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UN Agenda 21 book author to speak in Kodiak
The author of a book about U.N. Agenda 21 is coming to Kodiak to speak on Friday. Agenda 21 is a non-binding sustainability plan for the world created in 1992 by the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development. Rosa Koire regularly travels to give talks about Agenda 21, and was invited to Kodiak by Jamie Fagan. The UN’s website describes it as “a comprehensive plan of action to be taken globally, nati...
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Council talks Mission Road parking, downtown, economic development at work session
At their Tuesday work session, the Kodiak City Council discussed prohibiting parking on the uphill side of Mission Road, discussed the downtown revitalization project and economic development. At tonight’s regular meeting, a resolution allowing the Kodiak Police Department to place signs prohibiting parking on the northwest or uphill side of the street from 12th Avenue to Erskine Avenue will be introduced for firs...
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Aftermath ~ Patches of discolored ground at Launch complex
Aircraft are prohibited from flying closely over the Kodiak Launch Complex at Narrow Cape in the aftermath of Monday’s failed launch for an experimental weapon test by the U.S. Army. The Federal Aviation Administration issued a notice to airmen (NOTAM) on Tuesday morning defining a circle with a radius of two nautical miles around the launch pad where unauthorized aircraft are prohibited below 2,000 feet. The rest...
Aug 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Governor candidates to debate fisheries on Thursday
Thursday will see an influx of politicians as Sean Parnell, Bill Walker and Byron Mallott come to Kodiak for the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce’s gubernatorial debate. Sean Parnell is the incumbent Republican governor. Byron Mallott is the Democrat candidate, and Bill Walker is the Independent candidate. “It should be pretty lively,” said Laine Welch, the debate organizer. There will be questions chosen ahead of time,...
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Submarine donated for student ocean experience
A Kodiak man has donated a yellow submarine to the Explorers Club for youth learning experiences. Richard Waddell, a boat captain and former salvage worker, donated his submarine to the Ocean Explorers group of the Alaska chapter of the Explorers Club, an international organization promoting scientific exploration. Originally, Waddell planned to sell the sub. “For our educational explorer program, we felt that we ...
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Alaska Aerospace downplays failed launch
Alaska Aerospace Corporation officials are downplaying the consequences of Monday’s failed rocket launch, but the road to the Kodiak Launch Complex remains closed as an investigation gets under way. “There isn’t a whole lot of damage to anything,” AAC senior vice president and COO Mark Greby said from the site. "I’ve seen worse-looking after a hurricane.” At about 12:15 a.m. Monday, a three-stage solid fuel booste...
Aug 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lions silver salmon derby begins
The Kodiak Lions Club's annual silver salmon derby began on Sunday, and tickets are already selling. Entrants can buy a $20 ticket that is good for both entering a fish and entering a raffle for a four-wheeler. The derby ends on Sept. 30. Salmon can be weighed at Pickled Willy's on Shelikof Street from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The catcher of the biggest fish gets $300, second place wins $200 and third place wins $100. Add...
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Alutiiq Museum holds open house, opens new exhibit
The Alutiiq Museum held its annual meeting and open house Saturday, and opened an exhibit of new work by area artists. "What's special about these pieces is that each one of them is calling out to or connecting to exhibit cultural connection items," museum director Alicia Drabek said. Bruce Nelson studied an intricately-carved wooden hook belonging to the museum and then painted a halibut going after that hook wit...
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Rain doesn't slow down horse competition
Although the rain started pouring almost the same second as the event started, 18 kids and adults went ahead with the Kodiak Baptist Mission’s horse obstacle competition on Saturday. “I thought for a minute we were going to get out without rain and then right when we started, it started,” said Johnny Walker, who helped organize the competition. A variety of obstacles from a tarp on the ground to a gate made from p...
Aug 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alutiiq Museum’s fall lectures begin
The Alutiiq Museum’s fall lecture series begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday night with “Angyaq: Art of the Alutiiq Open Boat,” a talk by former museum director Sven Haakanson. “He’ll be talking about traditional boating,” Alutiiq museum communications director Brian Fraley said. Haakanson, a 2007 MacArthurt Foundation “genius grant” award winner, left the museum just over a year ago. Of the following museum lectures, two wi...
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