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Books turn into forms of art
Cutting, shredding, coloring, folding, painting, burning and staining may sound like things parents tell their children not to do to books, but all of that and more is encouraged to turn books into a form of artwork that will be showcased for three weeks starting on Friday. The third annual Altered Books Show by the Kodiak Arts Council in partnership with the Kodiak Public Library Association and Kodiak Public Lib...
Feb 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fisherman medevaced from Bering Sea vessel
KODIAK — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew forward deployed in Cold Bay medevaced an ailing fisherman from the fishing vessel Northern Leader 170 miles northwest of St. Paul Island Wednesday morning. The Jayhawk crew safely hoisted the fisherman aboard the helicopter and transported him to awaiting commercial medical flight services in St. Paul. Coast Guard 17th District command center...
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Few pets at Kodiak Animal Shelter
Update: The Kodiak Animal Shelter is back down to just eight pets, as of 11 a.m. Wednesday. The Kodiak Animal Shelter currently has the least amount of adoptable pets since 2011, and likely even further back than that. Ten pets are available right now, although a few days ago, it was just eight. “From my understanding, numerous people have said we have never been this low,” said shelter manager Jean Lilly, “I’ve o...
Feb 04, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mullican begins official duties as Kodiak fire chief
Jim Mullican Jr. has been selected as Kodiak’s fire chief and began his official duties Tuesday, city manager Aimée Kniaziowski said. Mullican, 51, will lead a department with 13 firefighters, including a deputy chief and three captains. “I am very excited to be part of the management team of the city and look forward to working with a great group of professionals that the department has,” Mullican told the Daily ...
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P&Z meeting on code revision tonight
The Planning and Zoning Commission is holding a special meeting tonight to take public testimony on the controversial updates to the Kodiak Island Borough’s three code sections dealing with land in the borough. After the public hearing at the meeting, P&Z is expected to take action in line with a borough staff recommendation to “table further consideration of Title 17 at this time,” according to a memo from the bo...
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Assembly gets code revision, budget updates
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly has agreed to nix the current process to update three sections of borough code dealing with land use. “I think we need to send a clear message to the public that this process is being killed, it’s done,” assembly member Frank Peterson said at Thursday’s work session. “All of the hard work that planning and zoning has done isn’t going to go away,” Peterson said. “It’s still going ...
Feb 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Official says borough inspectors face death threats
“There are people out there saying things like, ‘Shoot them in the face. Shoot them, just kill them, click, click, boom, boom.’” Speaking at the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly work session on Thursday, borough assessor Bill Roberts described the intimidating atmosphere he and his staff face when carrying out their mandated duties. Social media posts in recent months have included threats against borough staff if t...
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Improvements coming to two trails; P&Z commissioner’s resignation confirmed
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly has approved a contract with Island Trails Network for improvements to the Saltery Cove and Portage Bay trails. During a special meeting Thursday, the assembly also declared the Planning and Zoning Commission seat previously held by Jennifer Richcreek as vacant. The borough received a grant for just more than $200,000 as part of the Coastal Impacts Assistance Program, said boroug...
Feb 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Remember Lola Harvey, the Grand Dame of Kodiak
Lola Harvey was Kodiak; is Kodiak; will forever be Kodiak to me. They say that once you visit Alaska you can truly never fully leave. I can certainly say that Kodiak has had affect on me — and I knew it would be my pleasant fate the moment I was introduced to Lola Harvey. I met her soon after coming on board as the KICVB’s new executive director in 1987. Physically I towered over the feisty, diminutive, kamlaika-c...
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'Shebang' spells fun, win for Main student
What do the words “ingratiate,” “flambé,” “prima donna,” “quotidian” and “ukulele” have in common? They’re all words that Kodiak Island Borough School District students were asked to spell during the districtwide spelling bee on Thursday. Main Elementary fifth-grader Kristine Suralta won the bee by correctly spelling the word “shebang.” “It took a lot of studying,” Suralta said, “I think (the hardest word) was “ar...
Jan 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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