewhere in the budget after saying he made a mistake when he supported th...
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Public Safety Blotter: July 18
May 18 At 6:18 a.m., police received a report of a bear roaming around the dumpsters on Mission Road. The Alaska State Troopers were notified. At 7:08 a.m., charges were forwarded for a man and a woman for burglary, theft in the second degree and criminal mischief on Benny Benson Drive. It’s under investigation. At 7:41 a.m., police received a report of a bear in the 1800 block of Rezanof Drive. At 9:01 a.m., poli...
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GARDEN GATE: Radishes might shine in surprising places
I’m often asked by dinner cruise guests how I plan my meals. “Every night is different,” I say, “and it depends on what’s happening in the garden.” This time of year the garden is producing strawberries and radishes at the same time. The strawberries are blushing nicely in their slug-free containers on the deck and the radishes are growing cheek-to-cheek in a raised bed. Now, you’d think strawberries and radishes ...
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FISH FACTOR: Use of bycatch for food banks spreading
The decades-old bycatch to food banks program has grown far beyond its original Alaska beginnings. Today, only 10 percent of the fish going to hunger relief programs is bycatch of primarily halibut and salmon taken accidentally in other fisheries. The remainder is “first-run” products donated to Sea Share, the nation’s only nonprofit that donates fish through a tight network of fishermen, processors, packagers and...
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Kids get ‘Errors’ right
Long-lost family, local touches and Shakespeare combine in a local youth production of “The Comedy of Errors” about the confusion that ensues when twins try to find each other. As a Kodiak Arts Council Sum’Arts program, the production came together in just 30 hours of rehearsals over the past three weeks. “I’m really crazy and jealous, and I don’t like how my husband spends a lot of time with his friends instead o...
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Teeing Off: Bakery turning off its oven
Expect the waistlines of Kodiakans to shrink over the next few months. For those who have not stopped playing Pokémon Go long enough to catch up on local news, Simply Awesome Bakery is closing. Let me repeat that, Simply Awesome Bakery is closing. Say it ain’t so. The Stahlhuts — Sam, Ben and Karen — are turning off the oven to their storefront bakery on Mill Bay Road sometime next week. Like most, my gut was stun...
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State seeks STIP change input
The public comment period for Amendment 1 to the 2016-19 State Transportation Improvement Plan is open through Aug. 19, according to a Tuesday release from the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. The STIP list, approved by the Legislature in November 2015, includes five Kodiak area projects. They are improvements to Rezanoff Drive from the airport to Chiniak Highway, Otmeloi Way reconstructi...
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Norton headed to Naval Academy Prep School
Imagine dedicating a bulk of your senior year in high school to getting into the U.S. Naval Academy and getting denied. Essays and interviews all for not. Hours of work down the drain. “I was heartbroken. Crushed,” John Norton said. “I was not expecting that, but you are never really expecting bad news.” With no backup plan in place, Norton didn’t panic. He continued plugging away and graduated from Kodiak High Sc...
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ADF&G invites test fishery bids
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Kodiak is requesting quotes (bids) to generate revenue by allowing the harvest of commercial salmon in the Kodiak Area (Area K), the department announced Thursday. The department is seeking to generate two lots of $20,000 each. The quotes must be based on percentage of the dock value. For example, a test fishermen may bid 20 percent of the total dock value. In this case, t...
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