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Kodiak redefines homelessness in America
Alfredo Godoy’s job stinks. His daily routine involves blood and decapitation, a lot of beheadings. But he loves his work and he gets compensated well. “We gather fish and we gut it and we cut it,” said Godoy, 59, describing his work processing salmon at a Kodiak cannery. “It’s fast-paced, but it’s good money.” Godoy said he brings home at least $960 each week for about 12 hours of work. That’s almost $4,000 month...
Dec 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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DECK THE DOCK: Festival lights up faces of children, parents with holiday cheers
Hundreds of people crowded the docks of St. Paul and St. Herman harbor Saturday evening to pick their favorite decorated boat at the second annual Harbor Lights Festival, sponsored by the Kodiak Maritime Museum. The rain that sprinkled off and on throughout the evening didn't stop the Christmas cheer. One boat had a Santa in the crow's nest along with a Santa in an airplane on deck. Another boat had Santa in a ski...
Dec 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Borough approves dock fabrication, Womens Bay shelter
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly approved two contracts Thursday, one for fabrication of a new dock in Anton Larsen Bay and one for the construction of an emergency shelter in Womens Bay. The new dock will replace the current dock in Anton Larsen Bay. It will be 80 feet long and 12 feet wide, larger than the existing 60 feet by 10 feet dock. Ranier Welding of Washington was chosen as the winning bidder for $554,...
Dec 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Harbor security cameras to cost $4,500
The installation of 16 cameras around St. Paul Harbor will enhance security but not replace foot patrols by harbor officers at St. Paul Harbor, Kodiak deputy harbormaster Derrick Magnuson told the Port and Harbor Advisory Board Friday. The harbormaster’s office expects the equipment for this first stage of the security-enhancement project to cost about $4,500, Magnuson said. Harbor office employees will carry out ...
Dec 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Harbor Lights Festival promises cheer
The second annual Harbor Lights Festival may get a little bit of rain this weekend, but it won’t stop the Christmas cheer. There used to be an annual parade of decorated boats driving through the channel. Rough weather cancelled the event a few times, leading to the creation of the festival, a display of Christmas-decorated boats moored at the harbors. Last year, the first year the festival was held, the F/V Stell...
Dec 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ferry fares to go up next year
Fares on the Alaska Marine Highway System will go up starting the first of the year, the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities announced on Thursday. Most fares will increase 4.5 percent starting Jan. 1. However, reservations made before Jan. 1 for travel after New Year’s Day will not be affected by the rate hike. A news release sent by ADOT&PF said the increase should generate $1.8 million and...
Dec 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak ties warm weather record
Kodiak saw a high of 44 degrees Thursday at 12:45 p.m., tying the record set in 1985. Kodiak has seen an unusual string of warm weather this season, breaking a 33-year-old warm weather record on Dec. 7 and coming within a couple degrees of several other records. Kodiak has seen less than an inch of snow, just .9 inches, so far this winter. That skiff of snow, which measured .2 inches, Kodiakans likely saw caught i...
Dec 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Health summit, watershed transfer discussed at work session
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly and Kodiak City Council on Tuesday focused on a potential community health summit, the transfer of a watershed in the Monashka Bay area and economic development training. City mayor Pat Branson brought the items for discussion forward during the joint work session after emailing with Sitka Mayor Mim McConnell and Sitka Health Summit executive director Melissa Marconi Wentzel. In ...
Dec 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Borough and city talk DOT priorities
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly and Kodiak City Council discussed on Tuesday a priority list of transportation-related issues, including the intersection of Mill Bay Road and East Rezanof Drive. Included in the joint work session packet was a letter from resident Don Roberts, who wrote the Department of Transportation, expressing his concerns about the intersection. A response from DOT acknowledged that the int...
Dec 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Walk and Roll program sees big growth
If you saw more children out walking and biking to and from school in the second half of October, it was due to Island Trail’s Network’s Walk and Roll program, an effort to get more kids heading to school under their own power. On Monday, ITN’s Tom Pogson gave a presentation to the Kodiak Island Borough School District about this year’s results. This is the third year ITN has held the program, part of the nationwi...
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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