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Old Harbor tries to paint itself green with Anchorage program
With new recycling programs, hard-working community cleanup drives and a push to develop a hydroelectric power plant, Old Harbor is fast becoming the leader in green thinking on Kodiak Island. Last month, a team of inspectors from Anchorage-based Green Star Alaska flew in to Old Harbor on an inspection tour. Their mission: Put Old Harbor on the path to becoming the first certified green community in Alaska. “We wa...
Aug 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak will host U.S. Senate field hearing on Monday
Pitbull wowed some Kodiak music fans this week, and now it’s the turn of some national political stars to take the Kodiak stage. On Monday, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) will visit Kodiak to hold a field hearing of the Senate’s Homeland Security appropriations subcommittee. Adm. Robert Papp, commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, will be on hand with Mark Myers of the University of Alaska,...
Aug 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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For Kodiak election campaigns, no big spenders
As Election Day approaches, reports show Kodiak’s legislative candidates haven’t been as focused on fundraising as other candidates across the state. All candidates running for the Alaska Legislature were required to submit campaign disclosure reports by Monday to the Alaska Public Offices Commission. The reports document incoming contributions and expenditures for the campaigns. Sen. Gary Stevens raised less than...
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Vandal smashes front doors of Kodiak police station with rock
A Kodiak woman allegedly smashed the doors to the Kodiak Police Station with a rock for no apparent reason on Saturday. Shauna McCarthy faces one charge of third-degree criminal mischief, a class C felony. Police said McCarthy picked up a rock, walked up to the doorway and threw it at the station’s front door twice. The rock did some damage the first time, then bounced off. The doors didn’t actually break until th...
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Kodiak welcomes international music star Pitbull for four-hour visit
Pitbull will be safe from bears in any future places he visits. The Miami rapper and entertainer received bear repellent, a bear bell and boots during his visit to Kodiak. Around 250 people sporting Walmart sunglasses and holding Pitbull posters crowded around the stage at the Nemetz Gazebo to watch Mr. Worldwide make his public appearance in Kodiak. Pitbull, also known as Armando Cristian Pérez, came to Kodiak as...
Jul 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak's National Guard armory gets new boss this week
Come Wednesday, there will be a new face behind the big desk at Kodiak’s National Guard armory. Staff Sgt. Jay Baldwin, who has spent most of his 27 years in the military on active duty in Kodiak, is retiring and handing over his job to Staff Sgt. Orlando Morera. No big ceremony is planned. “I’m going to come out the same way I came in: quiet, dazed and confused,” Baldwin said. Baldwin said his last few days have ...
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Behind the scenes, a massive effort to get Kodiak and Pitbull ready
Organizing an event for a big-name entertainer is not something Scott Hosier was expecting to have to do when he became store manager at the Kodiak Walmart a year ago. “It was challenging trying to manage a multimillion-dollar business, and planning for Mr. Worldwide,” Hosier said. Hosier first found out about the #exilePitbull campaign while he was on vacation in early July. When he returned to the office, he had...
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Crane will begin rising on Pillar Mountain
Something new will be rising on Pillar Mountain this August. In the next few days, contractors will begin erecting an enormous construction crane to pull into place three new wind turbines. In Friday’s Kodiak Electric Association board meeting, KEA CEO Darron Scott said the crane is being transported in sections by truck and should be installed this week. In Friday’s meeting, Scott said the Pillar Mountain High-Pe...
Jul 30, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Deadline for mandatory Coast Guard inspections approaches
The Coast Guard’s Marine Safety Detachment in Kodiak is urging fishermen to get their vessel safety inspections before the department gets backed up. After Oct. 16, all commercial fishing vessels operating beyond three nautical miles will be required to have a periodic dockside exam from the Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment. “We’re going to go from a voluntary inspection program to a mandatory inspection,” Pet...
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Lt. Gov. moves Womens Bay polling site
The Womens Bay polling site for the Aug. 28 primary elections has been moved to the Nemetz Gazebo by order of Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell’s office. Treadwell oversees the state’s Division of Elections department. He said the move was in response to complaints that the elections site wasn’t close enough to the Coast Guardsmen on base. “According to the director of elections, we’d received some complaints that there was...
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