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Alutiiq Museum looks for art
The Alutiiq Museum is seeking contemporary artwork to add to its permanent collection. Thanks to a grant from the Rasmuson Foundation’s Art Acquisition program, the museum will be able to purchase pieces that reflect the culture, history and environment of the Alutiiq people. The Art Acquisition Fund, which began in 2003, gives Alaska museums the opportunity to purchase current work from Alaskan artists. Each muse...
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Fundraising drive turns over $500,000 to library project
The Kodiak library encourages readers to check out books. On Thursday, it took a check in. In a brief ceremony, the city of Kodiak accepted a $500,000 contribution from the Kodiak Public Library Association, which is paying for furniture, equipment and fixtures in the new $12.5 million library under construction on Borough Hill. “I’m just astonished,” librarian Joe D’Elia said about the success of KPLA’s fundraisi...
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Big Buskin returns raise question — how many fish is too many?
Sunshine has given way for cloudy skies over Kodiak, but peer into the waters of the Buskin River, and you’ll see the sparkle of reflected sunlight. The reds are still running. According to figures released by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game on Thursday, 10,278 sockeye salmon have been counted by the Buskin River weir so far this year. Before the start of the salmon season, ADF&G set its escapement goal: 5,...
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New survey gauges archipelago’s health needs
An online survey conducted by Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center is asking islanders to talk about Kodiak’s health needs. The survey, done every five years, is a community-wide effort between Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center and other organizations. Questions focus on respondents’ health and whether or not they are able to receive needed services in Kodiak. “Obviously health care is important to everyo...
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Borough names community development director
The new Kodiak Island Borough community development director has been announced and is expected to begin work on July 1. Earlier this week, borough manager Bud Cassidy announced that Robert “Bob” Peterson had signed and returned an offer letter to the borough for the community development director position. The borough assembly had approved the hiring of during a June 6 regular meeting, and was waiting on his sign...
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Fixing small slide leads to big expense
It’s a small problem with a big price tag. Last week, the Kodiak City Council approved a plan to permanently fix a small landslide on Shelikof Street caused by new sidewalk construction. The cost: $600,000. “This was not a catastrophic slide, but it was big enough to get our attention,” city engineer Glenn Melvin told the city council. Before the sidewalk project began, the slide area was held in place by a hard r...
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Ouzinkie man dies from injuries in ATV accident
A Ouzinkie man has died from injuries suffered in an ATV crash last month. Alaska State Troopers reported that James Broaten, 50, died around 6:50 p.m. Friday. Providence Hospital in Anchorage had been treating him for his injuries. “Injuries were numerous and severe — all of which are (consistent) with an ATV wreck and not wearing a helmet,” Alaska State Troopers spokesperson Megan Peters wrote in an email. On Ma...
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For a cheap movie, Kodiak is among nation’s best.
As summer movie season arrives, it’s time for the perennial complaints that it costs too much to see a movie. A new survey, however, shows Kodiak has nothing to complain about. Kodiak had the sixth-cheapest movie theater prices among more than 300 cities surveyed by the Council for Community and Economic Research. The results, which covered the first three quarters of 2012, were published Monday on the on the cons...
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Munro sends off skipper into retirement
Capt. Mark Cawthorn, commanding officer of the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Munro, retired Tuesday after 27 years of service with the Coast Guard. He was relieved of his duties as commanding officer by Capt. Jeff Thomas during a change of command ceremony at the Golden Anchor. Thomas arrived from Coast Guard Headquarters where he served as assistant director for the Office of Emerging Policy. Cawthorn commanded the 378...
Jun 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
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June highs break records for heat
Texans would laugh. Californians would ignore it. In Phoenix, they’d probably throw on a sweater. But who cares what everyone else thinks? By Kodiak standards, this June has been a scorcher. On Tuesday afternoon, the thermometer hit 73 degrees at Kodiak State Airport, breaking the old record high of 72 degrees, set in 1989. The high even approached the higher, unofficial record high set in 1926 at 78 degrees. Tues...
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