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Media Action to host first film festival
Media Action’s first annual film festival is packed with short student films about peace, global warming and Kodiak history. The film festival starts at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium. Media Action is a Kodiak-based nonprofit that leads film workshops in Alaska and internationally to teach kids how to use film to tell stories and make an impact in their communities. Media Action director Marie ...
Sep 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Blockbuster starts going-out-of business sale
Wednesday may have been the busiest day ever for Kodiak’s Blockbuster Video store. That’s part of the reason the store is closing. Just before noon, Blockbuster manager Lyle Phillips opened his store’s doors to a crowd waiting to take advantage of the store’s going-out-of-business sale. That opening capped three days of work for Phillips, who said he was surprised when he received the store’s fatal call a few week...
Sep 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fire damages building on Shelikof Street
Kodiak and Coast Guard firefighters successfully extinguished a small fire Tuesday night on Shelikof Street. According to the Kodiak Fire Department, firefighters were called at 5:38 p.m. to 330 Shelikof Street. That address is the site of a small maintenance building owned by Pacific Seafoods, which is located across the street. Firefighters briefly closed Shelikof Street as they fought the fire, which marred the...
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Harbor board wants to flush problems from public bathroom
The Kodiak ports and harbor advisory board discussed the ongoing abuse of public restrooms on Shelikof Street, during a Wednesday meeting. “Our Shelikof restroom has been a source of a lot of issues over the years,” Kodiak Shipyard manager Lon White said. “Primarily a handful of citizens abuse the use of the facility … they do a bunch of damage to it and make it unusable for the average citizen.” This “handful of ...
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Alaska Airlines brings Q400 to Kodiak for viewing
Alaska Airlines will offer service from Kodiak to Anchorage on a new aircraft beginning next March. A Horizon Air Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft stopped in Kodiak on Tuesday before traveling to Anchorage. Horizon Air president Glenn Johnson said the purpose of the stop was to showcase the plane that will soon become a regular sight. Coast Guard Fire Department members, airport employees, and representatives from...
Sep 11, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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NOAA Law Enforcement investigates seal shot in head
NOAA Law Enforcement agents are asking for the public’s help as they investigate the death of a harbor seal that washed up in Pasagshak last week. According to a necropsy, the harbor seal — defended by the Marine Mammal Protection Act — was killed by a gunshot to the head. Michael Killary, the agent investigating the death, said the seal may have simply been killed by a subsistence hunter. If that happened, NOAA w...
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Teachers, school district reach deal
The Kodiak Island Borough School District and the Kodiak Borough Education Association have agreed upon a new three-year contract with Kodiak teachers. The contract calls for a 1 percent increase in teachers’ base salary each year for three years. In a special school board meeting Monday night, the school board ratified the agreement, finalizing the negotiations reached in June. “This is a difficult time for publi...
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Council will vote on double parking fines
A proposal to increase parking fines from $10 to $20 is moving toward adoption by the Kodiak City Council. The proposal, which comes as part of an overhaul of Kodiak’s “Rules of the Road,” received no comment at Tuesday night’s city council work session. The revised parking rules will receive a public hearing and vote at 7:30 p.m. Thursday night during a regular city council meeting. The city is revising its parki...
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Sun'aq hosts subsistence meeting
Subsistence hunters and fishermen will gather tonight at the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center to prepare a defense of their rights. Alaska’s federal subsistence board is considering changes to the regulations that define a rural community. Because rural communities get preference harvesting subsistence fish and game, that definition is more than an academic question. If Kodiak were to be considered a...
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Barge dock could come to Pasagshak
A new barge dock and boat ramp will be built in Pasagshak Bay if plans by the Alaska Aerospace Corp. come to fruition. According to a permit application filed in August, AAC is considering construction of a nose-in barge dock “to streamline delivery of incoming aerospace-related cargos to the Kodiak Launch Complex.” The new dock would be an integral part of the complex’s planned Launchpad 3 expansion, said AAC chi...
Sep 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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