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Locals prepare for bird watch
Kodiak has dozens of species of birds, and local birders will spend their Saturday trying to spot and count as many as possible. On Friday, the Kodiak Audubon chapter held their annual membership meeting and “Winter Birds of Kodiak” presentation in preparation for the annual Christmas bird count. Rich MacIntosh showed pictures of the myriad of types you can see during the winter in Kodiak. The island generally get...
Dec 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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City to issue Sept. 16 responses on Tuesday
City of Kodiak attorneys have promised to release a statement Tuesday addressing questions “of interest to the public” stemming from a late summer incident in which a local resident was restrained and pepper sprayed by police. On Sept 16, Kodiak officers, responding to a 911 call, allegedly caused injury to Nick Pletnikoff, who was picking up mail outside his home on Steller Way. The Daily Mirror, other media and ...
Dec 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Assembly supports proposal for assessment of Chiniak trees
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly supports a contract with NorthWind Forest Consultants to assess trees on borough property in Chiniak burned in last summer’s Twin Creeks Fire. The assembly has discussed before whether or not to get an assessment, appraisal or timber cruise on the land, before taking this step at its Thursday work session. “What we did is put together a basic scope, pretty minimal, to have folks ...
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Council passes several compost items
The Kodiak City Council passed a number of items relating to the new facility for dealing with biosolids or treated sewage at Thursday’s meeting, including purchase of a screener and woodchips. The council approved $97,000 for a used screener for the compost facility to separate reusable wood chips from finished compost. The council also post-authorized the $40,302 purchase of 500 cubic yards of wood chips for a b...
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Ferry system to standardize fares
With more budget cuts likely during the upcoming legislative session, the Alaska Marine Highway System has some options for saving money and is gathering more from staff and the public. One option Department of Transportation and Public Facilities Deputy Commissioner Mike Neussl heard from staff aboard the ferries, is to slow down. “What normally is a six-hour run, we should put on the schedule as a six-and-a-half...
Dec 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Karluk School to stay open despite low enrollment
Except for Karluk School, the small schools in the Kodiak Island Borough School District have stayed above the state minimum enrollment, including the newly re-opened school at Danger Bay. Karluk’s enrollment has fallen under the 10 students required to receive state funding. Despite the shortfall, the school will remain open for the rest of the school year, according to assistant superintendent Marilyn Davidson. ...
Dec 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Council OKs Thelma C lease
The Kodiak City Council unanimously approved in the first reading a lease for the Kodiak Maritime Museum’s planned fishing boat display in downtown Kodiak. The lease allows the museum to use a small area on the spit next to Oscar’s Dock to display the restored fishing vessel Thelma C with historical information about fishing and the 1964 earthquake. The lease is for 20 years with two five-year extensions. The muse...
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Senior life: Holiday activities reminders
Lots of holiday activities at the center and elsewhere are going on for people 60 and older and we want to remind people of those. At noon Wednesday, Dec. 16, the Chief Petty Officers Association at Coast Guard Base Kodiak will sponsor a lunch for seniors at the Golden Anchor. This very popular event is wonderful way to have a great meal and socialize with many older adults as well as the members of CPOA. There wi...
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PHAB asks council for shipyard building
The Ports and Harbors Advisory Board wants the City of Kodiak to work toward constructing a large building to house boats that are being worked on at the shipyard on Near Island. Four members of PHAB spoke with the city council at Tuesday’s work session asking the city to set up a separate fund for a building and funding it with a portion of ports-related sales tax to be matched with donations. “This has become on...
Dec 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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AMHS chief: Ferry future looks gloomy
The head of the Alaska Marine Highway System painted a dim picture of next year’s operating budget, saying he expects a $5 million cut on top of the cuts made over the past two fiscal years. Department of Transportation and Public Facilities Deputy Commissioner Mike Neussl made the statement during a two-hour community engagement meeting, Wednesday in Kodiak. Neussl said the ferry system made an estimated $53.5 mi...
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