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Lon White take over harbormaster duties with eye on big projects
The City of Kodiak picked Lon White to replace Marty Owen as the Cityʼs Harbormaster; expecting to see a time of big harbor projects, some ongoing and some new, ahead under his helmsmanship. He begins his duties on Wednesday, following Owen who has served as the Cityʼs Harbormaster for nearly two decades, the City of Kodiak said in a statement. “The immediate goals are to see our Pier 3 project through to completi...
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Afognak Native taps Hambright as CEO, further diversification seen
The Afognak Native Corporation named technical services whiz Greg Hambright as its new CEO, a move that will see the company leveraging its government services prowess to grow the business while diversifying its portfolio. Hambright, 53, was senior vice president of technical services for Afognak’s largest wholly owned subsidiary, Alutiiq, L.L.C. in Huntsville, Ala. Afognak Native Corporation was organized in 1977...
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Fires near missile launch site put out by motorists
Two auctioneers and a group of passersby on Sunday found themselves putting out fires off Pasagshak Road using soda bottles and similar containers to douse flames. Cliff Brulotte and Scott Fisher of Alaska Auction Co in Anchorage, in town for an auction on Monday, were out sightseeing near the missile launch facility when they literally drove into a blaze allegedly set off by a couple indulging in fireworks pranks...
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Possible “corporate shaming” campaign to aim at Lesnoi
A group of Kodiakans may start a “corporate shaming” campaign aimed at getting A1 TImber Consultants Inc. to be better neighbors. At an informal meeting Saturday in Fisherman’s Hall, about 20 area residents discussed how the Chehalis, Wash.-based firm carries out logging and trucking under contract from Leisnoi Native Corp. land near Chiniak. Several of the people on hand voiced concerns about clear-cutting, herbi...
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Kodiak population growth seen flat through 2042
A state report projects the Kodiak Island Borough will have roughly the same population in 2042 as it does today. The report, released last month by the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, estimates Kodiak will see generally flat growth in the years ahead. Population numbers are expected to climb by about 2.5 percent between 2012 and 2022, before leveling off for the next 20 years. The borough po...
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KEA: Kodiak at 99.4 percent renewable
As the tiny Spanish island of El Hierro in the Canary Islands becomes the world’s first landmass to power itself entirely on renewables, Kodiak Island is hovering close to the 100 percent renewables mark as well. Kodiak’s power portfolio currently holds at 99.3 percent. That’s up from 95.4 percent for full-year 2013. According to numbers like those, 100 percent hydro-electric should be right around the corner. Rig...
May 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weather records smashed over weekend as mountain air warms
The brilliant sunshine and long daylight hours brought more than joy over the weekend for Kodiak. An 11-year weather record was obliterated on Friday afternoon when temperatures peaked at 66 degrees and temperature records fell all across Alaska. “There are at least 10 records broken,” said Christian Cassell, a forecaster with the National Weather Service in Anchorage. Locally, Friday’s early heat surge broke a de...
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Kodiakans mostly averse to pot legalization
If an informal sampling of opinions around town is any indicator, Kodiakans are almost dead-set against the stateʼs marijuana initiative that would make pot legal in November. The Alaska Marijuana Legalization Measure is on the ballot on Nov. 4. If voters approve it, it will allow people age 21 and older to posses up to 1 ounce of marijuana and up to six plants. It will also make the manufacture, sale, and possess...
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Reports of physical and sexual abuse against children spiking in Kodiak
Alaska State Troopers reported that several incidents involving abuse or sexual abuse of minors were reported to it during the last week, indicative of a rising tide in abuse and sexual crimes against minors in Kodiak. The State Troopers reports listed two allegations of physical abuse of a minor cases and two accounts of sexual abuse of a minor, all of which are being investigated. One report from April 17 detail...
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Science fair uncovers secrets of brushing, bacteria, and lemon juice
Fourth and fifth-graders at Peterson Elementary School displayed the results of their investigations of plant growth, chemistry, aerodynamics, cooking times, and other topics at a science fair, Thursday on the school gymnasium. “We didn’t do it last year,” said fourth-grade teacher Susan Gill, who organized the event with fifth-grade teacher Les James. Each student chose their own question, devised a hypothesis to...
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