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Christmas in Kodiak winners announced
When Nicole Carver received a text telling her she was a raffle winner of some dollar amount with several zeros, she thought she was about to get scammed. But she was wrong. Carver won $2,000, the grand prize of the Christmas in Kodiak raffle, said Ellen Simeonoff, general manager of Kodiak Island Broadcasting Company Inc. “I thought it was a scam,” Carver said. “I got a text from my hairdresser and I didn’t recog...
Dec 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Drugs intercepted at Kodiak air charter
Alaska State Troopers have confiscated a package containing illegal drugs at a Kodiak-based air charter company. The drugs have been disguised to look like mail, law enforcement officials said. The troopers originally received a report of a suspicious package at a local air charter around 2 p.m. on Dec. 17, officials said. Troopers said the package was on its way to one of the villages and a suspect in the case ha...
Dec 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Library holds week of Narnia activities
The Kodiak Public Library is hosting a week of Chronicles of Narnia-themed activities culminating in a two-person telling of “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” the most popular book in the classic series by C.S. Lewis. Cut Glass Theatre, an Oakland, California company, will use a veteran of Kodiak theater, Mat Freeman, and one of Cut Glass Theatre’s founding members, Stephanie Foster, to create the magical wo...
Dec 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gov. Walker halts six major projects
Citing the state’s $3.5 billion budget deficit, Gov. Bill Walker has halted new spending on six major projects, including the Kodiak Launch Complex, pending further review. Walker signed the executive order Friday but his action was announced Saturday in a news release. “Our budget deficit grows deeper as oil prices go lower,” Walker said in the release. “These are large projects that require significantly more st...
Dec 29, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Code revision continues
The revision process for Kodiak Island Borough code sections that govern land use continues with an additional public hearing slated for January. Three code sections are being updated: Title 16 – Subdivisions, Title 17 – Zoning, and Borough real property. The Planning and Zoning Commission, which is working on the revisions and is holding the hearings, has received almost 170 pages of written public comment on the...
Dec 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Teeing Off: Wilson deserves Pro Bowl slot
Russell Wilson not being selected to the Pro Bowl is like having a Christmas without Santa Claus. Tough to digest. One of the most exciting players in the National Football League was omitted off the 2015 Pro Bowl roster, a list of players compiled by coaches, players and fans that was released earlier this week. Serious? What fan doesn’t want to watch Wilson? As a Seahawks fan, I get the pleasure to watch the 5-f...
Dec 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stevens: Pared-down state budget faces more cuts
As he echoed projections of multibillion-dollar deficits, Sen. Gary Stevens painted a dim budget outlook Tuesday and talked about a wide range of issues affecting Kodiak, including his priorities for the coming year. During an interview with Daily Mirror reporters, Stevens warned that the state’s stripped-down budget faces more cuts after a worldwide drop in the price of oil led to a projected $3.5-billion shortfa...
Dec 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak redefines homelessness in America
Alfredo Godoy’s job stinks. His daily routine involves blood and decapitation, a lot of beheadings. But he loves his work and he gets compensated well. “We gather fish and we gut it and we cut it,” said Godoy, 59, describing his work processing salmon at a Kodiak cannery. “It’s fast-paced, but it’s good money.” Godoy said he brings home at least $960 each week for about 12 hours of work. That’s almost $4,000 month...
Dec 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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DECK THE DOCK: Festival lights up faces of children, parents with holiday cheers
Hundreds of people crowded the docks of St. Paul and St. Herman harbor Saturday evening to pick their favorite decorated boat at the second annual Harbor Lights Festival, sponsored by the Kodiak Maritime Museum. The rain that sprinkled off and on throughout the evening didn't stop the Christmas cheer. One boat had a Santa in the crow's nest along with a Santa in an airplane on deck. Another boat had Santa in a ski...
Dec 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Borough approves dock fabrication, Womens Bay shelter
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly approved two contracts Thursday, one for fabrication of a new dock in Anton Larsen Bay and one for the construction of an emergency shelter in Womens Bay. The new dock will replace the current dock in Anton Larsen Bay. It will be 80 feet long and 12 feet wide, larger than the existing 60 feet by 10 feet dock. Ranier Welding of Washington was chosen as the winning bidder for $554,...
Dec 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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