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Soil and Water proposes community garden
People might soon be able to rent space in a community garden if the Kodiak Soil and Water Conservation District’s plans pan out. The conservation district has proposed developing a community garden on city land and is trying to measure interest. The project, still in its conceptual phase, would require permission from the Kodiak City Council. “We’re trying to get use of land from them in town in a good location,”...
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Education: Artist teaches rural students documentary filmmaking
Students in Karluk and Larsen Bay have learned how to make documentary videos through the Artist in Schools program. Marie Acemah spent a week in Karluk and a week in Larsen Bay at the beginning of November and spent two hours each day teaching students how to make a documentary. The students chose their topics, shot footage and edited the video. Rural schools principal Kendra Bartz said Acemah worked with K-12 or...
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KEA fixes leaky turbine, rates to fall
Engineers have successfully repaired leaks in the new hydroelectric turbine at Terror Lake, setting the stage for rate decreases in 2014. According to an email from Kodiak Electric Association CEO Darron Scott to the KEA board of directors, the leak was fixed late last week. “The patch material was allowed to cure over the weekend. The unit was filled and pressurized with water Monday. There was no evidence of lea...
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KMXT-FM signal down in villages, St. Paul Island
Kodiak’s rural communities have lost access to public radio after the failure of a satellite uplink transceiver at KMXT-FM. KMXT broadcasts over the air in Kodiak’s smaller communities through a network of repeater stations in each village. The KMXT signal is sent via satellite to each village and then rebroadcast over the air. In addition to Kodiak’s villages, the KMXT signal is also received on St. Paul Island, ...
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Isle Bells will perform Saturday
Kodiak’s handbell choir will ring in the holiday season with the third annual Holiday Bells concert on Saturday. Isle Bells will put on a 10-song concert at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday in the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center. The venue is new for Isle Bells, but director Ella Saltonstall said she thinks it will be a good fit for the show. “I’m excited about having Holiday Bells in a venue where people and families c...
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USTravel closes Kodiak office
The USTravel office in Kodiak will close at the end of the month, but that doesn’t mean that travel help is flying away. The announcement came Tuesday, but USTravel marketing manager Elizabeth Nerland said Kodiak residents and businesses will still be able to receive help with travel plans from a network of agents. “We are still in the community and still providing the same quality services,” she said. USTravel ha...
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Kodiak has space at the table for Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is traditionally a time to enjoy a meal with friends and family, but not everyone can make it home for the holidays. Fortunately, Kodiak has plenty of options for those seeking a bit of Thanksgiving cheer. At 3 p.m., the American Legion opens its annual community feast. The free event is open to everyone, said manager Helen Hartman. “It’s for the whole community,” she said. Legion members contributed ...
Nov 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Borough holds surplus sale
The Kodiak Island Borough has some offerings for Christmas shoppers. The borough is holding a surplus auction through 5 p.m. Dec. 6, and members of the public are invited to complete an online bid form at www.kodiakak.us/index.aspx?NID=499. Available items include office furniture, computers and printers. Bids are taken through a “blind” auction process in which participants submit bids without knowledge of other ...
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Man accused of stealing kayaks
A 20-year-old Kodiak man faces a felony theft charge for allegedly stealing two kayaks valued at $720 from a Mission Road yard. Gerardo Rodas faces one count of second-degree theft, a class C felony punishable by up to five years in prison and a $50,000 fine. He was arraigned in Kodiak District Court on Friday. According to court documents, on Aug. 31 a Kodiak man reported two small red kayaks, worth $360 each, ha...
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Horizon Lines accused of fraud in Guam, Hawaii shipments
The federal government has accused shipping company Horizon Lines of bilking the military of millions of dollars over the past several years. According to a complaint filed Aug. 23, Horizon Lines and fellow shipper Matson Navigation Company Inc. illegally inflated the cost of shipping servicemen’s belongings to Hawaii and Guam. Horizon Lines is the principal cargo operator in Kodiak and has extensive operations in...
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