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Sen. Begich talks fish in Kodiak
U.S. Sen. Mark Begich dropped into Kodiak in the middle of Crab Fest, but while seafood was on his plate, crab wasn’t. For two hours Saturday, Begich held the first of several Alaska meetings on the reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Act. The act defines federal fisheries, but it must be renewed by Congress every decade. Begich heard from Kodiak fishermen and industry experts who told him that Kodiak’s primar...
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Groundbreaking ceremony marks official start of KHS construction
There were four shovels at Thursday’s Kodiak High School groundbreaking but plenty of eager hands. That presented a bit of a problem. Who would you leave out — the administrators who guided the project? The architect who designed it? What about the Alaska legislators who garnered state support or the men and women who will build it? In the end, the hands of architect Tony Yorba, borough assemblywoman Chris Lynch, ...
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Kodiak Electric Association presses ahead with new headquarters
A new headquarters for the Kodiak Electric Association moved one step closer to reality Thursday as the KEA board directed the cooperative to begin negotiations with architectural firm ECI-Hyer. In a unanimous vote, board members approved negotiations toward a sole-source contract with ECI-Hyer to develop plans for a 15,000 square-foot building to be built on Mill Bay Road. “I think we’ll be very satisfied with wh...
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Invite brings top track talent to island
By DEREK CLARKSTON Mirror Writer Brian Young loved watching high school sports. He seldom missed a Kodiak High School track meet before his sudden death in 2011 while climbing Denali. His death rocked Kodiak, and that impact was especially felt within the Bears’ athletic programs. “His early passing inspired me to do something in his honor, in his memory that is special,” Dunbar said. “Not just a regular met that ...
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City council signs off on first review of FY14 budget
The Kodiak City Council unanimously approved the first reading of the city's fiscal year 2014 budget on Thursday, setting the stage for the budget's acceptance in June. The city's fiscal year starts July 1, and the proposed $37 million budget before the council includes a 6 percent cut overall, the result of cost-cutting and the end of several expensive construction projects. The city is expected to have the equiv...
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Marian Call will perform in Kodiak
Singer-songwriter and self-proclaimed “nerd” Marian Call will perform in Kodiak tonight. Call’s musical style has been described as “acoustic joy jazz” by fans, and her lyrics touch on subjects like Shark Week, airplanes, NASA, Alaska and TV shows. “I’m kind of a nerd, so a lot of my songs are secretly about ‘Battlestar Galactica’ and other things too,” Call said. “There are little hidden Easter eggs.” Kodiak Arts...
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Around Kodiak: May 24
Alaskan children’s author Sara Feriante Donkersloot will hold a book signing today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Harborside Fly-By. Come learn about Alaskan animals and look at her books “Down by the River” and “Out on the Tundra.” The A. Holmes Johnson Memorial Library will be closed Sunday, May 26 and Monday, May 27 for the Memorial Day weekend. Call 486-8686 for more information.
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Observing 30th birthday, hatchery association expands
The Kodiak Regional Aquaculture Association is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year with a significant expansion. At Thursday’s annual meeting of Kodiak’s regional fish hatchery group, board members shared stories of KRAA’s founding, and local hatchery managers gave presentations about Pillar Creek Hatchery and Kitoi Bay Hatchery. “This year we’re working on our hatchery expansion,” said Michael Smimmo, assi...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Outsider/Stranger
Allanertaq : Outsider / Stranger Allanertakiinga akgua’aq. : An outsider came to see me yesterday. Hosting guests was a sign of power and prosperity in Alutiiq communities. Each winter, as the sun sank below the horizon, wealthy families initiated festivals, inviting friends from their own community and neighboring villages to participate in feasting, dancing, singing, visiting, and gift-giving. Guests were anxiou...
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Alaska State Troopers: May 24
Thursday, May 16 At 1:45 p.m., Alaska State Troopers contacted a man at the Kodiak DMV office. Investigation revealed the man had an outstanding no-bail arrest warrant for failure to complete community work service. He was placed under arrest and remanded to the Kodiak Jail where he was held with no bail pending arraignment.
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