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Debate on retroactive pay hike postponed
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly has stalled an ordinance calling for retroactive pay hikes and other compensation and personnel-related issues for borough employees pending further review. The three-part proposal, calling for adopting and implementing a new employee classification and compensation plan, revising the borough’s personnel manual and updating position descriptions was introduced at the assembly on ...
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Obituary: Evelyn Carlough
Lifelong resident of Kodiak Evelyn Carlough passed away after a long illness on March 6, 2014. Services were held on March 10.
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Garden Gate: Take care removing mulch
It’s spring and as the sap is rising in the garden and in gardener. This is the time to resist the mounting feeling of panic. When spring arrives, you can feel like the plate is already full. Don’t let thoughts like, “What happened to getting the winter projects done?” and “There’s so much to do before summer!” invade your peace of mind. Take a deep breath, pour a cup of tea and relax. Today I’ll share a few tips ...
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Student backs Farm to School program
My name is Dylan Wallace and I am 16. I am a youth delegate for Alaska Youth for Environmental Action (AYEA). The Farm to school Program budget item under this legislature’s consideration needs to be approved because it provides the opportunity for children to learn about farming and creates a healthy future for generations to come. The program provides grants to Alaskan schools to visit farms and learn about wher...
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Kodiak baseball opens season with four games against Chugiak
Second-year coach James Arnold is counting on experience to carry Kodiak High’s baseball team through the season. He has a bundle of experienced players to lean on. The Bears return eight starters from last year’s squad that finished fifth in the state with an 11-5 record. “I’m just really excited, not so much for myself, but for the players,” Arnold said. “We have a really experienced group.” Returning starters a...
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Hazmat crews converge on Kodiak
If you walked near St. Paul Harbor on Thursday, you might have noticed crews in white spacesuit-like outfits disposing of an unknown powder from a devastated chemicals lab. Orange no-go barriers warned onlookers that a disaster was present. Nearby a human form was lying on the ground in front of several downed drums marked “POISON” while crews struggled to contain the spilled liquid. There was no certainty about w...
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House report: Session winding down
It’s hard to believe that there are only 19 days of session left, as there is much to accomplish before we all head back home to our respective Districts. But, as we go through the last couple of weeks, the pace of bill movement will pick up and we will continue to address major session issues like the gasline bill, the omnibus crime bill, the capital budget, and tackling the unfunded liability of PERS/TRS. HB278 ...
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Native language bill picking up steam
A bill that would grant official status to Native languages including Kodiak’s Alutiiq has apparently overcome pushback from some members of the Alaska House State Affairs Committee after heartfelt testimony from Tlingit and Haida speakers. “Things have taken a more positive turn in the last few days,” said April Counceller, who teaches Alutiiq at Kodiak College. “I think we might actually have a chance of this pa...
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Gary Lyle Reed
Husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, Gary Lyle Reed lost his life to cancer on March 18, 2014, in Wasilla, Alaska. He spent his last days at home surrounded by the people he loved, in the state he loved. Gary was born on July 4, 1942, to his parents, Lyall E. Reed and Marcene M. (Morgan) Reed of Hamburg, Iowa. He lived his early years in Hamburg and Plattsmouth, Neb. When his father joined the ...
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Parks and Rec Schedule: April-4-11
April 4 – April 11 The Earth Day Triathlon will take place Saturday, April 26, as follows: • 9:20 a.m. Early start for participants who think they need extra time to complete the course. • 9:30 a.m. Pre-race briefing in swimming pool foyer. Course routes will be described, safety concerns addressed, questions answered. • 10 a.m. The first heat begins in the swimming pool; this heat will be for individual men and w...
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