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Panel seeks downtown renewal
A city panel under city Mayor Pat Branson sees a disparity in the livability and beauty of Kodiak Island vis-à-vis the less-appealing reality of its downtown. The real nut of the problem say panel members is that the downtown is simply not a place conducive to spending much time and has begun to go to seed somewhat. The Kodiak Downtown Revitalization Committee addresses beautification, economic development, and so...
Mar 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Church, state to commemorate 1964 earthquake
The State of Alaska and the Orthodox Church in America added their voices to the commemoration of the 1964 Good Friday Earthquake The State of Alaska issued a proclamation declaring March 27, 2014, as Good Friday Earthquake Remembrance Day. The state is not only honoring the dead but all the first responders and persons whose lives were changed because of the earthquake. “The Alaska State Legislature remembers, re...
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Drill to use quake, tsunami scenario
This Friday, 50 years and one day after the earthquake that devastated Kodiak, Anchorage and other Alaska communities, emergency services will got another chance at the response. Alaska Shield is a drill in which communities statewide simulate a natural disaster, industrial accident or other mass casualty situation to test the plans, personal and equipment meant to deal with the situation. This year the drill scen...
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Comment period open for ferry schedule
The Alaska Marine Highway System’s proposed schedule for the coming fall, winter and spring ferry service to Kodiak and statewide is now available for review. The public is invited to submit comments in writing by Friday, April 5, according to a release from the Alaska Department of Transportation. “This is an opportunity for communities to review and comment on the proposed schedule in consideration of community ...
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J's-ound upgrades sound systems for cars
For Jay Baldwin, a car audio system passes the test when you can sit in the driver’s seat, close your eyes, and “trick your mind, so the center stage is your dash.” Baldwin has pursued his passion for mobile sound quality since he attended Kodiak High School in the 1980s. Now as the technical wiz behind J-Sound, he installs custom systems for people who want something more than factory-installed speakers. “I start...
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KHS tower completion date gets pushed back
When classes start at Kodiak High School in the fall, students will head back to the same classrooms now in use, instead of occupying the new four-story tower now under construction as previously planned. The original schedule for completion of the tower by Aug. 1, in time for the start of classes, is now expected to happen two months later. “What we’re calling it is a modification to the phasing schedule,” projec...
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House fire causes nearly $20,000 in damages
A house at 1412 Mill Bay Road caught fire Saturday morning, leading to an estimated $20,000 in damages. The Kodiak Fire Department was dispatched at about 7:45 a.m. The first crew on the scene reported the house “heavily involved in flames from the rear of the structure,” according to a release from the department. The occupants evacuated before firefighters arrived and there were no injuries, according to the rel...
Mar 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak fans help team by traveling
The Seattle Seahawks have the 12th man; the Kodiak Bears have the sixth man. Nearly 300 crazed fans — some painted in blue and gold — rocked Sullivan Arena during the entire three-day state basketball tournament. Kodiak fans outnumbered the combined fans of every other 4A team there. “Kodiak just loves basketball,” Bears head coach Amy Fogle said. “They appreciate basketball and they just love good basketball ... ...
Mar 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Borough, chamber end relationship
The Kodiak Borough Assembly passed its strategic plan at its regular meeting Thursday while its economic development partnership with the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce formally ended earlier in the day. The assembly voted 5-0 to pass its 2014-18 strategic development plan, laying out the assembly’s vision in terms of restructuring the budgeting process, islandwide transportation, a military facility zone and economic...
Mar 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dad, daughter recall happy challenge of life
Fourteen years ago, John Cannon’s life changed forever. He broke up with the mother of his only child and became a single father raising a 4-year-old daughter. “When I took her on initially, I didn’t know what the future held,” John said. “I was terrified, scared to death. Looking back at the way everything went, I can breathe easy.” This weekend, John and her mother, Raejean, will both be in attendance at the Sul...
Mar 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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