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Superintendent faces emotional group in Q&A session
Kodiak Island School District superintendent Stewart McDonald faced a civil but emotional group of more than 50 parents and teachers, Tuesday in the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium choral pod. The question and answer session brought out repeated talk of low morale among district employees and frustration about communication with the school board and administration. McDonald appeared receptive to complaints, countering...
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City may not look far for new harbormaster
City manager Aimée Kniaziowski hinted at the probable identity of Kodiak’s next harbormaster during a meeting of the Port and Harbors Advisory Board Tuesday. “I don’t anticipate having to recruit from outside,” she said. The city made an internal announcement seeking a successor to Marty Owen, who will retire May 10, and may advertise for outside applicants after Thursday. Owen said deputy harbormaster Lon White, ...
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Three elected to KEA board
Ron Acarregui, Clifford Ford and Cecil Ranney were elected to three-year terms on the Kodiak Electric Association Board of Directors, Monday at KEA’s annual membership meeting. According to a KEA release, the vote totals were 743 for Acarregui, 624 for Ford, 708 for Ranney and 586 for Ben Millstein. There were three open seats. On Tuesday, the board elected Cliff Davidson as chairman, Acarregui as vice chairman an...
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Bear wounded after raiding chicken coop
A bear raiding a chicken coop in the Woodland Acres subdivision was shot and wounded late Monday evening. “It came into a chicken coop and one of the homeowners in the area shot it and the bear ran off and came back a little while later and (the homeowner) shot it again,” Alaska Department of Fish and Game wildlife biologist Nate Svoboda said. The bear fled the scene and Svoboda said fish and game and the Alaska W...
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Riding the bumps of the far northern trail
WEST OF NUIQSUT — A sick snowmachine awaits rescue here on the snow-covered ice of this boot-shaped lake. After an 85-mile journey from our last stop at Umiat, one of the Ski Doo Skandics sputtered to a crawl a few miles from our intended campsite here. The loss of one of their essential research tools has not stalled the trio of scientists traversing Alaska's North Slope to poke shallow holes into its frozen lake...
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KHS to host inaugural soccer matches
When Steven Bradley moved from California to Kodiak he gave up playing soccer. Not by choice, but because Kodiak High School didn’t offer soccer at the time. “The first thing I looked for was soccer,” Bradley said. “Soccer wasn’t here, so I did baseball.” Flash forward four years and Bradley, a senior, will be playing in the high school’s first home soccer match Saturday against Skyview at Joe Floyd Track and Fiel...
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KHS girls to play in first soccer game
The Kodiak High School girls soccer club will soon be an answer to a trivia question. The girls team will play the first soccer match in school history when the Bears play Skyview at 10 a.m. Saturday at Joe Floyd Track and Field. “This is a big deal,” Kodiak girls coach Kate Korrow said. “They are excited.” This is the third year of the Kodiak soccer club and the first season for Korrow, a psychologist for the Kod...
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Daquioag pleads guilty to sex abuse
Kodiak resident Michael Daquioag, 56, pled guilty on March 26 to sexual abuse of a minor in the second degree, a class B felony. Alaska Superior Court Judge Steven Cole accepted the change of plea and set a sentencing date of Aug. 4. Daquioag faces a prison term of five to 15 years, according to court documents. He was ordered held in custody pending sentencing. Daquioag is well known as the leader of the Kodiak I...
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Wandersee to play hoops at UAA
Hannah Wandersee is headed to the University of Alaska Anchorage. Kodiak’s 6-foot-2 senior center signed her National Letter of Intent to play women’s basketball for the Seawolves on Thursday in front of friends and family at Kodiak High School. Her mother and father, Jenny and Dayton, joined her at the signing table and when their daughter set the pen down the crowd of about 20 erupted. “It is a little nerve-wrac...
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Drug bust largest in KPD history
The Kodiak Police Department arrested a suspected drug dealer who was staying at a hotel in downtown Kodiak on Saturday and seized about 25.3 ounces of methamphetamine and 1.8 ounces of high-grade heroin. Eric R. McDaniel, 44, was arraigned Sunday and was charged with second and third degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, felonies with possible maximum sentences of 20 and 10 years. According to a rel...
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