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KPD closes Chiniak Highway, Roslyn Bridge washed out
Kodiak’s Chiniak Highway is closed after heavy rain washed out the road near Roslyn Bridge on Monday, the Kodiak Police Department said. In a Nixle advisory, KPD said its Emergency Operation Center is monitoring the areas affected by rainfall. Craig Eckert, station manager of the National Weather Service in Kodiak, said the island smashed a 36-year-old rainfall record for Dec. 28 with 3.03 inches of precipitation,...
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FREE TO ROAM: State Supreme Court invalidates emergency bison hunt on Kodiak Island
Bison can roam freely and will not be hunted on Kodiak Island — at least not those in the Saltery Cove area. The Alaska Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the bison herd that have wandered off grazing lease areas are not considered feral and new Board of Game regulations about emergency bison hunts are now invalid. The bison herd have been the subject of a seven-year court case between the Alaska Department of Fis...
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Library holds week of Narnia activities
The Kodiak Public Library is hosting a week of Chronicles of Narnia-themed activities culminating in a two-person telling of “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” the most popular book in the classic series by C.S. Lewis. Cut Glass Theatre, an Oakland, California company, will use a veteran of Kodiak theater, Mat Freeman, and one of Cut Glass Theatre’s founding members, Stephanie Foster, to create the magical wo...
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Public Safety Blotter: Sept. 29
Dec. 16 At 1:59 a.m., after a 911 call, police cited a man on Center Avenue for having an open container. Around 2:26 a.m., police conducted two bar checks downtown. At 2:38 a.m., police cited a driver on Center Avenue for having no proof of insurance and driving without a license. At 5:45 a.m., police warned a speeding driver on Rezanof Drive West. At 5:54 a.m., police warned a speeding driver on Rezanof Drive. A...
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Garden Gate: Ways to brighten up winter
It was a late afternoon a few Decembers ago, and I was at the post office, pulling mail from an overstuffed box. As I tugged, a corner of red paper poked out from between envelopes. It was my Ode magazine. I couldn’t wait to flip through its pages. At home, with a cup of tea, I turned to the lead article: “In Praise of Intelligent Optimists: 25 Reasons to be optimistic in these challenging times,” by Editor and Pu...
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Fish Factor: Fishing season heats up in Alaska
Salmon will always be the heart of Alaska’s fisheries, and that’s why most people think of summer as the fishing season. But that’s not the case. The heart of winter is when Alaska’s largest fisheries get underway each year. On Jan. 1, hundreds of boats with hook and line gear or pots begin plying the waters of the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska for Pacific cod, rockfish and other groundfish. Then on January 20th t...
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Gov. Walker halts six major projects
Citing the state’s $3.5 billion budget deficit, Gov. Bill Walker has halted new spending on six major projects, including the Kodiak Launch Complex, pending further review. Walker signed the executive order Friday but his action was announced Saturday in a news release. “Our budget deficit grows deeper as oil prices go lower,” Walker said in the release. “These are large projects that require significantly more st...
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Senior Life: Ringing in the New Year
Kodiak Senior Center will be hosting a happy hour to ring in 2015 on Tuesday, Dec 30 at 3 p.m. Since the center will be closing at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec 31, the international appetizer event will be held on Tuesday. Come join your friends to taste appetizers from around the world. We will toast in the New Year with some sparkling cider and lots of great and interesting appetizers sushi, nachos, egg rolls and other...
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Trident spends $37 million for latest Kodiak acquisition
Trident Seafoods will pay $37 million in its acquisition of Western Alaska Fisheries in Kodiak, according to the Japanese website Minato-Tsukiji.com, which monitors the fishing industry. The website said Tokyo-based Maruha Nichiro doubled its net profit estimate for 2014 fiscal year from 10 billion yen (about $83 billion), from its previous estimate of 5 billion yen, due to an “extraordinary gain” from its sale of...
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Code revision continues
The revision process for Kodiak Island Borough code sections that govern land use continues with an additional public hearing slated for January. Three code sections are being updated: Title 16 – Subdivisions, Title 17 – Zoning, and Borough real property. The Planning and Zoning Commission, which is working on the revisions and is holding the hearings, has received almost 170 pages of written public comment on the...
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