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Auditors give KIBSD clean bill of financial health
Auditors have given the Kodiak Island Borough School District a clean bill of financial health, the Kodiak school board learned Monday night. School districts are required to submit an audit to the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development each year by Nov. 15, and Kodiak’s audit was completed Nov. 14. The audit covers the fiscal year ending June 30 and is not a current snapshot of Kodiak schools’ finan...
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Borough hosts GIS Day
Some of Kodiak’s finest mapmakers are hoping you’ll make some room for them in your calendar, instead. Today from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Best Western Kodiak Inn, the borough hosts GIS Day, its annual celebration of mapmaking and the people who create maps used every day by island residents. GIS Day is an international event, but Kodiak’s edition comes one month later than most due to scheduling conflicts. “It’s a...
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Fast-growing fish may never wind up on your plate
WASHINGTON (AP) — The company that makes a genetically modified salmon may soon by under water thanks to months of federal red tape. After weathering concerns about everything from the safety of humans eating the salmon to their impact on the environment, Aquabounty was poised to become the world's first company to sell fish whose DNA has been altered to speed growth. The Food and Drug Administration in 2010 concl...
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National Guardsmen celebrate Christmas at home
The Kodiak National Guard armory is normally decked in green. On most days of the year, however, that green isn’t paired with bright flashing lights. On Sunday, Kodiak’s armory was caked with Christmas color as the unit held a holiday party celebrating the return of nine guardsmen home from a year in Afghanistan. The men have been arriving in Kodiak one by one during the last two weeks. Two National Guardsmen have...
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Wanna-be bear hunters warned after wielding bow and arrow
Two men attempting to shoot a bear with a bow and arrow in city limits were warned by Kodiak police who took a dim view of the adventure. An anonymous caller reported the men's activities to the Kodiak Police Department about 11:15 p.m. Thursday. The caller reported a vehicle containing two men who were attempting to shoot a bear near a dumpster on Woody Way Loop. "Officers did confirm that two men were there and ...
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Landfill may yet solve ‘fecal cliff’
After a month of increasingly heated debate, a proposed sludge composting facility may be built at the Kodiak Island Borough landfill instead of Middle Bay. On Monday, borough solid waste manager Mike Patterson confirmed that expansion plans at the landfill may create a flat lot large enough to hold the composting facility currently planned for Middle Bay. “We’ve got all the parties involved,” he said. “We’re tryi...
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Judge rules for feds in rockfish lawsuit
The National Marine Fisheries Service has prevailed in a legal challenge of its new program regulating rockfish catches in the Gulf of Alaska. On Monday, Judge Marsha Pechman of the U.S. district court for Western Washington ruled that the fisheries service was correct when it included a provision to allow fishermen to deliver catches to different processing plants within Kodiak city limits. The provision was a si...
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Composting plant comment period extended
Kodiak residents now have until Jan. 18 to offer comments on a proposed composting plant in Middle Bay. The comment period on the state permit for the plant was to expire Monday, but objectors said a Dec. 3 expiration date did not give residents time to read and analyze plans. Judi Kidder, who has organized opposition to the Middle Bay plant, said documents indicate the city of Kodiak and Quayanna Development Corp...
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Light display is back and even bigger
Last year, Andy Crawley’s Christmas wonderland backed up traffic for weeks on Otmeloi Way. This year, he’s doing it again — even bigger. After researching synchronized light technology online, Crawley built Kodiak’s most elaborate Christmas light display, and people couldn't get enough of it. "The cars were lined up back down to Rezanof Drive," Crawley said. "There's people who sit out here for hours. All summer l...
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Improvements coming to Chiniak Highway next summer
The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities will straighten a treacherous half-mile portion of the Chiniak Highway next summer for almost $4.3 million. It’s not the only major road project DOT has in the works for Kodiak, however. On Friday, DOT awarded the project’s contract to Twin Peaks Construction Inc. of Anchor Point. Twin Peaks beat local contractor Brechan Enterprises and two other compan...
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