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Discs fly against cigarettes
Discs of green, yellow and red flew threw the air at the Kodiak Island Raceway Saturday at the Muddy Fingers Disc Golf Tournament to promote smoking cessation. Children and adults participated in the tournament, while others came out just to have a good time and play without entering the competition. The event, sponsored by the Kodiak Island Native Association and Kodiak Alaska Revolution Against Tobacco, was plan...
Mar 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Smaller scenario for responders this year
Kodiak firefighters and police will take part in an emergency response exercise Thursday, part of the regular Alaska Shield. “It’s a pretty big exercise,” said Jeremy Zidek, a spokesperson for the Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. But even with Kodiak and 13 other Alaska communities involved, this year’s exercise will be “much, much smaller” than the last one, Zidek said. In April 2014...
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BearTown prepares for tour season
It’s almost cruise ship season, and BearTown Market is getting ready for the new season. “We’ve got 14 cruise ships, and eight of them have almost 1,900 passengers (apiece),” said market coordinator Annie Poirier. “We have one with 1,400 people and a couple that are smaller.” This year, Poirier hopes to expand how they target cruisers. “We can’t put brochures out on the ship,” Poirier said. “This year, we’re going...
Mar 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Assembly OKs one-year fisheries analyst contract
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly approved a one-year extension to their contract with the fisheries analyst they jointly employ with the city of Kodiak. The contract with Heather McCarty provided for two one-year extensions. The borough approved a six-month extension to work through issues that some assembly members had, but the city council approved a one-year extension. After meeting in a joint work session, t...
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KIBSD finds potential for saving $800K
A mid-contract rebid for districtwide Internet services could save the Kodiak Island Borough School District $800,000, district officials say. The KIBSD Board of Education held an emergency special meeting Wednesday evening and approved the proposal to rebid after school officials determined it would be allowable, despite a June 30, 2019, expiration date on the current five-year contract with GCI. “E-rate has a sp...
Mar 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Museum unveils new virtual tour app
The Alutiiq Museum has a new virtual your app, allowing people to get a glimpse at the exhibits from the comfort of their own home. “One of the things that I’ve been interested in as the executive director here at the museum is to increase our reach to our community and to our other supporters,” said Dr. April Laktonen Counceller. “Being on an island in the North Pacific, it is difficult for us to serve the other ...
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Homer’s Laukitis tapped by Gov. for NPFMC seat
Michael “Buck” Laukitis of Homer is one of two preferred nominees for two open seats on the North Pacific Fishery Management Council. Theresa Peterson of Kodiak is the other preferred nominee. Gov. Bill Walker announced his nominees for the positions on Wednesday. Laukitis said he submitted his name last year for a position on the council, but was not selected. This year, he hopes to be appointed to fix a problem ...
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Mountain Views: Ideas for a column for all seasons
One year ago I sat across the desk of the then-newspaper editor, Roni Toladanes. It was a warm March afternoon and the blinds were closed, holding out the spring light. I was there inquiring about the possibility of writing a column. Roni sat behind his desk with his longish dark hair, glasses, and a welcoming smile across his face. Here in the office of a newspaper editor, I was totally out of my comfort zone. It...
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Rockin' out: A show with heart
This week’s featured band is Heart. Heart is an American rock band that rose to fame in the 1970s. Heart’s music is influenced by hard rock, heravy metal and folk. The band has sold more than 35 million records and was inducted into the Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Fame in 2013. I like Heart because they are a cool band with great rock songs. It is fun to listen to them on the radio. They are one of my favorite bands! On...
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Gov. nominates Kodiak’s Peterson for NPFMC seat
Gov. Bill Walker nominated Kodiak’s Theresa Peterson and Michael “Buck” Laukitis of Homer to two seats on the North Pacific Fishery Management Council, according to a release from the governor’s office. Walker also selected Eric Olson of Anchorage, Paul Gronholdt of Sand Point, Linda Behnken of Sitka and Art Nelson of Anchorage as alternate nominees. According to NPFMC, the governor nominates three people per seat...
Mar 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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