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Parks and Rec seeks comment on dog park
The City of Kodiak Parks and Recreation Department is seeking community comments on a potential new dog park in the north end of East Addition Park. So far, all the comments have been positive, but the department is still seeking comment especially from people who live in the area and comments regarding what exactly a dog park should look like and what it should contain. “We’re trying to make sure that people in t...
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Asbestos causes High School cost increase
Potential asbestos-containing material found in part of the walls being torn down for the Kodiak High School renovation is causing an almost $200,000 increase in the cost. Vermiculite, a mineral that is used for insulation, was found in three of the walls of the school district's business building. Although vermiculite does not naturally contain asbestos, more than two-thirds of the vermiculite used in the U.S. pr...
Apr 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hatchery shows new building at open house
Pillar Creek Hatchery showed off a new building at their annual open house on Saturday as they prepared to send the latest batch of salmon into Kodiak rivers. The new building provides more office space, storage space, a workshop, and a two-bedroom and two-bathroom apartment for seasonal employees. The new building is the latest in a string of improvements to the Kodiak Regional Aquaculture Association-run hatcher...
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Kodiak man arrested after car chase
A Kodiak man was arrested Friday after leading police and state troopers on a car chase and striking a trooper’s vehicle during the pursuit, police said. Teddy Charliaga, 36, faces several charges after a car chase that began when a police officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop on his vehicle, a news release from the Kodiak Police Department said. Rather than stopping to the flashing red and blue lights, Char...
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Fillet champs
Ocean Beauty took first place in the filleting and trimming competition at ComFish Saturday. From left, Estela Valenzuela, Ocean Beauty production manager Tony Olazabal, Edwin Alejandro, Dr. Alex Oliveira, ASMI technical program director; Trevor Brown, director of the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce; and Jeff Stephan of the United Fishermen’s Marketing Association. (RONI TOLDANES/Kodiak Daily Mirror)_
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Assembly approves P&Z commissioner
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly approved the confirmation of a new commissioner they originally voted against to the Planning and Zoning Commission at their Thursday meeting. Greg Spalinger was confirmed by a vote of four to one. Assembly member Aaron Griffin was absent and assembly member Chris Lynch was the dissenting vote. "While I am well aware of Mr. Spalinger's service to the community, and I am well awar...
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Alutiiq Museum hires Dana Haynes as gallery manager
Dana Haynes has been hired to serve as the Alutiiq Museum’s gallery manager, a position that oversees the museum store and reception desk. She will greet visitors, support store sales and customer service, manage admissions, lead tours, work with local artists, develop store products and events, and participate in a variety of museum projects. She began work on Tuesday, March 31. Haynes grew up in Marlborough, Mas...
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SCOK awarded grant
Senior Citizens of Kodiak, Inc. (SCOK) has been awarded a Tier 1 grant from the Rasmuson Foundation in the amount of $25,000. The grant will be used as a match for the new Kodiak Area Transit (KATS) bus and for repairs to the older KATS bus. KAST is a coordinated transit system serving social service agencies and their clients. SCOK has been the lead agency for KATS since August, 2000, with transit service being p...
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Mallot, Stutes, state officials speak at ComFish
Lt. Gov. Byron Mallot spoke largely about the state budget and listening to Alaskans on issues, while District 32 Rep. Louise Stutes addressed concerns over House Bill 112, a bill she authored, at ComFish 2015. At the annual commercial fishery trade show, Mallott and Stutes were joined by Sam Cotten, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game commissioner, and Jeff Regnart, ADF&G’s director of commercial fisheries, to...
Apr 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Learning through names
How did Heitman Mountain get its name? How about Three Saints Bay? Tiffany Brunson, executive director of the Baranov Museum, told attendees at a talk on Thursday about the history of some of the names of Kodiak places. “We can track the history of a place through the names that are recorded for it,” Brunson said. “We can understand what people lived there, what they thought was important, what was worth naming, a...
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