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Crab Festival poster and logo winners announced
This year’s Kodiak Crab Festival is “Powered by Nature,” and the new logo unveiled by the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce will use Kodiak Electric Association’s wind turbines to get people charged about the upcoming celebration. “I think it’s good that the poster and logo both feature the turbines and KEA’s effort to Kodiak energy,” said Summer Wood, Crab Festival coordinator for the chamber. Wood said the chamber had ...
Feb 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Film crew documenting life of Ted Stevens
A film crew documenting the life of Sen. Ted Stevens is visiting Kodiak this week to meet with people in Kodiak’s fishing industry. Paul Brown, project manager and owner of Arctic World Media in Alaska, is co-producing a documentary about the life of the former senator with API Arts and Outreach, Inc. in New York City. Brown said he hopes to talk to people in Kodiak who worked with Stevens or knew him personally. ...
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State approves certificate of need for borough-owned nursing home
The state of Alaska has given its formal approval for a new $16 million borough-owned nursing home to be built next to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center. On Monday, health and social services commissioner William Streur signed a certificate of need for the nursing home, formally known as a long-term care facility. A certificate of need is required for every significant health care facility in Alaska, and had...
Feb 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Austerman receives award for promoting safe boating
Rep. Alan Austerman, R-Kodiak, has received a national award for his efforts in promoting safe recreational boating in Alaska. On Feb. 21, the National Association of State Boating and Law Administrators presented Austerman with its 2012 legislative award for carrying a bill that promoted safe boating through the Alaska Legislature in 2012. “I’m humbled to have received this national award,” Austerman said in a st...
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Surveying to begin for new Pier 3
A drilling rig will pull into Kodiak's harbor next month, but it won't be the Kulluk. Instead, the rig will be the most noticeable piece of equipment as surveyors begin taking measurements for a new multimillion-dollar city Pier 3. Roe Sturgulewski of Anchorage has been hired to manage the project and on Tuesday night told the Kodiak city council that surveying will soon begin to determine what design will best se...
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After vandals strike harbor, new calls for cameras
Smashed windows are a rare occurrence in Kodiak’s harbors, but a recent act of vandalism is renewing calls for video surveillance on the city’s working waterfront. Just before 11:30 p.m. Sunday night, boat owner Kiril Basargin was awoken by a late-night phone call from the captain of his boat, the Ocean Ranger. Returning from shore, the captain found the portside window of the Ocean Ranger smashed and the cabin in...
Feb 26, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Volunteer history detectives fill in the blanks of Alaska history
Kodiak and Karluk are separated by 79 miles and a mountain range. On Monday afternoon in the Kodiak College library, a dozen history detectives poured over a 130-year-old letter, deciphering the handwriting and trying to answer the question — was that word Kodiak or Karluk? It’s more than an academic question. Over the next two months, these volunteers will participate in the largest crowdsourced history project i...
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Man wielding ice scraper arrested as burglar
A Kodiak man is accused of entering multiple homes while wielding an ice scraper. Ronald Singleton, 60, was arraigned in Kodiak district court on Friday on one count of first-degree burglary and one count of first-degree criminal trespassing. The burglary charge is a class B felony, punishable by up to 10 years in prison. According to court documents, a man returned home on Feb. 21, and found Singleton inside his ...
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Hope will soon move to new location
Hope Community Resources, Kodiak’s largest supporter of the disabled, is preparing to move into a bigger building that gives the organization room to grow. Hope’s new home is the building that formerly housed Castle Rock Art and Supplies on Mill Bay Road. The biggest reason for the move is to give Hope more space to create additional programs, said Michelle Dakai, director of Hope Community Resources in Kodiak. “W...
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Meth spike prompts questions
Brook Crow has been clean of methamphetamine for close to three years. Three years ago, that would have been hard to believe. In her early twenties, Crow was offered a line of meth while working as a bartender. It soon became a part of her regular life. “I was using when I was working and sleeping on my days off,” she said. “I was ditching my kids because I needed sleep. I really needed this drug to get me through...
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