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GCI enhances wireless in Kodiak, promises to bring 4G LTE to Emerald Isle by year’s end
GCI is upgrading its six cell towers in Kodiak and is on track to bring 4G LTE wireless data speeds to the local community by the end of 2015, as wireless network upgrades are implemented throughout the summer, a company news release said Monday. “As an Alaska-based company, GCI is dedicated to bringing top technologies and services to our customers across the state, including residents and visitors in Kodiak,” sa...
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jackson ordinances scheduled for public hearings
Two ordinances intended to relax Kodiak Island Borough code to allow moving trailers from Jackson Mobile Home Park are scheduled for a second public hearing at Wednesday's Planning and Zoning Commission meeting. The first Jackson-related ordinance to be considered at Wednesday's meeting "would allow mobile homes to relocate to the other existing mobile home parks in our community without regard to the non-conformi...
Jul 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Students get free physicals
More than 60 students received free physicals on Saturday as part of an effort to help reduce the cost of high school sports. Students filled out paperwork and waited their turn for their physical at Kodiak High School. Last summer, Sarah Nugent, the dance team coach at Kodiak Island Borough School District, held the first free physical day in years. “When I was a student, people volunteered their time to give fre...
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Candidacy packets for city mayor, council positions available today
Beginning today, people interested in running for City of Kodiak mayor or one of two council members seats at this fall’s election can pick up candidacy packets and start preparing for the election. Among the requirements for people wishing to run, prospective candidates must have 10 qualified city voters sign a petition in support of the candidate. Candidates may file with the clerk’s office between Aug. 1 and 17...
Jul 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak Wildlife Refuge worker kills charging bear
A technician working for the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge shot and killed a brown bear Sunday when it charged him and a co-worker to within a few feet near Red Lake, on the south end of Kodiak Island, a refuge official said Thursday. Deputy Refuge Manager Tevis Underwood said the technician and his co-worker were hiking to a hillside camp to conduct observations of bear behavior in the Connecticut Creek drainag...
Jul 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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ITN seeks volunteers for removal of marine debris
Island Trails Network has stored tens of thousands of pounds of marine debris collected from islands and shorelines in the Kodiak Archipelago during the past couple of years. Now, they’re getting the chance to have it taken to the lower-48 for recycling. A barge is coming around stopping in Kodiak and other areas in coastal Alaska to pick up previously collected marine debris and take it to Washington for recyclin...
Jul 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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ADF&G building gets new mural
When you enter the Alaska Department of Fish and Game building on Near Island next time, take a look to the left and you’ll see a new mural made by Alaska artist Mike Anderson. The clay mural depicts a bear catching a seal at the beach. Anderson modeled the bear after one his father-in-law, long-time Kodiakan Joe Floyd, shot, complete with small scars on the head. Anderson lives in Cordova, but he got married in K...
Jul 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak is Alaska's most expensive city, study says
Kodiakans often complain about the high cost of living here, and the latest issue of the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development publication “Alaska Economic Trends” shows the complaints may be justified, at least on the housing side. The publication stated as of early this year, Kodiak is Alaska’s most expensive city, according to a Council for Community and Economic Research study of 250 cities in t...
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Assembly approves one road contract
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly approved a contract for road maintenance and snow removal in the Womens Bay Service Area and failed to approve a contract for similar work on borough grounds. Staff had recommended that both contracts be awarded to MK Enterprises. Five bids were received for the contract for borough grounds work, and at the beginning of the Thursday assembly meeting during public comment, represe...
Jul 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Assembly approves metals removal, postpones subsistence support again
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly approved a memorandum of agreement for the removal of metals from villages, postponed a resolution in support of the Subsistence Access Management Act for the second time, and authorized a contract for recycling services. The memorandum of agreement is with Kodiak Island Housing Authority for KIHA to manage the project of removing scrap metals from villages in the borough. So far...
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