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Final new KHS design concept chosen
Last conceptual design meeting is April 11
Apr 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Historic boat to be destroyed
Part of the anguish has been the wait. With the historic 1926 fishing vessel Kodiak below the surface in the Crescent City, Calif., boat harbor, owner Mike Garfield has been waiting for nearly a month to see if the project he spent the past 12 years of his life on could be refloated and salvaged. The Kodiak sank in the tsunami generated by the 9.0 earthquake in Japan March 11. Garfield said he put in 15,000 hours ...
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Two Kodiak bear cubs may get new life in Sweden
It was an inauspicious start for the two Kodiak bear cubs that may soon become Kodiak Island ambassadors to Europe. One cub was left without a caretaker in November when his mother was shot in defense of life and property. The other cub somehow separated from her mother in December and wandered through the subdivisions of Kodiak, ending up at Jackson’s trailer park. Both bears were less than a year old, relying on...
Apr 05, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Insurance rate hike could force KIBSD cuts
A modified preliminary budget was presented at Monday night’s Kodiak Island Borough school board work session, showing higher costs in multiple areas, health care chief among them. The preliminary budget was first presented in January. Since then health insurance costs have jumped from a 16 percent increase to a 19 percent increase over last year. This is an additional $75,391. “Altogether we’re looking at approxi...
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Gifford defends roll carts
Borough staff had one final opportunity Thursday to make an argument for the expansion of garbage roll cart service outside Kodiak city limits into the Mission, Woodland Acres, Island Lake and Beaver Lake areas. Borough manager Rick Gifford also tried to clarify what he called misinformation already coming back to the assembly from public comments on the expansion. A public hearing on the expansion will be held Ap...
Apr 04, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Leisnoi board members to resign in protest
Jay Baldwin, president of the Leisnoi Native Corporation board of directors, announced his resignation today from the board due to “disagreements in the direction the corporation is going.” Baldwin also said fellow board member Teresa Baker would join him in submitting her resignation. Baldwin and Baker are the only members on the five-person board who live in Kodiak. Contacted Thursday evening, Leisnoi CEO Carole...
Apr 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Harbor parking passes in final form
Electronic self-pay kiosks and parking permits will be used to solve the parking issues for fishermen. The Kodiak City Council members voted at their regular meeting Thursday to amend a proposal to reflect what they discussed at Tuesday’s work session about harbor parking. “Eligible people would get their permits issued from the harbor department, get some kind of a decal that they can put on their vehicle windshi...
Apr 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shakespeare in the pod
Fairbanks troupe brings Bard to Kodiak
Mar 31, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS student council takes over crosswalks
The Kodiak High School student council has taken stop signs into their own hands in a bid to provide crossing guards for students. “(KHS principal Bill) Watkins actually came to us as well as (Kodiak school district superintendent) Stewart McDonald, and they just told us what was going on and we thought it was a really good opportunity,” student body president Sonja Jones said. “It’s not difficult, but it’s import...
Mar 31, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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New life for Storis?
Bill would turn former Kodiak-based cutter into museum
Mar 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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