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King Derby gets early start
The annual King Salmon Derby, sponsored by the Kodiak Association of Charterboat Operators and Discover Kodiak, is now under way. The 2016 derby officially opened Friday, earlier than last year’s May 1 start date. The closing date this year will be July 15. According to Discover Kodiak executive director Chastity McCarthy, the change in timeline was made in an effort to beef up the shoulder season of fishing in Ko...
Apr 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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City shifts investment work to committee
The Kodiak City Council is switching its financial investment process, removing the responsibility from resting entirely with the finance director and placing it with a committee of staff members who will select an investment manager. According to a memo in the city’s meeting information packet from Thursday, “Due to a slowly recovering economy, many investments are not providing substantial returns on investments...
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Artists in residence teach in Kodiak
Violist Sharon Tenhundfelt and conductor Dylan Chmura-Moore arrived in Kodiak from Wisconsin on Monday, losing their luggage in typical traveling-in-Alaska fashion. So they bought some Xtratufs and fit in so well, the Kodiak Island Borough School District students asked them what part of Alaska they were from. “I think they knew that I wasn’t from here, but I confused them because I wore these,” Tenhundfelt said. ...
Apr 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Council approves encroachment permitting changes
The Kodiak City Council added language to their code for issuing encroachment permits. “Changes to the Kodiak City Code reflected by this ordinance remove redundancies and allow the city manager to grant access and temporary use of city-owned property by an encroachment permit,” said deputy manager Mike Tvenge at the Thursday council meeting. “Previous to this ordinance and code revision, there was no means to iss...
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Rockin' Out: Inspiration from Eire
Enya was born on May 17, 1961, in Ireland. She has won four Grammy Awards and has become one of the most successful female vocalists in the world. Enya is very popular and has sold over 75 million albums. Her music is peaceful and I like her voice. It is inspiring and beautiful. I listen to her songs a lot. It would be nice to go to her concert. On Monday I will play her songs “Only Time” and “Book of Days.” Chris...
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Volunteers make library work
Preparing the Kodiak Library’s acquisitions for circulation requires a precise touch to put protective coverings on books and DVD cases. Fortunately, a special volunteer has the knack and the will. “My kids are all grown,” Patty Heyes said. “Now I have lots of free time.” Last fall she joined the team of about 40 other Kodiakans on the library’s extra unpaid staff. They carry out a range of tasks including process...
Apr 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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No good way to test pot on island
A city attorney told council members that, without a testing facility, she is not sure how marijuana cultivation, manufacturing or retail businesses could operate in Kodiak or other areas off the road system. “This is very important because I am very perplexed as to how communities that are off the road system are going to engage in the marijuana industry without having a testing facility on the ground,” said Holl...
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Group looks for Fish Tech funding
The Kodiak Fisheries Work Group wants to keep the Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center operating by finding funding from outside the system. The facility’s future is up in the air as the University of Alaska Fairbanks seeks to cut its budget in light of the state’s tight fiscal situation. “We’re looking for ways to keep applied fisheries research within the university budget,” said Larry LeDoux, a member of th...
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Week in Words: Advertising, piracy help keep things moving
Well, I told you I might do it. And I did it. Pirate Elvis made an appearance at the Kodiak Arts Council Auction last Saturday. And I almost won the costume contest. I was a close second place. Real close. I’m sure there are pictures making the rounds on social media. I lost to a little kid. Oh well. It was a wild night to wrap up a wild week. Relatively speaking. For instance, some Kodiak constituents had some st...
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New barrier walls
Nearing Mile 5 of West Rezanof Drive, between city Piers 2 and 3, motorists can’t miss the Brechan Construction crew at work installing new walls to protect the road and those using it from falling rocks. Merle Sena, project engineer for the Alaska Department of Transportation, said the new construction will feature larger, higher walls to protect the roadway, the only route for travelers from the city of Kodiak t...
Apr 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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