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‘The public has been heard’ P&Z votes to table new code, modify old
The Planning and Zoning Commission voted to modify the three sections of existing borough code that deal with lands in the Kodiak Island Borough after more than three hours of testimony Wednesday from a full auditorium of Kodiak residents. Commissioner Maria Painter’s motion to “modify the existing Kodiak Island Borough code Titles 16, 17, 18” — which would be a simplification of the existing code to improve the e...
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Public Safety Blotter: Feb. 5
Jan. 6 At 12:32 a.m., police arrested a woman on Rezanof Drive West on suspicion of hindering prosecution in the first degree. At 7:54 a.m., a caller reported reckless driving on Rezanof Drive East. Police were unable to locate the vehicle described. At 8:24 a.m., police warned a driver about a headlight out. At 11:39 a.m., police warned a driver on Maple Avenue for not stopping completely at a stop sign. At 12:21...
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Around Kodiak: Feb. 5
Free drill conductor workshop The Alaska Marine Safety Education Association will offer a two-day Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor Workshop in Kodiak, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28. The workshop meets at Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center, 118 Trident Way. Topics will inculde cold-water survival skills, EPIRBs, flares, maydays, man overboard recovery, firefighting, immersio...
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We are born to be free
The cry from grassroots Kodiak society seems to be that of being assured personal freedoms to continue to live here. Wilton White, a beloved former resident, businessman and assemblyman, used to say, "Live, and let live." He was so right; no one likes to be dictated to. The current borough code revision seems to threaten many of our liberties here. Codes that limit our inherited freedoms from God discourage entrep...
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Books turn into forms of art
Cutting, shredding, coloring, folding, painting, burning and staining may sound like things parents tell their children not to do to books, but all of that and more is encouraged to turn books into a form of artwork that will be showcased for three weeks starting on Friday. The third annual Altered Books Show by the Kodiak Arts Council in partnership with the Kodiak Public Library Association and Kodiak Public Lib...
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Alaska State Troopers: Feb. 5
Jan. 30 At 9:37 p.m., Alaska State Troopers stopped a vehicle and found that the driver was intoxicated and had a suspended license. The man was charged with driving under the influence and driving with a suspended license. Feb. 1 At 7:58 p.m., AST stopped a vehicle and found that the driver had a suspended license. The driver was issued a summons to appear in court. Feb. 2 Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted a Kod...
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Review board says thermal cover led to rocket failure
A review board has completed its investigation of the failed rocket launch at the Kodiak Launch Complex and determined that an external thermal protective cover interfered with the launch vehicle’s steering assembly, resulting in termination of the launch shortly after liftoff, a news release said Wednesday. The payload under test, an extremely fast experimental weapon described by the U.S. military as “a hyperson...
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Achievers: Rotary Students of the Month
Rotary students for January The sixth-grade teachers at KMS are honored to nominate Jacob Norman as a Rotary Student of the month for January. His favorite class is his STEAM elective because he is able to create and build things. His great attitude helps him stay motivated, putting in the hard work needed to be successful in all of his classes. Jacob’s love of reading, participation in athletics, appreciation of ...
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Stage and Screen: ‘Sniper’ lets audience into inner conflict of war
Eight year-old Chris Kyle shoots his first deer under the supervision of his father Wayne. His life-lessons about guns, and his own destiny, begin at this moment and later when his father tells him that there are three types of people - “sheep, wolves and sheepdogs.” In daddy Wayne’s vernacular a sheepdog is one of “those (people) who are blessed with the gift of aggression and an overpowering need to protect the ...
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Rock Island Rollers host Far North
Kodiak’s roller derby team is set to make a bit of history on Saturday. The Rock Island Rollers are hosting an out-of-town team for the first time since being formed in 2011. The Rollers will do battle against Kenai-based Far North Derby at 6 p.m. at the Kodiak Middle School gym. Doors open 30 minutes before the first jam. “There is excitement and some nerves,” Rollers vice president Martha Bailey said. The Roller...
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