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Warm August Night concert is successful fundraiser for Kodiak food bank
KODIAK — Clouds hid the stars, but nothing hid the smiles on the faces of music lovers who attended the sixth annual Warm August Night concert at the Kodiak Fairgrounds on Saturday evening. The annual concert, organized by the Lions Club of Kodiak, is an opportunity for Kodiak residents to hear local bands show off their talent in front of a far bigger audience than those normally available on the island. About 60...
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Coast Guard commandant visits Kodiak
KODIAK — Adm. Bob Papp, commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, concluded a two-day visit to Kodiak Sunday afternoon by laying out his vision for the service’s Arctic future. “We just completed what’s called the High-Latitude Study, and that’s for both the Arctic and Antarctic. What the study did … it said that this country should have about six polar icebreakers,” Papp said. Papp is the highest ranking officer in the...
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Garden tour is a blooming success
KODIAK — The Kodiak garden tour this weekend was an event open for anyone wanting to attend, but one unexpected guest appreciating flower gardens in Bell’s Flats on Sunday caused some excitement. Gesa Gustafson’s home off Kalsin Drive was on the garden tour this year for its container flower garden. Sunday’s mild weather on Kodiak contributed to a huge turnout at the four Bell’s Flats residences on the garden tour...
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Weekend tour highlights Kodiak gardeners’ success
KODIAK — The Kodiak Garden Club invites island residents to pull up their roots this weekend and get moving for a tour of gardens around the city and in Bell’s Flats. The two-day event includes nine sites in Kodiak proper and four in Bell’s Flats. Maps to the city sites will be available from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday in the Kodiak High School parking lot, and the tour runs from 1 to 4:30 p.m., rain or shine. Maps t...
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Firefighters rescue woman from smoke
KODIAK — Bayside and Kodiak city firefighters responding to a 911 call early Thursday morning may have saved a bedtime smoker from death by carbon monoxide poisoning. According to Bayside fire chief Bob Himes, a woman called 911 for an ambulance, reporting that she was having trouble breathing. Medics and the fire department responded, but there was no answer when they knocked on the home’s door. They found the ho...
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Kodiak Mayor Carolyn Floyd won't run for re-election
KODIAK — The city of Kodiak’s nine-term mayor, Carolyn Floyd, has decided not to run for office this year, joining longtime city council member Tom Walters in standing aside after nearly two decades of municipal service. “Look, I’ve run for 18 years,” Floyd said Thursday, “and it’s time I have some rest on my own.” Before becoming the mayor of Kodiak in 1993, Floyd was president of Kodiak College. The only candida...
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Kodiak to be featured in TV miniseries episode
KODIAK — A three-part TV series will expose a piece of Kodiak to PBS viewers nationwide in April 2012, and a film crew is capturing footage right now on Alaska’s largest Island. “Earth: The Operators’ Manual” is a miniseries attempting to explain climate history and capture the ways countries, cities and people are attacking climate change with alternative energy. “Everybody thinks Kodiak is such a perfect example...
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Kodiak Borough Assembly gets earful of complaints about timber plan
KODIAK — Members of the public took the opportunity to express concern about a proposed timber sale near Chiniak to the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly at a regular meeting Thursday. The borough owns more than 800 acres of forested land south of the Chiniak settlement. The assembly discussed the possibility last week that with a timber harvesting company working on adjacent Leisnoi land, the borough could put out a...
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Bear sightings put Bells Flats residents on alert
KODIAK — A number of bear sightings in the Bell’s Flats area, including one of a bear wounded by an arrow, have residents on guard and wildlife troopers on the lookout for people who may be feeding the animals. “It seems to be just a few individuals who are causing the problems,” said Larry Van Daele, Kodiak Area wildlife biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Van Daele said it is common to see bea...
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ACS makes fixes to avoid repeat Kodiak DSL outage
KODIAK — Alaska Communications has traced the cause of Wednesday’s DSL Internet outage to equipment failure, ACS spokeswoman Heather Cavanaugh said. “The failure occurred during regularly scheduled maintenance,” she said. “We were able to isolate the source of the outage within minutes.” The problem was that no replacement part was available on the island, Cavanaugh said. “(We) got it on the first flight we could ...
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