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FERRY DELAYED
The ferry Tustumena sailings to Seldovia are canceled for today, Tuesday Sept. 20, due to severe weather, according to an announcement from the Alaska Marine Highway System. The ferry will sail the following revised schedule. Wednesday, Sept. 21: 7 a.m. depart Homer 6 p.m. arrive Kodiak 7:30 p.m. depart Kodiak Thursday, Sept. 22: 1 p.m. arrive Chignik 2 p.m. depart Chignik 11:15 p.m. arrive Sand Point (on schedule...
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Recreating an authentic Aulitiiq angyaaq
A community project in Akhiok completed in December has offered researchers new insight into angyaaq-making techniques. A presentation by a project leader was held at the Kodiak Public Library Thursday as part of the Alutiiq Museum’s fall lecture series. An angyaaq is a large, open boat that Kodiak Island’s Sugpiaq people likely used for transportation until the early 1800s. Sven Haakansan, Thursday’s lecturer, sa...
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City has some extra for nonprofits
The Kodiak City Council agenda for Tuesday’s work session includers harbor rate increases, Near Island development, interpretive panels for downtown beautification and funding for an Alaska Marine Highway System study. The meeting will start with the council’s review of Near Island development plans created by DOWL engineering firm. Michelle Ritter of DOWL gave a presentation on the plans at a work session last mo...
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Assembly looks to loosen chicken law
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly approved zoning changes associated with a future land sale and moved forward an ordinance to stop enforcing chicken prohibitions in some zoning areas. The assembly wants to sell several plots of land in the Monashka Bay area, on Spruce Cape and near Island Lake. Thursday, members gave final approval to rezone all the plots from public use to residential. The assembly also approve...
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CG opens 20 new housing units on Base Kodiak
The Coast Guard officially opened 10 new duplexes on Base Kodiak, marking the end of a two-year, $19.5 million project. Families have already moved into nine of the 20 units. The rest will fill as more service members with dependents move to Kodiak as transfer season comes to a close and families in other housing grow. The addition of housing on base doesn’t correspond to an increase in personnel in Kodiak. “With ...
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Main break muddies water
A major water main break is responsible for discolored water reported in some Kodiak households. The break happened in the early morning hours Sept. 9, said city public works director Mark Kozak, who was on vacation at the time. The break from an 8-inch main caused water to gush from the site at a rate of 4,000 gallons per minute. Communitywide water flow skyrocketed from 4,300 to 8,300 gallons per minute, Kozak s...
Sep 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Burglary suspects change plea in exchange for reduced charges
Two men charged with multiple counts of burglary in February changed their pleas for reduced charges Thursday. Justin Isadore, 19, and Shay Monkiewicz, 21, both pleaded guilty to a single charge of burglary in the first degree, a consolidated charge that includes burglaries of nine residences. During their change of plea hearings at the Kodiak courthouse, Judge Steve Cole went over some of the terms in the propose...
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Womens Bay council back in action
Gathered around two folding tables pushed together, the Womens Bay Community Council on Wednesday discussed a Halloween event, Red Cross training, and the upcoming election for the local service area board. The seven-member council revived after being defunct for several years to support the installation of new playground equipment at Panamaroff Creek Park. Three years ago, it put on the first Trunk-or-Treat, a Ha...
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NTSB: Float plane tried steep turn
The National Transportation Safety Board released results from its preliminary investigation into a Friday airplane crash at Uganik Lake, 35 miles west of the city of Kodiak. According to the report, witnesses said the Island Air DHC-2 Beaver crashed into the water shortly after a westward takeoff from the lake. To avoid rising, tree-covered terrain ahead, the pilot made a leftward turn, first gradually and then b...
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Kodiak couple celebrates 70-year love story
By MARCILEE JONES Special Report Once upon a time in the little village called Los Angeles in the state of California, there was a boy named Harold Jones and a girl named Marcilee Hanna. Now, on a certain Sunday these two people just happened to attend an open house at Pepperdine College before it was called a university, Harold as an alumnus and Marcy as a future student. Harold was on leave from the Merchant Mar...
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