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Assembly adds Symmons to fill vacancy
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly appointed Dennis Symmons Thursday, filling a vacancy left by departing assembly member Carol Austerman. The assembly originally received two applications from Symmons and Mel Stephens, a former assembly member who chose not to run for re-election in 2014, but Stephens said it would be inappropriate for the assembly to select him because he would not be in town and could not be sw...
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Philippine Consulate officials assist Kodiak residents with their legal documents
Get your passport renewed and stay for some kutsinta. More than 200 of Kodiak’s Filipino population spent the weekend getting their passport renewed in the Kodiak Teen Center, where a contingent of officials from the Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco set up desks to help immigrants get their legal documents in order. Rachel Oronce, vice consul, led 11 residents in an oath as they reacquired their Filip...
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Borough moves forward mobile homes ordinance
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly moved forward two ordinances intended to relax laws surrounding moving mobile homes. The assembly also forwarded an ordinance to expand a road service area in hopes of getting funding to fix a street. The first ordinance would allow mobile homes to be stored in two additional zoning areas on top of the two where the storage is already allowed. The second would allow mobile homes ...
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GARDEN GATE: Now or never for last of summer rhubarb
It seems like August signals the beginning and the end of many things: Fishing for silvers begins in earnest. So do back-to-school sales, berry picking and photographers looking for the return of northern lights viewing. On the flip side of the coin, fireweed is topping out and rhubarb beds are beginning to tire. It’s now or never for the final pick of the season. Now, rhubarb sauce, pie, and salmonberry-rhubarb j...
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FISHERIES REPORT: Dream of electric fishing vessels nears
The first seagoing electric powered passenger vessel in the U.S. is set to launch next summer in Juneau. The Tongass Rain is a 50-foot, 47-passenger catamaran designed for eco-education and whale watching tours. Its primary fuel source will be rain, delivered to the boat via Juneau’s hydroelectric power grid and stored in a bank of lithium batteries. The more modern batteries are less than half the weight of a tra...
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POLICE BLOTTER
July 16 At 1:33 a.m., police cited a driver on Powell Avenue for having no proof of insurance. At 2:02 a.m., a 911 caller reported suspicious circumstances on Rezanof Drive West. Everything was quiet when police arrived. Around 2:41 a.m., police conducted two bar checks downtown. At 2:45 a.m., police conducted a security check on Mill Bay Road. At 2:47 a.m., police conducted a security check on Cedar Street. At 2:...
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Kodiak couple prepare to say goodbye to their Quonset hut home
A Kodiak woman who has lived in a Bells Flats Quonset hut for more than four decades is preparing to say goodbye to the home in which she holds record. After arriving as a hippie to work in the canneries, squatting in and eventually purchasing her Quonset hut, marrying her husband, becoming a snowbird and living in Arizona in the winter, Rose Cobis is finally leaving behind her Quonset hut for good. Her hut was on...
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Wounded vets in Kodiak for camaraderie and healing
It started as a simple idea from a former Kodiak resident. Now, 10 years later, that idea has turned into a bigger annual event supported by at least 35 local businesses and organizations, more than a dozen individuals and 16 Kodiak skippers. About a dozen wounded veterans began arriving in Kodiak Thursday for a nine-day excursion that includes fishing, bear watching and hiking, through Saturday, Aug. 8. The local...
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Garden tour set for weekend
Kodiak’s gardens will be in full bloom this weekend for the annual Kodiak Garden Tour. For one longtime participant, the 2015 garden tour will be her last. “I want everybody to come because it’s my last year,” said Rose Cobis, a Bells Flats gardener. “It’s your last chance to be in the garden, and the garden is fabulous because the winter was so mellow that everything got really big.” Cobis’ garden is full of flow...
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COASTAL FORAGER: Harbinger of fall has many uses
Have you ever wondered while you were hiking how fireweed came to be named? The appellation is perfect, really. It comes from fireweed’s ability to thrive again quickly in areas decimated by fire. The plant was one of the first to re-establish itself after the bombing of London in World War II and following the eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980, writes Edna Vizgirdas in her article “Fireweed” on the USDA web it...
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