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Telethon drops TV - moves to live stream
The Kodiak Noon Rotary is kicking off its annual fundraising telethon this weekend with a big change: It will no longer be shown on television. It will be aired on radio and pictures of the items can be viewed online. There will also be a live stream of the telethon online, similar to what was formerly viewed on TV. “We’ve decided this is how we’re going to do it, and I’m really excited,” said telethon organizer M...
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City to charge for Baranof ice rink usage
When the Baranof Park Ice Rink opens next week, users will have to pay to use. That is a change from years past. City of Kodiak Parks and Recreation director Corey Gronn said the advisory board recommended fees for ice rink usage to match that of other city facilities, such as the swimming pool. “All of our programs had a charge with the exception of the ice rink,” Gronn said. When the rink opens Nov. 10, youths y...
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5 bears attack hunters in Kodiak, man suffers injuries
A 65-year-old hunter suffered injuries and was flown by a Coast Guard helicopter Tuesday after five bears simultaneously attacked six hunters as they were carrying a deer they shot near Kodiak, officials said. The hunters shot dead two of the bears, officials said, explaining that the number of bears involved in the attack was quite unusual. “These hunters were extremely prepared for the environment and circumstan...
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Replica parka mixes new with old
The Alutiiq Museum, known for being a repository of historical artifacts, proved its ability to adapt with modern technology as it unveiled a replica of a caribou parka from the 1800s. The museum hosted the unveiling before a packed gallery on Thursday to display a replica of a parka that was collected from Kodiak in 1840 and housed in a museum in Helsinki, Finland. The parka in Finland is decorated with puffin be...
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Eye doctor celebrates 40 years in Kodiak
What’s the eye-opening thing about owning a business? Why not ask an eye doctor, especially one with 40 years of experience. “It’s kind of like having another seven wives,” said John Shank, who celebrates 40 years of Kodiak business this month. Shank grew up and attended college in Ohio. He taught high school physics for a while before moving to Oregon and attending Pacific University College of Optometry, where h...
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Halloween in Kodiak
Kids and their parents in costumes ranging from sweet to scary trick-or-treated in downtown Kodiak on Halloween. The annual event draws hundreds, and there was a big crowd despite the persistent rain. Although costumes may have been covered by coats, that didn’t stop the kids from trooping in and out of most of the downtown businesses to collect candy. Signs on business doors welcomed trick-or-treaters, letting th...
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Yes, dear Kodiak, I’m finally home
I saw Kodiak for the first time two weeks ago, culminating a journey that took 4,700 miles and 17 years. Kodiak was never in my mental geography until 1997, when I received a call from Robin Taylor, an outdoors journalist who wrote for a firearms magazine that I edited in Southern California. Taylor, based in Bellingham, Washington, called me in 1997 from Kodiak after his hunting trip in Juneau. He pitched a very ...
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Strategic planning, nonprofit contingency funding discussed at work session
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly discussed the strategic planning and budget process at Thursday’s work session. The current plan, a two-page document with 11 goals, was adopted in March to serve as the strategic plan for 2014 to 2018. “It’s the document that sets the assembly goals, what you folks want to have done through the year,” said Bud Cassidy, the borough manager. “Obviously, that has bearing on the bud...
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Assembly gets update on code revision effort
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly received an update at Thursday’s work session about code revisions that affect all property in the borough. The Planning and Zoning Commission is working on updating titles 16, 17 and 18 of the KIB code. Those titles deal with subdivisions, zoning and borough lands, respectively. The Planning and Zoning Commission has held three of their four scheduled public hearings regarding t...
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Coast Guard responds to grounded barge
A 382-foot barge that officials said could potentially be carrying more than 2 million gallons of fuel products went aground Saturday about two miles from Kodiak. There were no injuries and no signs of pollution issues, officials said. The U.S. Coast Guard responded to the barge, which ran aground while being towed by the Bismark Sea, a 124-foot tug, a Coast Guard news release said. The barge was successfully refl...
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