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KIBSD hopes to fix faulty sign
The Kodiak High School (KHS) LED sign has stood lifeless on the patch of grass next to Rezanof and the school’s giant rock for months, but that may all be coming to an end soon — though not in the preferred way. “We’ve had a challenge with the contractor in getting response out of him to handle the warranty,” Kodiak Island Borough School director of operations Scott Williams said. “We made a decision we would, so ...
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Borough seeks input on zone code rewrites
The next step in a borough-wide rewrite of development codes dealing with subdivisions, zoning and land management will be a series of public workshops in Kodiak and Chiniak this week seeking feedback on the direction the rewrite project is taking. The Kodiak meeting will take place in the high school cafeteria Thursday beginning at 6 p.m. The Chiniak meeting will follow on Friday at 6:30 p.m. in the Chiniak Schoo...
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Public hearing on curbside garbage shifts to April 7
A public hearing to gauge the support or opposition of an extension of garbage roll cart service to areas outside city limits has been postponed from the Kodiak Island Borough regular meeting of March 17 to April 7. Assistant borough clerk Jessica Kilborn said the postponement was due to the requests of several interested residents who would not be able to attend the meeting because of spring break. The Kodiak Isl...
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Kodiak merchants happy with tax-free day shopping boost
Tax-free day may not stir up all the shopping craziness of Black Friday, but for some Kodiak businesses it’s just as important. “I want (Kodiak) to keep doing it because tax free day and Black Friday are my two best days of the year,” The Rookery store owner Chris Lynch said. “It was a great day — very busy and great sales.” Tax-free day happens once a year on the first Saturday of March. Any shopping within city ...
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On display
A display case at Kodiak High School displays artwork for the art show in celebration of National Women’s History Month. The art show was put up Monday and will be at the high school until March 31. The grand opening is March 12 at 1 p.m. (Louis Garcia photo)
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FITC fate to be decided in coming months
The fate of the Fisheries Industrial Technology Center (FITC) on Kodiak’s Near Island will be decided in the coming months, based partly on information gathered by a newly created review committee. The goal of the committee, formed by the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) chancellor, is to assess FITC’s current and recent past value to the fish processing industry and, more generally, to the fishing industry in...
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Operation Reporter
KHS alum Jeric Quiliza visits the U.S. Army training center
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1964 quake exhibit opens at Baranov Museum
An exhibit opening at the Baranov Museum on Saturday will give insight into earthquakes, with a focus on the one Kodiak endured in 1964 and new photos of the destruction. The new photos are from Kodiak Island resident Sid Omlid’s collection of aerial photos and photos taken the night of the earthquake. “The opportunity to see Sid’s new collection provides a new perspective and new images,” Baranov Museum executive...
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KRAA hopes to increase sockeye returns for Karluk Lake
Bryan Ellsworth, a setnet fisherman on the west side of Kodiak in the area of Uganik Bay, has seen poor sockeye salmon returns over the past three years affect his business to the point to where it is just squeaking by. “Borderline failure,” he calls it. Ellsworth said he is allowed to fish only about half the time he could just four or five years ago, due to the escapement goals for Karluk Lake. “Karluk pretty mu...
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Tustemena sidelined from March 28 to April 6
The ferry Tustumena is scheduled to leave Kodiak the evening of March 28 and won’t return until the morning of April 6 due to scheduled repairs at the Seward Shipyard. The maintenance will run from March 29 through April 4. Normal ferry service will then resume.
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