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Baranov hosts class on making berry jams
Making jam might seem difficult, but it’s not that complicated. Baranov Museum director Tiffany Brunson taught two groups of people on Saturday how to make blueberry and salmonberry jam as part of the museum’s monthly Arts and Crafts days. “We try and do things that are traditional, that are related to Kodiak’s history,” Brunson said about the event. “We have so many great berries, not just the salmon berries and ...
Aug 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coast Guard medevacs cruise ship passenger near Sitka
The Coast Guard medevaced a 45-year-old man from the cruise ship Celebrity Solstice near Sitka, Alaska, Monday. An Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew conducted the hoist and transferred the ailing passenger to awaiting emergency medical services in Sitka. Coast Guard 17th District command center watchstanders in Juneau were notified of an ailing passenger by the medical team aboard the Celebrity Solst...
Aug 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Assembly approves nonprofit funding
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly approved funding to local nonprofits after extended discussions in recent weeks over how to best divide up dedicated funding that was more than $100,000 less than the total amount requested by nonprofits. Only one nonprofit, the Kodiak Island Food Bank, received the full amount they requested. The assembly covered some of the difference by using the tourism fund to provide reduce...
Aug 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police warn vigilance after break-ins
The Kodiak Police Department is warning Kodiak residents to be careful after a rash of burglaries, break-ins and trespassing occurred recently. “These crimes are many times committed by those involved with the consumption and trade of illegal substances,” police said in a post to their Facebook page Friday. “As the problem continues to disrupt our precious city, your local law enforcement community is committed to...
Aug 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Assembly approves lands committee
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly approved the formation of a lands committee in hopes of opening up land for sale and giving input on land acquisition and sales. Mayor Jerrol Friend originally proposed the committee, and it was approved at Thursday’s assembly meeting by a vote of 5-1. Assembly member Chris Lynch was the lone dissenter. She felt another committee was not necessary. “I would feel more comfortable ...
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NOAA declares whale deaths an unusual mortality event
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has declared the deaths of 30 whales in the western Gulf of Alaska an Unusual Mortality Event. More than half of the whales were found floating around the Kodiak Archipelago beginning in May. “(The declaration of a UME) brings with it some access to additional resources, both physical resources and some financial resources, and a lot of attention and collaboratio...
Aug 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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P&Z approves permit for out-of-bounds quarry
After an hour and a half of public comment, the Kodiak Island Borough Planning and Zoning Commission approved a conditional use permit for part of the quarry at St. Herman Harbor on Near Island. The City of Kodiak failed to obtain the required permit when it began that part of the excavation five years ago. The city originally began the quarry on land-zoned industrial, where gravel extraction is a permitted use. N...
Aug 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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P&Z approves mobile home park's expansion, code changes
The Kodiak Island Borough Planning and Zoning Commission approved the expansion of Rasmussen’s Mobile Home Park and code changes to relax laws surrounding mobile home parks. The Rasmussen’s park administrators applied for a conditional use permit to allow 29 additional spaces on two lots adjacent to the current park. It is expected that some of the homes in Jackson Mobile Home Park, which will close in May 2016, w...
Aug 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Construction on high school to continue into October
Completion of some areas of the Kodiak High School, including the career education area, that are under construction will not be done as soon as expected, but the district has plans to continue the classes in other areas. Construction has been done in multiple parts that Stewart McDonald, the Kodiak Island Borough School District superintendent, referred to as the A, B, C, D, E and F wings. A wing is the tower por...
Aug 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mountain Views: Take time to transform with motherhood
This is the first in a several part series focusing on the transition to motherhood and working to find a balance with motherhood, exercise, work, time for self, etc. This series will include perspective from several local moms on their experiences and what has worked or hasn't worked for them in the journey of motherhood. Ten years ago I became a mom. My brown haired daughter, Nora, was welcomed to the world and ...
Aug 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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