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COMMSTA stays haunted, no matter how you spell it
Haunted COMMSTA spells terror no more. Well, for an hour, at least. A mere mention of Haunted COMMSTA used to trigger images of terror among those who’ve paid a visit. Parents became fidgety. This year, parents can relax knowing that Haunted COMMSTA will have a child-friendly hour for the first time. Haunted COMMSTA, a two-day event at the basement of Communication Station Kodiak, kicks off Halloween activities in...
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Historical society holds 60th annual meeting
The Kodiak Historical Society chose new board members and received an update from Baranov Museum executive director Tiffany Brunson at Thursday’s annual meeting. Three seats on the nine-member board were up for re-election. President Michael Bach and Marie Acemah left the board, while Victoria Woodward decided to stand for re-election. Woodward, Katie Baxter and Deborah Carver were chosen as new board members. The...
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Council tackles capital improvements list
The city council discussed an abbreviated capital improvements program list for fiscal year 2016 to send to the state legislature this year. There are only three projects on the list as there’s expected to be less money available with a tight budget at the state level. State Rep. Alan Austerman and one of state Sen. Gary Stevens’ staff members, Doug Letch, attended Tuesday’s work session to talk about getting fund...
Oct 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Council hears about downtown, Pier 3 at work session
The Kodiak City Council heard an update on the Pier 3 project and discussed downtown revitalization at Tuesday’s work session. Roe Sturgulewski, Pier 3 project manager, said the project is going according to budget so far, and is expected to be completed on time. Currently, materials are still flowing into Kodiak. A barge with materials currently moored down at Pier 3 should be offloaded by the end of the week. Th...
Oct 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Free books on salmon available
The Salmon Project will begin giving away more than 1,000 copies of “King of Fish: The Thousand-Year Run of Salmon” around the state. It’s written by David Montgomery and is “an eye-opening book about the shared history of humans and salmon over the last millennium,” according to a news release from The Salmon Project. Between 9 and 11 a.m. Saturday at Harborside Coffee, organizers will give away 100 free copies o...
Oct 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local airline adds Anchorage to Kodiak service
Kodiak’s Servant Air is now offering flights to Anchorage in luxury suitable for the prime minister of the Bahamas. The plane is a King Air, a twin-engine plane that will carry eight passengers, although Servant Air owner Wes Osowski is in the process of applying for a supplemental type certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration to add an extra seat, so nine people can be carried. Osowski purchased the p...
Oct 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Comment period for launch complex extended
The Federal Aviation Administration has extended the public comment period on the draft environmental assessment for the proposed Kodiak Launch Complex launch pad three. Originally, the public comment period ended on Oct. 15. “In response to comments received from the public, the FAA has extended the public comment period to Nov. 1,” said a statement from the FAA. The FAA asks that comments be specific. “Reviewers...
Oct 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bull elk hunting closed on Afognak
Hunters looking for bull elk on Afognak Island on Thursday will be out of luck. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game closed bull elk hunting on Afognak Island, but hunters participating in the registration hunt area RE755 may harvest elk, according to an ADF&G news release. The cow elk season opens on Afognak and surrounding areas on Thursday. According to the release, an abundance of snow the past two seasons h...
Oct 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak hospital prepared for unlikely Ebola
Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center has released a statement regarding the Ebola virus, which was read aloud at last week’s Kodiak Island Borough Assembly meeting. In addition, the hospital plans to release a public service announcement regarding the virus today, according to Director of Quality Alice Coen. “With the heightened need for screening for the Ebola virus and other seasonal infectious disease, PKIMC...
Oct 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local history re-enactment group demonstrates blacksmithing
Dictionary.com hammers out a clear description of the term anachronism. It is something or someone that is not in its correct historical or chronological time. A sword, for example, would be considered an anachronism in modern warfare. In short, an anachronism could portray boredom for some. But when the local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism celebrated its annual newcomers feast Saturday, boredom a...
Oct 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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