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EDITORIAL: Help Brent, dear Kodiak, he’s one of us
You’ve probably never met Brent Watkins. Watkins, 53, is a quiet, outdoors-loving man. He’s not a celebrity and he’s not a politician, so his name doesn’t ring a bell. But, like hundreds of Kodiak property owners, Watkins knew it was time to get his voice heard last week. Watkins parked his car on Rezanof Drive. He was walking to attend the planning and zoning commission’s hearing at the auditorium Wednesday night...
Feb 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak students present at environment forum
Several Kodiak High School and college students presented today and Monday as part of the Alaska Forum on the Environment to talk about their experience interning with the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge. “This summer, back in 2014, five teens worked with us, and they did a number of jobs here working for the refuge,” said Shelly Lawson, who works in education at the refuge. “Part of their requirements was to crea...
Feb 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Boat sinks near Long Island, no injuries
A Homer-based fishing vessel went aground and partially sank on Friday, before it was towed into Kodiak by another fishing vessel. The F/V Paycheck, a long-liner, hit a rock while fishing. “We know right now that (it) ran aground off Long Island at some point last night,” said Jerry Meadows, the chief at the Coast Guard’s Marine Safety Detachment in Kodiak. “We didn’t get the phone call until early (Friday) mornin...
Feb 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Subsistence advisory council to meet in Kodiak
The Kodiak/Aleutians Subsistence Regional Advisory Council is meeting in Kodiak next week to review the rural determination process, call for regulatory proposals for federal hunting and trapping and will get an update on the Buskin River sockeye project and have a question and answer time about the Karluk Lake nutrient enrichment program. Other topics on the agenda are a report from the Kodiak National Wildlife R...
Feb 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Books turn into forms of art
Cutting, shredding, coloring, folding, painting, burning and staining may sound like things parents tell their children not to do to books, but all of that and more is encouraged to turn books into a form of artwork that will be showcased for three weeks starting on Friday. The third annual Altered Books Show by the Kodiak Arts Council in partnership with the Kodiak Public Library Association and Kodiak Public Lib...
Feb 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fisherman medevaced from Bering Sea vessel
KODIAK — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew forward deployed in Cold Bay medevaced an ailing fisherman from the fishing vessel Northern Leader 170 miles northwest of St. Paul Island Wednesday morning. The Jayhawk crew safely hoisted the fisherman aboard the helicopter and transported him to awaiting commercial medical flight services in St. Paul. Coast Guard 17th District command center...
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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...
Feb 04, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Feb 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 ...
Feb 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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