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Kodiak's tallest structure, Alaska's last LORAN tower, is dismantled
The last of Alaska’s Coast Guard LORAN stations was disassembled early this month as a crew from Texas took down a 625-foot tower at Narrow Cape. The LORAN system (standing for LOng Range Aids to Navigation) began operating in 1942 to provide radio navigation during World War II. The Narrow Cape station started operating May 25, 1942 and was turned off Feb. 8, 2010. The LORAN system was operated by the Coast Guard...
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Schools superintendent decries federal standards that give Kodiak schools failing grades
The number of Kodiak schools meeting Adequate Yearly Progress — testing standards implemented as part of the No Child Left Behind program — fell this year as testing targets changed. The Kodiak Island Borough School District had 8 of 15 schools, or 53 percent, meet AYP. Last year, schools were measured by 31 targets. This year there were 40. Each school was required to have 82 percent of students meet the language...
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With waste deadline approaching, questions about city's ability to meet it
The city of Kodiak is fast approaching a plumbing problem that can’t be fixed with a simple plunger. On Dec. 15, the Kodiak Island Borough landfill will stop accepting biosolid waste from the city’s water treatment plant. The landfill will be too full to accept biosolids (the material left over after the treatment plant is finished), and a newly dug landfill pit will not be able to accept that waste for another tw...
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Alaska's first Catholic radio station begins broadcasting in Kodiak
Kodiak has a new Catholic radio station. The station, KBKO 88.3 FM, went on air in Kodiak with its 24-hour programming on June 24. It is hosted by St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Kodiak. The station broadcasts Sacred Heart Radio, a Washington-based programming station dedicated to providing Catholic broadcasting in the Pacific Northwest. “We’re so very excited to be there,” said Ron Belter, founder of Sacred Heart R...
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Business Spotlight: Arnick becomes Kodiak’s only Class III weapons dealer
Correction: The original version of this story misspelled the first name of Rachid Arnick. For someone who grew up in Berkley, Calif., Rachid Arnick loves to shoot. More than that, Arnick loves to help other people shoot. Last month, Arnick became Kodiak’s first Class III weapons dealer, allowing him to sell silencers, fully automatic weapons and short-barreled firearms. His new business, Arnick Firearms, aims to ...
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Rep. Don Young stops in Kodiak during campaign tour
Rep. Don Young brought his campaign for a 21st term in the House of Representatives to Kodiak on Monday as he preached the gospel of smaller government and limited federal interference. In meetings with the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly and Kodiak Chamber of Commerce, Young explained the latest developments in Congress. At a fundraiser in the Best Western Kodiak Inn and in meetings with KMXT-FM and the Daily Mirr...
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Jury convicts man of dealing crack in Kodiak
A Kodiak jury has convicted an Anchorage man of possessing and intending to deliver crack cocaine in Kodiak. On Thursday, the jury found Keith Omar Matthews, 37, guilty of two felony counts of misconduct involving a controlled substance, and one misdemeanor count. Matthews was arrested Sept. 22 when members of the Kodiak Police Department’s Drug Enforcement Unit conducted a traffic stop on his vehicle, obtained a ...
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Finnish researcher comes to Kodiak to learn, teach about Alutiiq bows
A Finnish researcher and expert in Alutiiq archery is on Kodiak Island to do some learning but is doing some teaching as well, spreading the skills needed to make authentic Alutiiq bows. Marcus Lepola, an ethnologist and doctoral student at Åbo Akademi University in Finland, is in Kodiak to gather information for his doctoral thesis and to share some of his knowledge with Kodiak.  Making authentic bows is just one...
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United Way promotes social service phone help system
Representatives from United Way of Alaska visited Kodiak on Monday to promote the state’s 2-1-1 system, which allows Alaskans to dial that number on their phones to connect with social services for free. The program, which is entering its fifth year, has been a wild success since its introduction in August 2007, said United Way vice president Sue Brogan. “Our projection is for over 100,000 calls by Feb. 1 of 2013 ...
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Kodiak gardens get their day in the sun
The Kodiak Garden Club's annual home tour was last week, and while the nine homes on the tour (6 in town and 3 in Bell's Flats) are now open to private tours only, pockets of flowers remain in peak condition around town. Cooler, wetter weather has delayed some blooms, so take the time to stop and smell the flowers.
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