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Fort Abercrombie revives historical focus with tours
During the summer, tours are being offered through Fort Abercrombie State Historic Park, and last Saturday’s included a presentation on the military installations there and a tour around the various still existing installations. Dave Ostlund, who used to work at the Kodiak Military History Museum, gave a 45 minutes presentation before leading the small group through the park. He gave a brief history of the beginni...
Jun 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Assembly moves fees forward, fails resource manager hiring
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly has re-established the borough’s fee schedule, and did not approve the hiring of a resource manager due to some assembly members’ budget concerns. The borough’s fees are reviewed annually by the assembly. Among the changes at Thursday’s meeting, the fees were modified to clarify that people can take up to 500 pounds of garbage per day including construction debris and metals to t...
Jun 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Assembly talks subsistence management
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly discussed a resolution in support of a Congressional bill governing rural and non-rural designations, and chose to postpone the resolution until they received more information. If passed, the Subsistence Access Management Act would require the U.S. Congress to approve the re-designation of any village from rural to urban. During the public comment period at the beginning of the T...
Jun 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Troopers seek owner of gun found in parking lot
State troopers are looking for the owner of a firearm found in the parking lot of Heitman Lake Trailhead. A trooper report said Kodiak resident Autumn Hanson, 28, found a firearm in the parking lot at around noon on June 13. Hanson left the firearm where she found it in hopes the owner would return after realizing it was missing. When Hanson returned from hiking about four hours later, she found the gun in the sam...
Jun 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weight limits on ferry dock restricted
Weight restrictions on the Pier 1 ferry dock have been lowered, cut in half for tandem axles, but shouldn’t affect most passengers, according to the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. Jeremy Woodrow, a spokesman for ADOT&PF, said the dock was inspected in the last few months. “Our historic data showed that the load restrictions on the terminal needed to be look at and there needed to be an update ...
Jun 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Volunteers work to move donated World War II searchlight from Oregon to Kodiak
A bunker in Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park used to contain a searchlight used during World War II, and two volunteers are trying to bring one to Kodiak to place in the park. Retired school teacher Nancy and retired machinist and tool-and-die maker Chuck Meitle live in Oregon but are volunteering at Fort Abercrombie for their fourth summer. While in Oregon, they spotted a bunch of searchlights in a field an...
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Borough releases application to fill assembly vacancy
The Kodiak Island Borough has released the application for people interested in filling the assembly seat that will be vacant starting in July. Interested parties must be a one-year or more resident of the borough and a qualified voter. They also must be willing to file a financial disclosure statement required by the State of Alaska if they are appointed, and can’t “hold any other compensated borough office or bo...
Jun 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Borough issues fireworks guidelines
The Kodiak Island Borough issued guidelines for fireworks users as the legal timeframe for shooting off fireworks began on Monday. Fireworks are legal in the borough, but not within the City of Kodiak limits, from June 15 to July 15 and Dec. 26 to Jan. 1. The guidelines, posted on Facebook and on a new sign posted at popular fireworks area Mill Bay Beach, emphasize consideration of the occupants of close by reside...
Jun 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak bests daily heat record
Kodiak reached 70 degrees Fahrenheit on Saturday, setting a new daily warm weather record. Craig Eckert, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Kodiak station manager, said he did not know what the previous record had been, due to the way the machines generate information. An unofficial record of 71 degrees was set in 1924. Unofficial records are those recorded prior to 1949. Eckert told the Mirror in...
Jun 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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MOUNTAIN VIEWS: Singing songs by the campfire and making new friends
For two years, it was a moment I had been eagerly awaiting — taking my Girl Scout troop camping. My daughter joined scouts in first grade and the following year there was a big need for leaders. With the encouragement of a girl friend, I took the plunge and became a leader. My biggest fear was that the girls would discover that I hadn't been a scout myself in my youth. This shouldn’t have been a concern — it didn’...
Jun 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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