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Assembly postpones engineering exemption again
For the second time, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly postponed an ordinance to remove engineering requirements for one- and two-family homes. The assembly originally postponed the ordinance in February to give the Joint Building Code Review Committee time to take a look at potential changes. “It went to the committee on review of building codes, and they basically came back and they recommended no changes, not ...
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11 named to local pot board
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly approved the mayoral appointments of 11 members to a new marijuana task force at Thursday’s meeting. Mayor Jerrol Friend appointed Dan Rohrer and Dennis Symmons to assembly member seats, Laura Arboleda and Randy Bishop to Kodiak City Council member seats, Jonathan Strong to the medical professional seat, Detective Michael Sortor to a law enforcement seat, Janeise Stevens to a ret...
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GARDEN GATE: Spring advice on Sluggo, peat moss, rhubarb
Last Saturday’s sunny, calm weather brought Kodiak out of the woodwork: People picking up litter, families tidepooling, BBQ’s smoking, and lawnmowers whirring. It must be spring: No matter where I go these days, there’s a garden question waiting for me. So here are a few tips I’d like to share this week: Q: What is the best way to use Sluggo? A: Sluggo slug and snail bait is a specific brand which, like Kleenex ti...
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Eponymous bear inspires SUV
Czech automaker Škoda announced its latest offering on Friday, a seven-seat SUV called the “Kodiaq,” meant to invoke the power of the Kodiak brown bear. Sharp-eyed locals might have wondered about a few appearances of the alternate spelling last month, as a 10-member crew from the Czech Republic filmed a few scenes for a promotional video connected with the SUV’s rollout. Signs at Pier 3 and on the Chiniak Highway...
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KHS boys place first, girls third at Colony Invite
Another week, another invitational title for the Kodiak boys’ track and field team. Behind seven first-place showings, the Bears squeezed out a nine-point win over Colony Saturday at the Colony Invitational. Seniors Michael Parnell and Kordell Pillans were double winners as Kodiak tallied 140 points. Colony was second with 131 and Wasilla third at 104. Parnell darted to victories in the 800- and 1,600-meter runs. ...
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Kodiak baseball finishes Mat-Su trip 3-1
Kodiak baseball finished its four-day, four-game swing through the Mat-Su Valley with a 3-1 record. After beginning the trip with Southcentral Conference victories over Palmer and Houston, the Bears finished with a 13-11 loss to the Moose and a 13-0 victory over the Hawks, both nonconference games. Kodiak, which has won four out of its last five games, now stands at 5-7 overall, 3-4 in the conference. Sophomore Se...
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FISH FACTOR: Rebates offered for baleen whale pingers
Alaska salmon fishermen can get rebates on pingers aimed at keeping baleen whales away from their gear. The six-inch, battery-operated tubes are tied into fishing nets and transmit animal-specific signals every five seconds to alert the animals to keep their distance. “Pingers can be really helpful to alert the whales to something in front of them so you have less entanglements,” said Kathy Hansen, director of the...
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KHS softball earns first win of season
Mekia Bushell gave Kodiak’s softball team its first winning moment of the 2016 season. The sophomore delivered a walk-off single in a 6-5 victory over Eagle River, Friday at the Blue and Gold Tournament in Anchorage. It was the first of the win of the season for Kodiak and the first for new head coach Michelle Stratton. “They were really excited,” Stratton said. “All their hard work paid off. It would have been ni...
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Public Safety Blotter: May 9
April 23 At 12:16 a.m., a person reported being awakened in the 1200 block of Father Herman Street by an idling vehicle and two men talking loudly. All was quiet when police arrived, and no vehicles were in the area. At 12:43 a.m., police responded to a vehicle with no insurance in the 300 block of Shelikof Street. They found the owner and warned him it couldn’t be moved until it has insurance. At 1:10 a.m., polic...
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A tale of feline fortune
Shannon Hamer had no interest in having two cats. She and her roommate, Kinsey Allen, already had two cats between them. Hamer’s cat, Piper, was sociable and provided more than enough love and cuddles. Gracie, Allen’s crotchety Siamese, was content with just the housemates she already had. That changed when a tiny black kitten was brought into the Kodiak Veterinary Clinic where Hamer works as a client care special...
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