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Responders contain fire to single room
No injuries were reported after a fire at a seafood processing facility in downtown Kodiak on Saturday evening. According to Kodiak Fire Department Chief James Mullican, the initial call came in at 9:37 p.m. and the first fire crew arrived at the scene on East Marine Way at 9:42 p.m. Upon assessment of the blaze, all city firefighters were called in, along with additional crews from the Bayside Fire Department and...
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State lets pharmacists dispense naloxone
The state of Alaska released a proposal for a new section of code to outline procedures for pharmacists in dispensing opioid overdose drugs, according to a Monday announcement. The proposed change in administrative code follows the March passage of a state law allowing pharmacists who have completed a board-approved training program to independently distribute anti-opioid overdose drugs, including naloxone. Heroin...
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City to vote on ballot information
The Kodiak City Council will hold a final vote Tuesday on an ordinance that would allow “without limitation information that may influence the outcome of the election” in information campaigns about ballot measures. The Oct. 4 municipal election includes votes on city employee unionization and the idea of consolidating local governments. According to packet documents, the city allocates funds each year to provide ...
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KIB interested in conservation easements
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly discussed how to fund nonprofits and received an update on potential conservation easements at their Thursday work session. In a brief update, Austin Quinn-Davidson from the Great Land Trust spoke about proposed conservation easements on Leisnoi-owned land on Long Island and at Termination Point. The Great Land Trust proposes buying conservation easements with Exxon Valdez Oil Sp...
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Powers: KIB needs plans, review of organization
After three months with the Kodiak Island Borough, new manager Michael Powers is calling for some changes and new directions for the borough and praises borough staff and the community for its diversity. In a three-page 90-day report, Powers calls for expanded recycling, short- and long-term goal planning, a borough facilities plan, more interaction with villages, more training and a review of borough organization...
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Hepatitis C back on the rise
As Alaska communities struggle to combat a growing heroin epidemic, reported cases of hepatitis C are increasing in the state, particularly among young adults, according to an epidemiology bulletin from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. In the Kodiak Island Borough, the number of new reported cases fell from 22 in 2011 to nine in 2012, but has slowly increased since, with 12 in 2013, 15 in 2014 ...
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Trusty Tusty, Part 4: Years of bumps add up
Editor’s note: This is the final part of a four-part series about the health of the ferry Tustumena and the need to replace the 52-year-old ship. It was first published in the Juneau Empire and has been serialized for your convenience. Every year, the Alaska Marine Highway System Ferry Tustumena gets a checkup. It’s taken out of service, hauled into dry dock and examined. If things are irredeemably broken, they’re...
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Trusty Tusty, Part 3: Exams and jury-rigging
Editor’s note: This is the third part of a four-part series about the health of the ferry Tustumena and the need to replace the 52-year-old ship. It was first published in the Juneau Empire and has been serialized for your convenience. If it were a car, it would be eligible for the specialty license plates Alaska reserves for antiques. At 52 years old, the Alaska Marine Highway System Ferry Tustumena is older than...
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
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Getting it together: Council, assembly agree to schedule joint meetings
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly and Kodiak City Council will hold meetings every other month to facilitate communication between the two bodies. On Tuesday, at the two governing bodies’ first joint work session in five months, city mayor Pat Branson proposed the bi-monthly meetings, to which the council and assembly members readily agreed. “It’s on our calendar, who shows up, what the agenda might be, it would ...
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College seeks non-credit ideas, teachers
Kodiak College received approximately 100 applications from prospective new students for the semester beginning Monday, but the institution is hoping for even more students as it introduces new non-credit courses in the coming months. The community courses are part of an initiative that began last spring and includes maritime courses offered through the maritime workforce development department. Heather Corriere, ...
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