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Baranov to get historical survey visit
The Historic American Building Survey is visiting the Baranov Museum for the next three days to document the building. The documentation includes creating drawings of the building with a scanner. The drawings will then be edited together to create an animated digital “fly through.” The fly through video shows all around the exterior of a building and then goes through the doors to show the interior. “It definitely...
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Murkowski suggests blue alert system for stricken cops
U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski responded to the shootings of Alaska State Troopers in Tanana in May by adding language to a bill in a U.S. Senate subcommittee that would create a “Blue Alert” similar to the AMBER Alert system currently in use nationwide to help find missing children. The “blue alert” system would inform the public when law enforcement responders are killed or injured in the line of duty. A statement ...
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Food For Less to close due to unprofitability
Downtown grocer Food For Less will be closing on July 1. “We are closing it due to the economic situation,” said Walter Pickett, the general manager and vice president of operations for the Alaska Commercial Company, which operates under the Food For Less banner. “We’ve been in the market for 20 years,” Pickett said. “The last few years have been very difficult, and we haven’t made a profit.” The building has been...
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Nonprofits face budget cuts from borough
Faced with the necessity of budget cuts, the Kodiak Island Borough is seeking to reduce nonprofit funding across the board. Kodiak Island Borough’s work session agreed on Thursday to cut some $100,000 from its nonprofit grants for fiscal 2015, which begins on July 1. “The total amount of non-profit funding for FY 2013-14 funding was $398,000. The applications for FY 2015 totaled $476,591. Thus our initial goal was...
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Bike rodeo teaches bike safety
Kodiak’s bicyclists have a good safety record but experts advise cyclists around town to know the basics to ensure that their safety record remains that way. “It is the law you must ride your bike on the right. The number one cause of bicycle vehicle accidents is when the bicyclist rides on the wrong side of the road. It’s very important that they ride as far to the right of the road as is safe,” said Sandra West,...
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Humane Society hawks plant baskets to overcome grant cut
The Humane Society of Kodiak plant basket sale took on a more urgent pace this year with budget cutting by the Kodiak Island Borough reducing its ability to provide spay and neutering for pets. Doing brisk business on Saturday, HSK was more than halfway through its goal of $8,000 for the day. “Every year is a little different. The last two years it’s been a bigger sale than the years before,” said Karen Yashin, HS...
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Alaska seeks to join Pebble suit against EPA
The State of Alaska seeks to join a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency regarding the proposed Pebble mine in Bristol Bay. The Pebble Limited Partnership sued the EPA on May 21 because the EPA had begun trying to veto the proposed mine. The lawsuit stated, “EPA’s decision to conduct a veto proceeding—in the absence of a permit application that the Corps has reviewed—exceeds EPA’s authority under th...
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Oil dumped at helipad dumpster
On Friday, a caller to the Mirror reported that an unidentified party had placed 11 jugs of oil of various sizes behind the dumpster next to the helipad on Spruce Cape Road. Oil disposal is not permitted in dumpsters. When items are illegally dumped around the dumpsters, Alaska Waste personnel have to go out and pick it up. “We put it in a pickup truck and haul it to the landfill,” said Kelsey Daniels, site manage...
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Drone pilot captures Kodiak from above
A local videographer has been buzzing Kodiak with his drone, and residents have been wondering what exactly what that flying sensation was. Rest assured — Kevin Erickson represents no dark forces after you or your neighbor’s privacy. He does not work for the government, the CIA, the FBI nor the Russians. Erickson, 47, is the proprietor of Kodiak Tire Service and uses his unmanned aerial view drone strictly as a ho...
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Expert speaks on partial-cutting alternatives
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly got a crash course on “light management” of forests on borough-owned lands in Chiniak on Thursday. Robert L. Deal, research forester and ecosystem services team leader with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, gave the assembly work session a presentation about various forest management methods for Sitka spruce forests, which characterizes the 800 acres that the bor...
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