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City awards contract for Pier 3 rebuild
The Kodiak City Council approved a bid for the rebuild of Pier 3 at its regular meeting Thursday night. Seattle, Wash.-based Pacific Pile and Marine was awarded the contract at $25,841,720, making it one of the biggest projects the city has ever undertaken, mayor Pat Branson said. Council members Richard Walker, Terry Haines, Charles Davidson, John Whiddon and Gabriel Savaria all approved the bid. Randall Bishop w...
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Fish Factor: Six new names vie for seats on Fish Board
Nine names are vying for three seats on the state Board of Fisheries, including six newcomers. That gives Gov. Sean Parnell the unique opportunity to replace a majority of the seven-member Fish Board, should he choose to do so, and should the Alaska legislature go along with it - an unlikely scenario. It took filing a Freedom of Information request and a 10-day wait to get the names of the Fish Board hopefuls, sai...
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Keep composting kelp despite salt
In May of 1986, I planted my first veg seedlings in a raised bed that I plopped in the middle of my back yard, on the corner of 17th and Ismailov. I oriented it at a 45-degree angle to the property line, in order to provide the plants with the maximum amount of sunlight. (Later, I observed, it really didn’t make any difference how I arranged the bed so much as growing tall crops in the back, so to speak). The rais...
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Walker, Bigley win four blue/gold events
Kodiak sophomore Richelle Walker won four events at the blue/gold track and field meet Friday at Joe Floyd Track and Field. Walker won the shot put (31 feet, 7.5 inches), the discus (89-11), the high jump (4-06) and the 100-meter sprint (14.0 seconds). Junior Zoe Bigley also captured four events, winning the girls 400 (1:13.1), the 1,600 (5:59.90) and the 1,600- and 3,200-relays. Junior Levi Thomet won the boys 40...
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Capitol Report for March 28, 2014
Hello again from Juneau. Just a few weeks remain in this year’s legislative session and though some busy days are still ahead for the Senate and House, we are on pace for adjournment on Sunday, April 20. Two of the biggest bills still under consideration are the operating (HB 266 and 267) and capital budget (SB 119) bills. The Senate version of the fiscal year 2015 operating budget should face a Senate floor vote ...
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Deadlines loom for Obamacare, PFDs
Deadlines to buy a healthcare plan under Obamacare and to file for the 2014 PFD happen on Monday, with penalties looming for the uninsured and state payouts for on-time filers targeted for Oct. 2. On March 31, under the Federal Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, open enrollment ends for 2014 to purchase a plan in the health insurance marketplace. With a few exceptions, most people will have to show that...
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KHS cheer squad places second at state
Facing the possibility of not having a coach, Cory Brose stepped up to lead Kodiak High School’s cheerleading squad. Months later, her team rewarded her with a runner-up finish in the time-out cheer division at the state cheerleading competition staged last week in Anchorage. “I’m absolutely ecstatic that we made second place,” Brose said. “I think the highest that they have done before is third place.” The time-o...
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Coast Guard double murder trial to begin Monday
The trial of James Michael Wells, charged in the tragic double homicide of two fellow Coast Guard colleagues in 2012, begins next week, with a number of government witnesses, Wells’ wife’s blue SUV, a missing murder weapon, the integrity of the government’s witnesses, and a fateful flat tire is expected to take a prominent role in the case. The prosecution has said that it will not seek the death penalty against W...
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Evacuation run/walk is Saturday
Kodiakans will get an opportunity to follow the evacuation route that was used during the Good Friday Earthquake on Saturday. A run/walk will take place beginning at 10:30 a.m. The race begins at the Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak building downtown and finishes at the Kodiak Public Library. The course will follow the same evacuation route that people used to reach high ground in 1964. “It will be fun, but also show the se...
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Chamber to end economic development service to governments
Kodiak Chamber of Commerce will end its annual contracts to provide economic development service to local governments on April 30. The chamber sent a letter earlier this month to the Kodiak Island Borough and city of Kodiak invoking the contracts’ early termination clauses, rather than continue to the June 30 end. Chamber executive director Trevor Brown said the chamber board decided on the change at its March 17 ...
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