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Kodiak ranks 7 on travel site’s best small towns list
A travel website has ranked Kodiak within the top 10 on it’s “Top 50 small towns in America” list. Discountmyflights.com, a California-based company that is striving to be “a one-stop source for all of the best deals on flights available online,” according to their website, ranked Kodiak seventh. The ranking states, “The City of Kodiak is known for giant bears, spouting whales and jumping salmon. The town features...
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Sea Stories: Life and Death on Aiaktalik Island
On October 1, 1978, two weeks into the Kodiak King Crab season, the Marion A., a 42 foot steel boat, headed for the south end of Kodiak Island with sixteen crab pots. Onboard were skipper Delno Oldham, 25, and deckhands Jerry Allain, 28, and Gerald Bourgeois, 29. Delno Oldham, from Washington State, had fished for about five years. Allain, from Kodiak, had worked as the Kodiak Daily Mirror pressman before going fi...
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$300K left after completion of Anton Larsen dock
Boaters took advantage of the newly completed dock in Anton Larsen Bay over the weekend, with trailers lining the road as far as on a fine summer day. With construction completed, the Kodiak Island Borough still has about $300,000 left of the $2 million state legislative grant, $20,000 borough matching grant and $80,000 Denali Commission grant that paid for the project. “We pulled it in under budget,” borough engi...
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Hospital lease, KSMSC letter discussed at work session
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly discussed the lease for the hospital and a letter advocating for time to figure out what to do with the Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center. The assembly will be drafting questions that they want answered by current-lease Providence Health and Services and Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, both of whom have expressed interest in running the borough-owned hospital build...
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Assembly continues burned land discussion
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly continues to consider what to do with 800 acres of borough-owned land burned in the Twin Creeks Fire, commonly referred to as the Chiniak Fire. Local foresters gave perspectives at Thursday’s work session on the future of the burned trees. Jim Carmichael said he looked at a couple areas of the borough’s parcel, including behind the burned library that appeared to be a somewhat in...
Nov 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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KDM editorial: More money, fewer children
The Communist Party of China finally came out in favor of brotherhood on Thursday. And sisterhood. Indeed, according to the official announcement, siblinghood generally can now bloom in the Middle Kingdom. You don’t have to stand on the far right in the abortion debate to find the implementaton of the one-child policy horrific. Forced sterilization and worse have oppressed Chinese women for 35 years, according to ...
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GARDEN GATE: Proverbs, experience help predict weather
Spring and fall can be the toughest seasons for gardeners to forecast the weather. Maybe it just seems more difficult because it’s also when there a lot at stake, garden-wise. In the spring, young seedlings, tender perennial shoots and berry blossoms are at their most vulnerable time. And in the fall, we’re cheering on stands of kale and any late blooming annuals to, as the song “Stay” by the Four Seasons says, “O...
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Astronaut in space station answers Kodiak kids questions
What’s the most beautiful sight from space? The Aurora Borealis, commonly referred to as the northern lights, according to astronaut Kjell Lindgren, who answered questions from students around the U.S and Canada including from Kodiak during a live stream on Thursday. Lindgren is currently living and working in the International Space Station. On Thursday, he responded to more than 20 questions from students at ten...
Oct 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rotary back to TV after year online
The Kodiak Noon Rotary’s annual telethon is back on TV after a year of streaming the fundraiser online. “We found that the folks that tend to be our main audience, our target audience, tend to not be online as much, so I think we may have lost a few people last year,” said Noon Rotary president-elect Liz Simmons. “We’re really grateful that GCI was able to put it on TV again this year.” Another change this year is...
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TAPESTRY: Salute to General – Aging pony has endearing reputation in Kodiak
If only we had awards ceremonies for our pets. I’m not talking about showmanship ribbons and trophies doled out at dog shows, state fairs, rodeos and other competitions that reflect on the skills of the animals’ masters. I mean awards that recognize character and disposition of the animals. General, a pony who has been a member of Barbara Zimmerman Hoedel’s family for over 31 years, would walk away with quite a fe...
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