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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...
Sep 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
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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...
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Military begins to collect rocket debris
Kodiak residents can expect more explosions related to the failed launch of an extremely fast experimental weapon Monday, but officials said they would keep people well away from the action. A military explosives disposal team has been working on the state-owned Kodiak Launch Complex at Narrow Cape to collect and destroy solid rocket fuel left over from the launch Monday that ended in an explosion when an operator...
Aug 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Parnell, Walker, Mallot debate fisheries
Gov. Sean Parnell, independent candidate Bill Walker and Democrat Byron Mallott garnered boos and applause from the crowd of 70 at a gubernatorial fisheries debate held Thursday at the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium. Bycatch reduction featured prominently in questions from the media panel and audience. The panelists were Laine Welch of "Fish Radio" and "Fish Factor" and Margie Bauman of the Cordova Times and Fisherme...
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AAC looks to rebuild complex
Alaska Aerospace Corp. wants to get back into the rocket business without asking the state for more money, following a launch mishap that damaged buildings at the Kodiak Launch Complex early Monday. “Our intent is to rebuild a launch complex out at Kodiak,” AAC president and CEO Craig Campbell said at a meeting of the corporation’s board Thursday. “That’s our goal — to get back to everything the way it was before ...
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Fair and rodeo kicks off on Saturday
Horse riding, cupcake wars, fair exhibits, pony rides and games are all in store this weekend at the Kodiak Rodeo and State Fair, along with new entertainment, a man who does pistol tricks. Deke Rivers calls himself “The Pistolero” and does fancy gun handling. He’ll be performing during both days of the rodeo. “I’d seen him at a big rodeo in Anchorage at the Sullivan Arena and it was really cool,” said fair board ...
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Council talks Mission Road parking, downtown, economic development at work session
At their Tuesday work session, the Kodiak City Council discussed prohibiting parking on the uphill side of Mission Road, discussed the downtown revitalization project and economic development. At tonight’s regular meeting, a resolution allowing the Kodiak Police Department to place signs prohibiting parking on the northwest or uphill side of the street from 12th Avenue to Erskine Avenue will be introduced for firs...
Aug 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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UN Agenda 21 book author to speak in Kodiak
The author of a book about U.N. Agenda 21 is coming to Kodiak to speak on Friday. Agenda 21 is a non-binding sustainability plan for the world created in 1992 by the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development. Rosa Koire regularly travels to give talks about Agenda 21, and was invited to Kodiak by Jamie Fagan. The UN’s website describes it as “a comprehensive plan of action to be taken globally, nati...
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Aftermath ~ Patches of discolored ground at Launch complex
Aircraft are prohibited from flying closely over the Kodiak Launch Complex at Narrow Cape in the aftermath of Monday’s failed launch for an experimental weapon test by the U.S. Army. The Federal Aviation Administration issued a notice to airmen (NOTAM) on Tuesday morning defining a circle with a radius of two nautical miles around the launch pad where unauthorized aircraft are prohibited below 2,000 feet. The rest...
Aug 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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