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Book donations from Murkowski hit Kodiak
Kodiak elementary students benefited from a National Book Week using substantial donations from U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski. Murkowski this week donated her 9,500th book to Alaskan schools, libraries, tribes and nonprofit agencies that request materials. Peterson Elementary School children made a large thank you card for the senator and sent her a photo of them displaying it with many of the books they received. “So ...
May 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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High temps almost reached, beautiful weekend ahead
Kodiak approached more record highs on Wednesday and, according to forecasters, could possibly break some over another bright and sunny coming weekend. The National Weather Service reported that Kodiak’s high of 71 degrees Fahrenheit on Wednesday edged close to a 73-year-old high of 74 degrees. “The climate record period is 1949 to 2014 and yesterday’s record high was 72 set in 1968. And we hit 71. The more extens...
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LGBT film fest screens Saturday
Films promoting lifestyle diversity hits the screen on Saturday as the Kodiak High School Gay-Straight Alliance hosts its first film festival. The free event happens on Saturday, May 17, 6 p.m., at the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium. “It’s a series of short films that aims to educate the community of the different identifies of the LGBT community,” said Sarah Lind, an advocate for the Gay-Straight Alliance. “This is ...
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Borough passes school funding levy, employee pay raises
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly passed a minimum tax levy for school funding for fiscal year 2015 at 9.16 mills with a 4-1 vote during a regular meeting Thursday. Borough finance director Karleton Short said that rate, equal to a bill of $2,748 on property valued at $300,000, would generate $10.1 million for the school district in fiscal year 2015. The borough also uses motor vehicle license fees to fund school...
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Kodiak logging debate rolls on
The opposing sides in Kodiak’s timber divide have launched the latest series of salvos on the contentious issue of logging in Chiniak, an issue from which even the Lorax might dodge. Native corporation Leisnoi, Inc., logging on its land there in the past few years with considerable criticism from neighbors and environmentalists, has finally responded to some of its criticisms, although activists wonder whether it ...
May 15, 2014 | 3 3 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak celebrates International Migratory Bird Day Saturday
A representative of a non-migratory species will travel to Kodiak Saturday to help celebrate International Migratory Bird Day, Saturday at the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center. Crawford the raven, a resident at the Alaska Bird Treatment and Learning Center in Anchorage, will appear with handler DeAnne Sabol for an afternoon program. “We almost always bring owls, and owls are not migratory, either,” K...
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Orcas dazzle with Spruce Cape training run
Shore-bound humans got a rare look at orca behavior Saturday when a pod of black and white cetaceans chased a pair of gray whales into the shallows off Spruce Cape. “Oh, my gosh, that was incredible,” said Kirsten Galliher, who started watching the drama at about 5:15 p.m. It appeared the orcas pushed an adult gray toward shore and then moved away, she reported. Then it appeared that the adult was protecting a cal...
May 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak kidnap sees 3 arrested and drugs seized
Alaska State Troopers announced on Tuesday a quick but major investigation and series of arrests involving kidnapping, robbery, a beating and thousands of dollars in heroin. According to trooper reports, the Kodiak Police were alerted on May 12 about an injured man hobbling into Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center who reported that he had been beaten in a robbery/kidnapping along with two other men. The police...
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PANDA founder to give talk in Kodiak
Bowling Green, Ohio-based activist Dan Johnson sees a looming danger to American civil liberties in provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012, and now travels the country talking about how cities can oppose the federal measure. “We do not want to see an American citizen, on this soil, detained without trial,” he said. Now 20 years old, Johnson suspended his college studies and founded PANDA, for...
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Nervy 'Kodiak' reality show starts Wednesday
The latest Kodiak reality TV program begins on Discovery Channel on Wednesday night and could add “gripping” to a growing lineup of Kodiak shows. The four-part show combines multigenerational hunting wisdom with thrill-seeking zeal as it follows the lives of three bear-guide families: the Mays, the Hollands and the Cusacks. They all run Bob May's Whale Pass Lodge in Port Lions and another hunting and fishing lodge...
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