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Walk and Roll program sees big growth
If you saw more children out walking and biking to and from school in the second half of October, it was due to Island Trail’s Network’s Walk and Roll program, an effort to get more kids heading to school under their own power. On Monday, ITN’s Tom Pogson gave a presentation to the Kodiak Island Borough School District about this year’s results. This is the third year ITN has held the program, part of the nationwi...
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Illegal fireworks use now subject to fines
With new code-enforcement laws in place, celebrating with fireworks outside certain dates are now subject to fines of up to $1,000, the Kodiak Island Borough announced in a reminder message to borough residents on Friday. The borough allows fireworks from Dec. 26 to Jan. 1, as well as around the Fourth of July between June 15 and July 15. The borough code does not prohibit fireworks at certain times of day, but Fr...
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Actors audition for 'Tarzan'
A crowd of students and adults sang, danced and gamboled around the stage on Friday, all in an effort to get a part in the upcoming Kodiak Arts Council production of the musical “Tarzan.” Lissa Woodbury-Jensen, who has directed a number of other theater productions in Kodiak, is directing and choreographing “Tarzan.” After seeing the kids and adults audition, Woodbury-Jensen said, "I think we have a great mix, and...
Dec 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak greeted with balmy December weather
Kodiak High School’s baseball coach James Arnold and a few of his players were practicing Saturday at Baranof Field. It was a scene fit for summer. Don’t tell them what month it is; they were just taking advantage of Kodiak’s balmy weather. Who said baseball can’t be played in Alaska in December? According to the National Weather Service, Kodiak city has recorded a high temperature of more than 40 degrees in 14 of...
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Thomet gets Navy nomination
Levi Thomet has had quite the week. On Saturday, he earned All-American accolades by placing 15th at the Foot Locker Cross County Champions in San Diego, California. On Monday, the Kodiak High School senior was nominated by U.S. Senator Mark Begich for the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Thomet said two week ago that he has narrowed down his college list to Navy and the University of Oregon. During the ...
Dec 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Council approves contracts at meeting
The city council unanimously approved in the first reading a two-year contract with the Kodiak Historical Society for the operation of the Baranof Museum. Included in the contract is the city taking over the fire suppression system at the museum. The city council on Thursday also: • chose, by secret ballot, Trenten Dodson as the city’s representative on the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens Advisory Council, ...
Dec 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Borough gets opposing logging view at work session
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly heard a presentation from a man representing a group of Chiniak residents who are unhappy with the way logging has been conducted in the area by A1 logging, a company hired by native corporation Leisnoi. At the last work session on Dec. 2, the assembly received a presentation from several Leisnoi officials about their logging practices. Peter Hanley, who spoke at the Thursday wor...
Dec 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bering Sea halibut fishing threatened
A struggle in Alaska over shrinking supplies of halibut is threatening the iconic centerpiece fish in favor of cheaper exports, fast-food fillets and fish sticks. If expected cuts are made in January, halibut fishing could be over in the Bering Sea west of Alaska, the source of one-sixth of halibut caught in the United States. That catch includes most of the frozen supply that sustains restaurants, food-service co...
Dec 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wandersee starts wrestling season strong
Nolan Wandersee missed most of his junior wrestling season with an eye injury. He is making up for lost time on the mat. The 220-pounder has started his senior season with a sparkling 11-1 record. His only blemish came in a 3-2 loss to East Anchorage’s Keahi Queja in the title bout of last week’s North/South Tournament. That was his closest match of the season, as six of his 11 victories have been via a pin. Wande...
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Council hears from compost company, RCAC applicants
The Kodiak City Council listened to a request to amend the city’s contract with a company creating compost at the landfill and heard from applicants for the Prince William Sound Regional Citizen’s Advisory Council at the council’s work session on Tuesday. The city is working on building a compost facility on Monashka Bay Road, and it’s currently undergoing the permitting phase. Until the new facility is built, Qua...
Dec 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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