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Few pets at Kodiak Animal Shelter
Update: The Kodiak Animal Shelter is back down to just eight pets, as of 11 a.m. Wednesday. The Kodiak Animal Shelter currently has the least amount of adoptable pets since 2011, and likely even further back than that. Ten pets are available right now, although a few days ago, it was just eight. “From my understanding, numerous people have said we have never been this low,” said shelter manager Jean Lilly, “I’ve o...
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Mullican begins official duties as Kodiak fire chief
Jim Mullican Jr. has been selected as Kodiak’s fire chief and began his official duties Tuesday, city manager Aimée Kniaziowski said. Mullican, 51, will lead a department with 13 firefighters, including a deputy chief and three captains. “I am very excited to be part of the management team of the city and look forward to working with a great group of professionals that the department has,” Mullican told the Daily ...
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P&Z meeting on code revision tonight
The Planning and Zoning Commission is holding a special meeting tonight to take public testimony on the controversial updates to the Kodiak Island Borough’s three code sections dealing with land in the borough. After the public hearing at the meeting, P&Z is expected to take action in line with a borough staff recommendation to “table further consideration of Title 17 at this time,” according to a memo from the bo...
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Alaska Science Forum: Digging up Augustine's top-heavy legacy
Augustine Volcano sits alone, a 4,000-foot pyramid on its own island in Cook Inlet. Like many volcanoes, it has a tendency to become top heavy. When gravity acts on Augustine's oversteepened dome, rockslides spill into the ocean. A scientist recently found new evidence for an Augustine-generated tsunami from a time when Egyptian pharaohs built their own pyramids. Zebulon Maharrey's record of a tsunami deposit from...
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Local Results: Feb. 4
City League Basketball Jan. 29 Water of Life A 100, Golden AK Excavating 68  Tony Will 28 points, Michael Manifo 21, Austin Cowley 19, Mikel Garner 15, Elijah Hiner 13 and Daniel Wooley 4 for Water of Life. Jeff Ryser 28 points, JR Valladolid 15, Zach Keplinger 13, Rob Plentikoff 6, Julian Hiner 4 and Joey Rauwolf 2 for Golden AK. Midtown Auto 69, Olson’s Bookkeeping 59 Ishmael Cortez 28 points, Erick Fangonilo 12...
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NLC Power Rankings: Winning not mandatory
David Anderson reminded me this past weekend that winning isn’t mandatory during the regular season of high school athletics in Alaska. The Kodiak boys’ basketball coach is right. Look no further than his 2011 team that went 1-9 during the Northern Lights Conference regular season and somehow turned things around and earned a place at state by finishing second in the conference tournament. I didn’t have time to sk...
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The day the President caught a dolly at the Buskin
In the late afternoon of August 7, 1944, in the middle of World War II, if you had been standing on Brooklyn Avenue, which ran about where the back of Sutliifs Hardware is now, you could have waved to President Franklin Roosevelt as he drove by in a station wagon. It was Roosevelt’s first visit to an Alaskan town, and the only visit by a sitting president to Kodiak. A few weeks earlier, Roosevelt had boarded the h...
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Outdoor Kodiak: We live in rain country
Kodiak is wet. That isn’t news to anyone who has lived here even a little while, but the details might surprise even the crusty among us. Before writing this week’s column I went online to dig through the weather statistics for 2014, and I learned a few things that surprised even me. Kodiak’s average annual precipitation is 77 inches. If 2014 seemed especially wet, you’re right. Last year from January 1 through De...
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Assembly gets code revision, budget updates
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly has agreed to nix the current process to update three sections of borough code dealing with land use. “I think we need to send a clear message to the public that this process is being killed, it’s done,” assembly member Frank Peterson said at Thursday’s work session. “All of the hard work that planning and zoning has done isn’t going to go away,” Peterson said. “It’s still going ...
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Official says borough inspectors face death threats
“There are people out there saying things like, ‘Shoot them in the face. Shoot them, just kill them, click, click, boom, boom.’” Speaking at the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly work session on Thursday, borough assessor Bill Roberts described the intimidating atmosphere he and his staff face when carrying out their mandated duties. Social media posts in recent months have included threats against borough staff if t...
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