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Alutiiq mask making
Alutiiq mask artist Perry Eaton is passing along his craft at the U.S. Coast Guard wood hobby shop in a weeklong workshop that started Wednesday. Starting with a square block of wood participants design their own masks and choose a style. A machine then cuts a round or oval shape out of the wood. By Friday, the masks were at the face-carving stage. One artist was already at the point of smoothing the face with san...
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KMXT recognizes volunteers at annual meeting
David Haught likes to do “anything and everything” at Kodiak’s public radio station, which honored him as volunteer of the year during KMXT’s annual member meeting, Saturday at the Kodiak Inn. A music fan who serves up an eclectic program every other week as host of the “Big Wave Radio” show, Haught also covers board shift and works the microphones at local government meetings. His favorite work is helping other v...
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Governor candidates on Kodiak issues
When Alaska's gubernatorial candidates came to town for the annual fisheries debate Aug. 28, the candidates sat down with the Mirror to answer questions about Kodiak priorities. At the time, there were three candidates for governor: incumbent Republican Sean Parnell, Democrat Byron Mallott and Libertarian Bill Walker. Since then, Walker and Mallott have combined their tickets and are now running together on a Libe...
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Alaska Congressional delegation and hopefuls address ISIS
In the aftermath of the murders of two American journalists, Alaskan Congressional incumbents and their electoral challengers support air strikes but mostly oppose sending troops to combat the Islamic State. “Short of putting American boots on the ground, we should continue to use our superior firepower to confront and defeat this group of extremists,” Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, said in an email. Last week, a video...
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Borough declares Suicide prevention week
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly declared Sept. 8 through 14 as Suicide Prevention Week at its regular meeting Thursday. The proclamation urged Kodiakans to "recognize suicide as a significant public health problem … and "support the development of accessible behavioral health services." Jessica Lacy, violence prevention coordinator for the Kodiak Area Native Association, accepted the proclamation. "Suicide is p...
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Borough moves decorum ordinance repeal forward
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly unanimously moved forward an ordinance to repeal the controversial decorum ordinance passed in early July. All six of the assembly members in attendance at Thursday’s meeting — Tuck Bonney, Aaron Griffin, Dave Kaplan, Chris Lynch, Frank Peterson Jr., and Mel Stephens — voted in support of moving Ordinance FY2015-05 to rescind Ordinance FY2014-20 forward for second reading and pub...
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Running for feeding
Milk, cookies, awareness and fundraising are all part of the second annual Kodiak Kindness Milk Run. “It’s a yearly celebration for Kodiak Kindness,” said Kodiak Kindness’ program coordinator, Heather Preece. Kodiak Kindness is a free program that provides phone and home visitation to educate parents about feeding babies. The route follows the road to Trident Basin on Near Island. Distances will be marked out, so ...
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Navy to present environmental analysis
The U.S. Navy will host an open house from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Kodiak Elks Lodge to get public feedback about military training in the Gulf of Alaska. At 6:30 p.m., Navy representatives will give a presentation about a draft supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement in an event that repeats in Anchorage, Homer, Juneau and Cordova on succeeding days. The draft updates...
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DOT fire exceeds $1 million in damages
The structure, a flatbed truck and a forklift were totally destroyed by a fire at a highway maintenance building near Chiniak early Saturday. “The losses are anticipated to be in excess of $1 million,” Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities spokeswoman Shannon McCarthy said. Other equipment, including two graders, a plow and a loader, were not at the Kalsin Bay Maintenance Station at the time an...
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Council and borough discuss fisheries data, fees, economic development
The Kodiak City Council and Kodiak Island Borough Assembly met at a joint work session to talk about fisheries, building fees and economic development on Tuesday. Members of the fisheries work group, comprised of three members from the borough assembly and three from the city council plus the city and borough managers, talked about developing economic analysis for local fisheries. Assembly and work group member Ch...
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