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To the Editor: The Borough’s non-union employees (directors and borough manager) are trying to pass two resolutions/ordinances for themselves; they want a 5 percent raise, then to cash in their sick leave. Some have accrued 2,000 hours of sick leave, and all are at retirement age. In our opinion honesty isn't one of their attributes, greed is. The third is to update union employees' job descriptions. Their resolut...
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Stevens introduces bill to expand marine transportation board
A new bill in the Alaska Senate could give Kodiak a greater say in the advisory board that directs the Alaska Marine Highway System. On Friday, Sen. Gary Stevens introduced Senate Bill 24, which would expand the Alaska Marine Transportation Advisory Board to 12 members; the new seat would represent Southcentral Alaska including Homer, Kodiak, Seldovia and Kodiak’s rural communities. “It wouldn’t necessarily be a K...
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Island Espresso broken into
A rash of business break-ins continued Sunday morning when an unidentified man smashed the rear window of Island Espresso on Mill Bay Road. Caught on surveillance cameras, the man turned himself into police less than eight hours later, after his picture was circulated on Facebook. “I did happen to see the post myself,” said Kodiak Police Chief T.C. Kamai. “It was a pretty good image, and we had a good feeling that...
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Garden Gate: 2013 is the year of bliss
Don’t worry, be happy: 2013 is the year of bliss. That’s according to Garden Media Group, a trend-spotting agency in Pennsylvania that has designated 2013 as the year when gardeners turn their backs on trouble and strife and more actively seek joy and bliss in their everyday life. “Connecting with nature is a necessity, not a luxury,” says Suzi McCoy, head of GMG, which releases a Garden Trends Report every year. ...
Jan 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Charges pile up against man in restaurant theft
More charges have piled up against a man linked to the Noodles Restaurant burglary. Casey Brennick, 22, was arraigned on nine felony charges in front of Kodiak district court judge Steve Cole on Friday. Brennick faces one count of second-degree burglary, four counts of second-degree theft, two counts of first-degree vehicle theft, one count of third-degree criminal mischief and one count of tampering with physical...
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Capitol Report: Jan. 21
Hello from Juneau. The first session of the 28th Alaska State Legislature convened on Tuesday, and the work of the various Senate and House committees is well under way. The early days of any session, particularly in the first year of a new Legislature, are marked by state agency and department reviews, and we have already heard from the governor, who outlined his new oil tax reform proposal during his State of th...
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Fish Factor: Final push to stop genetically modified fish
Fishing groups, consumers and health organizations are launching a final push to prevent genetically modified fish from getting the nod for American dinner plates. During the holidays, the Food and Drug Administration issued its environmental assessment concluding that the fish, tweaked to grow at least three times faster than normal, will not have any significant impact on the human environment and are unlikely t...
Jan 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shell helps fly food to Larsen Bay
Royal Dutch Shell PLC continued to aid Kodiak’s rural communities by helping deliver food from the Kodiak Island Food Bank to Larsen Bay last week. Larsen Bay received around 1,200 pounds of food from the food bank on Friday. This is the second time Shell has helped deliver to one of Kodiak’s villages. The food bank’s director, Alex von Tsurikov, asked Shell earlier this month to deliver to Old Harbor because he k...
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Rural schools winless on road
The Kodiak Emerging Small School’s boys basketball team fell 68-38 to Ninilchik Thursday evening on the Kenai Peninsula. Kodiak ESS concludes its weeklong trip with an 0-3 record. “The way these kids have progressed and our trip over here is just remarkable,” ESS coach Russ Scotter said. “We couldn’t have done this in practice.” Kodiak ESS is made up of students from Ouzinkie, Larsen Bay, Akiok and Karluk. The tea...
Jan 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police arrest man for restaurant theft
The Kodiak Police Department arrested a Kodiak man on Thursday who is accused of being connected to the Noodles Restaurant theft. Casey Brennick, 22, faces one felony theft charge for possession of stolen property. On Monday morning, Noodles Restaurant reported someone broke into the building and stole two TVs, alcohol and a set of golf clubs. Two motorcycles from a trailer behind the building were also reported m...
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