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Runway closes at Kodiak State Airport as paving project resumes
One of Kodiak State Airport’s runways closes today and another will be limited in length as work restarts on a project to repave the airport’s tarmac. Merle Sena, the state engineer in charge of the $23.7 million project, said runway 18/36 will be closed and pilots using runway 7/25 will be affected by a “displaced threshold,” which in effect shortens the landing area. “It will change their approach,” he said. He ...
Apr 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Balancing act
Brian Hare balances another dancer on his shoulders during Thodos Dance Chicago’s performance, Saturday in the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium. Kodiak was the final stop in Alaska for the nine-person contemporary group. (James Brooks photos)
Apr 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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School board banks on borough to ease deficit
The Kodiak Island Borough School District school board passed a preliminary 2013 school year budget that includes some staff cuts, in a meeting Monday night. After receiving financial help from the Alaska Legislature, the Kodiak Island Borough School District’s $3.5 million deficit shrank to $854,000. The district is still waiting on two key events to play out to see if additional cuts need to be made. The budget ...
Apr 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Street repairs coming soon
This summer, traffic will likely be restricted on Rezanof Drive East as Brechan Enterprises repaves the road. The main roadway, filled with hundreds of potholes, will cost around $5 million to repave. Due to recent project developments, Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities project manager Steve Jochens hopes to start repaving the street in mid-June. “There’s been a development where the contra...
Apr 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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FBI asks for Kodiak public's help
The FBI is seeking the public’s help as it investigates the murder of a Coast Guardsman and a civilian employee at Communication Station Kodiak. On Friday, the FBI released photographs of two vehicles — a dirty, white, 2002 Dodge Ram pickup truck and a blue, four-door Honda CRV. Anyone who observed either vehicle in the vicinity of Anton Larsen Bay Road, Rezanof Drive or Kodiak State Airport on April 12 or 13 is a...
Apr 23, 2012 | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prom goes off without a hitch under the northern lights
With chaperones keeping a watchful eye and cellphone cameras snapping on all sides, Kodiak High School's prom went off without a hitch on Saturday night in the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center. Heroic effort by Joselito Mendoza, the junior class council and others, the convention center ballroom was transformed into a scene unlike any other in Kodiak. Sheets of paper dangled from the ceiling, while colored columns ...
Apr 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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15 in Kodiak archipelago become American citizens in ceremony
The song “God Bless the USA” echoed from a classroom on Friday at Kodiak College as 15 people became new U.S. citizens. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services sends a representative to Kodiak three or four times a year when someone in the area has applied for citizenship and is ready to be interviewed and sworn in. Of the 15 people naturalized, there were 11 from the Philippines, one from Germany, one from ...
Apr 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Regular Ouzinkie ferry debuts Friday
Ouzinkie’s long wait to be a stop on the Alaska Marine Highway system ends Friday. The ferry Tustumena will make its first scheduled visit to the Spruce Island community at 10:30 a.m., when it arrives from Port Lions. The return voyage will depart Kodiak for Ouzinkie at 6 p.m. The regularly scheduled service was made possible by the village’s new dock, completed this spring. While fuel barges already use the dock ...
Apr 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fishermen's group joins federal government in defense against rockfish lawsuit
With rockfish season approaching, groups continue to join sides in a processors’ lawsuit against the federal government regarding a new management program for that fish. On Thursday, United Catcher Boats asked to join the federal government in defense against the lawsuit, which is trying to reinstate the former rockfish pilot program. Under the rockfish program, fishermen are allowed to form cooperatives that can ...
Apr 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Schools celebrate music with spring strings concert
Having seven different grades of kids play on stage together might sound like a bad romance of music, but Thursday's concert in the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium created sweet sounds for the several hundred people in attendance. The concert, which featured string music students from all Kodiak Island Borough School District schools in grades 5 through 12, was part of the district's spring concert series. The series ...
Apr 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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