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Justice to be pressing matter next year
A year has come and gone. But “year” has not always meant the 12 months in the Julian calendar. While today we spell “year” with a y, it has changed from the Old English “gear” (though pronounced nearly the same), which derives from the Proto-Germanic “jeram.” The Proto-Indo-European root “yer-o” means, more broadly, “season.” The Greeks transformed “yer-o” into “hora,” which could mean any part of a year, day, or...
Dec 31, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pletnikoff footage to be released Thursday
The city of Kodiak will make police body camera footage and other records related to a controversial Sept. 16 response by Kodiak officers available for viewing on Thursday, according to a city announcement. In a suit brought by the Kodiak Public Broadcasting Corp., Court Judge Steve Cole ruled on Dec. 22 that the city must comply with public records requests for the material. The corporation, the Kodiak Daily Mirr...
Dec 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fierce winds expected in Kodiak
Forecasted “hurricane force winds” cancelled the state ferry Tustumena’s trips between Homer and Kodiak on Tuesday and Wednesday, according to a release from the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. A sailing from Homer to Kodiak is rescheduled for Thursday. The National Weather Service Alaska issued a warning on its Facebook page for aviators, advising caution due to high winds expected not ...
Dec 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Emerald heights geared for senior tenants
Nearly one year after it opened, the Emerald Heights apartment complex on Near Island has unfilled units available for Kodiakans aged 55 and over. Talks for the development of Emerald Heights began in 2010, after it was determined that there was a need for housing exclusively for older residents, said Mindy Pruitt, housing director at the Kodiak Island Housing Authority. KIHA reached the conclusion based on the lo...
Dec 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Tech, KIB manager hire on agenda
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly has a work session today to discuss solid waste, a lease extension for the Kodiak Fisheries Research Center and the timeline for hiring a manager. The assembly will discuss the Solid Waste Advisory Board recommendations for the solid waste contract. The borough’s contract for solid waste removal expires in 2017. The assembly will begin review of a new lease with the National Ocea...
Dec 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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40-year Baranov archivist retires
The Baranov Museum’s longtime archivist is retiring after 40 years as a volunteer and staff member. Alice Ryser came to Kodiak in 1963 on vacation to attend Crab Festival. While here, a fire burned the hotel in Cordova she had been living in with her three children, so they moved to Kodiak, where Ryser’s mother lived. She began working as a volunteer at the museum around 1975. Back then, the keys were kept at the ...
Dec 28, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Borough: Landfill, school still under budget
At a Dec. 17 meeting, the Kodiak Island Borough assembly received updates on two major projects, both getting close to completion, and so far under budget. The high school project has been in the works since spring 2013. Eight phases of the nine-phase project were completed as of Dec. 17. The ninth phase is set for completion on Dec. 18, according to project manager/inspector Matt Gandel. Other work continues with...
Dec 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Strip boat owner convicted
Darren K. Byler was convicted Wednesday of making false statements and violating the Refuse Act while operating a floating strip club near downtown Kodiak. KTUU reported the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Anchorage announced the conviction against the former owner of the Wild Alaskan, a converted crab fishing vessel that operated as a club for most of 2014. The jury found Byler’s wife, Kimberly Riedel-Byler, not guilty...
Dec 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Locals donate to gift, clothing drives
The Kodiak community gave an outpouring of coats, clothing and gifts to people in need this year, as it does repeatedly. The Kodiak Women’s Resource and Crisis Center along with Sun’aq Tribe and the Salvation Army coordinated a joint Christmas program among their three organizations. They provided 243 children with clothing and gifts Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. “We have not had to turn anyone down,” said KWRCC ...
Dec 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Christmas services at all hours
For Kodiakans looking to spend part of their holidays in worship, local churches offer a wide variety of Christmas Eve services. St. Paul Lutheran Church is holding an old-fashioned candlelight service tonight at 7. St. Mary’s Catholic Church has a Christmas Eve family mass at 6 p.m. followed by caroling starting at 9:30 p.m. “Midnight” mass begins at 10 p.m. with a Christmas mass at 10:30 a.m. on Friday. St. Jame...
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