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Nina Gronn
Nina Gronn, 75, died Friday, Nov. 15, at Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center. A celebration of her life will take place at the American Legion on Saturday, Nov. 23, between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Mrs. Gronn was born in Kodiak on Oct. 28, 1938, to Margaret Anderson and Isaac Hubley. Later, she took on the name of her stepfather, Fred Deveau. Mrs. Gronn attended school in Kodiak. After completing the 11th grade, she ...
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Island Flavor: Moving disrupts the gastronomical me
As most of my friends know, my family is moving. We’re not moving across the ocean — or even outside of this zip code — but the move is a disruption nonetheless. And if you’re a friend who’s only now finding out about this, I apologize. My life has been chaotic. My writing projects — previously occupying the horizontal surfaces of more than one room at our present address — were some of the first things packed. Th...
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Local Results: Nov. 22
City League Basketball Wednesday, Nov. 20 Island Espresso 61, Era 54, OT Juan Ruiz 28, Levi Fried 8, Leonard Pickett 6, Brandon Pickett 5, Edmil Balila 5, Noah Koller 4, James Schnick 3 and Kalen Willis 2 points for Island Espresso. Tim Filburn 17, Lexan Data 13, Bill McGuire 10, Ian Miranda 8, Brandon Jensen 4 and Jeraldo Ruiz 2 points for Era. Grid Iron 73, Team Enriquez 65 Jerica Nelson 28, Collin Powers 23, Br...
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Borough population tops 14,000
If Kodiak seems a bit more crowded lately, it’s probably just your imagination. One hundred sixty-eight more people isn’t all that much. According to the Alaska Department of Labor, the population of the Kodiak Island Borough rose by 168 between 2011 and 2012. While that figure isn’t much in absolute terms, it’s enough to push the borough’s population over the 14,000 mark for the first time since 1997. As of July ...
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Port Lions seeks fix to 25-year-old paperwork snafu
Fixing a roof has never been so hard. On Wednesday night, the borough planning and zoning commission was scheduled to hear a request from Port Lions’ tribal government, which is asking the borough for 1.51 acres occupied by the village’s tribal offices. If approved as expected by the commission, the request will be forwarded to the borough assembly. If the assembly approves a handover, it would end months of work ...
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Old Harbor hosts recycled art show
In honor of America Recycles Day, Old Harbor hosted its third annual Recycled Art Show. While creating unique pieces of art, the purpose of this event is to create an awareness of the need to recycle within daily life. Being an isolated community, using our resources wisely is a part of daily life. One of the focuses of the Environmental department is finding additional uses for items before being thrown into the ...
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Oil spill responders ask to use chemical dispersants
Alaska’s oil spill responders are seeking permission to use a new tool: chemical dispersants. The Alaska Regional Response Team is considering whether or not to preauthorize dispersant use in the event of a large oil spill from a passing tanker. Dispersants are currently authorized on a case-by-case basis, and the changes under consideration would give authority for their use to the on-scene commander. Coast Guard...
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Voting open for 2014 Alaska HOF class
Two Kodiak sports figures and one memorable moment are on the ballot for the 2014 Alaska Sports Hall of Fame. Joe “Coach” Floyd, Kristi Waythomas (Klinnert) are nominees in the people category, while the Kodiak’s 2001 state boys basketball championship game victory over East Anchorage is in the moments category. Floyd, a longtime athletic director, coach and teacher at Kodiak High School, is responsible for starti...
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Borough has new code enforcer
The Kodiak Island Borough community development department is back to full staff with the hiring of the new code enforcement officer. The code enforcement officer is responsible or investigating any report of a code violation that harms public health and safety. This includes illegal dumping and zoning violations. The position was previously held by Jack Maker, who left it in October to take over as the assistant ...
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Kay Margaret Cox
Kay Cox, born April 2, 1938, passed away on Nov. 16 in Kodiak. Kay had lived in Kodiak twice, first from 1976 to 1995, then she moved for 10 years to Tucson, Ariz. for a break from the cold, only to move back to the place she loved most: Kodiak. She spent her last years here. Kay loved animals; being raised on a farm as a child in California, she always had dogs. She also enjoyed knitting, crocheting and crafting....
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