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Assembly unhappy with procurement process
Most of the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly called into question the borough’s procurement process at Thursday’s regular meeting. On the agenda was approval of two contracts for landfill equipment — one for a skid steer and one for an excavator. Speaking about the skid steer, some assembly members said they found inaccuracies in the comparisons of the machines with the minimum requirements. “Speaking about the spec...
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Projects on bridge, Chiniak Hwy make list for DOT funds
The latest Statewide Transportation Improvement Program list, including three Kodiak road projects, received approval from the U.S. Department of Transportation on Nov. 27. The list compiled by the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities identifies more than 200 projects as high priorities for use if federal funds over the next four years. The Kodiak projects are rehabilitation of the Near Island...
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ALUMNI ROUNDUP: Wandersee scores big in UAA loss
Despite getting 16 points from Hannah Wandersee, the University of Alaska Anchorage women’s basketball team dropped a 71-62 decision Saturday at Western Washington University. The loss was the Seawolves’ first of the season (12-1, 1-1 Great Northwest Athletic Conference) and it snapped a school-record 13-game road winning streak. Wandersee, a 6-foot-1 redshirt freshman from Kodiak, shot 5 of 7 from the field and m...
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Who are the good guys now?
I lack the words to describe the absurd, corrupt, immoral, hypocritical, nature of the criminal operation these arrogant officials are carrying out in the Middle East. What the U.S., Saudi Arabia, NATO and others have been doing now for over 10 years in that area is beyond insane. How can the people who are perpetrating these treasonous crimes against the U.S. and the Middle East not be in prison or worse? Barack ...
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Trees have value beyond money
To the editor: The remaining timber out in Chiniak will not lose its value if left alone, if you look at it from a different perspective. Lots of people and wildlife view trees as a place of beauty and serenity. Since the large-scale logging out in Chiniak there’s only the borough-owned trees and state tract near the Sacramento River. Wildlife like bears, deer, birds, etc. Have now been using these last two remain...
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OUTDOOR KODIAK: Polypro layer best bet for getting wet
Kodiak has about the most challenging weather in the world for outdoor enthusiasts. Sure, there are places that are hotter or colder. It’s hard to imagine, but there are even places that are wetter and windier. The big difference between Kodiak and so many other locations is in the variability. Most of those other places are more consistent in their weather and their forecasting. Some years we can have days and ev...
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Kodiak wrestling wins Wash. tourney
Kodiak wrestling returned from the Pacific Northwest with a tournament title. The Bears won a dual tournament at Stanwood High School on Saturday in Washington state. Kodiak won 10 matches to defeat Franklin Pierce, 55-24, in the championship dual. Hunter Bigley (220), Bryan Gonzalez (106), Krystal Fabricante (113), Russell Delacruz (120), Walter Brewer (132), Josh Nummer (138) and Scott Larionoff (145) all won by...
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Kodiak Island Births: Dec. 8
Brennan Austin DeLaGarza was born at 10:06 p.m. on Nov. 27, 2015, to Alex and Stephanie DeLaGarza. He weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. His parents are originally from Abilene, Texas, and now live in Kodiak. The baby’s mother works at the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce, and the baby’s father works at the USCG Communication Detachment Kodiak. Also welcoming him the family is Maddox DeLaGarza. Grandpa...
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Part 1: Does Kodiak meet handicap accessibility requirements?
Editors note: This is the first part of a three-part series on accessibility in Kodiak. The next article will appear Dec. 14. With terrain that challenges every pedestrian and builder, Kodiak presents particular problems for some community members. And while the American With Disabilities Act of 1990 made sweeping changes in requirements for public accommodations and transportation, it does not apply to much of ou...
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Mayor breaks tie in economic analysis vote
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly tied the vote on an economic analysis of impacts from potential regulatory changes, causing mayor Jerrol Friend to break the tie. Assembly members Frank Peterson, Dan Rohrer and Larry LeDoux voted yes, while Mel Stephens, Rebecca Skinner and Dennis Symmons voted no. Kyle Crow was absent. Friend voted to approve the contract. Before the vote, manager Bud Cassidy said he went back ...
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