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Jackson Park residents question $0 assessment
A Jackson’s Mobile Home Park resident expects more appeals to a 2016 borough property assessments of $0 on mobile homes still in the park. Judi Kidder, a resident and spokesperson for a Jackson’s resident group, said the assessment felt like a “punch in the gut.” Borough assessor Bill Roberts said he is aware of only one appeal from Jackson’s residents so far. The deadline for appeals of assessment value is March ...
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Ash not headed for Kodiak
The eruption of Pavlof Volcano on the Alaska Peninsula about 400 miles from Kodiak released ash up to 37,000 feet and cancelled flights. Dave Schneider, a geophysicist at the Alaska Volcano Obsertvatory in Anchorage, said the ash has been following a northerly trajectory, and as of 4:30 p.m. Monday, the amount of ash coming out of the mountain had fallen over the past few hours. “Currently, the ash is not coming n...
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Wild Alaskan sentencing postponed
Sentencing for the owner of a former crab vessel for illegal dumping was postponed until May 9, according to court documents. Darren Byler, 55, was found guilty by a jury in December 2015 of violating the Refuse Act and making false statements while running the converted crab vessel Wild Alaskan as a floating strip club in St. Herman Harbor. He was indicted in 2015 for dumping sewage from the Wild Alaskan into Kod...
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UAA's Alysa Horn honored with hoops award
Alysa Horn has fit right in with the University of Alaska women’s basketball coaching staff. Even though some Kodiakans had to do a double take when they saw the former Kodiak High School standout on national television during the team’s semifinal win over Grand Valley State last Wednesday. She was decked in dress pants, a black shirt with white dots, and a black jacket. Call it a coach makeover. “I had a lot of a...
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JUNEAU UPDATE: Board would depoliticize Tier 3
Hello from Juneau! We have less than four weeks remaining in the regular session; we’ve already passed a pared-down operating budget and are now looking into the capital budget. This budget funds capital projects, usually projects with total costs over $10,000, and has been much reduced in recent years in light of the current fiscal state. Speaking of fiscal states, don’t forget to apply for your PFD before the Ma...
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Herbicides harm children, fishing industry
To the editor: Do we possibly have a Flint, Michigan, water situation here on the island? Kodiak has a good reputation for clean and wild seafood. But what would happen if the word got out that maybe the seafood that leaves this island is not so clean and pure as advertised? How can you call Kodiak Island seafood clean and pure when thousands of gallons of toxic herbicides have been sprayed out in Chiniak the last...
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Public Safety Blotter: March 29
March 13 At 12:50 a.m., a driver reported she hit a deer in the 3300 block of East Rezanof Drive, but it was too dark to see if it was in the road or able to run off. Police could not find the deer. At 1:10 a.m., police responded to a suspicious vehicle in the 3300 block of East Rezanof Drive. They just needed directions, so the officer advised. At 1:29 a.m., police gave a traffic warning in the 1200 block of Mill...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Fine tuning for more, bigger king salmon
I’m sure everyone who’s trolled for king salmon can relate. Have you ever been on the water with the certainty that kings are lurking, but you simply can’t catch them? Even worse, have you ever fished around other boats who are scoring regularly while you can’t get a hit? I sure have! For most anglers the impulse is to start changing gear in a desperate search for the magic combination. If you’re really lucky, nea...
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Sanders wins Kodiak
Sen. Bernie Sanders swept Kodiak, District 32 and the state in a resounding victory over rival former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the Alaska Democratic caucus Saturday. At Fisherman’s Hall in Kodiak, a line stretched nearly to the sidewalk as residents waited to check in or submit voter registration forms. In total, 201 democrats participated in Kodiak, with 175 casting a vote for Sanders and 26 for Clin...
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Head lice reported at East Elementary
Head lice has reportedly spread amongst students at East Elementary School in recent weeks. The tiny bugs can cause itchiness, they spread easily through physical contact, and it takes quite a bit of work to get rid of them. “They don’t jump,” said Charissa Gregory, a registered nurse at Kodiak Community Health Center, debunking a popular myth. “You have to actually have physical contact.” Lice is more prevalent i...
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