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A successful legislative strategy sends millions to Kodiak projects
In a year of austerity, Kodiak garnered funding for a slate of infrastructure projects thanks to a teamwork approach from its delegation to the Alaska Legislature. On Sunday, the Alaska Legislature adjourned after approving a $2.29 billion capital projects budget that includes $56 million in projects for House District 35, which includes all of the Kodiak Island Borough. That amount is down from last year’s record...
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Russian border guards make biannual visit to Kodiak
As the senior afloat command in Alaska, the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Munro bears an important but less-known responsibility common among US warships: the role of diplomat. On Monday, Coast Guard Base Kodiak received a delegation of Russian officers from the Kamchatka Border Guard. Visitors included the commander of the border guard, Rear Admiral Sergei Scherbakov, and his staff. All came to meet Rear Admiral Thomas...
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Kodiak Inn introduces new line of chefs and a new menu
The Chart Room restaurant has a new team of chefs cooking up a new menu of items. Chef Sean Corsi arrived from Gustavus in December to be the head chef at the Kodiak Inn’s restaurant. Corsi has more than 20 years of cooking experience, and first started cooking when he was 15 years old. “My mom was supervisor at an upscale grocery store in Cleveland,” he said. “I started there in the seafood department and then I ...
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After plastic prices fall, recycler limits drop-offs
A new policy at Kodiak’s household recycler limits the type of plastic it will accept. Threshold Services Inc. will now only accept No. 1 and No. 2 plastics, which are described as bottles and jugs with necks, such as water bottles or milk jugs. The plastic ID number is listed on the bottom of the bottle inside the triangular recycling symbol. Plastic grocery bags will also be accepted. Executive director Ken Rein...
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Soil and water district announces poster winners
Kodiak students Deborah Bitanga and Rafael Bitanga earned first-place in the Kodiak Soil and Water Conservation District’s annual poster contest, for their posters depicting the theme “Soil to Spoon.” They also went on to place first in the Alaska Association of Conservation District State competition and place in the National Association of Conservation Districts competition. Rafael took second place nationally i...
Apr 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Old Harbor holds Earth Week activities
Old Harbor is holding a series of activities focusing on the environment in celebration of Earth Week. Earth Day is a day each year where people around the world hold events to increase awareness of environmental issues. In 2009, the United Nations designated International Mother Earth Day to be April 22. Rather than celebrating the earth for one day, Old Harbor chose to do a weeklong celebration ending on Earth D...
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Local fire departments respond to grass fires
Area fire departments had a busy weekend putting out grass fires on both sides of Kodiak. The Bayside Fire Station responded to three outside fires over the weekend. One was an unattended controlled burn and the other two were unattended campfires that people left burning. “People need to make sure their fires are out, and they need to be attended at all times,” Bayside fire chief Bob Himes said. “Part of the prob...
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Kodiak man pleads guilty to illegal use of pesticide
A Kodiak man pleaded guilty to running a pesticide business without the proper certifications. According to a press release from the Alaska Attorney General, Anthony M. Sanchez, 53, pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of commercial application of a pesticide without being a certified pesticide applicator, in Anchorage on Friday. Sanchez was fined $4,000 ($3,500 suspended), and will serve two years of informal ...
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Good Samaritan cleans up problem dumping area
Last week a Good Samaritan cleaned up an area that has been a problem dumping ground for trash for the Kodiak Island Borough. Jack Maker, borough code enforcement officer, received a few calls last week about a big pile of appliances that were dumped out at the Monashka Bay Road turnoff just past Pillar Creek Road. When he left to investigate the situation on Thursday afternoon, he was expecting the worst, but whe...
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KPLA holds benefit conference
Rap, acoustic rock, punk rock and the musical sounds of marimba came together on Friday night at the Elks Lodge in a benefit concert that raised more than $3,000 for the new Kodiak Library. “We’ve got a broad landscape of music,” Kodiak Public Library Association volunteer Kelly Longrich said. This was the first time the association has held a concert to raise funds for the new library. The idea for a concert was ...
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