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Artist teaches metalworking at museum
A dozen people learned metalworking while making a piece of jewelry at the Alutiiq Museum on Saturday. Jim Miller, an artist from Port Graham, which is close to the tip of Kenai Peninsula , taught the class. He’s taught woodworking before, but never metalworking. “I couldn’t resist a trip to Kodiak,” Miller said. “I wanted to let people just get some hands-on, get the feel of it if it’s something they like or if i...
Nov 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Borough begins meeting live stream
The Kodiak Island Borough tested the advantages of digital technology with a new video live stream at Thursday’s assembly meeting. It was a soft rollout, and there was a glitch. The stream lagged by about 30 seconds early in the meeting. Assembly member Carol Austerman, who had been watching the stream, observed near the end of the meeting that it lagged by two minutes. That might cause difficulties with people vi...
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Borough assigns committees, honors Ouzinkie School student
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly approved fire and rescue mutual aid agreements and honored an Ouzinkie senior as student of the month. The assembly approved two mutual-aid agreements, specifying that the City of Kodiak and the borough’s Bayside Fire Station and Womens Bay Fire Station will help each other during emergencies. The borough also unanimously voiced no opposition to the transfer of Safeway’s two liqu...
Nov 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Assembly approves new contract with lobbyist
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly unanimously approved a new two-year contract with its legislative lobbyist Thursday and, after considering inflationary adjustments, decided to increase his fee by $5,000 per year. Hickey and Associates has represented the borough for almost 14 years and the increase is warranted, according to borough manager Bud Cassidy. The borough’s current two-year contract with Hickey and As...
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Drama club to “cut footloose”
The Kodiak High School Drama Club will “tear up this town” tonight and all weekend in a production of “Footloose.” The musical is about a high school student from the city adjusting to life in a small town when he decides to challenge the town’s law against dancing. This is the third drama club production directed by Alyssa Haig, a teacher at the high school, and it’s the largest. “We have 25 kids in this producti...
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State troopers identify remains of missing kayaker
It didn’t take long for the Alaska State Troopers to link two items: A kayak and some gear were found in June and remains were found on a beach in September. In a press statement Wednesday, the state police agency identified the remains as Francois Guenot, 35, a French national from Maiche, France. On June 20, the National Park Service found a broken kayak and gear that were identified as belonging to Guenot, whil...
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Marine Highway makes changes to minors traveling
The Alaska Marine Highway System has changed its minor travel policy, now requiring most children under 18 to be accompanied on board by a parent, guardian or someone with a notarized authorization, according to a statement sent on Wednesday. The new restriction does not apply to those under 18 who are legally married, emancipated or traveling with a chaperoned youth group, such as girl or boy scouts, school or sp...
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Preliminary results: Kodiak splits from state on Senate, House races
District 32 voters went against the Alaska majority on Tuesday in all races, but followed along with the rest of Alaska on the three ballot measures, according to the election night results. There are still about 720 absentee ballots, as well as an unknown number of questioned ballots, in District 32, according to Division of Elections Director Gail Fenumiai. The preliminary results showed that District 32 selecte...
Nov 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Missing Kodiak man found
A man who was missing for two days has been found safely. Merrick Allain went missing late on Sunday after posting a message online that indicated he might harm himself. After an outpouring of support online, community-led searches and people standing at an intersection with Allain’s picture, Kodiak Police Chief Ronda Wallace confirmed early Wednesday morning that he had been found.
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Stevens re-elected to State Senate, Stutes and McCune close
Republican Sen. Gary Stevens was re-elected to serve Senate District P in the Alaska state legislature, while the race between Republican Louise Stutes and Democrat Jerry McCune for House District 32 was too close to call. Stevens has represented the Kodiak area in the senate since 2003, serving in the House before that from 2001 to 2003. “Well, I’m feeling really good,” Stevens said around 11:30 p.m. on election ...
Nov 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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