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Rural students look to the future
Students from the villages on Kodiak Island a few from the road system spent several days last week attending a scholarship fair and doing activities to help them prepare for life after high school. The 28 rural students, including Chiniak and Danger Bay, arrived Wednesday and along with the seven Kodiak students, attended a reception and participated in a cultural activity. Over the next three days, the students ...
Nov 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Convention a roaring good time
A sea of purple T-shirts and gold vests flooded Kodiak Thursday through Sunday for the 2015 Lions Clubs District 49-A Mid-Winter Conference. In addition to the local chapter’s 70 members, the convention drew more than 120 Lions from off-island, according to district governor and Kodiakan Mike Brown. He called the annual event, which rotates back to Kodiak every five years, a “smashing success,” thanks to the organ...
Nov 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Small boat infrastructure back on agendas
The Fisheries Work Group discussed small boat issues such as the need for a crane, cold storage and an ice house at last week’s meeting after some fishermen asked in public comments for some attention. Ports and Harbors Advisory Committee chair Nick Szabo attended the meeting and said small boat issues have come up a few times during his two decades on the board. “We’ve listened to the ideas, but like a lot of oth...
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Kodiak looks back: Nov. 17
Twenty years ago: The Alaska Department of Transportation hired two employees to bolster crews working on maintenance of roads from Monashka to Chiniak. Icy roads were blamed for an accident that claimed Kodiak residents Jim Fisk and Oscar Dyson earlier in the fall. Ten years ago: Sen. Ted Stevens introduced legislation to make federal fisheries management councils shut down overfishing and listen to their scienti...
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P&Z to take up small or mobile home lots
Coming up in December, the Kodiak Island Borough Planning and Zoning Commission will consider further changes to borough code in an attempt to create more options for residents of Jackson Mobile Home Park before the park closes next spring. During an update to the assembly at Thursday’s work session, Community Development Department director Bob Pederson said in December P&Z will take up allowing accessory dwellin...
Nov 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Veterans get quilts
On Veterans Day, local quilters gave a dozen quilts to local veterans. It’s the first in planned regular presentations to veterans by the local Quilts of Valor group. Quilts of Valor groups across the nation sew quilts, typically in a red, white and blue scheme, to give to veterans as a “tangible token of appreciation that unequivocally says, ‘Thank you for your service, sacrifice and valor,’” according to the Qui...
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Council approves economic analysis, snow dump contracts
An economic analysis contract to study the effects of possible regulations on Gulf of Alaska trawl bycatch got an endorsement from the Kodiak City Council Thursday, including enough funds to both cover their commitment and a possible shortfall. It still faces final approval from the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly, the party issuing the contract. The Fisheries Work Group came up with a $30,000 cost estimate and the...
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SENIOR LIFE: Save a seat for holiday treat
The holidays are in full swing at the senior center with activities lined up for the end of November and throughout December. The annual Seniors Serving Seniors will take place at noon Friday, Nov. 20. This event, which has been going on for more than 35 years, has the Kodiak High School senior class coming to the Kodiak Senior Center and serving Thanksgiving dinner. Come early to get a good seat, as this is one o...
Nov 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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City to allow mobile homes outside of parks
Mobile homes can be placed on lots within city limits other than mobile home parks, after the Kodiak City Council passed an ordinance Thursday changing city code. After a public hearing in which two community members spoke, both in support of the ordinance, the council unanimously passed the ordinance. That section of code could have resulted in a legal challenge, because the city does not have planning and zoning...
Nov 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Investigator mum about Pletinikoff case probe
The investigator hired by the city of Kodiak to investigate a Sept. 16 incident that left an autistic man injured and pepper sprayed is not commenting on the case. Greg Russell, who heads Soldotna-based Russell Consulting, said Thursday that any information about his inquiry would have to come from the city. The Daily Mirror has received no response to questions about the case sent on Nov. 4 to city attorneys and ...
Nov 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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