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City taking nominations
Nominating petitions for two Kodiak City Council elected positions are now available. Submissions will be accepted from Aug. 1 through 4:30 p.m., Aug. 15. Two councilmember seats — both three-year terms — will be up for grabs in the Oct. 4 municipal election. Charlie Davidson and John Whiddon cur...
Jul 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Garden Gate: Give plants a pick-me-up
After shutting down the boat engine we leaned against the railing to watch two humpback whales feed close to the surface. Winding slowly through the kelp bed, they created small whirlpools with their pectoral fins and tails, like a barista would use a straw to draw artistic swirls on top of a lat...
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Otmeloi fix means bigger service area
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly moved forward an ordinance to place expanding Service Area 1 before the voters in the service district. At Thursday’s meeting, the assembly also forwarded a companion ordinance to place the creation of a streetlight service district along Otmeloi Way before the ...
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Stevens: Gov. did right thing
In trying to fix the state’s fiscal problems, the Alaska Senate passed a bill to restructure the Alaska Permanent Fund during the fourth special session, but the House didn’t follow suit before the fifth special session closed Monday. “It was really unfortunate it ended as it did,” Sen. Gary Stev...
Jul 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hunger hitting ever harder
Alexander von Tsurikov spends a lot of time hunting, but not with a rifle. As director of the Kodiak Island Food Bank, Tsurikov hunts donations, making three or more rounds each day to local stores. He is on call all the time, and will make trips at any hour to pick up items stores may be giving ...
Jul 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police blotter 7/22/2016
July 7 At 8:41 a.m., police warned a driver in the 200 block of Shelikof Street for running the traffic lights while the power was down. At 8:56 a.m., police received a request for assistance in removing a homeless man that would not leave a business in the 300 block of Center Avenue. At 9:06 a.m...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week 7/22/2016
Tuuciik Elderberry Tuuciiqutat alagnangq’rtaatut. The elderberry bushes always have berries. Red elderberry (Sambucus racemosa) is a large shrub with toothed leaves and soft wood that grows up to 12 feet tall. This bush occurs throughout northern North America in both wooded and open areas. Aroun...
Jul 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jerica Nelson signs to play at CMU
FAYETTE, Missouri — Central Methodist University head women’s basketball coach Mike Davis announced Tuesday that Kodiakan Jerica Nelson is among eight players who will join the program in time for the 2016-17 season, according to a CMU release. “We are truly excited to have this group join our pr...
Jul 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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