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Outdoor Kodiak: Bigger pinks call for bigger tackle
Are you having a hard time finding and catching pink salmon or humpies this year? You’re not alone! A smaller pink salmon run was expected this year, but in all my years on Kodiak, I’ve never seen so few pinks. More have been appearing in the last few days, but so far this year the big roving schools of salmon simply haven’t materialized. The good news is that most of them are lots bigger than last year. When you ...
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KIB lobbyist: Ask for cutters, fed refuge funds
In an update to the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly on Thursday, Washington, D.C., lobbyist Brad Gilman told the assembly to consider sending a letter asking the Coast Guard command to base some of the new cutters now under construction in Kodiak. “What we would do is draft a letter to the commandant that kind of makes the case for why Kodiak has the capacity for national security cutters and offshore patrol cutter...
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One Otmeloi vote ordinance passes, one postponed
Service Area 1 voters and Otmeloi Way residents will choose whether to expand the service area and take over ownership of the road, but whether voters will choose to create a lighting district for Otmeloi will wait another week for a decision. The two vote ordinances are both related to planned upgrades including paving and adding sidewalks and lighting to Otmeloi Way. The state currently is responsible for the ro...
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Preserving History: KHS state champs honored on signs
On Saturday afternoon at Joe Floyd Track and Field, Marcus Dunbar stood at a sign honoring a group of Kodiak High School cross country ladies that won three state titles in the 1970s. “A lot of people don’t even know that this ever happened,” Kodiak’s longtime track and cross country coach said. “It is history that was somewhat lost and we are bringing back.” Dunbar is heading the project that honors all 19 Kodiak...
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Council to discuss consolidation
The Kodiak City Council has a full schedule for Tuesday’s work session, which includes discussions on borough and city government consolidation and the fate of a memorandum of agreement between the city and borough for building inspection services. Council will discuss an initiative that placed Kodiak Island Borough and city of Kodiak government consolidation up for a public vote in the next election. Last week, t...
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Restored searchlight comes home to Kodiak
A World War II searchlight, lovingly researched and restored by state park volunteers arrived Thursday at the Kodiak Military History Museum. Retired machinist and tool-and-die maker Chuck Meitle and retired teacher Nancy Meitle have volunteered with Alaska State Parks for seven years and at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park in Kodiak for five. They found the searchlight in a field of searchlights in Oregon, ...
Aug 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Assembly asks voters whether to pursue consolidation
With a unanimous vote, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly approved submitting a question regarding consolidation to the borough voters at the upcoming election. Borough voters will see the question, “Should the Kodiak Island Borough pursue the idea of consolidating the Kodiak Island Borough and the City of Kodiak into a single unit of government?” on the October 4 ballot. No one commented during the public hearing...
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Trailer park evictions hearings continue
Evictions hearings for some Jackson Mobile Home Park residents continued Thursday. Three residents appeared before the magistrate, who served as a master in the hearings. A master hears evidence and makes a recommendation to the judge based on that evidence. Another hearing was held July 19. In total, the court has heard 10 eviction proceedings since the May 2 mov- out deadline stated in a notice served to tenants...
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Assembly postpones contract for Chiniak seedlings
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly postponed the $120,000 purchase of seedlings for replanting borough-owned land in Chiniak. Borough manager Michael Powers told the assembly at their Thursday meeting that additional review time was needed. “The contract just came back in last night, and we did not get that out to you,” Powers said. “Accordingly, we did have some changes by the attorney, and we would like to recom...
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Refuge marks 75 years since FDR signed
As we sit quietly on a grassy slope overlooking the river, a wildlife drama unfolds below. A mother bear with two cubs scampers up to a safe perch, nose twitching and eyes narrowed. Another mother bear approaches the water, her cubs rollicking along behind, intent on the smell of a thousand migrating salmon. Across the river, a large female bear snorkels, putting her face under water and waiting for the perfect mo...
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