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Kodiak woman is queen of kings in this year's king salmon tournament
KODIAK — A big fish that caught a lot of attention at this year’s Crab Festival is doing it again, this time earning Jan Pennington the grand prize in the 2011 Kodiak King Salmon Sportfishing Tournament. Pennington caught the 60.3-pound king on May 27 and had to navigate a crowd of festival-goers to reach the weigh station. “We had all kinds of people following us, so it was kind of like the pied piper,” she said....
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Kodiak borough tries to open new land for housing
KODIAK — The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly directed borough staff last week to investigate two areas of borough-owned property for possible development of housing lots. Assembly members have been pushing land sales as part of a strategy to diversify borough revenue sources, but also in response to a need for more housing. One recent result of this push was assembly approval July 7 to rezone three lots in a new su...
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Kodiak Relay For Life raises almost $50,000
KODIAK — Weeks of preparation boiled into 24 hours of activity from 6 p.m. Friday to 6 p.m. Saturday as hundreds of Kodiak Island residents gathered at Baranof Park for the annual Relay For Life. The relay is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, which organizes similar events in towns nationwide. Participants gather pledges of financial support in exchange for walking, running, jogging or dancing for 24 c...
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Term limits measure certified for October Kodiak ballot
KODIAK — It’s official. Kodiak voters will decide Oct. 4 whether to impose a two-term limit on the borough mayor, borough assembly and school board, after an initiative petition submitted July 22 was certified by the borough clerk’s office last week. “I am moving forward,” borough clerk Nova Javier told the assembly Thursday. “It is going to be on the ballot.” The term limit initiative petition was spearheaded by ...
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Candidate applications available for city, borough offices
KODIAK — Nominating petitions for borough and city elected positions can be filed beginning today for the Oct. 4 municipal election. The deadline for all filing materials is 4:30 p.m., Aug. 15. The borough assembly has three seats up for election, each for three-year terms. The incumbents are Judy Fulp, Sue Jeffrey and Dave Kaplan. The school board also has three seats up for election, but only two are for three-y...
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Kodiak woman bakes her way to India mission
KODIAK — On a night last week, Alicia Ramos sat in the lobby of Kodiak’s Safeway grocery store. She smiled to shoppers from a table stocked with a diminishing supply of baked goods. Alongside the bagged cookies, brownies and tarts was a simple sign: “Donations.” Though Ramos was sitting still, she was moving forward. The bake sale is one of a handful of ways she is funding her way to Goa, India, where she will joi...
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Some commercial salmon fishing extended
KODIAK — The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has announced a 63-hour extension to the commercial salmon fishing period in the Humpy-Deadman Section of the Alitak District, the Seven Rivers and Two-Headed sections of the Eastside Kodiak District, and the Outer Ayakulik Section of the Southwest Kodiak District. Commercial salmon fishing will be permitted until noon Wednesday in those areas. A 24-hour extension ha...
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Kodiak Relay For Life starts at 6 p.m.
KODIAK — The annual Relay For Life fundraiser to benefit the American Cancer Society begins at 6 p.m. tonight at Baranof Park, and the public is encouraged to attend. A wide variety of musical and dance acts are scheduled to perform during the 24-hour event in which participants walk, run or dance laps around the track at the park in response to community pledges and to show solidarity with cancer patients and sur...
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Kodiak accepts money for new library; gives money to nonprofits
KODIAK — It was Christmas in July at Thursday night’s Kodiak City Council meeting as the city both gave and received financial grants. On the giving side of things, the city council approved $116,756 in grants to city nonprofits. The move was part of the city’s annual policy to give 1 percent of general fund revenue to Kodiak charities. On the receiving end of things, the city accepted a $6.9 million appropriation...
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Kodiak tsunami warning system is example for other Alaska towns
KODIAK — A pair of false alarm tsunami warnings for Homer and Seldovia have the Kachemak Bay towns looking to Kodiak for a solution. Last week, the Homer City Council voted to allow the city to opt out of Alaska’s automated tsunami system and adopt a procedure that closely follows the one used in Kodiak, where sirens are sounded manually. The decision follows false alarms caused by signals issued by the National W...
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