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AT&T uncaps 3G, 4G cellphone service in Kodiak
Cellphone service in Kodiak got a lot faster Tuesday, as AT&T upgraded Kodiak’s service to 4G, skipping the 3G-only phase completely. “We launched 4G in Kodiak,” AT&T spokesperson Anne Marshall said. “We skipped ahead.” AT&T is the first cellphone provider to offer 4G, or “fourth generation,” service in Kodiak. The upgraded signal gives users better voice quality and quicker data transfers on their phones. The tec...
May 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Texting ban for Alaska drivers comes into effect
Hands off your phones. Texting while driving is officially illegal in Alaska. Gov. Sean Parnell signed the bill into law on May 10, and it went into effect May 11. No Kodiak residents have received citations since the law went into effect last Friday, and it could be a while before the first one is issued. Kodiak law enforcement officials believe the texting while driving ban will prove challenging to enforce. “It...
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Bodybuilder named to seat on Alaska Aerospace Corp. board of directors
When the Alaska Aerospace Corporation holds its regular board meeting today in Anchorage, a new member will have the right to sit at the table. Kodiak Chamber of Commerce president Lindsay Knight has been named to fill a vacant position on the board. While Knight is best known for his success in bodybuilding competitions and as owner of Kodiak Athletic Club, he said he will bring brains as well as brawn to the boa...
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Delayed by snow, Run for Congo Women gets brilliant weather
After its first try was aborted by more than 4 inches of snow on Mother's Day, organizers of the Kodiak Run For Congo Women had better luck on Tuesday. Under brilliant blue skies, about 50 runners and walkers gathered at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park for the second annual 5-kilometer event. While some participants brought their dogs, others brought musical instruments, providing live music as runners loop...
May 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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FBI asks Alaskans' help as it seeks Coast Guard murder weapon
The FBI has not been able to locate the weapon used in last month’s Coast Guard murders, and it is turning to the public for help. On Tuesday afternoon the Anchorage FBI and U.S. Coast Guard Investigative Service announced they are looking for information about the transfer of specific guns connected to the April 12 double homicide the Coast Guard communication station. Investigators are looking for information fr...
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Construction crews start on Pillar Mountain Road extension, first phase of wind project
When Brad Oliver woke up Saturday morning, he wasn’t smiling at the snow. The project manager for Kodiak Electric Association’s Pillar Mountain High Penetration Wind Project has a tight deadline, and the foot of flakes that fell at the summit of the mountain wasn’t helping matters. “We tried coming up here, but the visibility was just nothing,” he said Tuesday afternoon as heavy equipment growled in the background...
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Business spotlight: Adventures on the Ayakulik
Kodiak Island’s Ayakulik River is well known as a rearing ground for young bears. When Amy Fredette saw four cubs with a sow in 2010, she didn’t think anything of it beyond the family’s rarity. Most Kodiak bears have at most two cubs per year. “Twice in my 20 years I’ve seen that,” Fredette said. As the summer went on, Fredette encountered another bear family, one slightly older. That sow’s two cubs were in the ki...
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Friday deadline to comment on parking rules, B&B regulations and more
The deadline for public comments for the Kodiak Island Borough’s code revision project is quickly approaching. The 60-day public review and comment period closes Friday. The code revision project makes revisions to Title 16 Subdivision, Title 17 Zoning and Title 18 Borough Real Property, which dictate things like how many rooms a bed and breakfast can have and where livestock grazing is allowed. Two consultants fr...
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Kodiak Middle School hosts a rodeo on two wheels
On Saturday, young Kodiak bike riders including Krista Simpler and Hiromi Kageyama got lessons and maintenance tips as part of a “bike rodeo” at Kodiak Middle School. The rodeo was put on by Island Trails Network and Kodiak Safe Routes to Schools, which distributed helmets along with the advice. Members of the Alaska State Troopers and Bayside Fire Department volunteered their time, as did Kodiak Boy Scouts.
May 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Drifting fly swatters slap Kodiak shores
Sports memorabilia is popular around the world, but most people don’t go to the beach to find it. During the past week, dozens of fly swatters bearing logos of collegiate and professional sports teams have washed up on Kodiak beaches, and beachcombers have set out to collect them. Kodiak resident Todd Anderson even created a page on Google Maps to track when and where the fly swatters are found, and the team logos...
May 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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