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Harbor Lights Festival promises cheer
The second annual Harbor Lights Festival may get a little bit of rain this weekend, but it won’t stop the Christmas cheer. There used to be an annual parade of decorated boats driving through the channel. Rough weather cancelled the event a few times, leading to the creation of the festival, a display of Christmas-decorated boats moored at the harbors. Last year, the first year the festival was held, the F/V Stell...
Dec 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak ties warm weather record
Kodiak saw a high of 44 degrees Thursday at 12:45 p.m., tying the record set in 1985. Kodiak has seen an unusual string of warm weather this season, breaking a 33-year-old warm weather record on Dec. 7 and coming within a couple degrees of several other records. Kodiak has seen less than an inch of snow, just .9 inches, so far this winter. That skiff of snow, which measured .2 inches, Kodiakans likely saw caught i...
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Ferry fares to go up next year
Fares on the Alaska Marine Highway System will go up starting the first of the year, the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities announced on Thursday. Most fares will increase 4.5 percent starting Jan. 1. However, reservations made before Jan. 1 for travel after New Year’s Day will not be affected by the rate hike. A news release sent by ADOT&PF said the increase should generate $1.8 million and...
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Health summit, watershed transfer discussed at work session
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly and Kodiak City Council on Tuesday focused on a potential community health summit, the transfer of a watershed in the Monashka Bay area and economic development training. City mayor Pat Branson brought the items for discussion forward during the joint work session after emailing with Sitka Mayor Mim McConnell and Sitka Health Summit executive director Melissa Marconi Wentzel. In ...
Dec 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Borough and city talk DOT priorities
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly and Kodiak City Council discussed on Tuesday a priority list of transportation-related issues, including the intersection of Mill Bay Road and East Rezanof Drive. Included in the joint work session packet was a letter from resident Don Roberts, who wrote the Department of Transportation, expressing his concerns about the intersection. A response from DOT acknowledged that the int...
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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 | 16 16 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...
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 30 30 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...
Dec 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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