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Assembly hears about energy
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly received a presentation on the Kodiak Regional Energy Plan from a Southwest Alaska Municipal Conference representative at their Thursday work session. The regional plan is the first step in a planning process that is part of an effort by the Alaska Energy Authority to ultimately reduce the cost of power and dependence on fossil fuels across the state. The plan identified alternat...
Nov 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Council approves new skate park ramps
The Kodiak City Council awarded a bid for two new skate park ramps for Baranof Park at Tuesday’s meeting. City Manager Amiée Kniaziowski said the ramps to be purchased will replace the two large ones at the park. The Parks and Recreation Department maintenance crew has rebuilt the small ramps at the park, and the medium-size ramps are not in as bad of shape as the large ones. A three-phase replacement schedule has...
Nov 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Assembly reviews nonprofit funding at work session
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly has extensively discussed how to distribute nonprofit funding for the next year, tackling issues such as whether the assembly should cap how much money an individual nonprofit could receive. The assembly also discussed whether to keep part of the funding in reserve for contingency funding during the year, and whether to keep the nonprofit subcommittee to review all applications. ...
Nov 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local Subway celebrates 25 years in Kodiak
This month marks 25 years of Subway in Kodiak, half the length the global company has been around. Kodiak franchise owner Dan Rohrer has run it for most of those 25 years, and if he has his way, he’ll be running it forever. In November 1989, Subway opened in their downtown location. The franchise was originally opened by Kevin and Sherry Tortorella with financing by Rohrer’s parents, Dick and Sue. Rohrer worked in...
Nov 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Denali disaster author to sign books
A former Kodiak resident is returning to the Emerald Isle on Friday to sign his book about a 1967 mountaineering disaster on Denali. Andy Hall, a former Daily Mirror reporter and editor, wrote “Denali’s Howl: The Deadliest Climbing Disaster on America’s Wildest Peak,” about a 12-man crew that tackled the tallest mountain in North America, Mt. McKinley, commonly referred to as Denali. A terrible storm rolled in, is...
Nov 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Heavy rain causes several slides
Heavy rain throughout Tuesday, which broke a 55-year-old record, and Wednesday caused several mudslides that partially blocked Kodiak roads on Wednesday. The first one early Wednesday morning blocked one lane of traffic on Rezanof Drive West across from Pier 2, according to a Kodiak Police Department Nixle alert. It was sent shortly after 6 a.m. on Wednesday. Less than an hour later, another Nixle alert stated tha...
Nov 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Troopers warn public about panty thief
Lock up your underwear. The Alaska State Troopers are warning Kodiak residents to secure their homes and be aware of their surroundings in light of a rash of recent burglaries that involved the theft of women’s underwear. The Public Service Advisement from the troopers Wednesday said in the past week, the troopers have received burglary, criminal trespass and theft reports from people in Kodiak. “AST believes the ...
Nov 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Legion and VFW hold Veterans Day services
The event failed to attract throngs of people, but persistent rain didn’t discourage local Veterans of Foreign Wars: They did not fail to honor those who’ve served. During a short ceremony at the American Cemetery on Tuesday, veterans offered prayers, taps and the reading of a 1961 John F. Kennedy Veterans Day address. About 15 people showed up, including, Raymond Stobniski, the commander of VFW post 056, and Dewe...
Nov 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Horizon and Matson announce merger
Horizon Lines and Matson announced a merger agreement Tuesday where Matson will buy Horizon’s stock for $69.2 million, according to a joint press statement. Matson, a Hawaii-based transportation company offering services in the Pacific, did not operate in Alaska before the agreement. Horizon has a big presence in Kodiak, providing twice weekly sailings from Tacoma, Washington and Anchorage to Kodiak, as well as a ...
Nov 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Artist teaches metalworking at museum
A dozen people learned metalworking while making a piece of jewelry at the Alutiiq Museum on Saturday. Jim Miller, an artist from Port Graham, which is close to the tip of Kenai Peninsula , taught the class. He’s taught woodworking before, but never metalworking. “I couldn’t resist a trip to Kodiak,” Miller said. “I wanted to let people just get some hands-on, get the feel of it if it’s something they like or if i...
Nov 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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