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Aerospace board meets in Juneau
With no launches until 2014 at the earliest, the Alaska Aerospace Corporation is in a “valley,” its administrators said Thursday, and will continue to rely on state subsidies to stay running. In a Juneau meeting of the state-owned corporation’s board of directors, chief executive officer Craig Campbell and chief operating officer Mark Greby said they’re working on a new marketing strategy and trying to diversify t...
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In the courts: March 1
Dismissals • Charges of third-degree criminal mischief, furnishing alcohol to a minor, second-degree theft, and three counts of issuing a bad check against Logan Mosquito, 22, were dismissed Dec. 10. • Charges of disorderly conduct, unlawful abandonment, and violating conditions of release against Ronald Singleton, 60, were dismissed Jan. 16. • Charges of first-degree robbery, third-degree theft, violating a prote...
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Rasmuson Foundation hands out money to various charities
The Rasmuson Foundation has awarded $47,150 to two nonprofits in Kodiak for building renovations and repairs as part of the Tier 1 grant program. The Tier 1 program awards grants of up to $25,000 for capital projects, technology upgrades, building projects and new programs to nonprofits in Alaska. The Marion Center received $22,871 and the Alutiiq Heritage Foundation received $24,279. Alan Schmitt, president of th...
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City council confirms landfill site for composting plant
Over objections from composting opponents, the Kodiak City Council formally voted to pursue a sludge composting plant on the site of the Kodiak Island Borough landfill. The vote follows a lengthy site selection process in which the city abandoned plans for a plant in Middle Bay after area residents protested. Sludge is the byproduct of the city's wastewater treatment plant, and an expansion project at the landfill...
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Ella Mae Warren
Longtime Alaska resident Ella Mae Warren passed away of natural causes at age 84 on Wednesday, Feb. 6 in Kent, Wash. Ella is survived by her loving husband, John G Warren, and her children: Gary Brumage, John Warren, Jennifer Livermore and Jeff Warren. She also left behind five grandchildren: Brittany Cotter, Carson Warren, Branden Livermore, Christine Sofieh, JW Bampton, and five great-grandchildren: Warren Cotte...
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Kodiak ladies part of revival fire in the north
The Arctic tundra is ablaze with spiritual renewal, ignited by zealous women who carry a burning love for God and a desire to liberate those enslaved by addiction, abuse, guilt and a myriad of other woes. Some of the women in this spiritual movement, known as Tundra Fires, had been caught up in destructive lifestyles themselves. Like the mythical phoenix rising from the ashes of death, they rose above their enslav...
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The impact of sequestration on Alaska
To the Editor: We would like to take a minute to point how sequestration will impact us here in Alaska. News reports about sequestration in the last several weeks have predicted everything from gloom and doom to minimal effects on the American people. Though the impact of the sequestration will be felt statewide, we will focus on how these cuts will affect Kodiak. As everyone here knows, we are on an island. That ...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Golden-crowned sparrow
Ikauwiitii(q); Ikuwitii(q); Iiyapawawi’i : Golden-crowned sparrow
 Ikauwitiit nitnirtaartut. : Golden-crowned sparrows always sound beautiful. 
Sparrows are among the best-known birds in North America. There are many species and subspecies of sparrows, particularly west of the Rockies. Eleven species of these small, shy songbirds frequent Alaska, summering in brushy habitats from the coastal meadows of western Ala...
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Coast Guard Blotter: March 1
Feb. 26 The tugboats Corbin Foss, Ocean Wave and Lauren Foss began the tow of the conical drilling unit Kulluk from Kiliuda Bay near Kodiak Island. The tug Guardsman, tug Warrior, Nanuq and Aiviq were also on scene to assist. A safety zone of 1,000 yards has been established around the Kulluk and an Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew overflew the area to confirm there were no security concerns as the...
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KDM Editorial: House wastes time on HB 69
In the past week, the Alaska House of Representatives has put on an act worthy of the Oscars as it impersonated South Carolina circa 1860. In a 31-5 vote, it approved House Bill 69, which would make it a felony for a federal agent to enforce federal firearms laws on Alaskans. If you thought federal law reigns supreme in the United States, you’re right. In a memo last month, legislative attorney Kathleen Strasbaugh...
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