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Fire destroys home, no injuries
Fire crews from Womens Bay, the Coast Guard Base and Bayside fire departments responded to a fire at a residence on Panamarof Creek Drive in Bell’s Flats Thursday. The fire started in the garage of the home. According to information relayed to Women’s Bay fire chief Dale Rice, a dog died as a result of the fire. However, there were no other injuries to the home’s occupants. The nearby creek was dammed to supply a ...
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Memorial focuses on drug, alcohol addiction
Stories of addiction, loss and redemption took center stage Thursday night at a community memorial forum in the Kodiak High School commons. The stories shared painted a very real and sad picture of what it means to become addicted to drugs and alcohol. Alcohol, for some, is something to have with a friend, at a party or over a dinner. Some people drink responsibly — others run into years of addiction. Christian Tr...
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Assembly restricts fireworks usage
The Kodiak Island Borough is attempting to strike out the spark of any summer-long fireworks parties, after the assembly voted Thursday to restrict the sale and discharge of fireworks throughout the borough to just two times per year. The new ordinance restricts fireworks from being discharged year-round except from June 15 to July 15 encompassing the Fourth of July and from Dec. 26 to Jan. 1 accommodating New Yea...
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Power outage caused by maintenance work
Some Kodiak Electric Association customers were without power for up to 1 hour, 43 minutes Thursday, due to a fault during maintenance work, according to a KEA release. Power went down at about 10:05 a.m. for part of KEA’s system. Some of those affected had power back by 10:28 a.m., and all service was restored by 11:48 a.m. The fault occurred at a Swampy Acres substation where workers were installing control wiri...
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News-Miner publisher tapped to oversee Alaska Airlines' regional operations
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner Publisher Marilyn Romano has been named Alaska Airlines’ regional vice president for Alaska, the air carrier announced on Friday. Romano, 50, has served on the Alaska Airlines Community Advisory Board for 10 years. As regional vice president, she will oversee the company’s public affairs and communications in the state. She replaces Alaska Airlines Senior Vice President Bill MacKay and w...
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‘When Crab Was King’
There was a time when Kodiak was associated with a tasty sea creature that brought fishermen crazy amounts of money: the king crab. The Kodiak Maritime Museum, with the Baranov Museum, aims to give an intimate look into what it was like to fish for king crabs with “When Crab Was King: Faces of the Kodiak King Crab Fishery,” an exhibit opening Saturday. The exhibit features oral accounts from fishermen who were in ...
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Assembly takes up severance tax hike
The Kodiak Island Borough will introduce an increase to the severance tax at its regular meeting tonight, along with other adjustments in how the tax is managed. The severance tax in the borough is levied on harvested natural resources, including commercial fishing, timber sales, sand or gravel extraction, and mining activities. Of these, commercial fishing makes up the largest revenue source accumulated by the se...
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Kodiak student wins art award
An elegant-looking piece of printmaking depicting a butterfly on a flower took the award for best printmaking art in the state at the Alaska Schools Activities Association All State Art Show. Kodiak High School junior Akiyo Kishimoto beat out other high school students from across the state, and it came as quite a surprise. “I didn’t expect to win,” Kishimoto said. “It was more of a surprise to me when I found out...
May 04, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Borough leaders in D.C. when bin Laden killed
Over the past few days, Kodiak residents have been able to watch on television or read in the newspaper about the spontaneous outpouring of singing, flag waving and patriotism demonstrated in Washington, D.C., when news of Osama bin Laden’s death was announced by President Barack Obama. But Kodiak Island Borough leaders, in the nation’s capital this week lobbying for projects on behalf of the borough, have been fi...
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Coast Guard missions
An Air Station Kodiak HH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew conducts a hoisting demonstration on Woody Island. High school students from across Alaska and the Yukon gathered in Kodiak April 26 through 30 for the 17th Annual Rotary Youth Leadership Awards. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Cmdr. Peter Van Ness)
May 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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