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Port Lions seeks fix to 25-year-old paperwork snafu
Fixing a roof has never been so hard. On Wednesday night, the borough planning and zoning commission was scheduled to hear a request from Port Lions’ tribal government, which is asking the borough for 1.51 acres occupied by the village’s tribal offices. If approved as expected by the commission, the request will be forwarded to the borough assembly. If the assembly approves a handover, it would end months of work ...
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Old Harbor hosts recycled art show
In honor of America Recycles Day, Old Harbor hosted its third annual Recycled Art Show. While creating unique pieces of art, the purpose of this event is to create an awareness of the need to recycle within daily life. Being an isolated community, using our resources wisely is a part of daily life. One of the focuses of the Environmental department is finding additional uses for items before being thrown into the ...
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Oil spill responders ask to use chemical dispersants
Alaska’s oil spill responders are seeking permission to use a new tool: chemical dispersants. The Alaska Regional Response Team is considering whether or not to preauthorize dispersant use in the event of a large oil spill from a passing tanker. Dispersants are currently authorized on a case-by-case basis, and the changes under consideration would give authority for their use to the on-scene commander. Coast Guard...
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Voting open for 2014 Alaska HOF class
Two Kodiak sports figures and one memorable moment are on the ballot for the 2014 Alaska Sports Hall of Fame. Joe “Coach” Floyd, Kristi Waythomas (Klinnert) are nominees in the people category, while the Kodiak’s 2001 state boys basketball championship game victory over East Anchorage is in the moments category. Floyd, a longtime athletic director, coach and teacher at Kodiak High School, is responsible for starti...
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Borough has new code enforcer
The Kodiak Island Borough community development department is back to full staff with the hiring of the new code enforcement officer. The code enforcement officer is responsible or investigating any report of a code violation that harms public health and safety. This includes illegal dumping and zoning violations. The position was previously held by Jack Maker, who left it in October to take over as the assistant ...
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Kay Margaret Cox
Kay Cox, born April 2, 1938, passed away on Nov. 16 in Kodiak. Kay had lived in Kodiak twice, first from 1976 to 1995, then she moved for 10 years to Tucson, Ariz. for a break from the cold, only to move back to the place she loved most: Kodiak. She spent her last years here. Kay loved animals; being raised on a farm as a child in California, she always had dogs. She also enjoyed knitting, crocheting and crafting....
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Fall in line for your flu shot
Alaskans should be ready for another infamous flu season. According to the state’s epidemiology bulletin for the 2013-2014 season, seven different flu vaccine manufacturers are producing 13 different kinds of flu vaccine, five of which are newly approved by Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Regional flu activity has already been reported by the CDC in two states, one of which is Alaska. Influenza is...
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Track the Tustumena plans
To the Editor: In Tuesday’s KDM was an article noting the award of a contract to begin the design process of a new M/V Tustumena. From this, one can only speculate on the eventual cost to Kodiak’s citizenry for construction of subsequent shore support facilities. The current M/V Tustumena has a length overall (LOA) of 296 feet [Ref: Wikipedia]. The new-design vessel’s LOA (at present) is from the existing 296 feet...
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Around Kodiak: Nov. 21
Obamacare enrollment Enroll Alaska will be in Kodiak at the Kodiak Community Health Center and Walmart from Nov. 21-27 to help with enrolling in health care insurance. Individuals can call 1-855-385-5550 to schedule an appointment with an agent. KEA board meeting The Kodiak Electric Association will hold a regular board meeting at noon today in the conference room in the KEA building beneath Fred Zharoff Memorial ...
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Kodiak Daily Mirror releases book about 1964 earthquake
The Kodiak Daily Mirror and Baranov Museum have produced a book about the 1964 Good Friday Earthquake and how it changed life throughout the Kodiak archipelago. The book, “9.2: Kodiak and the world’s second-largest earthquake,” tells stories from Kodiak on March 27, 1964 and the days that followed. The 144-page book has nine chapters detailing the earthquake, the effects of the tsunami around Alaska, Kodiak before...
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