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Assembly postpones NOAA lease
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly voted Thursday to postpone changing a lease for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s use of the Kodiak Fisheries Research Center on Near Island. The lease, if approved, would be for 15 years with an optional five-year extension. It would start immediately, superseding about two years left in the current lease with the General Services Administration. GSA and boro...
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City council to try for marijuana briefing again
The Kodiak City Council hopes the third time will be the charm for a long-planned presentation by attorneys from the city’s law firm. The briefing on marijuana and regulations for its use is scheduled for the council work session Tuesday evening. It was canceled in September and again in February when weather prevented the presenters from getting to Kodiak. Holly Wells and Katherine Davies of Birch Horton Bittner ...
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Assembly votes down manager contract, but may reconsider
With a vote of three to two, the Kodiak Island Borough assembly failed to approve a contract with a borough manager candidate. Assembly members Frank Peterson, Mel Stephens and Dennis Symmons voted no while assembly members Kyle Crow and Larry LeDoux voted yes. Assembly members Rebecca Skinner and Dan Rohrer were absent. Originally, Peterson voted yes, but with items needing four votes, a majority of all seven ass...
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Auction coming up
It’s auction night on Saturday as the Kodiak Arts Council prepares to auction off a rare carved ivory boat and hundreds of other items. It’s the council’s largest fundraiser, said executive director Katie Oliver, with the event usually raising about $30,000 for the nonprofit. The ivory and baleen sailing vessel with intestine sails was given to the council by an Anchorage businessman, said council board member Bar...
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Charter skippers expect good year
Kodiak charterboat operators are optimistic for a good season this year and say bookings are about on par with previous years. Dave Jones, owner of AlpenView Wilderness Lodge and president of the Kodiak Association of Charterboat Operators, said he has heard from several charterboat operators that the season is already going well. “Preseason bookings are looking healthy,” he said. John Abel of Blaze N Abel, who pu...
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TAPESTRY: Traveler finds kids are the same all over
Whether Jon Breuninger is playing soccer with kids from Nigeria, basketball with youngsters in the Philippines or capture the flag with a group of high-energy Kodiak middle school students, he sees laughter and gladness in their faces. Very deep human needs are being met. Breuninger, a missionary with Send, an interdenominational, multinational, evangelical mission organization, spends much of his time volunteerin...
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Shoes, pinwheels highlight abuse
If you noticed a pile of shoes in a display case in the lobby of the Gerald C. Wilson auditorium and a garden of blue pinwheels planted in front of the Kodiak Police Department in the past couple weeks, it’s because April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The number of pinwheels and pairs of shoes is 147. That’s how many child abuse cases, most of them sexual abuse, the Kodiak Area Native Association’s Kod...
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Pier 1 completion delayed 2 months
Pier 1 won’t be done quite as soon as expected before work restarted last fall, according to Department of Transportation and Public Facilities spokesperson Jeremy Woodrow. Now ADOT expects Kodiak’s ferry dock to be complete in July. Reconstruction began anew on the dock in October 2015 after a year-long delay part way into destruction. Workers had to put the dock back together while a permitting issue was worked ...
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Film festival offers local outdoor adventures
Lights. Camera. Outdoor action. It’s once again time for the Island Trails Network’s Kodiak Outdoor Film Festival, featuring films shot in the Kodiak archipelago or the surrounding waters. “Our goal is to always have films of Kodiak, but (the filmmaker) does not have to be a Kodiak resident,” said Betsy Lund, this year’s film festival committee coordinator. Submissions can be fiction or non-fiction, but each will ...
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Podcasters judge KoC showcase
Kodiak College students will present their work to the community and compete for scholarship money Friday in the 17th annual Student Showcase. The event, which will last approximately an hour, will feature students giving two-minute presentations on their contest submissions. This year features work in five categories: academic, creative communications, Alaska Native studies, distance and group. There were no subm...
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