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Navy to present environmental analysis
The U.S. Navy will host an open house from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Kodiak Elks Lodge to get public feedback about military training in the Gulf of Alaska. At 6:30 p.m., Navy representatives will give a presentation about a draft supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement in an event that repeats in Anchorage, Homer, Juneau and Cordova on succeeding days. The draft updates...
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DOT fire exceeds $1 million in damages
The structure, a flatbed truck and a forklift were totally destroyed by a fire at a highway maintenance building near Chiniak early Saturday. “The losses are anticipated to be in excess of $1 million,” Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities spokeswoman Shannon McCarthy said. Other equipment, including two graders, a plow and a loader, were not at the Kalsin Bay Maintenance Station at the time an...
Sep 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Council and borough discuss fisheries data, fees, economic development
The Kodiak City Council and Kodiak Island Borough Assembly met at a joint work session to talk about fisheries, building fees and economic development on Tuesday. Members of the fisheries work group, comprised of three members from the borough assembly and three from the city council plus the city and borough managers, talked about developing economic analysis for local fisheries. Assembly and work group member Ch...
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No walking to one Art Walk location
This month’s Kodiak Arts Council First Friday Art Walk showcases jewelry, photography, quilts, and one location not within walking distance, unless you live in Chiniak. Sue Baker’s Clay Creek Pottery studio is a 45-minute drive from the city of Kodiak. The event flyer notes “Walking to Chiniak is not recommended.” Baker will display wheel-thrown and hand-built ceramic pieces. She was invited to be part of the art ...
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Market welcomes tourists
With six vendors displaying handmade items including jewelry, etched glass, basketry and tanning, the year’s penultimate Bear Town Market welcomed a stream of tourists, Tuesday at the Sun’aq Tribal Hall. One more opportunity remains for local artisans to offer their wares to cruise ship passengers visiting Kodiak during the 2014 season, when the last ship comes in Thursday, Sept. 25. The 780-foot Holland America L...
Sep 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Council votes down NDAA resolution, approves deputy city manager
The council last Thursday voted down a resolution to support repealing the National Defense Authorization Act, which some say infringes on liberties and is un-constitutional. Before the vote, council members commented on it. Council member Terry Haines said, “This is just us putting our hands up for the citizens of Kodiak and saying to our federal government that we understand our need for safety, we understand ou...
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Officials talk compost facility
Last week, the Kodiak city manager, a representative from the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, and representatives from design company CH2M Hill spoke about the city’s new compost facility project, which is about to undergo the permitting process. The compost facility would turn sludge from the city’s wastewater treatment plant into Class A compost material, which would likely be offered for sale. ...
Sep 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fossil Beach still off limits following rocket explosion
Fossil Beach, a popular recreation area at Pasagshak Bay, is still off limits in the aftermath of the Aug. 25 rocket explosion at the Kodiak Launch Complex, according to the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. A road closure remains in effect while Department of Defense and Alaska Aerospace Corp. personnel investigate the accident that left several structures at the complex damaged. The clos...
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Fire destroys DOT building
Fire destroyed a highway maintenance shed near Chiniak and damaged some equipment Saturday morning. The Kalsin Bay Maintenance Station of the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities stood near where the pavement ends on the Chiniak Highway, past the turnoff to Pasagshak. The building was outside any local fire department’s district. Dale Rice, fire chief at Womens Bay Volunteer Fire Department, t...
Sep 02, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Decorum ordinance, school update discussed at borough work session
At their Thursday work session, Kodiak Island Borough Assembly members put repeal of the decorum in debate ordinance on the agenda for their Sept. 4 meeting. The assembly passed the ordinance July 3, sparking objections from members of the public. Borough manager Bud Cassidy said various assembly members were interested in rescinding or revising the ordinance, and his staff was looking for direction. Borough clerk...
Sep 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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