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No walking to one Art Walk location
This month’s Kodiak Arts Council First Friday Art Walk showcases jewelry, photography, quilts, and one location not within walking distance, unless you live in Chiniak. Sue Baker’s Clay Creek Pottery studio is a 45-minute drive from the city of Kodiak. The event flyer notes “Walking to Chiniak is not recommended.” Baker will display wheel-thrown and hand-built ceramic pieces. She was invited to be part of the art ...
Sep 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Market welcomes tourists
With six vendors displaying handmade items including jewelry, etched glass, basketry and tanning, the year’s penultimate Bear Town Market welcomed a stream of tourists, Tuesday at the Sun’aq Tribal Hall. One more opportunity remains for local artisans to offer their wares to cruise ship passengers visiting Kodiak during the 2014 season, when the last ship comes in Thursday, Sept. 25. The 780-foot Holland America L...
Sep 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Council votes down NDAA resolution, approves deputy city manager
The council last Thursday voted down a resolution to support repealing the National Defense Authorization Act, which some say infringes on liberties and is un-constitutional. Before the vote, council members commented on it. Council member Terry Haines said, “This is just us putting our hands up for the citizens of Kodiak and saying to our federal government that we understand our need for safety, we understand ou...
Sep 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Officials talk compost facility
Last week, the Kodiak city manager, a representative from the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, and representatives from design company CH2M Hill spoke about the city’s new compost facility project, which is about to undergo the permitting process. The compost facility would turn sludge from the city’s wastewater treatment plant into Class A compost material, which would likely be offered for sale. ...
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Fossil Beach still off limits following rocket explosion
Fossil Beach, a popular recreation area at Pasagshak Bay, is still off limits in the aftermath of the Aug. 25 rocket explosion at the Kodiak Launch Complex, according to the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. A road closure remains in effect while Department of Defense and Alaska Aerospace Corp. personnel investigate the accident that left several structures at the complex damaged. The clos...
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Fire destroys DOT building
Fire destroyed a highway maintenance shed near Chiniak and damaged some equipment Saturday morning. The Kalsin Bay Maintenance Station of the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities stood near where the pavement ends on the Chiniak Highway, past the turnoff to Pasagshak. The building was outside any local fire department’s district. Dale Rice, fire chief at Womens Bay Volunteer Fire Department, t...
Sep 02, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Decorum ordinance, school update discussed at borough work session
At their Thursday work session, Kodiak Island Borough Assembly members put repeal of the decorum in debate ordinance on the agenda for their Sept. 4 meeting. The assembly passed the ordinance July 3, sparking objections from members of the public. Borough manager Bud Cassidy said various assembly members were interested in rescinding or revising the ordinance, and his staff was looking for direction. Borough clerk...
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Military begins to collect rocket debris
Kodiak residents can expect more explosions related to the failed launch of an extremely fast experimental weapon Monday, but officials said they would keep people well away from the action. A military explosives disposal team has been working on the state-owned Kodiak Launch Complex at Narrow Cape to collect and destroy solid rocket fuel left over from the launch Monday that ended in an explosion when an operator...
Aug 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Parnell, Walker, Mallot debate fisheries
Gov. Sean Parnell, independent candidate Bill Walker and Democrat Byron Mallott garnered boos and applause from the crowd of 70 at a gubernatorial fisheries debate held Thursday at the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium. Bycatch reduction featured prominently in questions from the media panel and audience. The panelists were Laine Welch of "Fish Radio" and "Fish Factor" and Margie Bauman of the Cordova Times and Fisherme...
Aug 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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AAC looks to rebuild complex
Alaska Aerospace Corp. wants to get back into the rocket business without asking the state for more money, following a launch mishap that damaged buildings at the Kodiak Launch Complex early Monday. “Our intent is to rebuild a launch complex out at Kodiak,” AAC president and CEO Craig Campbell said at a meeting of the corporation’s board Thursday. “That’s our goal — to get back to everything the way it was before ...
Aug 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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