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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...
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House candidate visits Kodiak
One of the challengers for Rep. Don Young’s seat in Congress can claim some roots in the Emerald Isle. Steve Lindbeck lives in Anchorage with his wife, Patty Ginsburg, but he said, “Kodiak is the foundation story for my family.” After filing papers Thursday to enter the race as a Democratic candidate, Lindbeck started campaigning, making a Tuesday visit to Kodiak. He said his father, a career Navy man, stopped her...
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Kennicott fills in for Tusty at Crab Festival
For the second year in a row, the state ferry Tustumena will stay longer in overhaul due to issues discovered during the process. The annual maintenance and certification that normally takes about two months for the Tusty has now been extended by 11 days. Sailings from May 15 through May 26 are canceled. Jeremy Woodrow, spokesperson for the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, said “discovery work” ...
Apr 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS hosts Alaskan student leaders
High school students from across the state visited Kodiak over the weekend to take part in the Alaska Association of Student Governments spring conference. The two-and-a-half day event began Friday and offered 302 students from 39 schools the opportunity to explore Kodiak, learn critical skills in workshops and participate in dance classes and a movie night. Students groups toured the Coast Guard base, checked out...
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SEA STORIES: Capt. Cook’s third and final voyage, 1778
In April 1778, the two ships of Capt. James Cook’s third voyage of discovery, Resolution and Discovery, left Nootka Sound on Vancouver Island, and sailed north in search of the Northwest Passage, the fabled and perhaps imaginary sea route between Europe and the Orient. Over the next few weeks they would explore Prince William Sound and Cook Inlet, sail past Kodiak Island on their way to the Bering Sea, and reject ...
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Assembly postpones NOAA lease
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly voted Thursday to postpone changing a lease for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s use of the Kodiak Fisheries Research Center on Near Island. The lease, if approved, would be for 15 years with an optional five-year extension. It would start immediately, superseding about two years left in the current lease with the General Services Administration. GSA and boro...
Apr 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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City council to try for marijuana briefing again
The Kodiak City Council hopes the third time will be the charm for a long-planned presentation by attorneys from the city’s law firm. The briefing on marijuana and regulations for its use is scheduled for the council work session Tuesday evening. It was canceled in September and again in February when weather prevented the presenters from getting to Kodiak. Holly Wells and Katherine Davies of Birch Horton Bittner ...
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Assembly votes down manager contract, but may reconsider
With a vote of three to two, the Kodiak Island Borough assembly failed to approve a contract with a borough manager candidate. Assembly members Frank Peterson, Mel Stephens and Dennis Symmons voted no while assembly members Kyle Crow and Larry LeDoux voted yes. Assembly members Rebecca Skinner and Dan Rohrer were absent. Originally, Peterson voted yes, but with items needing four votes, a majority of all seven ass...
Apr 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Auction coming up
It’s auction night on Saturday as the Kodiak Arts Council prepares to auction off a rare carved ivory boat and hundreds of other items. It’s the council’s largest fundraiser, said executive director Katie Oliver, with the event usually raising about $30,000 for the nonprofit. The ivory and baleen sailing vessel with intestine sails was given to the council by an Anchorage businessman, said council board member Bar...
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Charter skippers expect good year
Kodiak charterboat operators are optimistic for a good season this year and say bookings are about on par with previous years. Dave Jones, owner of AlpenView Wilderness Lodge and president of the Kodiak Association of Charterboat Operators, said he has heard from several charterboat operators that the season is already going well. “Preseason bookings are looking healthy,” he said. John Abel of Blaze N Abel, who pu...
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