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Shoes, pinwheels highlight abuse
If you noticed a pile of shoes in a display case in the lobby of the Gerald C. Wilson auditorium and a garden of blue pinwheels planted in front of the Kodiak Police Department in the past couple weeks, it’s because April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The number of pinwheels and pairs of shoes is 147. That’s how many child abuse cases, most of them sexual abuse, the Kodiak Area Native Association’s Kod...
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Pier 1 completion delayed 2 months
Pier 1 won’t be done quite as soon as expected before work restarted last fall, according to Department of Transportation and Public Facilities spokesperson Jeremy Woodrow. Now ADOT expects Kodiak’s ferry dock to be complete in July. Reconstruction began anew on the dock in October 2015 after a year-long delay part way into destruction. Workers had to put the dock back together while a permitting issue was worked ...
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Film festival offers local outdoor adventures
Lights. Camera. Outdoor action. It’s once again time for the Island Trails Network’s Kodiak Outdoor Film Festival, featuring films shot in the Kodiak archipelago or the surrounding waters. “Our goal is to always have films of Kodiak, but (the filmmaker) does not have to be a Kodiak resident,” said Betsy Lund, this year’s film festival committee coordinator. Submissions can be fiction or non-fiction, but each will ...
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Podcasters judge KoC showcase
Kodiak College students will present their work to the community and compete for scholarship money Friday in the 17th annual Student Showcase. The event, which will last approximately an hour, will feature students giving two-minute presentations on their contest submissions. This year features work in five categories: academic, creative communications, Alaska Native studies, distance and group. There were no subm...
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Pier 1 wood does not pose threat
City, borough and state officials say no codes have been broken and no environmental dangers exist from a pile of treated wood refuse from the demolition of Pier 1. The wood is currently stored on private property near Kalsin Bay. According to Lori Aldrich of the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation’s Solid Waste Program, the discarded wood now belongs to a private citizen. Tom Quass, code enforcement o...
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Council members get support from governor
Three Kodiak City Council members have returned from a lobbying trip to Juneau, hopeful that a grant request for the transient float replacement project will be fulfilled. In July 2015, the council adopted a resolution to apply to the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facility’s Harbor Facility Grant Program for up to $1.5 million in matching contributions for the replacement project. “It was rated No...
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Mallott: Plan needed from current Legislature
In an appearance at a ComFish trade show forum in Kodiak Friday, Alaska Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott continued to tout a plan for addressing Alaska’s $4.1 billion budget deficit. Repeating a theme of urgency that administration officials have taken to communities across the state, he said Gov. Bill Walker will call lawmakers back to Juneau if they do not pass a budget in the remaining weeks of the regular session. “It i...
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ComFish finishes strong with great presenters
ComFish 2016 is over and with it ended a run of forums Kodiak Chamber of Commerce director Trevor Brown called some of the best ever. “We had both U.S. senators and the lieutenant governor, (Alaska Department of Fish and Game commissioner) Sam Cotten, (Kodiak state representative) Louise Stutes, and (ADF&G) director of commercial fisheries Scott Kelley and numerous others,” Brown said, also mentioning Gunnar Knapp...
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Yet another soggy month on the isle
March in Kodiak continued a trend of little snow and a lot of rain. According to the National Weather Service, Kodiak officially received 7.34 inches of rain in March, almost two inches more than the 5.53-inch average. The all-time record for March’s rainfall in Kodiak is 12.73 inches, set in 1998, according to the Alaska Climate Research Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Geophysical Institute. Just 3....
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DOT seeks public comment on two road projects
The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities is holding two public meetings for proposed road projects in Kodiak. DOT&PF is planning to fix erosion along the Chiniak Highway from mile 19 to mile 43. “The project proposes to stabilize various sections of the Chiniak Highway and adjacent embankments where erosion is threatening the safety and structure of the roadway,” according to a public notice f...
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