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Borough manager pick says thanks, but no thanks; borough assembly re-starts search
The Kodiak Island Borough has spent six months and thousands of dollars hiring its next manager. On Thursday night, that effort evaporated after it was revealed that borough assembly's pick, Erick Strahl of Menominee, Mich., has declined the contract offered by the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly. The decision was a surprise announcement; the assembly had been scheduled to approve Strahl's hiring after months of in...
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Garbage-trashing bears arouse residents' ire at borough assembly meeting
The Kodiak Police Department has used flashbangs and rubber bullets to ward off wandering bears in urban Kodiak this fall. On Thursday night, a handful of Kodiak residents threw verbal flashbangs at the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly as they asked assembly members to permit fines on people who fail to appropriately protect their garbage. "It sounded like a war zone this weekend," said city resident April Eads abou...
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Plenty to do this weekend in Kodiak
There is no shortage of events this weekend in Kodiak. With salmon season over, more organizations in town are holding events as people begin to hunker down for winter. The Bayside Fire Department will hold an open house on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in honor of fire prevention month. The station will have information about fire safety and child safety, displays of fire equipment and hot dogs and popcorn. The...
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Kodiak real estate agent featured in new TV show
TV shows have burned hours of video recording Alaska fishermen, Troopers, Coast Guardsmen and outdoorsmen. Now, one new TV series is turning a lens on an unusual subject — Alaska’s real estate agents. “It’s nothing like a ‘Gold Rush’ type of show or even a ‘Deadliest Catch.’ It’s something more relatable,” said Fay Yu, executive producer of “Selling Alaska”, which debuts Sunday on Destination America (GCI Channel ...
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KIBSD strategic planning meetings come to an end
Community engagement was a top priority for the committee of Kodiak citizens who participated in the Kodiak Island Borough School District’s strategic planning meetings. The district uses strategic planning sessions to develop education goals based on community priorities and input. The final meeting wrapped up on Wednesday night, and a document outlining the plan for 2013-2014 will soon go to the school board for...
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Three Kodiakans honored at AFN
Alisha Drabek decided to learn the Alutiiq language because of her close relationship with her grandmother. This week, Drabek will be awarded for that decision as she accepts the Eileen Panigeo MacLean Education award at the annual Alaska Federation of Natives Convention in Anchorage. "It's an amazing honor because it comes from the Native community in the whole state," Drabek said. Drabek was one of three people ...
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Naval SEALs training complex set to expand
A major new expansion is getting under way for the Naval Special Warfare Center on Spruce Cape. Alutiiq Diversified Services, the construction division of the Afognak Native Corporation, has been awarded a $17.4 million contract to renovate the facility and build a 25,000 square-foot expansion. Alutiiq defeated six competitors in the bidding for the contract, which will modernize the Navy SEALs training complex th...
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P&Z puts new residential development on hold
A new residential development is on hold after the Kodiak Island Borough planning and zoning commission voted to postpone consideration of it until December. In a filing with the borough, Art Zimmer requested the subdivision of a business-zoned lot at the corner of Island Lake Road and Melnitsa Lane. Zimmer, speaking after the meeting, said subdividing it into flag lots — lots connected to the street only by drive...
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Made in Kodiak sale bigger than ever
The seventh consecutive Made in Kodiak sale is expected to be the biggest one yet. The annual bazaar highlighting local artists had to be moved from the Kodiak Inn to the Harbor Convention Center this year to make room for all of the additional tables and vendors. There are 28 tables at the event, and all have been filled. "This is the best and biggest show we've ever done," said Made in Kodiak vice president Sara...
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Van catches fire at Ft. Abercrombie
A Dodge Caravan was totaled after it caught fire while parked at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park on Wednesday. The fire occurred in the Fort Abercrombie parking lot around 2 p.m. The driver and his daughter were walking around the park when the fire started. Another person noticed the vehicle was on fire and called firefighters. The Bayside Fire Department responded with an engine, and put the fire out with...
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