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City-owned boatyard rebranded as shipyard
The city-owned Kodiak Boatyard is now officially the Kodiak Shipyard. The name change comes after 10 years of planning, two years of construction and three years of operation. "The distinction between a boatyard and shipyard is hard to pin down, but after three years of operation it's obvious to me that our yard is in the shipyard class," said Kodiak Harbormaster Marty Owen in a release. Shipyard operations manage...
Oct 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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CG inspection deadline today
The deadline for a mandatory Coast Guard safety inspection is today. Any fishing boat that uses federal waters — either for transit to Bristol Bay or for actual fishing — is required to undergo inspection. Inspections examine what the Coast Guard calls the “Big 8”: a working life raft, survival suits, rescue beacon, fire extinguishers, life rings, flooding alarms, stability instructions and safety drills. Inspecti...
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Borough picks new manager
Erick Strahl will be the next manager of the Kodiak Island borough. In its regularly scheduled work session, the borough assembly considered a draft version of its contract with the former Menominee, Mich. city manager, who is scheduled to start his job as the borough’s top unelected official on Jan. 15. The contract is not yet signed, but significant negotiations have concluded, and only moving expenses remain to...
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Library unveils handmade quilt
A new piece of artwork in the children's section of the A. Holmes Johnson Memorial Library encourages kids to read, dream and learn. On Saturday, the library unveiled the handmade quilt donated by the Kodiak Teachers Association. Last year the Kodiak Teachers Association approached librarian Ellie Werbe about doing a project for the library. Werbe suggested donating a piece of artwork, and the association came up ...
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Kodiak swimmers dominate Valley Invite
Kodiak’s swimming and diving teams lapped the field at the Valley Invitational on Saturday at Palmer High School. Kodiak’s girls won 11 of 12 events to win the team title with 114 points, 61 points ahead of runner-up Soldotna. Kodiak’s boys won eight events to collect the team title with 107 points, 50 points in front of runner-up Soldotna. Jori Lindquist, Tahna Lindquist and Ila Hughes each won two individual eve...
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A section of Mission Road closed this week
Mission Road will be blocked this week as crews from Brechan Enterprises replace a failing retaining wall. According to the schedule released by Brechan, crews will work from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily in the vicinity of 910 Mission Road. The road is expected to be open for one-lane traffic after 6:30. To accommodate construction traffic, the work area encompasses a stretch of Mission from Kashevaroff Ave. downt...
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Record rainfall causes landslide
A landslide brought on by the most rain since reliable records began briefly blocked Rezanof Drive near Pier 2 on Saturday evening, diverting traffic for several hours as Alaska Department of Transportation crews cleared the road. Mother Nature picked a good spot for her weekend fun, however, as the slide occurred between Jack Hinkel Way and the Pier 2 entrance, allowing drivers an easy detour. According to the Na...
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Kodiak takes part in International Walk to School month
For the next two weeks students in Kodiak will take part in a contest that rewards them for walking or rolling to school. October is International Walk to School month, and Kodiak's Safe Routes to School program is holding a contest to get students excited about walking or biking to school. "We're encouraging kids to walk or bike to school as many times as they can," said consultant Michelle LeBeau, who runs the S...
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Kodiak man accused of threatening a man with a screwdriver
A Kodiak man nicknamed "Creeper" has been accused of threatening a man with a screwdriver while trying to rob him. Johnny Cortez Jr., 26, faces one count of first-degree robbery, a class A felony. According to court documents, the incident started Oct. 1 when Cortez approached a man in his car at the Fir Terrace parking lot. Cortez allegedly threatened the driver with a screwdriver and placed him in a choke hold. ...
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Coast Guard murder still remains a mystery
Operations at Coast Guard Base Kodiak are the same. Coast Guardsmen get up each day and go to work, ready to help when a sinking fishing vessel calls or when someone needs to be medevaced to a hospital. The buildings on the base remain unchanged, but things are different. It's been six months since Richard Belisle, 51, and James "Jim" Hopkins, 41, were murdered at the Coast Guard communications station, or COMMSTA...
Oct 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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