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Arlo Guthrie to perform on Tuesday
Folk music legend Arlo Guthrie will bring his voice and his guitar to the stage of the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium on Tuesday night. Guthrie, best known for songs like “Alice’s Restaurant” and “Coming into Los Angeles,” is doing a solo tour to honor the centennial year of his father, Woody Guthrie, which was 2012. His tour, “Here Comes the Kid,” celebrates the contributions his late father made to shape American f...
Apr 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ferry service cancels more sailings to western Alaska
The “trusty Tusty” has seemed more like the “rusty Tusty” lately. On Friday, the Alaska Marine Highway announced it has canceled all June sailings for the ferry Tustumena, which has been drydocked in Seward since the fall. The cancelations affect hundreds of passengers who had booked trips to Kodiak, but the state’s announcement is worse news for Kodiak’s rural communities and those along the Alaska Peninsula who ...
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City council OKs pay hikes for public employees
If you're a city employee, you're smiling today. On Thursday night, the Kodiak City Council voted unanimously in favor of a new public employee pay scale that includes raises and benefit increases, bringing the city up to market averages for pay. "This puts us in a much better position, and it's still reasonable, and I do believe it's a sustainable increase," said city manager Aimee Kniaziowski. The new pay scale ...
Apr 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Push is on to bring state’s best track athletes to Kodiak
Kodiak High School track coach Marcus Dunbar has planned a meet that will bring the best track athletes in Alaska together, but the planning is the easy part. He now needs $30,000 to get the teams to Kodiak. The Brian Young Invitational Track and Field Meet will be held on the city’s new track on May 24-25 during Crab Fest. Dunbar came up with the idea for the meet after Brian Young, a strong supporter of Kodiak t...
Apr 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Temperature is new driver of Kodiak power use
As more Kodiak residents switch from fuel oil to electric heat, the Kodiak Electric Association is seeing bigger swings in power use, KEA CEO Darron Scott told the cooperative's board of directors on Thursday. According to a report released Thursday, Kodiak power use is down 7.36 percent in the first three months of 2013 when compared with the same months in 2012. While electrical sales were below budget, the coop...
Apr 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stacy Studebaker releases new children's book about living in bear country
Kodiak resident Stacy Studebaker took an idea in hibernation for nearly two decades and turned it into a children’s book. Her inspiration for her latest book “Hey Bear Ho Bear,” which hit Kodiak bookshelves last week, came from a song her band Waterbound wrote twenty years ago. “Hey Bear Ho Bear” was a song on the band’s CD, “Alaska Animal Tales and Tunes.” “A lot of people know it and know the song,” she said. “W...
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Coast Guard rescues Fish and Game employee
Matthew Dias sang “99 bottles of beer” over and over again Monday night as he sat alone on a small grassy ledge 100 feet off the ground, waiting for help to come. When Dias, 35, left the Alaska Department of Fish and Game herring observer camp at Saltery Cove on Monday afternoon, he was just hoping to explore a neighboring cove. He told a coworker he was going for a hike and left the camp around 1 p.m. Dias walked...
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City to vote on employee pay hikes
The Kodiak City Council will decide tonight whether the city’s 120 full-time employees will see a little extra in their upcoming paychecks. On tonight’s city council agenda is the final vote for an overhaul of the city’s wage and job description tables. The new system is streamlined and more efficient than the existing structure, but it comes with a cost — $504,000 more per year to cover pay and benefit increases....
Apr 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coast Guard Auxiliary announces poster winners
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary honored twelve young artists from area schools during the Kodiak Island Borough School District Board of Education meeting Monday, with Main Elementary School first grader Darlene Luzano earning the overall grand prize. The 2013 Kids Don’t Float poster contest sponsored by the Auxiliary’s Kodiak Flotilla garnered more than 180 entries from children in kindergarten through fifth grade...
Apr 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chaplain stays on front lines
Navy Cmdr. Michael Williams, a chaplain from Kodiak, risks his life every day in Afghanistan. He doesn’t carry a rifle, but to Marines who need counseling or spiritual guidance, he’s a lifesaver. Williams is serving a one-year tour as an overseas chaplain for Regimental Combat Team 7 in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province. This is Williams’ second overseas tour in a war zone — he served in Iraq from 2007 to 2008 — and ...
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