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Baranov to get historical survey visit
The Historic American Building Survey is visiting the Baranov Museum for the next three days to document the building. The documentation includes creating drawings of the building with a scanner. The drawings will then be edited together to create an animated digital “fly through.” The fly through video shows all around the exterior of a building and then goes through the doors to show the interior. “It definitely...
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Murkowski suggests blue alert system for stricken cops
U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski responded to the shootings of Alaska State Troopers in Tanana in May by adding language to a bill in a U.S. Senate subcommittee that would create a “Blue Alert” similar to the AMBER Alert system currently in use nationwide to help find missing children. The “blue alert” system would inform the public when law enforcement responders are killed or injured in the line of duty. A statement ...
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Public Safety Blotter: June 3
• At 12:11 a.m., police received a 911 call about suspicious circumstances on Selief Lane. Everything was OK. • Around 12:36 a.m., police conducted two bar checks. • At 12:51 and 2:54 a.m., two bear sightings were reported in the 3000 block of Woody Way Loop. The bear left before police arrived. • At 8:08 a.m., police received a call about an open container on Mill Bay Road. Officers asked the people to leave, and...
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Kodiak Island Births: June 3
• Aurora Meadow Covarrubias was born at 10:12 p.m. on May 20, 2014 to Lisa and Jordan Covarrubias. She weighed 6 pounds, 1 ounce and was 19.5 inches long. Her parents are originally from Port Lions and Anchorage and now live in Port Lions. The baby’s mother works at Port Lions Water Plant, and the baby’s father works on the F/V Rebecca Rae. Also welcoming her to the family is Tina Covarrubias. Grandparents are Jim...
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Outdoor Kodiak: It's halibut time
My wife and I have been a little distracted by king salmon. Between that and weather days, we simply haven’t put any effort into halibut. But recently we found ourselves on the water with time to kill and no immediate king salmon prospects. It was too nice a day to go home, but we had a couple of hours to kill before the tide change and time to return to our king hunt. I made a blind stab at a halibut spot and dro...
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Mt Pavlov. volcano upped from orange to red alert level
Seismologists increased the alert level for Mount Pavlov, a volcano some 400 miles southwest of Kodiak on the Aleutian chain, near Cold Bay. The Alaska Volcano Observatory upgraded Pavlov’s aviation alert level from orange to red on Monday, signifying an increase in volcanic activity. “Pavlov on Saturday began an extremely low-level eruption. It began with elevated surface temps at the summit of the volcano, lava ...
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Food For Less to close due to unprofitability
Downtown grocer Food For Less will be closing on July 1. “We are closing it due to the economic situation,” said Walter Pickett, the general manager and vice president of operations for the Alaska Commercial Company, which operates under the Food For Less banner. “We’ve been in the market for 20 years,” Pickett said. “The last few years have been very difficult, and we haven’t made a profit.” The building has been...
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Nonprofits face budget cuts from borough
Faced with the necessity of budget cuts, the Kodiak Island Borough is seeking to reduce nonprofit funding across the board. Kodiak Island Borough’s work session agreed on Thursday to cut some $100,000 from its nonprofit grants for fiscal 2015, which begins on July 1. “The total amount of non-profit funding for FY 2013-14 funding was $398,000. The applications for FY 2015 totaled $476,591. Thus our initial goal was...
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Bike rodeo teaches bike safety
Kodiak’s bicyclists have a good safety record but experts advise cyclists around town to know the basics to ensure that their safety record remains that way. “It is the law you must ride your bike on the right. The number one cause of bicycle vehicle accidents is when the bicyclist rides on the wrong side of the road. It’s very important that they ride as far to the right of the road as is safe,” said Sandra West,...
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Humane Society hawks plant baskets to overcome grant cut
The Humane Society of Kodiak plant basket sale took on a more urgent pace this year with budget cutting by the Kodiak Island Borough reducing its ability to provide spay and neutering for pets. Doing brisk business on Saturday, HSK was more than halfway through its goal of $8,000 for the day. “Every year is a little different. The last two years it’s been a bigger sale than the years before,” said Karen Yashin, HS...
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