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'Love locks' decorate Kodiak bridge
They're locks of love, inspiration and memories. Take a stroll down the sidewalk atop Fred Zharoff Memorial Bridge, and you too might feel inspired looking at the padlocks known as “love locks” that sporadically decorate the safety fence. Similar to the “love locks” on the famous Pont des Arts pedestrian bridge in Paris, more than 30 locks decorate Kodiak’s only major bridge. The idea is simple: couples write thei...
Dec 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Study: 18 percent of Kodiak is military
Eighteen percent of Kodiak’s population is employed by the military or a military dependent, according to a new study by the Alaska Department of Labor. The study, reported in this month’s issue of Alaska Economic Trends magazine, identifies the Kodiak Island Borough as the No. 3 borough in Alaska in terms of military employment. Just under 23 percent of the Fairbanks North Star Borough is military, while 21.9 per...
Dec 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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GCI to buy more Alaska TV stations
Cable company GCI is buying more Alaska television broadcasters. This month, GCI announced plans to buy all three CBS affiliates in Southeast Alaska: KTNL in Sitka, KXLJ in Juneau, and KUBD in Ketchikan. If the purchase is approved by the Federal Communications Commission, GCI will own most of the commercial television stations in Southeast Alaska. Earlier this year, GCI finalized the purchase of three other Alask...
Dec 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Museum holds poster contest for earthquake art
What comes to mind when you think about the 1964 Good Friday earthquake and tsunami? The Baranov Museum wants people to put their memories and impressions of the event on paper for a poster contest honoring the 50th anniversary of the event. “It’s a cool way to get the word out, since March 27 is the 50th anniversary,” museum executive director Tiffany Brunson said. Brunson said the contest goes hand in hand with ...
Dec 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police chase ends in man’s arrest
A Kodiak man faces a dozen charges for leading a police officer on a chase that ended in the Monashka Bay woods. Steven Macinko, 20, was arraigned in Kodiak District Court on Sunday on a count of failing to stop at the direction of a peace officer (a class C felony), and misdemeanor charges of reckless endangerment, no motor vehicle liability insurance, reckless driving, improper use of registration, driving with ...
Dec 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hundreds attend Harbor Lights Festival
Julian McCarthy stood in pouring rain that soaked his red suit, but his cotton white beard couldn’t hide his smile. “Want a candy cane? Take more than one,” he told passing cars again and again Saturday night at Oscar’s Dock. McCarthy, the Santa-dressed crewman of the F/V Stella, had more than Christmas cheer to celebrate. By the end of Saturday’s Harbor Lights Festival, the Stella was named the best-decorated boa...
Dec 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Threshold pushes for recycling cardboard during holidays
Once the ribbons are untied and presents are unwrapped, Threshold Services Inc. is hoping Kodiak will turn unwanted gift boxes into a wanted gift. With the help of the Kodiak Island Borough’s solid waste advisory board, Kodiak’s nonprofit recycling agency has started a campaign to remind people to “gift” their cardboard boxes to Threshold. “It’s a joint campaign with the borough to try to get more people on board ...
Dec 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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New programs bring art to Kodiak Teen Center
When it’s too cold for outdoor play, kids can exercise their creativity indoors at the Kodiak Teen Center for Friday art day. The Kodiak Teen Center now hosts art Fridays that allow kids of all ages can come and make artwork with one of two groups. Art with Liz Ellis, an aide at Main Elementary, takes place 4-5 p.m. Fridays. The program has been running for about a month and is gaining popularity, Ellis said. “My ...
Dec 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak Police Department deters bears with a wide range of tools
Sometimes, Kodiak police officers are glad when the suspect gets away. Scaring bears away from homes and businesses is a normal task for Kodiak Police Department officers, and is a large part of the job in the fall. This year, the bears were quiet in the fall but became active in December, digging through dumpsters and prowling backyards. Most bear sightings are called in during the late evening or early morning w...
Dec 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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KEA continues to advance new headquarters
The Kodiak Electric Association’s plans for a new headquarters in midtown are progressing. In a unanimous vote, the electric cooperative’s board of directors accepted 65 percent design drawings and ordered the architect, Jay Chen of ECI-Hyer, to advance to a 95 percent complete design. “At 95, we should be just about ready to put it out to bid,” said KEA board member Jay Johnston, who leads KEA’s new headquarters ...
Dec 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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