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Icy conditions cause Boxing Day rollovers
Kodiak saw three rolled vehicles the day after Christmas, all three encountering black ice conditions on roadways around the Emerald Isle. All three accidents were very similar with drivers losing control of the vehicle and running into a ditch before the vehicles turned over. In all three accidents, the drivers and passengers reported no injuries. In two of the accidents, the drivers and passengers reported weari...
Jan 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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The legend that didn’t belong in Alaska
Like a Miss Universe beauty contest winner, she captured everyone’s heart. During her younger years, everybody wanted her snapshot. Writers would often describe her as America’s second most-photographed object after the Statue of Liberty. Her name is Kalakala. Today, the Art-Deco ship once marketed as the world’s most beautiful ferry is corroding, saddled with controversies and shackled by a reputed curse that sup...
Jan 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alleged drug dealer caught after creeping around police chief’s house
Trespassing and illegal drug use were not the only bad decisions a Kodiak man seems to have made before Alaska State Troopers caught him — after he allegedly lurked around the home of the city’s top cop, officials said Thursday. Police chief Ronda Wallace and her husband, David Spellman, originally reported to the troopers that someone was prowling around their house Tuesday with a flashlight, according to an affi...
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Borough gets projects update
Phase two of the landfill expansion has reached substantial completion, engineering and facilities director Bob Tucker told the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly’s Tuesday work session. Tucker said everything is done on the project’s phase, except a few small items that can’t be done until further phases of the project have been finished. The liner has been installed and the main concrete slab work is done as well, T...
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Board of Game sets sights on Kodiak hunting regulations
Proposals for changes in game regulations to be addressed at Board of Game meetings this spring include six affecting Unit 8, Kodiak and the surrounding islands. Two of the proposed changes affect bag limits, a third adds a fox season, and the last three involve removing Unit 8 from regulation references to trapping several animals that do not exist in Unit 8. Proposal 144 would open a hunt for Arctic fox in Unit ...
Dec 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Proposed compost facility open for comment
The proposed City of Kodiak facility to turn sewage sludge into compost is open for public comment. The facility is currently undergoing the permitting process, which includes a public comment period. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation has received the city’s permit application permit and proposes to issue the permit. The location is currently borough property, which the borough will transfer to t...
Dec 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Christmas in Kodiak winners announced
When Nicole Carver received a text telling her she was a raffle winner of some dollar amount with several zeros, she thought she was about to get scammed. But she was wrong. Carver won $2,000, the grand prize of the Christmas in Kodiak raffle, said Ellen Simeonoff, general manager of Kodiak Island Broadcasting Company Inc. “I thought it was a scam,” Carver said. “I got a text from my hairdresser and I didn’t recog...
Dec 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Drugs intercepted at Kodiak air charter
Alaska State Troopers have confiscated a package containing illegal drugs at a Kodiak-based air charter company. The drugs have been disguised to look like mail, law enforcement officials said. The troopers originally received a report of a suspicious package at a local air charter around 2 p.m. on Dec. 17, officials said. Troopers said the package was on its way to one of the villages and a suspect in the case ha...
Dec 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Library holds week of Narnia activities
The Kodiak Public Library is hosting a week of Chronicles of Narnia-themed activities culminating in a two-person telling of “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” the most popular book in the classic series by C.S. Lewis. Cut Glass Theatre, an Oakland, California company, will use a veteran of Kodiak theater, Mat Freeman, and one of Cut Glass Theatre’s founding members, Stephanie Foster, to create the magical wo...
Dec 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gov. Walker halts six major projects
Citing the state’s $3.5 billion budget deficit, Gov. Bill Walker has halted new spending on six major projects, including the Kodiak Launch Complex, pending further review. Walker signed the executive order Friday but his action was announced Saturday in a news release. “Our budget deficit grows deeper as oil prices go lower,” Walker said in the release. “These are large projects that require significantly more st...
Dec 29, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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