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Kodiak sets temperature record
On Wednesday, Kodiak set a high temperature record as the National Weather Service office at Kodiak State Airport reported a high of 59 degrees. The old record was 57 degrees, set in 1990. The high record for Thursday is 60 degrees, also set in 1990. Wednesday's record followed one set Friday, April 20, when temperatures hit 56 degrees. That mark topped the old record of 55 degrees, set in 1936.
Apr 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Russian Ridge is top topic at first trails summit
Hikers, bikers and ATV riders came together for the first trails summit meeting held by the Kodiak Island Borough Parks and Recreation Committee. A twice-annual trails summit was called for by the trails plan, a document that outlines all trails in the road system of the Kodiak Island Borough and advises steps to improve and maintain them. The trails plan took almost a decade to write and was completed last year. ...
Apr 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Runway closes at Kodiak State Airport as paving project resumes
One of Kodiak State Airport’s runways closes today and another will be limited in length as work restarts on a project to repave the airport’s tarmac. Merle Sena, the state engineer in charge of the $23.7 million project, said runway 18/36 will be closed and pilots using runway 7/25 will be affected by a “displaced threshold,” which in effect shortens the landing area. “It will change their approach,” he said. He ...
Apr 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Balancing act
Brian Hare balances another dancer on his shoulders during Thodos Dance Chicago’s performance, Saturday in the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium. Kodiak was the final stop in Alaska for the nine-person contemporary group. (James Brooks photos)
Apr 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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School board banks on borough to ease deficit
The Kodiak Island Borough School District school board passed a preliminary 2013 school year budget that includes some staff cuts, in a meeting Monday night. After receiving financial help from the Alaska Legislature, the Kodiak Island Borough School District’s $3.5 million deficit shrank to $854,000. The district is still waiting on two key events to play out to see if additional cuts need to be made. The budget ...
Apr 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Street repairs coming soon
This summer, traffic will likely be restricted on Rezanof Drive East as Brechan Enterprises repaves the road. The main roadway, filled with hundreds of potholes, will cost around $5 million to repave. Due to recent project developments, Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities project manager Steve Jochens hopes to start repaving the street in mid-June. “There’s been a development where the contra...
Apr 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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FBI asks for Kodiak public's help
The FBI is seeking the public’s help as it investigates the murder of a Coast Guardsman and a civilian employee at Communication Station Kodiak. On Friday, the FBI released photographs of two vehicles — a dirty, white, 2002 Dodge Ram pickup truck and a blue, four-door Honda CRV. Anyone who observed either vehicle in the vicinity of Anton Larsen Bay Road, Rezanof Drive or Kodiak State Airport on April 12 or 13 is a...
Apr 23, 2012 | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prom goes off without a hitch under the northern lights
With chaperones keeping a watchful eye and cellphone cameras snapping on all sides, Kodiak High School's prom went off without a hitch on Saturday night in the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center. Heroic effort by Joselito Mendoza, the junior class council and others, the convention center ballroom was transformed into a scene unlike any other in Kodiak. Sheets of paper dangled from the ceiling, while colored columns ...
Apr 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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15 in Kodiak archipelago become American citizens in ceremony
The song “God Bless the USA” echoed from a classroom on Friday at Kodiak College as 15 people became new U.S. citizens. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services sends a representative to Kodiak three or four times a year when someone in the area has applied for citizenship and is ready to be interviewed and sworn in. Of the 15 people naturalized, there were 11 from the Philippines, one from Germany, one from ...
Apr 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Regular Ouzinkie ferry debuts Friday
Ouzinkie’s long wait to be a stop on the Alaska Marine Highway system ends Friday. The ferry Tustumena will make its first scheduled visit to the Spruce Island community at 10:30 a.m., when it arrives from Port Lions. The return voyage will depart Kodiak for Ouzinkie at 6 p.m. The regularly scheduled service was made possible by the village’s new dock, completed this spring. While fuel barges already use the dock ...
Apr 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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