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Kids get ‘Errors’ right
Long-lost family, local touches and Shakespeare combine in a local youth production of “The Comedy of Errors” about the confusion that ensues when twins try to find each other. As a Kodiak Arts Council Sum’Arts program, the production came together in just 30 hours of rehearsals over the past three weeks. “I’m really crazy and jealous, and I don’t like how my husband spends a lot of time with his friends instead o...
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ADF&G invites test fishery bids
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Kodiak is requesting quotes (bids) to generate revenue by allowing the harvest of commercial salmon in the Kodiak Area (Area K), the department announced Thursday. The department is seeking to generate two lots of $20,000 each. The quotes must be based on percentage of the dock value. For example, a test fishermen may bid 20 percent of the total dock value. In this case, t...
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City looks at exemptions to make up income loss
On Tuesday the Kodiak City Council heard the first of four presentations on city revenue sources as the city seeks to cover expenses and offset decreasing funds. Sales tax is the city’s No. 1 source of revenue. Under city code, some sales tax revenue is tied to investments in the tourism industry and road, parks and harbor capital projects. According to city finance director Kelly Mayes, this accounts for about $1...
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Police ID man found in harbor
The man found dead in the Kodiak harbor Wednesday is Clayton Edmond Uloran, 27, according to Lt. D.J. Clumpner at the Kodiak Police Department. Asked if there were any witnesses to the death, Clumpner said no. The body was sent to the medical examiner’s office for autopsy. “That’s pretty common with unattended deaths,” Clumpner said. The results had not yet been returned as of Thursday afternoon. Police received a...
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State seeks STIP change input
The public comment period for Amendment 1 to the 2016-19 State Transportation Improvement Plan is open through Aug. 19, according to a Tuesday release from the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. The STIP list, approved by the Legislature in November 2015, includes five Kodiak area projects. They are improvements to Rezanoff Drive from the airport to Chiniak Highway, Otmeloi Way reconstructi...
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Mountain Views: Caring for others means taking time for self
"How do you have time to write?" people occasionally ask me. Perhaps the answer lies in the magic of old love letters. During a recent effort to clean out our guest room in preparation for a visiting archaeologist, I began sorting through a container of letters and pictures from college. It resembled an archaeology dig of its own. The bottom layer was the early 1990s, the middle layer was later ’90s, the top was m...
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Mine foes look to build local support
The latest film to be shown at the Kodiak Public Library is one opposed to the possible Chuitna River coal mine on the west side of Cook Inlet. “We want to be reaching out to as many Alaskans as possible about the proposed mine project and it’s impact on Kodiak,” said Kristen Collins with the Alaska Center for the Environment, which brought the film to Kodiak. After the film showing, the room was opened up for que...
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Week in Words: Cousin in Dallas survives tragic ‘war zone’
I was one of many Americans who stayed up late last Thursday night as details of the Dallas shooting poured into Twitter. Normally, I have the discipline to turn off media during late-night Lower 48 crises, but I have some strong ties to Dallas. I lived there for several years, my brother lives there, along with many old friends, and my cousin is an officer with the Dallas Police Department. My cousin, who was inv...
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‘Bandit range’ cleanup with eye to future
Members of the local Boy Scout troop picked up bag after bag of bottles, shell casings and pieces of trash Tuesday, cleaning up the Monashka Bay “bandit range.” Until their effort, the unsanctioned shooting range was littered with trash. “There are thousands of spent cartridges, plus people take thing out there to set up homemade targets — bottles, cans — and shoot and then just leave it there,” said Kodiak Island...
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Court finds for new land owners in trailer park evictions
The Alaska state court has ruled in favor of Jackson Mobile Home Park in three eviction proceedings and scheduled evidentiary hearings in two others. Judge Steve Cole ordered a second hearing for two Jackson residents who received eviction notices citing a change in land use. Attorney Jill Wittenbrader made several arguments on behalf of her clients, tenants Judi Kidder and David Masinter, including that the evict...
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