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Quick decision needed for replanting in Chiniak
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly is considering options for what to do with borough-owned land in Chiniak after logging of the burned parcel ends. Resource manager Duane Dvorak said the borough budgeted $315,000 out of the expected proceeds of the timber sale for reforestation. He said the borough needs to take action to reforest next year, and trees must be ordered a year in advance for fall or spring planting....
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Injured girl in serious condition
The girl who was injured in an all-terrain vehicle accident Sunday is in serious condition at a Washington hospital, University of Washington Medicine media relations representative Brian Donohue said Monday. Independent sources reported one of the girl’s hands was severed in the accident. According to an Alaska State Trooper report, “The ATV landed on the driver’s left arm causing major injuries.” The driver was ...
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Guest opinion: Another side to the Nickerson story
Every family, it seems, has its black sheep. The Booths had John Wilkes (Abraham Lincoln’s assassin), but they also had William, who founded the Salvation Army … redemption! The Nickersons of Bothell were reputed to have two black sheep, according the Sea Story column, “Tragedy in Uganik, 1988,” in the July 12 Daily Mirror. I believe that story has foul canal water in it, and feel justified to say that about the N...
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Another record
Sunset paints the sky over Island Lake Road, Saturday. On Sunday, Kodiak was the warmest it has ever been on July 17, according to the National Weather Service. At 78 degrees Fahrenheit, the high temperature bested by a solid margin the old record of 75 set in 1979. This is the second daily heat record Kodiak has broken this summer. The first was on June 8, at 72 degrees.
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Serious injury on Chiniak Highway
A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced a 17-year-old girl injured while operating a four-wheeler near Mile 37 on the Chiniak Highway, Sunday, according to the Coast Guard. An independent source reported one of the victim’s hands was severed. Three other passengers were less seriously injured. The Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced the ATV rider and transferred her to awaiting emerg...
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Council OKs grants to all that asked
The Kodiak City Council on Thursday approved flat state funding for operation of the Kodiak Jail and approved all nonprofit grants at the levels requested by the organizations. The city is in the fourth year of a five-year professional services contract with the Alaska Department of Corrections for housing state inmates in the local facility. Council approved $991,552 in funding from the Alaska Department of Corre...
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Borough reopens nonprofit funding
After an hour and a half of public comment in which 26 nonprofit leaders, members and supporters spoke, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly directed staff to open the nonprofit funding application and try to find extra funds to mitigate a 40 percent cut. Kicking off the discussion, assembly member Larry LeDoux pushed for finding extra funds somewhere in the budget after saying he made a mistake when he supported th...
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Kids get ‘Errors’ right
Long-lost family, local touches and Shakespeare combine in a local youth production of “The Comedy of Errors” about the confusion that ensues when twins try to find each other. As a Kodiak Arts Council Sum’Arts program, the production came together in just 30 hours of rehearsals over the past three weeks. “I’m really crazy and jealous, and I don’t like how my husband spends a lot of time with his friends instead o...
Jul 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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State seeks STIP change input
The public comment period for Amendment 1 to the 2016-19 State Transportation Improvement Plan is open through Aug. 19, according to a Tuesday release from the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. The STIP list, approved by the Legislature in November 2015, includes five Kodiak area projects. They are improvements to Rezanoff Drive from the airport to Chiniak Highway, Otmeloi Way reconstructi...
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ADF&G invites test fishery bids
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Kodiak is requesting quotes (bids) to generate revenue by allowing the harvest of commercial salmon in the Kodiak Area (Area K), the department announced Thursday. The department is seeking to generate two lots of $20,000 each. The quotes must be based on percentage of the dock value. For example, a test fishermen may bid 20 percent of the total dock value. In this case, t...
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