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Refuge, Audubon mark migration
A survivor of the Exxon Valdez oil spill visited the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center Saturday. Hal the bald eagle, who injured his shoulder while cleanup crews tried to rescue him from an oily shore during the 1989 crisis, was one of two birds brought in by Dave Dorsey of the Bird Treatment and Learning Center on International Migratory Bird Day for a presentation sponsored by the KNWR Visitor Cente...
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Big trophy year for bears
The spring bear hunting season just ended, and it was a record year for trophy specimens. There are still harvested bears out in the field that haven’t yet been brought in to be sealed, but currently, the number stands at 111 harvested. Of those, 22 were large enough to qualify as a Boone and Crockett record, which requires a skull size of at least 28 inches, measured as width times height. “This has been a banner...
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Denton “Denny” P. Andrews
Denton “Denny” P. Andrews, 74, passed away April 29, 2016, at his home in Clarkston, Washington. He was born March 15, 1942, in Boise, Idaho, to Denver and Oleta Clark Andrews. He came to Kodiak with his mother and sister Lois on Alaska Steam in 1947. His parents came to Kodiak to help construct the Naval station. He attended school in Kodiak and graduated from Kodiak High School in 1960. Denny loved Alaska and he...
May 16, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 188 188 recommendations | email to a friend
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Borough vetting land for fall sale
Two years after its last land sale, the Kodiak Island Borough is considering selling several parcels of land, and the assembly is set to choose which ones at its Thursday meeting. The resolution to recommend “the disposal of certain borough lands as surplus to the public’s need and authorizing staff action to make the recommended parcels ready to be sold at a future land sale” identifies two parcels of 0.11 acres ...
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Planners ask about range of uses for Near Island development
The city of Kodiak and DOWL consulting firm will seek public input on the Near Island development plan Tuesday. According to deputy city manager Mike Tvenge, DOWL planner Michelle Ritter will present three design prospect maps, each color-coded to indicate the proposed land use. Much of the land on Near Island remains undeveloped, but its prime, waterfront location gives it “a lot of potential,” Tvenge said. This ...
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City creates marijuana committee
The Kodiak City Council approved a first reading of an ordinance opting out of allowing marijuana establishments within city limits for six months at a Thursday regular meeting. The council also approved a resolution creating a Marijuana Advisory Special Committee and appointed council members Laura Arboleda and Randy Bishop to the two council seats, Janeise Stevens and Jonathon Strong to the city business owner s...
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Young chefs impress
A trio of young chefs cooked their best on Thursday in an attempt to impress a trio of local judges, including a chef and a restaurant owner. Roseanne Boado along with her assistant Clarizza Macapugay took the crown with her giant meatball with spicy sauce and an accompanying spinach dip made with spinach from the Kodiak Middle School greenhouse. Instructor Mia Ottesen’s students faced off in front of student chef...
May 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Showers, crane hoped for harbor’s future
The city of Kodiak continues to weigh options for downtown and harbor improvements for fishermen and the public at large, potentially including a public crane, showers and changes to the Shelikof bathroom building. Fisherman’s Hall At a Tuesday city council work session, harbormaster Lon White presented a preliminary proposal for changes to the Harbormaster Building to include three showers, a common area and incr...
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KIB finding space for displaced trailers
Trailers displaced by the imminent closure of Jackson Mobile Home Park — although not their occupants — might get a place to go, if the Kodiak Island Borough works out kinks in a proposed licensing agreement. The borough assembly already approved temporary storage of mobile homes on public use and conservation-zoned land. The assembly is now ironing out details of the agreement needed between the borough and owner...
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KIB finding space for displaced trailers
Trailers displaced by the imminent closure of Jackson Mobile Home Park — although not their occupants — might get a place to go, if the Kodiak Island Borough works out kinks in a proposed licensing agreement. The borough assembly already approved temporary storage of mobile homes on public use and conservation-zoned land. The assembly is now ironing out details of the agreement needed between the borough and owner...
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