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Anchorage party company will run part of Crab Fest midway
There won’t be a Ferris Wheel at Crab Festival 2014, but there will be a bucking salmon ride, a boxing ring, a 24-foot climbing wall and an event called melt down, where contestants dodge spinning foam obstacles. Late last month the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce reached an agreement with Anchorage-based Tons of Fun Entertainment to be the first of what will hopefully be several venders to provide entertainment at thi...
Feb 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tree cut down at White Sands Beach
Someone cut down a tree at White Sands Beach and left it behind last week. A freshly cut spruce tree was found Feb. 7 at the beach, which is at the end of Monashka Bay Road, according to Kodiak Island Borough Code Enforcement Officer Neil Horn. “KIB views such acts seriously and if caught a $1,000 fine per tree can be imposed,” he said in an email. “Not only is this vandalism, but it ruins the countryside and beac...
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January storm does not warrant emergency state assistance
This year’s Jan. 17 rainstorm will not warrant a request for emergency state assistance, according to the Kodiak city manager. The storm caused landslides, flooded basements and overflowed sewage lines, but it’s not expected to come anywhere near the threshold of damage that would lead the city to request a state disaster declaration, according to City Manager Aimee Kniaziowski. "It would have if it had gone on, h...
Feb 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak hospice celebrates first year with sold-out fundraiser
Hospice of Kodiak celebrated its first year of service and raised more than $35,000 towards future operations at its annual dinner fundraiser Saturday night. Kodiak’s hospice is a new organization that began offering comfort and non-medical support to patients with terminal illness last year. It’s a service the community previously lacked. A little over a year after the organization’s first training, in December 2...
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Baranov Museum unveils 1964 earthquake poster winners
A new interpretation on a famous photograph of the 1964 Good Friday Earthquake will be the symbol of this year’s 50th anniversary. The winner of a poster contest hosted by the Baranov Museum this year is based on an iconic photo of a fishing boat tossed onto the shore by the tsunami. It was drawn by Kodiak artist Tyson Haag, who painted it using Japanese sumi ink on rice paper. The image is largely sepia with brig...
Feb 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cleary named St. Mary's principal
St. Mary’s Catholic School principal Brian Cleary has removed the “interim” from his title. Cleary, a former Kodiak College professor came out of retirement this fall to lead the pre-kindergarten to eighth-grade school on an interim basis. He was named full-time principal last week and has agreed be principal through at least the 2014-2015 school year. Cleary came to Kodiak in the late 1980s, shortly after that he...
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Coast Guard helps mariner in the Bering Sea
A Kodiak-based Coast Guard helicopter helped transport a mariner from a fishing vessel in the Bering Sea Monday night. A MH-60 Jayhawk flew out to the 158-foot fishing vessel Arica where a man was reportedly suffering from abdominal pain, according to a Coast Guard news release. The Seattle-based ship was about 20 miles out of Cold Bay when the helicopter picked up the mariner, according to Coast Guard spokesman P...
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Bayside fire chief announces retirement
A longtime Kodiak fire chief is stepping down. Fire Chief Bob Himes, who’s run the Bayside Volunteer Fire Department for the last 18 years, announced this week he plans to retire. He’s given the department plenty of time to hire his replacement; he will stay on until Dec. 31, 2014. Himes first came to the Emerald Isle as a Coast Guard firefighter. He’s also worked as a village public safety officer in Port Lions. ...
Feb 11, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak transit to get second bus, add public dial-a-ride service
With the arrival of a second bus this year, Kodiak’s public transportation system will expand to offer dial-a-ride shuttle service to the general public. The Kodiak Area Transit System now has one bus, a white Ford F-450 minibus that spends two hours a day operating a scheduled route for the general public. It spends most of its time making personalized dial-a-ride trips for a restricted ridership made up of senio...
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Long-term care facility opens its doors
Kodiak debuted a new long-term medical care facility Saturday, which promises to be a major advancement from the former home for people who need 24-hour nursing care. The new Chiniak Bay Elder House is located on the hill above the old long-term care facility inside the Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center. Unlike the old facility, the new 20,000-square Elder House has private rooms and bathrooms for each of it...
Feb 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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