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Ferry Tustumena briefly delayed in Kodiak
KODIAK — The Alaska Marine Highway System ferry Tustumena was delayed Friday by unexpected maintenance in Kodiak. According to AMHS, the ship’s main engine bearing sleeves were running hot, requiring their replacement. The Tustumena departed Kodiak at midnight Saturday morning and is running a slightly altered schedule. Travelers are advised to check with AMHS for precise details.
Jul 18, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak borough debates sales tax options
KODIAK — The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly ironed out the details Thursday of an ordinance placing a borough-wide sales tax on the ballot for October’s municipal election. The ordinance comes up for a public hearing next week before review by the assembly for approval. The current wording of the ballot proposition would ask voters if the borough should levy a sales tax of up to 2 percent, seasonally, with the rev...
Jul 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ufologist calls Kodiak Island a good place for ET to visit
KODIAK — If you visit the south end of Kodiak Island sometime during the next few years and see a strange light approaching from the sky, prepare to make room for visitors from very far away. A recently published list names Kodiak Island as the fourth most likely place beings from another planet will choose to visit on an upcoming visit to Earth. Ahead of Kodiak in the list devised by ufologist Diane Tessman are L...
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Shoot your fireworks: Today is last permitted summer day in Kodiak
KODIAK — Today is the last day this summer that fireworks can be legally sold or set off in the Kodiak Island Borough. Earlier this year, the borough assembly, responding to complaints of fireworks being discharged at night throughout the summer, approved an ordinance restricting summertime fireworks to June 15 through July 15. While enforcement of the borough ordinance was an open question when the ordinance was ...
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Man leaps from Near Island Bridge
KODIAK — A man jumped off the Near Island Bridge Tuesday morning, then swam to shore on Near Island, where he was met by emergency responders, a Kodiak Police Department spokesperson said. Police received a call about 11:45 a.m. reporting the incident. Medical personnel transported the man to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center, where he was involuntarily committed, the spokesperson said. PKIMC could not give ...
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Broadband Internet to Ouzinkie and Port Lions still on track for fall finish
KODIAK — The future of rural Kodiak telephone and Internet service will start from a small, unremarkable building on Mill Bay Road — if the borough planning and zoning commission agrees. The building is the connection site of the Kodiak Kenai Fiber Link, the undersea cable that hooks Kodiak to the outside world. If the Kodiak Kenai Cable Company gets its way, a new 50-foot microwave transmission tower will be buil...
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Latest state rankings show seafood processors employ the most in Kodiak's private sector
KODIAK — The state’s economy has been weighed in the scales, and in the Kodiak Island Borough, fishing is still the winner. According to the annual listing of Alaska’s largest employers, released each year in the July issue of Alaska Economic Trends magazine, Kodiak Island Borough’s biggest employer in 2010 was International Seafoods, which had an average monthly employment between 250 and 499 people. Ranges are u...
Jul 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak Relay for Life seeks new teams
KODIAK — Angela McFarland is named after an aunt she never met. Her aunt died of cancer. For that reason, McFarland has stepped up to chair Kodiak’s Relay for Life event, replacing former chair Mandy Clark. “I think everybody has been affected (by cancer), but I will never meet the woman I was named after because of it,” McFarland said. “That is kind of my driving force. “It is something that is very important to ...
Jul 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Summer on the Island
An Andrew Airways floatplane lands at Trident Basin Thursday evening. It reached 68 degrees Thursday in Kodiak, marking the fourth consecutive day of 60-degree weather for the city. (Derek Clarkston photo)
Jul 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Famed Russian sailing ship will return to Kodiak
KODIAK — The Russians call her a ship. Guinness World Records calls her the fastest tall ship under sail. Kodiak deputy harbormaster Lon White calls her “one of the most exciting ships that’s ever visited Kodiak.” The Pallada, a 354-foot Russian training ship, is returning to Kodiak for a visit this month almost 20 years after its first appearance here in the early 1990s. Based in Vladivostok and named after a Gre...
Jul 13, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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