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Whale Fest begins Saturday
Every year a different graphic is created for the Whale Fest shirts, and this year is special because it features the first graphic worked on by not one or even two artists, but by four. “This is the first year we’ve ever had a group of high school students actually turn in artwork that was chosen for the entire graphic and that’s pretty exciting for them,” said Cheryl Nugent, a Whale Fest volunteer. “And it will ...
Apr 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Roll cart expansion vote postponed
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly wants all of its members present to vote on a controversial proposal to expand roll carts and curbside garbage pickup to areas outside city limits, so present members postponed a vote slated for the regular meeting Thursday. Assembly member Jerrol Friend was excused from the meeting for personal leave. The public hearing on the roll cart expansion drew a crowd of more than 40 to ...
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Possible federal shutdown impacts Kodiak
A federal government shutdown could happen today at midnight if Congress doesn’t come to an agreement on a budget. This would result in a host of shutdowns and problems in Kodiak. “We hope it doesn’t happen, but in case it does we will be shut down,” Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge manager Gary Wheeler said. About 20 employees would be affected by the shutdown. “The fact is the federal government would shut down t...
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Fields honored at high-profile Humane Society event
Leslie Fields had passed through Hollywood before, but she never stopped to take in the glamarous Los Angeles district — until she won the William Wilberforce Award for her Christianity Today cover article. Fields, a speaker, professor, fisherman and writer, received her award at the Genesis Awards, a high-profile event hosted by the Humane Society that honors those who produce works promoting public awareness of ...
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Final new KHS design concept chosen
Last conceptual design meeting is April 11
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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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