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Leftover money causes conflict in parks board
Tension was in the air at the Thursday night Parks and Recreation meeting as the advisory board discussed how to use $1.9 million allocated by the Alaska Legislature for the Baranof Park Improvements Project. Much of the Legislature’s grant has been spent, but almost $2 million remains to make improvements. The board was tasked with making a recommendation to the Kodiak City Council, and after a heated debate, the...
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Troopers arrest man for meth possession and weapons misconduct
A 30-year-old Kodiak man was arrested on suspicion of drugs misconduct on Wednesday. Jeremy Smith was arraigned Thursday and charged with two counts of fourth-degree drugs misconduct, one count of fifth-degree drug misconduct, one count of third-degree weapons misconduct and two counts of violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor. The incident started when an Alaska State Trooper went to the house where Sm...
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Kodiak hospital unveils innovative emergency water system
In August 2005, as Hurricane Katrina brought the full force of its winds down on New Orleans, the lights went out at Memorial Medical Center. As temperatures skyrocketed, there was no fresh water. When rescuers reached the hospital after the disaster, they carried away 45 corpses. On Thursday night, Stan Thompson, facilities director at Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center, told the Kodiak City Council how the ...
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Kodiak College starts renovation of student services building
Kodiak College’s campus center has a new look this fall as workers begin a renovation project in the smallest of the college’s buildings. The project is only beginning this week, but it’s already having an effect as the college’s student services department has moved across the hall. A computer lab has been similarly displaced to the building’s second floor. Contractors are expected to be on the job until November...
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Alutiiq Museum will send Kodiak skin stitchers to Finland
Five Kodiak seam-stitchers are headed to Helsinki, Finland in January as part of a new Alutiiq Museum program. The news came during a week in which Kodiak’s largest repository of Native art also announced the addition of two historic Alutiiq masks on loan from the Château Musée in Boulogne-sur-Mer, France. The Finnish trip is part of an attempt to revive the art of Alutiiq skin sewing in Kodiak. The museum is foun...
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A window on Kodiak's nature
Artist Elizabeth Meliah and her husband, Keith Meliah, installed stained glass windows showing natural Kodiak scenes Thursday at the Kodiak Community Pool. The windows, which cost $14,000, were funded by the state’s Percent for Art program, which requires that 1 percent of state-funded projects’ budgets be used for artwork.
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Visiting priest dies at White Sands Beach
The fisherman pulled from the water by firefighters and Troopers Wednesday at White Sands Beach has died. The Rev. Monsignor Emilian Foltyn, 73, was fishing on the beach with friends when he walked around the corner out of sight. He was later found unconscious along the north shore of the beach and was taken to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center where he was pronounced dead around 5:30 p.m. Alaska State Troop...
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Injured 15-year-old lifted from Barometer by Coast Guard helicopter
The Coast Guard rescued a 15-year-old girl with an ankle injury from the top of Barometer Mountain on Saturday afternoon. The Coast Guard Base Kodiak Fire Department initially responded to the call by sending two firefighters up the mountain. It took the firefighters a little over an hour to get to the top of Barometer. Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak assisted with the rescue by landing an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter ...
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Borough assembly pushes land sale forward
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly kept the ball rolling on a land sale during its meeting Thursday night. With a unanimous vote, the assembly approved the recommendation of its planning and zoning commission that 16 acres of borough land are surplus. The 11 parcels covered by the assembly’s vote still must go through a lengthy review before coming up for sale, but Thursday night’s vote was seen as a response to K...
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Approval slow in coming for improvement to Karluk Lake sockeye run
Federal approval of project to improve Karluk Lake sockeye runs is slow in coming as the Fish and Wildlife Service takes a cautious look at the proposal. The Kodiak Regional Aquaculture Association has planned for years to spread fertilizer across Karluk Lake. The fertilizer will be consumed by plankton that will be eaten developing sockeye. While the fertilization process is relatively simple, getting permission ...
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