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Courthouse partners with high school art class
The Kodiak Courthouse has partnered with Kodiak High School students for artwork to make the courthouse brighter and friendlier. Law clerk M’Leah Woodard started a push last August to bring more art to the courthouse, since going to court is often a stressful experience. “I’m looking to make this place a little softer,” she said. “It’s very institutional.” In January, the courthouse added two pieces from the Alask...
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Garden Gate: Invasion of the bee-snatchers sets hives abuzz
Things have gotten pretty ugly around our yard and garden. It started with a few small feathers resting on top of the soil near an emerging primrose. Then I found a few more feathers sprinkled on the lawn. I put two and two together when I stood in the driveway and followed the peeps and long chirps into the woods across the street from our garage. The sounds were coming from a pair of merlins that had taken up ne...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Fighting the crowds for red salmon
I declare that spring has arrived! We have fresh king salmon in the freezer, and at any moment red salmon should start ascending Kodiak rivers. Red salmon, or sockeye as they they’re more widely known, are cause for celebration on Kodiak. They’re the first salmon of the year for shorebound anglers, and they’re incredible on the table. But there are two sides to that coin. Most of the river fishing occurs in a few ...
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Landslide blocks Shelikof Street
A small landslide has blocked one end of Shelikof Street and slowed work on an ongoing project to improve sidewalks along Kodiak’s Cannery Row. The slide happened May 20, a few days after contractors excavated a portion of the hillside next to North Pacific Fuel. At 10 p.m., the hillside gave way, said city engineer Glenn Melvin. “It looked like there was probably eight to 10 truckloads of material,” he said at Th...
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Ouzinkie man in ATV crash
A Ouzinkie man is fighting for his life after a weekend ATV accident left him with severe head injuries. The Ouzinkie village public safety officer reported the accident to Alaska State Troopers around 9:10 a.m. Thursday. A U.S. Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk medevaced James Broaten, 50, to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center, where he was stabilized before being transported to Providence Hospital in Anchorage for ...
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KHS softball makes state
After splitting a doubleheader with Homer on Thursday, Kodiak’s softball team needed to win its final four games to qualify for state.  The Bears handled the pressure and ended the regular-season with Northern Lights Conference sweeps of Kenai and Skyview to earn a trip to the small-school state softball tournament for the first time since 2009.  “They were really excited,” third-year coach Sam Catt said. “I was j...
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Sen. Begich talks fish in Kodiak
U.S. Sen. Mark Begich dropped into Kodiak in the middle of Crab Fest, but while seafood was on his plate, crab wasn’t. For two hours Saturday, Begich held the first of several Alaska meetings on the reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Act. The act defines federal fisheries, but it must be renewed by Congress every decade. Begich heard from Kodiak fishermen and industry experts who told him that Kodiak’s primar...
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Groundbreaking ceremony marks official start of KHS construction
There were four shovels at Thursday’s Kodiak High School groundbreaking but plenty of eager hands. That presented a bit of a problem. Who would you leave out — the administrators who guided the project? The architect who designed it? What about the Alaska legislators who garnered state support or the men and women who will build it? In the end, the hands of architect Tony Yorba, borough assemblywoman Chris Lynch, ...
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Kodiak Electric Association presses ahead with new headquarters
A new headquarters for the Kodiak Electric Association moved one step closer to reality Thursday as the KEA board directed the cooperative to begin negotiations with architectural firm ECI-Hyer. In a unanimous vote, board members approved negotiations toward a sole-source contract with ECI-Hyer to develop plans for a 15,000 square-foot building to be built on Mill Bay Road. “I think we’ll be very satisfied with wh...
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Invite brings top track talent to island
By DEREK CLARKSTON Mirror Writer Brian Young loved watching high school sports. He seldom missed a Kodiak High School track meet before his sudden death in 2011 while climbing Denali. His death rocked Kodiak, and that impact was especially felt within the Bears’ athletic programs. “His early passing inspired me to do something in his honor, in his memory that is special,” Dunbar said. “Not just a regular met that ...
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