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Fourth site option suggested for Kodiak Maritime Museum
During a community meeting Friday, the Kodiak Maritime Museum brought three new site location choices to the public, and the public came up with a fourth site. The museum has never had a physical place to display the numerous collections it has acquired over the years. Instead, the collections sit packed up at the Baranov Museum and in a small utility building at St. Herman Harbor. “There is an increasing need for...
May 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Big construction season starts on Kodiak Island
KODIAK — While gardeners wield their trowels, men and women with bigger shovels are planting a bumper crop of orange cones this construction season in Kodiak. From Pasagshak to Pillar Mountain, Spruce Cape to Old Harbor, Kodiak is enjoying a building boom. Though the $65 million Kodiak High School renovation and expansion has been delayed until next spring, this summer will see work on more than $200 million in pr...
May 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Holland America slashes Kodiak port visits in 2013
There will be an open space at Pier 2 and a big hole in Kodiak’s tourist economy next summer, thanks to a course change by cruise line Holland America. This week, the Kodiak Island Convention and Visitors Bureau learned that Holland America is redeploying the Amsterdam, Kodiak’s most reliable cruise visitor. This year, the Amsterdam will make eight stops in Kodiak, more than half of the 14 port visits planned by a...
May 04, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Construction will cut Near Island water on Saturday
Though it’s surrounded by ocean, Near Island will be without water for about six hours on Saturday. The city’s public works department needs to shut off the island’s drinking water so it can begin replacing a 1,000-foot water line on Rezanof Drive that stretches from Near Island Bridge to the high school. The work is needed before Brechan Enterprises starts to repave the road under a summer contract with the state...
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Kodiakans keep their hats on for Kentucky Derby fundraiser
Women will wear their best hats to the first “Run for the Roses” Kentucky Derby party in Kodiak. The Morning Rotary is holding the party as a scholarship fundraiser at the Kodiak Elks Lodge on Saturday. “This is something new and exciting for Kodiak,” organizer Brett Bass said. “Derby attire is encouraged.” For women, that means a big colorful hat and matching outfit. All hat wearers will walk in a hat parade and ...
May 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak borough assembly keeps new hospital facility moving forward
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly gave its approval Thursday night to architectural planning for a new long-term care facility at Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center, but not without a bit of reluctance. In extended debate, assembly members Mel Stephens and Louise Stutes said they support the facility, just not borough funding of the $11 million project. “I have said before I do not believe the local governme...
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Isle Bells plans weekend "Spring Ring"
Kodiak’s community handbell choir, Isle Bells, will hold a “Spring Ring” concert on Sunday. There will be two shows at St. James the Fisherman Church, held at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Each 40-minute performance will feature six songs, including music from “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “Phantom of the Opera.” “The audience should expect a combination of techniques and effects, and a varied repertoire of songs familiar to...
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Safety classes encourage kayakers to prepare for summer
Kodiak kayakers have plenty of opportunities to freshen up their safety skills this weekend before heading out to the water. On Saturday the Kodiak Coast Guard Auxiliary will hold a four-hour basic safety course for kayakers. “This is a new program,” Auxiliary member Mike Amberg said. “It will help people getting involved with kayaks have a basic knowledge of safety.” The class will teach proper kayak transport, e...
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FAA seeks to fine Alaska Airlines for alleged failed inspections
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials are seeking $655,125 in fines against Alaska Airlines and its Horizon Air affiliate for alleged safety violations, including failing to inspect a plane for cracks. The Federal Aviation Administration said Thursday that Horizon operated a Bombardier Dash-8-400 aircraft on 45 flights, while it failed to follow a safety order to check for cracked or corroded fittings on the engine ...
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Kodiakans uncover garbage but no clues to double murder during mass search
They didn’t find what they were looking for. More than 100 Coast Guard employees and community members uncovered gloves, bags, a small knife, old shell casings and broken drug paraphernalia, but nothing related to the murders of retired Chief Petty Officer Richard Belisle and Petty Officer 1st Class Jim Hopkins. Belisle and Hopkins were found dead at the Coast Guard Communication Station Kodiak on April 12. The Co...
May 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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