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City votes on $25K to ‘influence election’
The Kodiak City Council will vote tonight on a $25,000 appropriation for public information campaigns concerning city employee unionization and borough and city government consolidation. The ordinance up for vote says the campaigns can include “without limitation information that may influence the outcome of the election.” Discussion of the allocation ordinance was not listed on Tuesday’s work session agenda, but ...
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KPD chief to explain terminating body cams
Kodiak Police Chief Ronda Wallace will give a statement to the city council today on the decision to stop using police body cameras. Wallace confirmed to KMXT last week that the Kodiak Police Department no longer requires officers to wear the cameras on their uniforms. Within the past year, KPD body camera footage has been at the center of two lawsuits against the city. In November, Kodiak Public Broadcasting file...
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Grandpa’s GOP held up decency, respect
To the editor: Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined what is happening in my America today. As in “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” the crazies are running the asylum. My grandfather Joe was a delegate to the Republican convention that chose Eisenhower to be candidate for the presidency and I am sure that he would be aghast as to what has happened to our democracy, especially to his beloved Republican ...
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State’s local health job may remain unfilled
The position of environmental health officer in Kodiak hasn’t been filled in nine months, and it could wind up a permanent victim of budget cuts. After the position became vacant in November 2015, the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation tried to hire a new officer. “Despite multiple attempts to recruit for this position, both at local and national levels, we were unsuccessful in finding a qualified app...
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Former KHS football star takes over defense
The first time Kodiak High School’s football team made the playoffs and reached the small-school state championship game was in 2006. Ben Watkins was a star defensive player for that team, which ended up losing 28-20 to Soldotna in the title game and finished with a program-best 8-2 record. Ten years later and Watkins is back. The former College of the Redwoods player is heading Kodiak’s varsity defense after spen...
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Kodiak football installs no-huddle offense for 2016
Don’t blink. The 2016 Kodiak High School football team is lightning fast. And the coaching staff plans to showcase the speed by running a no-huddle offense when the season kicks off Friday night against Houston at Joe Floyd Track and Field. “We are going to go as fast as humanly possible,” second-year head coach Bill McGuire said. McGuire, a former player at Montana State University Northern, installed a spread of...
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Alaska State Troopers: Aug. 11
Aug. 3 Alaska Wildlife Troopers issued a citation to a 33-year-old Kodiak for failing to release a snagged pink salmon. Bail was set at $130. At approximately 5:40 p.m., AWT contacted a Kodiak woman sport fishing on Russian Creek. Investigation revealed the woman had not purchased a sport fish license and she was issued a citation for sport fishing without a license. Bail was set at $200. Aug. 4 At approximately 6...
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GUEST OPINION: ‘Pursue the idea’ language too vague
This past Thursday’s borough meeting was both pleasant and productive. A committee report by Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center noted they completed their JCAHO (national hospital accreditation agency) evaluation and received both the highest rating and for the longest period before they must again be evaluated. Also, Medicare/Medicaid evaluated them and they came out with no discrepancies. Bottom line: Kodia...
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City may nix inspection ties with borough
A Kodiak City Council vote on termination of a memorandum of agreement between the city and the Kodiak Island Borough is scheduled for the council’s regular meeting tomorrow. Should the motion fail, the option will be off the table for a year. Currently, the city’s building department conducts inspections throughout the borough. The borough and city codes matched until June, when the KIB Assembly voted to revert b...
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Contractor suing KIB over costs for new high school
The company that built the new Kodiak High School is suing the Kodiak Island Borough over change orders the borough denied and problems with the plans. In a complaint filed in the Anchorage courthouse on July 29, Watterson Construction alleges they are owed $252,000 for denied claims of proposed change orders and unspecified damages to be determined during a trial. During the course of construction, Watterson aske...
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