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Kodiak City Council talks sales tax tonight
The Kodiak City Council meets for a special work session tonight to address a proposed 1 percent rise in the city’s sales tax and an increase in the maximum sales tax levied per item. The council meets at 7:30 p.m. in the borough conference room, Room 121 of the Borough Building, 710 Mill Bay Road. The council will devote the entire meeting to the sales tax discussion and proposals about how to raise additional re...
May 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Two weekend rescues for Coast Guard aircrews (VIDEO)
Air crews from Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak had a busy Memorial Day weekend as they performed two emergency rescues more than a thousand miles apart. The first incident occurred Friday evening, when the 55-foot fishing tender St. Joseph sent out a mayday 52 miles southeast of Cordova. The tender’s steering gear had failed, and heavy seas were driving the ship toward land. A Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter, forwa...
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2012 Kodiak Crab Festival opens under clear skies and sun
For one day, at least, the 2012 Kodiak Crab Festival enjoyed sunny skies. Rain is expected Friday and Saturday before clearing Sunday and Monday, but gray clouds and wet skies were the last thing on the mind of the thousands who filled the Kodiak waterfront Thursday. As fisherman Peter McCarthy boiled red king crab to satisfy the hungry huddle outside the St. Mary's School crab booth, across the midway, screaming ...
May 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak soldiers remain deployed in Afghanistan
Six months ago, nine of Kodiak’s National Guardsmen deployed to Afghanistan. Since then, those nine men have spread across Afghanistan, working on security details for provincial reconstruction teams. Provincial reconstruction teams are a combination of civilian and military personnel from Afghanistan and NATO countries who rebuild infrastructure like roads and communication towers. Spc. Thorsheim Johnson, 22, is ...
May 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Counterfeit money is a concern at Kodiak Crab Festival
People attending or working Crab Festival this weekend should be on the lookout for fake money. The Kodiak Police Department has been working to solve a case involving counterfeit bills in Kodiak for several months, and the fake bills have started popping up again. With 63 booths at Crab Festival, large amounts of cash will be changing hands quickly, and the midway could be an easy place for counterfeit bills to e...
May 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dream of linking Ouzinkie to Kodiak electric grid is renewed
The looming failure of Ouzinkie’s hydroelectric dam has officials looking again at a dormant plan to link the Spruce Island community to Kodiak Electric Association’s power grid. The idea first surfaced in the late 1970s, when two routes were analyzed. The cost of the plan made the proposal impractical at the time. Now, as energy prices have risen and KEA has enhanced its supply of cheap, renewable power, Ouzinkie...
May 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak city council votes to proceed with library site work
City council members took the ceremonial first scoops last weekend, and now the big shovels will bite dirt for the new Kodiak Public Library. On Thursday night, the Kodiak City Council voted unanimously to award Cornerstone General Contractors Inc. a $1.08 million contract for library site preparation. The council also voted to approve a first reading of its 2012-2013 budget, which opens that budget for further di...
May 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Herman's Seminary graduates two; ceremony is Sunday
St. Herman’s Seminary graduates Father Michael Nicolai and Deacon Andrew Wassillie will be honored at 5 p.m. Sunday during a banquet in the St. Mary’s School gymnasium. Wassillie is from the village of Napaskiak. Nicolai, who was ordained into the priesthood last summer, comes from Kwethluk and will be assigned to serve a parish in the Yukon River village of Marshall. The graduates will receive bachelor of sacred ...
May 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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EPA plans public meetings to talk Pebble Mine, but none in Kodiak
JUNEAU (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is planning eight meetings to share information about, and gather public comment on, its draft watershed assessment for Bristol Bay. The assessment responded to concerns about a large copper-and-gold prospect near the headwaters of Bristol Bay. EPA said it looked at the potential effects of mining in the region and wasn't about a single project, such as Pebble...
May 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Award-winning KHS jazz band says goodbye to its seniors
A few hours after elementary schoolers ran out the doors of their classrooms, shouting "Freedom!" and "Summer!", Kodiak High School's graduating jazz band performers said goodbye in their own special way. Nineteen members of the band performed under a brilliant blue sky at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park as part of the Art in Parks program sponsored by the state. For five of the performers, it was their las...
May 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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