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Community archaeology changes understanding of Alutiiq living
The Alutiiq Museum’s community archeology dig is half way over, and they’ve already dug up quite a few artifacts and are excavating a small house at the head of Womens Bay. The house is about 300 years old, according to the museum’s curator of archaeology Patrick Saltonstall. The house is unusual in that it’s small, appearing to be used by only a single family, unlike winter villages with large houses with sideroo...
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Assembly mulls revival of economic slot
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly will discuss the formation of an economic development subcommittee at its work session set for 7:30 p.m. today in the Borough Conference Room. At the end of April, the borough and the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce ended a 20-year relationship in which the chamber provided economic development services for the borough. The borough and the city of Kodiak, which shared in the contract,...
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Class of ’94 heads back to Kodiak
It’s been 20 years since the class of 1994 graduated from high school, and they’re getting back together in Kodiak this weekend. The class of ’94, according to reunion organizer Zoya Saltonstall, was tight knit and close. Saltonstall graduated that year and remembered that several members of the class had been touched by tragedy that year. “Several of our parents passed away while we were in high school, my father...
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Borough rejects call for decorum ordinance repeal
The Kodiak Island Borough has rejected a request for a referendum seeking to overturn the borough’s public decorum ordinance. Had it been approved, the referendum would have appeared on the Oct. 7 municipal election ballot and given voters the opportunity to repeal ordinance FY2014-20, commonly known as the decorum ordinance. The ordinance, which the borough adopted on July 3, states public meetings shall be condu...
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Relay meets fundraising goal
Relay for Life kicked off with good weather and well over 100 people showing up at the beginning of Friday’s festivities at Woody Way Field. The annual fundraiser for the American Cancer Society started off with chairwoman Kathie Morin saying they had raised $35,000 of the $50,000 goal so far, and she hoped the rest would be made before the 24 hours was up. They made it. Morin said the final amount raised at the e...
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City fire department shows off new $450,000 engine
Deputy Fire Chief Jim Mullican showed off Kodiak’s new fire engine to the city council after Thursday’s meeting. With this new engine, the city is back to having two engines and a ladder truck. The city sold one of its old engines in October 2012, Mullican said. Since then, they’ve only had one engine, which led to problems when that engine needed maintenance or repairs. The ladder truck is unable to go certain pl...
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Council Oks creation of drug task force "Safe Streets"
The city of Kodiak is one step closer to creating an assistant city manager position and approves task force. At its regular meeting Thursday, the city council moved forward with an ordinance that would create the position. “We have been talking about this for a period of time and believe it’s the best way to distribute the city manger’s work load,” City Manager Aimee Kniaziowski said. “We’re a large enough city t...
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Council hears from national defense act opponents
Representatives from People Against the National Defense Authorization Act went before the Kodiak City Council at Tuesday’s work session to provide information in hopes the council will pass a resolution against the act. Members of PANDA have testified in the past, showing up to council meetings and work sessions to speak during the public comment time in which they are limited to three minutes apiece. On Tuesday,...
Jul 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Task force proposed to keep drugs off Kodiak’s streets
The Kodiak City Council discussed a new drug task force and nonprofit funding at a three-hour work session in anticipation of its meeting tonight at 7:30. At tonight’s meeting, the council is scheduled to vote to authorize the creation of a safe streets task force. Police Chief Ronda Wallace spoke to the council in early June about the task force. Under it, some Kodiak police officers would be authorized to work o...
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City tennis courts undergoing repairs
Kodiak tennis fans will have to play nice on the court for a week or two longer as work continues on upgrades and resurfacing projects at the city facility. The two tennis courts at Baranof Park are undergoing repairs, repainting and resurfacing work. City crews are working on one court at a time, so players will have access to at least one open court while the other is under repair. Work started about two weeks a...
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