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Kodiak High School alumnus honored
Add “informatics research” to the list of Kodiak’s contributions to the world. The University of Washington School of Medicine gave Kodiak High School alumnus Erik Van Eaton an Early Achievement Award for his writing and software development work. Van Eaton, a graduate from Kodiak High School (Class of ’88), received a technical journalism degree from Oregon State University in 1992. He also pursued a degree in bi...
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Chamber firming up fall debate schedule
The Kodiak Chamber of Commerce said Monday it was preparing a debates schedule for candidates for local, state and national offices that could see the first candidates hitting the stage in early August. First up should be a pre-primary debate for the Alaska House of Representatives District 32 in early August. Kodiak, now part of District 35, will join Cordova, Seldovia, Tyonek and other Gulf of Alaska coastal com...
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Tusty replacement meeting scheduled next week
The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities scheduled its next Marine Transportation Advisory Board to discuss the Tustumena replacement ferry for June 24 at the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center. MTAB said in a statement other Kodiak region marine transportation updates will also be given at the meeting. The DOT has said it hopes to have a design study report this fall. The final design is schedul...
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Flu numbers higher than normal for Alaska
The Alaska Division of Public Health said Tuesday that the influenza virus is on the move in the state at the moment. It may not have hit Kodiak, but still should serve as a fair warning to anyone in the state because the virus can travel far during high-season tourism months. “This year the reason that we put out the advisory is to alert healthcare providers that we’re seeing flu activity at a time when we don’t ...
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City accepts grants to move along pump house and Aleutian projects
At the June 12 council meeting, the council accepted grant money to help complete the Monashka Bay pump house and the Aleutian Homes water and sewer project. The council passed a resolution accepting a $2,955,792 grant from the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation for the Aleutian homes water and sewer replacement project. "That's a sizeable grant. As you all know, this is an expensive project," said ci...
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Borough and city to examine new building fee structure
Kodiak recoups less than half of its department costs through building permit fees and may need to revise its fee structures, planners from the city and the borough said. Last week the Kodiak City Council discussed cost recovery scenarios after conducting a building permit fee and land use study. Robert H. Pederson, community development director of the Kodiak Island Borough, and Doug Mathers, the city’s building ...
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Kodiak vets reflect on Bergdahl release
As Kodiakans observed Flag Day, Kodiak war and army veterans weighed in on the handling of Bowe Bergdahl, the recently freed prisoner of war in Afghanistan whose release has sparked controversy. Bergdahl, who was captured by the Taliban in 2009, arrived back in the United States late last week. He is now undergoing reintegration treatment at a medical facility in San Antonio. At the same time, the U.S. Army is cur...
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Audubon hikes provide social opportunities and fun
For long-time residents and newcomers to Kodiak, bi-weekly Audubon hikes provide an opportunity to meet new people and get outside. “I’ve been here 20 years, and I’ve hiked just about everything on the road system,” said Tia Leber, the hike leader, on Saturday. “I can share the knowledge and meet lots of people.” The hikes happen on Saturday and Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Participants meet at the ferry terminal, sign a w...
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Library eyes building on Flag Day traditions
The Kodiak Public Library held its first-ever Flag Day commemoration on Sunday, bringing the tally of Flag Day events up to two. Organizers of both events hinted that a more coordinated approach may happen in coming years. The Elks held a longer, more orchestrated flag ceremony featuring a color guard, a history lesson on flags, songs and sandwiches afterward. The Elks have been commemorating Flag Day for more tha...
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Speeding stop nets another bust for troopers
The latest in a string of drug busts saw two people arrested on charges of possessing of methamphetamine and heroin, among other substances. It began on Wednesday morning when Alaska State Trooper Eric Olsen pulled over Dylan Froehlich, 20, for reportedly going 54 mph in a 45 mph zone on Rezanof near Sharatin Road Drive at 8:15 a.m., a sworn statement from Olsen said. When Olsen asked for Froehlich’s license, regi...
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