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Rasmuson Foundation hands out money to various charities
The Rasmuson Foundation has awarded $47,150 to two nonprofits in Kodiak for building renovations and repairs as part of the Tier 1 grant program. The Tier 1 program awards grants of up to $25,000 for capital projects, technology upgrades, building projects and new programs to nonprofits in Alaska. The Marion Center received $22,871 and the Alutiiq Heritage Foundation received $24,279. Alan Schmitt, president of th...
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City council confirms landfill site for composting plant
Over objections from composting opponents, the Kodiak City Council formally voted to pursue a sludge composting plant on the site of the Kodiak Island Borough landfill. The vote follows a lengthy site selection process in which the city abandoned plans for a plant in Middle Bay after area residents protested. Sludge is the byproduct of the city's wastewater treatment plant, and an expansion project at the landfill...
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Kodiak nursing home among five best in Alaska
As workers prepare to break ground on a new borough-owned nursing home, Kodiak’s existing 40-year-old long-term care facility is getting top marks from the federal government. This month, U.S. News and World Report named the Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center’s long-term care facility one of the best nursing homes in the United States. PKIMC received a five-star rating from the federal Centers for Medicare an...
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Film crew documenting life of Ted Stevens
A film crew documenting the life of Sen. Ted Stevens is visiting Kodiak this week to meet with people in Kodiak’s fishing industry. Paul Brown, project manager and owner of Arctic World Media in Alaska, is co-producing a documentary about the life of the former senator with API Arts and Outreach, Inc. in New York City. Brown said he hopes to talk to people in Kodiak who worked with Stevens or knew him personally. ...
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Crab Festival poster and logo winners announced
This year’s Kodiak Crab Festival is “Powered by Nature,” and the new logo unveiled by the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce will use Kodiak Electric Association’s wind turbines to get people charged about the upcoming celebration. “I think it’s good that the poster and logo both feature the turbines and KEA’s effort to Kodiak energy,” said Summer Wood, Crab Festival coordinator for the chamber. Wood said the chamber had ...
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State approves certificate of need for borough-owned nursing home
The state of Alaska has given its formal approval for a new $16 million borough-owned nursing home to be built next to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center. On Monday, health and social services commissioner William Streur signed a certificate of need for the nursing home, formally known as a long-term care facility. A certificate of need is required for every significant health care facility in Alaska, and had...
Feb 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Surveying to begin for new Pier 3
A drilling rig will pull into Kodiak's harbor next month, but it won't be the Kulluk. Instead, the rig will be the most noticeable piece of equipment as surveyors begin taking measurements for a new multimillion-dollar city Pier 3. Roe Sturgulewski of Anchorage has been hired to manage the project and on Tuesday night told the Kodiak city council that surveying will soon begin to determine what design will best se...
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Austerman receives award for promoting safe boating
Rep. Alan Austerman, R-Kodiak, has received a national award for his efforts in promoting safe recreational boating in Alaska. On Feb. 21, the National Association of State Boating and Law Administrators presented Austerman with its 2012 legislative award for carrying a bill that promoted safe boating through the Alaska Legislature in 2012. “I’m humbled to have received this national award,” Austerman said in a st...
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After vandals strike harbor, new calls for cameras
Smashed windows are a rare occurrence in Kodiak’s harbors, but a recent act of vandalism is renewing calls for video surveillance on the city’s working waterfront. Just before 11:30 p.m. Sunday night, boat owner Kiril Basargin was awoken by a late-night phone call from the captain of his boat, the Ocean Ranger. Returning from shore, the captain found the portside window of the Ocean Ranger smashed and the cabin in...
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Volunteer history detectives fill in the blanks of Alaska history
Kodiak and Karluk are separated by 79 miles and a mountain range. On Monday afternoon in the Kodiak College library, a dozen history detectives poured over a 130-year-old letter, deciphering the handwriting and trying to answer the question — was that word Kodiak or Karluk? It’s more than an academic question. Over the next two months, these volunteers will participate in the largest crowdsourced history project i...
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