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Coast Guard Base Kodiak returns fluoride to its drinking water
After a break of three years, Coast Guard Base Kodiak has resumed injections of fluoride into its drinking water. While the city of Kodiak does not use fluoride in its drinking water, Base Kodiak had used it until work at the Buskin Lake pumping station forced fluoridation to stop. “It was planned to bring fluoride back online when we had the ability to do so,” said Edward DeNoyelles, a Base Kodiak environmental p...
Aug 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sen. Begich staffers hold Kodiak meeting today
Sen. Mark Begich is holding a mobile office visit in Kodiak today, and while Begich himself won’t be in town, it’s a chance for Kodiakans to have their questions answered by staffers said Begich spokeswoman Julie Hasquet. “We’ve hit almost 60 communities this month,” she said. “It gives Alaskans a chance to meet with our staff face to face.” The mobile office will be open from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. today at Mill Bay...
Aug 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kids hit the bank at annual Kodiak Kiwanis pink salmon derby
The banks of the Buskin River were lined with young anglers on Saturday, but young Cara Hollingsworth was the big winner. Hollingsworth pulled in a 6.43-pound pink salmon, tops among the anglers in the annual Kodiak Kiwanis Club pink salmon derby. Dozens of youngsters between 2 and 15 years old competed for prizes including an XBox 360, Nintendo DS and other toys. Others benefited from the contest as well: If the ...
Aug 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak Launch Complex lays off 20 percent of workforce
The Alaska Aerospace Corporation announced Monday that it has laid off five employees at the Kodiak Complex, a layoff equivalent to 20 percent of the corporation’s Kodiak-based staff. Craig Campbell, the corporation’s interim CEO, said the layoffs were needed after an anticipated 2013 rocket launch slipped to 2014. Campbell said the corporation also needs to stay within an $8 million budget defined by the Alaska L...
Aug 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Larsen Bay School will open as scheduled; Danger Bay School not so
When Kodiak Island Borough schools start classes later this week, Larsen Bay School will be among them. Another rural school isn’t so lucky. In a Monday night school board meeting, assistant schools superintendent Marilyn Davidson said that while Larsen Bay has met the 10-student minimum requirement, Danger Bay School has not. Superintendent Stuart McDonald said Danger Bay — home to a large logging camp — will ins...
Aug 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak's housing helper retires after 22 years
After 22 years of service in the public housing sector, Sandy Amox is retiring from her position as the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation’s asset supervisor in Kodiak. AHFC is a public corporation that helps provide Alaskans with safe, quality and affordable housing. AHFC runs the Pacific Terrace housing complex in Kodiak. Amox started the job in 1990, when she was a tenant at Pacific Terrace. At the time she was...
Aug 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Visiting futurist says Kodiak should look at approaching tide of automation
A professional futurist visiting Kodiak on Monday advised residents to look toward automation as the 21st century continues. Garry Golden, who advises companies and organizations on how to plan for the future, is trained in futurism from the University of Houston. During a Monday night presentation, he talked about what futurism can do for a community or company, explained how it works, and predicted that Kodiak’s...
Aug 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Man faces meth charges
A Kodiak man is accused of possessing methamphetamine and missing a court date. Dennis Vargas, 38, faces two new felony charges, possession of a controlled substance and failure to appear in court on a felony charge. Both are class C felonies. According to court documents, officers arrested Vargas for a warrant for not appearing in court for previous charges. Back in May, Vargas was charged with fourth-degree assa...
Aug 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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After equipment failure, concert goes on the move down the street
The music was thumping and the crowd was jumping, a few steps short of a mosh pit — and then the amplifier blew. At Friday night’s Baby Bash hip hop concert, the electrical malfunction stopped the music halfway through the first set but led to one of the most unusual concerts in Kodiak history as the show packed up — musicians, audience and all — and moved from the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center to the Mecca Loun...
Aug 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Safeway scuffle leads to charges
A Kodiak man has been accused of stealing deli food items and assaulting a Safeway manager. According to court documents, Jason Ray, 37, faces charges of fourth-degree assault and fourth-degree theft. Both are misdemeanors. The incident allegedly took place on Aug. 11 when a customer observed Ray taking items and preparing to leave the store. The customer informed store management, who attempted to detain Ray unti...
Aug 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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