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Pay for police, not buildings
To the editor: Years ago a police chief was hired from Los Angeles who also stated that Kodiak was the main drug distribution point to the Aleutian Islands. Now that Kodiak has a $30 million police building there is no money to hire police. Perhaps our values are slightly out of kilter. If Kodiak can afford a million dollar artificial turf for sports, Kodiak can afford police to protect those same kids who are gro...
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New assembly members sworn in
The newly elected Kodiak Island Borough assembly members were sworn in Thursday night after the results of the Oct. 6 election were certified showing a 19 percent turnout. Kyle Crow, Mel Stephens and Dennis Symmons took the oath of office during Thursday’s assembly meeting. They officially take office today. Final results showed Kyle Crow drew the most votes at 1,094 for one of the two three-year terms on the asse...
Oct 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Assembly narrowly passes Termination Point easement consideration
With a vote of four to two, the Kodiak Island Borough assembly passed a resolution stating they are interested in negotiating to hold the lease to a conservation easement at Termination Point. Prior to the vote, people filled the assembly chambers to give public comment at the beginning of the meeting, most of them voicing support for the ordinance with a few opposed. Assembly members Rebecca Skinner and Dennis Sy...
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Elementary students receive wristband trackers
Providence Health and Services Alaska has begun distributing tracking wristbands to students at two Kodiak elementary schools. The kid-proof activity trackers, called Sqords, combine a wrist tracker, online games, and a kid-safe social media app. The wristband is designed to encourage more active, physical playtime among children. A Sqord is one of the first wearables, which is designed just for children and is si...
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Unemployment rate at 6.4 percent in September
JUNEAU — Alaska’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 6.4 percent in September, down slightly from August’s 6.6 percent. The comparable national rate was 5.1 percent. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has not shown a clear, sustained trend up or down in 2015. Despite looming economic challenges, the rate does not indicate that the broader economy had been noticeably affected through September. Alaska...
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Kodiak Coast Guard aids in missing boater search
The Kodiak-based Coast Guard searched Bristol Bay for a missing mariner last week before suspending the search on Saturday, according to Coast Guard releases. Multiple HC-130 Hercules airplane and MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crews aided in the search along with the Cutter Munro crew and it’s MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew searched for Roland Briggs, who did not arrive in Egegik from Ugashik when he was expected on Wed...
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Kodiakans honored at AFN
Dr. Elise Pletnikoff and Andrew Teuber became President’s Award honorees of the Alaska Federation of Natives this weekend during its annual convention this year held in Anchorage. Though born in Sand Point, Pletnikoff was raised in Kodiak where she attended school while spending her summers fishing in Sand Point and Chignik. Pletnifoff noted she had become interested in science when she was seven and decided then ...
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Threshold a boon for local businesses
To the editor: It’s great to finally have a figure to cite for the amount local recyclers save the community with the help of Threshold Services. This is a perfect example of the utility nonprofits bring for the small investments they require. $166,000 is no small amount of savings and I can only imagine how that could multiply if recycling were to be adopted by a majority of local organizations, businesses and ho...
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Kodiak boys take Palmer Invite
Backed by a dominant performance from sophomore Talon Lindquist, the Kodiak boys breezed to the Palmer Invitational swimming and diving title on Saturday. Lindquist, a two-time state champion last year, won the 200-yard freestyle and 100 butterfly with the fastest times recorded in the state this season. He clocked a 1-minute, 54.44-second 200 free style time and went 51.93 in the 100 butterfly, which ranks ninth ...
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OPINION: Remembering McCord of Alaska
McCord of Kodiak! Jack McCord! “Man of the North” as best-selling author Rex Beach called him. McCord came to Alaska straight out of high school, drawn north after reading about the exploits of fame gunman Jack Dalton and his Dalton Trail out of Haines. But, by 1907, McCord was hungry and looking for work. He got on with the Alaska Syndicate building a railroad line at the port of Katalla. The railway was in compe...
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