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Chicken guru visits Kodiak
At “Chicken University,” the passing grade is a big, fat goose egg. Or hen’s egg, if you prefer. On Saturday afternoon, about 20 Kodiak residents came to Fisherman’s Hall to listen to University of Alaska Fairbanks extension agent Steve Brown explain the do’s and don’ts of raising chickens in Alaska. “It’s just exploded in popularity,” Brown said after the educational session, known as Chicken University. “If we d...
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New senior housing complex rising on Near Island
Seniors are one step closer to having another housing option in Kodiak. The Kodiak Island Housing Authority broke ground on a new 32-unit senior housing complex in April, and work entered full swing this month. The 36,000 square-foot, three-story building is going up on Near Island next to the Koniag building. Scheduled to be complete in fall 2014, it will be home to seniors 55 years and older. KIHA project direct...
May 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Assemblyman aims to extinguish smoking borough-wide
Borough assemblyman Aaron Griffin is used to heat. After all, he's a fireman. He'll face a new kind of heat as he pushes a proposal to ban public indoor smoking across the Kodiak Island Borough. "I know it would be a very hot item," he said. "I may take some heat ... but quite honestly, I think it's the right thing to do." Griffin is drafting an ordinance that would put a smoking ban on the borough ballot in Octob...
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Senator visits Kodiak, tours rural communities
For the past three days, Sen. Lisa Murkowski has covered Kodiak from Ouzinkie to Old Harbor and Port Lions, fulfilling what she said is a long-held desire to see Kodiak’s rural communities. “To understand by seeing is such a big thing,” she said Wednesday afternoon at a meet-and-greet at the Kodiak Island Brewing Co. Alaska’s senior senator has been to Kodiak city “more times than I can count,” she said, but has n...
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Woman accused of hitting man in the head with beer bottle
A Kodiak woman is facing an assault charge for allegedly hitting a man in the head with a beer bottle. Audrey Markoski, 28, was arraigned in Kodiak district court on Monday on one count of third-degree assault, a class C felony. According to court documents, Markoski was at the Village Bar around 3:30 a.m. Sunday when the alleged incident occurred. When police arrived on scene, the man was sitting on a stool at th...
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KPD faces mass retirement
In his first two months after being hired by the Kodiak Police Department in 1990, Lt. Kyle Valerio was a TV star. The young officer was featured on an episode of “Cops” for arresting a few local inebriates at a Kodiak bar. “It was a classic Kodiak moment,” he said. Valerio is one of three longtime Kodiak Police Department officials retiring this month. Valerio, Det. William Pyles and Sgt. Daniel Olson have all wo...
May 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bird fears overblown in Kodiak
From California to Cape Cod, spinning blades are swiping across the sky, generating cheap and clean electricity. According to a new study, however, America’s wind turbines have a hidden toll — an estimated 888,000 bat and 573,000 bird deaths per year. Those figures are alarming, but according to local birders, Kodiak isn’t contributing to the toll. In the four years since the first wind turbine began spinning on P...
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Animal control scheduled to return to borough
Kodiak residents outside city limits will soon have access to regular animal control patrols — if the Kodiak Island Borough assembly approves $85,000 to restore a service that ended in 2011. On Tuesday night, borough manager Bud Cassidy told a joint meeting of the Kodiak City Council and borough assembly that the borough’s draft FY14 budget includes money to restore a joint animal control arrangement with the city...
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Under a microscope, Kodiak bridges make the grade
Rust streaks its surface, and its road deck is dotted with potholes, but Kodiak’s Fred Zharoff Memorial Bridge is still standing strong, 27 years after it was built. In fact, Kodiak bridges are better than average when compared to their counterparts across the state. Of the 25 highway bridges maintained by the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities in the borough, only the Zharoff Memorial Bridg...
May 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Crab Festival 2013 (Slideshow)
Enjoy this gallery of images collected during the 2013 Kodiak Crab Festival. More will be posted Thursday.
May 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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