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Crow: Gage public in vote before consolidation effort
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly approved in the first reading Thursday an ordinance to put an advisory vote on consolidation on the October ballot. Assembly member Kyle Crow proposed the ordinance, which would, if passed, ask borough voters if the borough should “pursue the idea of” consolidation with the city of Kodiak. In a letter to the assembly signed by all six Kodiak City Council members and the city mayo...
Jul 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alutiiq plant book to get update
With a $48,208 grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services, the Alutiiq Museum will partner with Alaskan ethnobotanist Priscilla Russell to publish her Kodiak Alutiiq Plantlore, a 1995 report on plant use traditions, according to an announcement from the Alutiiq Museum. Russell’s extensive report is part of an archival collection on loan to the Alutiiq Museum from the Kodiak Area Native Association. K...
Jul 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Achievers 7/22/2016
Karena Lynn Rounsaville received her Doctor of Medicine degree from Rush University on May 26 in Chicago, Illinois. Eight days later she was married to Saul Whitworth of Bellingham, Washington, becoming Dr. Karena Whitworth. She will complete her residency in the Seattle area and then move to Bellingham to practice family medicine. Karena is the daughter of Steven and Darlene Rounsaville. Kary Coombs of Kodiak is ...
Jul 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Word & Deed: Glorious island looking better than ever
Isaiah 42:12 says, “Let them give glory to the Lord and proclaim his praise in the Islands.” Kodiak, you are beautiful. Returning to the emerald island is more than a pilgrimage; it is a homecoming. A Kodiak summer is a slice of abundant active life of beauty, sunshine, a cool breeze, salmon jumping, eagles soaring, pods of orcas passing through. In jest we tell visitors and newcomers when they ask, “Yes, it is al...
Jul 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Young athlete preparing for prosthetic arm
After losing her arm in an all-terrain vehicle accident on Sunday, Elianah Micael is recovering at a hospital in Seattle. Wednesday, Micael was able to leave her bed and walk around the hospital. She already had one surgery on her arm and is waiting for a second. “Hopefully, they will be able to keep that length,” said her mother, Mae Taboy. “From what I understand, it’s below her elbow, and they’re hoping they wi...
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sun’aq, SCK team for transport
Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak has been successful in acquiring funds from the Bureau of Indian Affairs Transportation to support Kodiak Area Transit System and collaborate with the Senior Citizens of Kodiak, the lead agency for KATS, for assuring all Kodiak residents have adequate transportation to work, shop and appointments. From left: Wynford Mckeckney, a KATs rider for five years who uses the system to get to work, J...
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Week in Words: Convention overcomes fear of plagiarism
The Republican National Convention is off to a strange, fear-mongering start, and, at the time that I’m writing this column, the news is all abuzz with Melania Trump’s uncreative plagiarism and Trump’s B-list celebrity friend speeches. But let’s start off on a positive note. “Convention” has turned out to be one of America’s greatest words. Originally, “convention” (from the Middle French in the 15th century) was ...
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stutes ‘confident’ Legislature will take on Walker vetoes
The Alaska Legislature ended a fifth special session Monday, disappointing Kodiak’s lone representative. “We got essentially zero accomplished for that last special session. Nothing happened,” Stutes said. “The governor made his vetoes, and the Legislature failed to enact any of his revenue measures. They never got out of committee.” She says the Legislature has to figure out a way to balance the budget. While she...
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local nurse rehabbing in Colo.
Dianne Patterson pursued a nursing career so she could help people, and she has for the last 36 years. Now, she is the one needing help. Patterson, a nurse at Kodiak Island Medical Associates for the past 10 years, suffered a life-altering injury June 29 while on vacation in Colorado visiting her sister. The 14-year resident of Kodiak was involved in an ATV accident that resulted in a magnitude of fractures — ster...
Jul 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Consolidation back on agenda
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly may ask residents whether the borough should consider consolidating with city. Assembly member Kyle Crow proposed an ordinance to place the following question on the fall election ballot: “Should the Kodiak Island Borough pursue the idea of consolidating the Kodiak Island Borough and the City of Kodiak into a single unit of government?” Borough manager Michael Powers said at the ...
Jul 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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