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Near Island gravel pit, local weed legislation discussed at work session
The Kodiak City Council discussed a new fence to be erected behind the gravel pit on Near Island and a future work session to talk about local marijuana legislation at Tuesday's work session. The fence on Near Island would protect hikers from falling into the gravel pit. “What it kind of boils down to is the pit has moved to a point where there’s a lot of safety issues at the top of the pit because it’s such a ste...
Mar 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Website, Pier III, study of old library and fire station funds up for approval
The Kodiak City Council has a full agenda for today’s special meeting with website design, pre-design of a new fire station and assessment of the old library, and additional funds for the Pier Three replacement project up for approval. The city’s website, according to a memo in the meeting information packet from manager Aimée Kniaziowski and clerk Debra Marlar, is out of date and not user friendly. The city has a...
Mar 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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School board approves additional hands-on projects
The Kodiak Island Borough School District School Board approved the purchase of additional project-based learning from Trillium Learning for homeschool students. The two additional projects will have Kodiak students monitoring tsunami debris and learning how to use unmanned aerial vehicles. “Earlier this evening, we approved the use of grant funds to expand the projects through Alaska Teach, which is our homeschoo...
Mar 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Committee opens downtown survey
The Downtown Revitalization Committee has a new survey out to get public input on revitalizing the downtown area of Kodiak. The City of Kodiak’s committee already has a long list of items to improve downtown Kodiak that range from adding informative signs to adding a small children’s park to painting over graffiti. The subcommittee wants, “to get feedback from residents and business as to what they may want change...
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Kodiak hospital gets award
Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center received an award for high-quality care from a Medicare quality improvement organization, according to a Tuesday release. PKIMC received the 2014 Quality Achievement Award from Mountain-Pacific Quality Health. “Mountain-Pacific recognizes hospitals throughout Alaska, Montana, Wyoming, and Hawaii that are outstanding in their dedication to quality care, especially in the clin...
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Smoking bill divides Kodiak’s restaurant and bar owners
An anti-smoking bill in the Alaska Legislature has sparked complaints among Kodiak’s restaurant and bar owners, who say the move shows state government’s latest attempt to infringe on private business. “If this law passes, we will allow government the right to tell you what you can and can’t do on private property,” said George Gatter Jr., owner of Tony’s Bar, described by a sign as the “biggest navigational hazar...
Mar 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Assembly agrees on weather service letter
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly agreed to send a letter to the National Weather Service protesting potential reductions in staffing and hours at the local Kodiak station. Kodiak area Sen. Gary Stevens and Rep. Louise Stutes have already sent a joint letter to the director of the National Weather Service asking “that you reject any plan to reduce hours at the Kodiak facility.” The Kodiak office could potentially...
Mar 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Designer of Kodiak Public Library gets award
A Juneau-based architectural firm has been awarded a Design Citation Award for its design of the Kodiak Public Library. MRV Architects received the recognition from AIA Alaska, a chapter of American Institute of Architects, one of the profession’s highest recognitions for an effort that exemplifies excellence in architecture, interior architecture and urban design. “From the start, it was vital to the owners that ...
Mar 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coast Guard monitors sheen from grounded vessel
The Coast Guard is keeping an eye on a light diesel sheen from the fishing vessel Savannah Ray, which went aground off Long Island three weeks ago. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation reported the sheen, according to a release from the Coast Guard. Coast Guard personnel, who flew over the area in a Jayhawk MH-60 helicopter on Thursday, estimated the sheen at approximately 300 to 500 feet. The sheen...
Mar 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Assembly votes down mayoral appointment to P&Z
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly voted two to two opposing the mayoral appointment of Greg Spalinger to the Planning and Zoning Commission. Four assembly members attended the meeting, and the appointee needed a majority of all the assembly members, at least four, to vote yes in order to advance. Rebecca Skinner and Frank Peterson affirmed the appointment while Chris Lynch and Aaron Griffin opposed it. Mayor Jerr...
Mar 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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