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Trusty Tusty, Part 2: Design modifications
Editor’s note: This is the second part of a four-part series about the health of the ferry Tustumena and the need to replace the 52-year-old ship. The ferry Tustumena is cracked and is showing its age. The Alaska Marine Highway System knows this. It knows something else, too. “The ship is safe. I have no concerns about operating this ship in the North Pacific Ocean,” said Mike Neussl, head of AMHS, in July. The U....
Aug 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Assembly agrees to review building inspection change
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly and the Kodiak City Council directed city and borough managers to work together to amend their memorandum of agreement for building inspection services. The assembly will hold additional talks on building code requirements for borough residents. The council and assembly met Tuesday in a joint work session and discussed the memorandum of agreement under which the city provides bui...
Aug 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Healthy Kodiak: Ulcers, gastritis: abdomenal arsonists
Gastritis and its associate, ulcers, are common causes of upper abdominal pain. In their early incarnations, they are frequently the culprits causing what is often described as “heartburn.” In more serious and advanced stages of both these diseases, severe illness and even death can occur. The conditions are different, but in many ways related. They are related enough to review in the same discussion. Gastritis an...
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College touts new offerings
From apocalyptic comics to saving the world, the Kodiak College catalog boasts some new classes this fall, broadening the offerings at the local University of Alaska Anchorage site. “There’s a lot of energy on campus right now,” assistant director of academic affairs Jared Griffin said. During an open house Monday, staff and instructors pitched the range of opportunities and facilities, while students filled out t...
Aug 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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One year later: Training up; people, equipment still wanted
One year after the Twin Creeks Fire in Chiniak prompted local emergency responders to stand up Kodiak’s Emergency Operations Center, staff holds regular training, but some recommended changes have been difficult to implement. An after action report/improvement plan signed by Kodiak Area Emergency Services Director and city of Kodiak manager Aimée Kniaziowski called for acquiring better technological equipment, cre...
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Kodiak’s transport lifeline faces ageing deadline
Editor’s note: This is the first part of a series about the health of the ferry Tustumena and the need to replace the 52-year-old ship. It was first published in the Juneau Empire and has been serialized for your convenience. In mid-January, everyone aboard the ferry Tustumena was miserable. Each year, the Alaska Marine Highway System takes the Tustumena out of regular service and sails it across the Gulf of Alask...
Aug 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Council, assembly have a lot to talk about
The Kodiak City Council and the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly will sit down Tuesday to discuss two subjects of recent contention: a building inspection memorandum of agreement and consolidation of the borough and city governments. The city will chair the joint work session and Mayor Pat Branson said she wants to maintain a positive conversation between the two bodies. “We’re not here to point fingers at anyone at...
Aug 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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New PSP tester aims to let locals eat shellfish
Over the next few years, local researchers and others will study and test a new tester for detecting Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning in local seafood. Mild symptoms of PSP include tingling or burning of the lips, and in extreme cases, it can be fatal. Currently, testing is costly, at least $125 per test, and has a time delay with samples needing to be sent in to the state. The goal of developing a different kind of ...
Aug 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Word and Deed: Music, sports and spirit
Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives’ tales; rather train yourself to be godly. 1 Timothy 4:7 It’s the word “train” that I’m focusing on or the phrase “train yourself to be godly.” I have come to appreciate word search. You have a word and then search out the general meaning, then go a little deeper to its original meaning and how it became a part of our daily vocabulary. For example, the word “disc...
Aug 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter: Put an end to state’s pipe dream
To the editor: Tapping the immense reserves of natural gas on Alaska’s North Slope has been a state obsession for decades. When oil was at its highest price, the calls to sell liquefied natural gas to Japan were at fever pitch. Tens of millions of Alaska state dollars have been, and are being, spent on research, study and highly paid speculation. Somewhere north of $60 million will be spent this year alone on the ...
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