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Week in Words:
I received a special request this week to research a word: “clap. My kids and I attended the Big Bad Voodoo Daddy concert this Sunday (sponsored by Kodiak Arts Council), and it was spectacular. It was loud. Raucous. Jaw-dropping at the level of talent these musicians have. And after every set, and during every song, what did we do? We clapped. Some danced. And they were amazing. But for those of us who are short i...
Sep 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weather sensor back on line after vandalism
A repaired weather station in Kodiak is back on line after being vandalized last spring. The weather station on Gull Island in Chiniak Bay at one end of the St. Herman Harbor breakwater provides weather information to boaters. “It’s all real-time weather data useful to mariners and tied into the NOAA weather system, so they’re getting local real-time weather in as many places as they can,” said city of Kodiak harb...
Sep 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fresh perspective vs. experience
The Kodiak Island Borough School District Board of Education will welcome one new face after the Oct. 4 municipal election, as Rick Kniaziowski has decided not to run for re-election. Candidates Kelly Bell and Julie Hill are vying for that space on the board, and they will meet Thursday to answer questions on their visions for the school district. The public is encouraged to attend. The candidate forum is sponsore...
Sep 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sleeping giant: abdominal aortic aneurysms
What do Conway Twitty, Albert Einstein and George C. Scott have in common? They were all famous people. They all died from ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms. Abdominal aortic aneurysms don’t just kill the rich and famous. They are quite common, potentially deadly, and could be growing in any of us. What are abdominal aortic aneurysms? They are a weakening and enlargement of the largest blood vessel in the abdome...
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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...
Sep 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Sep 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Sep 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Sep 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
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