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Kodiak voters take to the polls
The primary election in Kodiak got off to a slow start Tuesday morning despite all of the signs that were posted reminding people to vote. “Vote” signs were placed on the sides of the streets and on the voting station buildings. The voting station at Fishermen’s Hall didn’t have anyone waiting outside when the polls opened at 7 a.m., and the Bayside Fire Hall and Teen Center stations had similar experiences. “This...
Aug 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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New field turf comes with some restrictions
Kodiak Parks and Recreation staff can stop worrying about lakes of mud ruining play at the Baranof Park football field, but the new artificial turf is vulnerable to a different menace — sunflower seeds. “Anything with a shell, basically,” engineer Tyler Meno warned representatives of local sports groups Tuesday. “Any foreign object you want to keep off these fields.” The tiny, sharp edges of sunflower seed shells ...
Aug 29, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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School’s in session
Kodiak middle and high school students board a school bus Monday afternoon. This is the first full week of school for students in the Kodiak Island Borough School District. (Derek Clarkston photo)
Aug 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fisheries group tweaks NPFMC document
Kodiak’s city and borough fisheries work group planned its approach to address an item on the North Pacific Fishery Management Council’s October meeting agenda. Over the last several months, the fisheries work group has been working to address the NPFMC plan to take up a program to manage prohibited species catch, provide incentives for the minimization of bycatch and create vessel-level accountability for the Cen...
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Murder trial set for Jan.
A trial date has been set for one of the men charged with the murder of Austin Van Long, who died in a street racing incident in Kodiak on Oct. 20, 2011. The trial of Markryan Portillo will begin on Jan. 7, 2013. Portillo faces murder and first-degree assault charges. The murder charge carries a 99-year maximum sentence. The assault charge is a class A felony, punishable by up to 20 years in prison. Judge Steve Co...
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Quass retiring as arts council director
The Kodiak Arts Council is looking for a new executive director. Tom Quass, the current executive director, is retiring this week after three years with the local arts organization. “I’m at a point where I’ve got some things that I have to do personally,” Quass said. “It’s a matter of health. If it wasn’t a health issue, I’d probably be in the job at least two more years.” During his time as executive director, Qu...
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Marimba music
Laura Creighton, front, plays a marimba during a marimba workshop Saturday afternoon at Creighton Chiropractic. The workshop, which was attended by six people, was put on by Zachary and Jocelyn Moon of Anzanga and Ruzivo Marimba Ensembles in Seattle. (Derek Clarkston photo)
Aug 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak exhibit goes to Mainland
One of the exhibits from the Kodiak Maritime Museum is making a voyage around the state. The exhibit “When Crab Was King: Faces of the King Crab Fishery 1950-1982” is currently on display at the Dorothy G. Page Museum in Wasilla. The exhibit features 24 portraits of fishermen, processing workers, bartenders and store owners from the heyday of the Kodiak king crab fishery. The photos are accompanied by an audio cel...
Aug 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ballot Measure 1: Property tax exemption
On Tuesday voters will decide whether or not to pass a bill that could allow cities and boroughs in Alaska to increase the maximum residential property tax exemption. If Ballot Measure 1 is approved, local governments could exempt up to $50,000 worth of a homeowner’s property from taxes instead of the current $20,000 maximum. Kodiak officials say the bill won’t have an effect on Kodiak either way. “We don’t give a...
Aug 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Leisnoi replanting project tries to restore logged land
CHINIAK — Scoop, stoop, plant and stomp. For the past four weeks, this has been the job of a 12-person tree-planting team here at the east end of Kodiak Island. It’s a simple recipe, but try repeating it 460,000 times. Scoop, stoop, plant and stomp. “An experienced tree-planting crew is the next thing to an Olympic athlete as far as I’m concerned,” said Peter Olsen, head of Quayanna Development Corporation, which ...
Aug 24, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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