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UV project takes step toward completion
The Kodiak City Council discussed an update on the ultraviolet (UV) water treatment project Tuesday. Work going on today requires limiting use of water in the city this afternoon, but represents a big step toward completing the project. The project is about 10 percent complete, and a 30-inch pipe that every drop of Kodiak water goes through is being cut today so a 5,000-pound set of fittings and valves can go into...
May 25, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Special Olympics local games
Becky Twitchell competes in a speed dribbling compeititon at Kodiak’s local Special Olympics games at the Kodiak High School gym Saturday afternoon. (Derek Clarkston photo)
May 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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KIBSD will not trim staff if flat funded
If cuts are in store for the Kodiak Island Borough School District (KIBSD) fiscal year 2012 budget, they won’t come from staff. This is what KIBSD superintendent Stewart McDonald said at the school board’s meeting Monday evening, after speaking with the district’s attorney. “Although financially we may see some cuts, we’re not allowed to — at this juncture past May 15 — reduce our employment force any more than it...
May 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brown: Economy trending up for 2011
Financial numbers presented by Kodiak Chamber of Commerce director Trevor Brown last week suggest that 2011 will continue a trend of improving economic conditions the island saw in 2010. Brown presented the figures as part of a broad economic update to the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly Thursday. For the backbone of the economy in Kodiak, ex-vessel value and volume of the total catch in the fishing industry saw a ...
May 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Capt. makes return visit to island 33 years later
Captain Bill Braden arrived in Kodiak for the second time Sunday, nearly 33 years after his first visit by sailboat in a journey from Hawaii, accomplished solely by celestial navigation and dead reckoning across 2,200 nautical miles of ocean.  That was just one leg of a journey that lasted seven years, during which Braden and his then-wife, Clare, traveled 44,000 nautical miles on board their 50-foot ketch-rigged ...
May 23, 2011 | 3 3 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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More vendors at BearTown Market
Unfamiliar faces explored Kodiak Sunday morning and afternoon, and available to them during their rainy visit was the BearTown Market. The market, now in its third year, features a variety of artists, crafters and creative people who set up shop at the Sun’aq bingo hall on days cruise ships come to town. Event organizer Fran Kelso said this year’s market has been the best so far. “Things are going very well,” Kels...
May 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sub artists display talents
Local Subway worker brings back trophy from state competition
May 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alutiiq Dancers prepare for Hawaii trip
The Kodiak Alutiiq Dancers will travel to Hawaii to show off their dance moves next week at the 2011 Hilo Inter-Tribal Powwow. “It’s a great honor for the Kodiak Alutiiq dancers to be invited and celebrate this great event in Hawaii,” said Rick Rowland, natural resource director for Sun’aq tribe and an Alutiiq dancer. The dancers are just one group of several invited to the powwow. A total of 17 dancers will parti...
May 20, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Borough approves initial $8.5M for KIBSD
Much of the public comment at the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly meeting Thursday came from high school students concerned that cuts to the district budget would mean reductions in student activities or music instruction. Joining the students in public comment were members of the Kodiak Island Borough school board, teachers and administration. The item up for discussion was a borough resolution allocating the mini...
May 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Welding causes boat fire
The fishing vessel Family Pride was damaged by fire and smoke Wednesday in Fuller’s Boatyard when welding work on the outside of the vessel spread fire to an inside berthing area and up the wheelhouse. Boat owner D.J. Vinberg said the repair crews did everything right when the fire started, with people inside the vessel monitoring for problems. However, the fire could not be put out with fire extinguishers and ext...
May 19, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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