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AT&T finishes cell tower upgrades
AT&T customers are now enjoying faster mobile Internet after upgrades at a cellphone tower near Kodiak State airport. On Nov. 15, AT&T finished upgrading equipment at the tower, which is now broadcasting a fourth-generation (4G) signal that offers faster Internet speeds for customers with smartphones capable of using 4G signals. Earlier this year, AT&T became the first cellphone provider to roll out 4G service in ...
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Site of composting plant could become RV park instead
What’s good for a composting plant seems to be just fine for an RV park, too. On Wednesday night, the Kodiak Island Borough Planning and Zoning Commission approved landowner Bill Wren’s plan for a small RV park on a 5-acre plot not far from the American River’s mouth. The plot is the same one being leased for a plant to convert sewage waste and logging scraps into garden compost, and Wren said his initial intentio...
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Old Harbor hosts recycled art contest
Old Harbor celebrated the start of its glass recycling program last weekend with its second annual recycled art contest. The contest attracted 38 people who entered 37 pieces of artwork created solely with discarded materials. The number of entries was almost double last year’s inaugural contest. “It was great to see the quality of the art take a step up this year, making the event even more competitive,” wrote Bo...
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Wanted Kodiak man found by KPD
A man sought by Kodiak police on suspicion of drugs trafficking has been arrested. Sabino Abrego, 28, was arrested at a Selief Lane home on Tuesday, one day after the Kodiak Police Department issued a public call for help. Abrego was charged with multiple felony counts of drugs misconduct in September but evaded police after a warrant was issued for his arrest. Police turned to the public for help, and the appeal ...
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Fishermen worried about uncertainty of new observer program
Correction: The name of Jeff Stephan, director of the United Fishermen’s Marketing Association, was misspelled in an early version of this story. The National Marine Fisheries Service has finalized the rules for its new shipboard observer program, but with less than two months before the program begins, NMFS still hasn’t revealed how it will implement the program. That uncertainty worries small-boat fishermen whos...
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Parks and Recreation schedule: Nov. 23-Nov. 30
Nov. 23 – Nov. 30 CITY LEAGUE BASKETBALL TEAMS: Following are the 25 teams currently scheduled for play: Open Division: Icicle Seafoods, Petro Marine, Ocean Beauty A Division: Kodiak Island Storage, RC Enterpries, Camai, Airstation, St. Innocents Academy, Team Galindo, Scotts Heating & Plumbing, Nets Sytems, Inspiration B Division: Era Alaska, Lighthouse Baptist, Loose Cannons, Team Enriquez, Associated Island Bro...
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Gift Guide: For crafty types, holiday gifts can grow on trees
It’s a sunny Saturday, and the St. Mary’s Marion Center smells like a pine forest. On the floor of the brightly lit room, boxes of alder, holly and pine branches spray evergreen odors at the hands of a half-dozen workers. The Kodiak Garden Club’s annual wreath-making workshop is an opportunity for holiday decorating, but it’s also a reminder that for shoppers on a budget, holiday gifts can grow on trees. Colleen H...
Nov 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gift Guide: Local stores offer plenty of sporting goods options
Outdoor enthusiasts have plenty of holiday shopping options this holiday season. Kodiak’s three sporting good stores — Orion’s Mountain Sports Shop, 58 Degrees North and Mack’s Sports Shop — have everything from stocking stuffers to under-the-tree presents for the outdoorsman in your life. Mack’s Mack’s has several items new to the store this holiday season. Mack’s senior market manager Jesse Glamaan pointed out t...
Nov 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gift Guide: Christmas in Kodiak punch card is incentive to shop local
Kodiak shoppers have a chance to win a $2,000 Visa check card by shopping locally during the holidays. This year 35 local businesses will participate in the annual Christmas in Kodiak punch card program, offering shoppers a chance to rack up punches for spending money on everything from food and gas to clothing and Christmas gifts. “What I hear from our listeners is that they love the promotion,” said KVOK general...
Nov 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gift Guide: After family and friends, remembering Kodiak’s others
You’ve picked up presents for your kids, for your parents, and even your neighbor, but chances are you haven’t thought about others who need help in Kodiak. Christmas is the season of giving, and a few local groups are gearing up to help the underserved during the holidays. While the Salvation Army’s bell-ringers are the most visible part of that organization’s Christmas effort, it also participates in the annual ...
Nov 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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