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Natives leadership teams finalizes absentee in-person voting for villages
A Native leadership team said on Friday it completed the final list of absentee in-person and early voting sites in rural areas in Alaska. The Native leadership team said it completed its work and signed up 128 villages in 11 business days. The program was organized by the Alaska Federation of Natives, the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act Regional Association, and Get Out The Native Vote. The parties agreed on ...
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Students to learn Russian culture at camp
Next week, Kodiak students will learn Russian songs and dances at a cultural camp sponsored by the Baranov Museum, the Kodiak Russian Balalaika players and the Kodiak Arts Council. Students will try traditional foods, dress, music and dance at the Kodiak High School and the museum. “The first day, we’ll meet at the museum to get that flavor of the Russian culture from being in the museum where all the old artifact...
Jul 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coast Guard, Good Samaritans help in two boat rescues
U.S. Coast Guard assets from Kodiak and Good Samaritan ships were involved in three different rescues Wednesday, one locally, one on the Kennicott ferry and another near Kotzebue. In the local operation, the Coast Guard and the crew of the fishing vessel Katherine assisted three men aboard the vessel Jeanoah taking on water in Shelikof Strait Wednesday. “Coast Guard watchstanders in sector Anchorage received a cal...
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Public comments on controversial decorum ordinance
Kodiak residents spoke out on Thursday against a meeting decorum ordinance recently passed by the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly. The ordinance was introduced at the June 19 meeting and was passed on July 3, 5-1, after a public hearing in which no one spoke on the issue. Assembly member Mel Stephens voted against it. Since then, chatter in local Facebook groups has mostly gone against the ordinance with a few for ...
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Sun’aq Tribe starts Buskin study ahead of runway
The Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak announced that it is starting an environmental investigation of the Buskin River outlet. This is being done partly to mitigate for the loss of fish habitat and other adverse environmental impacts associated with the Kodiak Airport runway extension beginning this summer. “The purpose of the five-year $450,000 effort will be to document biological, chemical, and physical changes as influen...
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Dock may see temporary closure due repairs
The Anton Larsen Bay dock may be closed for business temporarily Sunday and Monday because of a geotechnical investigation. Matt Gandel, project manager for the Kodiak Island Borough, explained that engineers will be “drilling to see what the soil is like under the water.” Borough planners still have yet to determine whether the dock piles will be drilled or driven. Also, a drill rig will be brought out to the doc...
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Cliff fall survivor may be discharged next week
A Kodiak teen injured in a fall from a cliff near White Sands Beach is on the mend in Anchorage and may return home to Kodiak soon. Brenda Finley reports that her son Nathan, 14, slipped on a mossy trail heading towards a beach near White Sands on July 5, resulting in a significant fall. Estimates of the fall were between 20 and 30 feet. “He lost his footing on the moss… He slipped and he fell and he went sliding....
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Kodiak High to work with NASA on earthquake predictions
A global initiative led by NASA to develop ways to better predict earthquakes will soon get legs in Kodiak. And some of its data crunchers will be Kodiak High School students. “We will have some NASA interns coming here this fall,” Kodiak Island Borough School District Stewart McDonald told the Mirror. “They’re going to be installing the earthquake sensors that talk to the satellites. They will be installed right ...
Jul 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak cost of living data: expensive haircuts, cheap movies
Kodiak has one of the highest costs of living compared with other locales in the U.S., — especially when it comes to haircuts and rentals. Alaska’s cost of living bumped up over in the last year while Kodiak is still ranks as one the most expensive cities in the U.S. to live. According to a report from the Alaska Department of Labor and Economic Development, Alaska was the fourth costliest state in the country, be...
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Alaskan youth nominated as heroes
This summer, Alaskan youth are being nominated as heroes for making a difference in their community. It’s for the Summer of Heroes program by Boys and Girls Clubs-Alaska and Alaska Communications. The program recognizes five youths between ages 6 and 18 and one child of an Alaska Communications employee who have made a difference in their community. This can be through volunteering or fundraising work for a cause,...
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