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Chamber hires new economic development specialist
The Kodiak Chamber of Commerce has hired a new economic development specialist to put together an economic development plan for Kodiak. Rebecca Skinner started in the position the first week of September. Trevor Brown, executive director of the Chamber, said Skinner is a good fit for the job because of her educational background and skill with the public. “I think she’s going to take a lot of the stuff we do to a ...
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New Kodiak postmaster a familiar face
Kodiak has a new postmaster, and she didn’t have to travel far to get here. Dawn Acosta has been named postmaster of the US Postal Service’s Kodiak office. She has been working in the Kodiak office as a supervisor since 2004, so it made sense for her to apply for the job after former postmaster William Kersch left for a post office in Puerto Rico earlier this summer. Acosta officially took over in August. Kersch a...
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Alutiiq Museum completes 'Wild Foods' project
Have you ever wondered how to incorporate kelp into your cooking or make perok? The Alutiiq Museum’s new cookbook contains more than 50 recipes that focus on using wild foods found in Kodiak. The Alutiiq Museum unveiled The Wild Foods Cookbook” and DVD Friday during a potluck. More than 60 people turned out to the Koniag building to taste wild foods and view clips. “We’re very proud of this celebration of Kodiak w...
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Assembly warned of tighter state budget
Kodiak needs to prepare for tighter belts when it comes to state funding, Rep. Alan Austerman told the Kodiak Island Borough assembly Thursday night. “I expect somewhere in the neighborhood of a billion dollars is going to be cut from the budget this year,” said Kodiak’s representative to the Alaska House. Austerman’s comments came as the borough assembly discussed its legislative wish list for the coming session ...
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Womens Bay board revived
Winter is approaching, but a handful of Bell’s Flats residents aren’t getting ready for hibernation. They’re reviving a long-dormant community organization. On Saturday evening, 20 people gathered in Womens Bay Fire Hall to revive the Womens Bay Community Council. Seven people were chosen to serve as directors of the nonprofit corporation that represents Womens Bay on an unofficial basis. Interim chairman Dave Heu...
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Mental Health Trust Authority meets in Kodiak
Leaders from across the state gathered in Kodiak on Tuesday to learn about Kodiak health professionals and service providers and the challenges they face. Every other year the Mental Health Trust Authority visits a different rural region of Alaska. The purpose of the visits was to increase awareness of key issues facing Kodiak, and to focus on future funding and initiatives for Trust beneficiaries. Trust beneficia...
Sep 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Parking fines rise
The Kodiak City Council unanimously approved a sweeping change to the city's parking and traffic regulations on Thursday night. The regulations double the city's fine for illegal parking from $10 to $20 and put the city in charge of adjudicating parking infractions. Parking ticket appeals will be handled by a hearing officer appointed by the city manager, and anyone with four unpaid parking tickets could have thei...
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Does the M/V Susitna make sense for Kodiak?

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Media Action to host first film festival
Media Action’s first annual film festival is packed with short student films about peace, global warming and Kodiak history. The film festival starts at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium. Media Action is a Kodiak-based nonprofit that leads film workshops in Alaska and internationally to teach kids how to use film to tell stories and make an impact in their communities. Media Action director Marie ...
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Blockbuster starts going-out-of business sale
Wednesday may have been the busiest day ever for Kodiak’s Blockbuster Video store. That’s part of the reason the store is closing. Just before noon, Blockbuster manager Lyle Phillips opened his store’s doors to a crowd waiting to take advantage of the store’s going-out-of-business sale. That opening capped three days of work for Phillips, who said he was surprised when he received the store’s fatal call a few week...
Sep 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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