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Uyak land eyed for EVOS fund preservation
As one timbering contract on Afognak Island nears its end, some are hoping funds from the Exxon Valdez oil spill settlement can save a portion of the property from logging. The land in question is located near Paramanof Bay near Thorsheim Lake. Sockeye and coho salmon run in a stream on the property, currently owned by Uyak Natives, Inc. Harbor seals, Kodiak bears, harlequin ducks and elk are among the species to ...
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Evidence submitted for new trial, motion timeline pushed back
Attorneys for the United States have an extra two weeks to respond to Wild Alaskan-owner Darren Byler’s motion for a new trial. Byler’s attorney filed a motion on Aug. 22 asking for a new trial. The U.S. attorney’s office had until Monday to file a response, but filed a motion of their own that day asking to extend the deadline two weeks until Sept. 12, a motion that was unopposed by Byler’s attorney, John Cashion...
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Hampster balls, beer new at fair
The annual Kodiak Rodeo and State Fair is this weekend with promises of fun for the whole family with a new children’s play area, on- and off-island roping and bull-riding talent, and lots of food. “There’s going to be a pie-eating contest both days, and we are looking for tug o’ war teams, male and female,” said Joan Levenson, secretary for the rodeo and state fair board. New this year is the Kodiak Maritime Muse...
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Week in Words: Singing the way to softer, gentler platform
49ers’ quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the national anthem as a protest against the current state of race relations in the U.S. has stoked all sorts of responses to the purpose of the tradition (it is a tradition, not a mandate), and to the anthem itself. “Anthem” comes from the Old English “ontemn” or “antefn” and generally referred to a song sung “antiphonally,” though most antiphonic songs a...
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More crossings could have guards
Early morning drivers saw Captain America at the intersection of Rezanof Drive and Benny Benson Avenue on Tuesday, as the comic book hero ensured the safety of children making their way to East Elementary for the first day of school. But that corner and some others that get heavy foot traffic might not always have such protection unless more heroes step up. Kodiak High School teacher Lindsey Glenn said the crosswa...
Aug 31, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
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City gives final approval on election information ordinance
The Kodiak City Council unanimously approved the second reading of an ordinance on potential public information campaigns for two ballot propositions on the October 4 municipal ballot. The ordinance does not allocate additional funds, but lays the groundwork to allow council, should it later choose, to use $25,000 already budgeted in fiscal year 2017 to distribute information that “may influence the outcome of the...
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Diesel company to staff local shop continuously
Cummins Sales and Service is increasing its presence in Kodiak to have constant technicians here to answer demand. Cummins, an Indiana-based diesel engine manufacturer, is leasing building space on Near Island and will fly in technicians who will rotate out every week or two, said Geoff Conrad, director of marine sales and service in Alaska. “(Currently), we would come out to Kodiak when we got a service call in A...
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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...
Aug 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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