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Jail sentence handed down after drunken forklift theft
A Ouzinkie man will spend 30 days in jail on a criminal trespassing charge. Nineteen-year-old Pete Muller Jr. pled guilty on Tuesday to one count of first-degree criminal trespassing and one count of second-degree vehicle theft. The case started on April 23 when Muller was accused of stealing a forklift and a truck while under the influence. He caused over $1,000 in damages to the vehicles. Muller stole a Caterpil...
Aug 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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A look at the progress of the new Kodiak public library
For now, the walls of the new Kodiak public library are made of spray paint and imagination. “And this is where the main entrance will be,” said Carl Brinkerhoff, the superintendent of the project going up on Borough Hill. As he stretched out his arms, only empty air and an orange spray-painted line on wet black gravel showed what he was gesturing at. A sign at the entrance to the site shows the ultimate goal: a m...
Aug 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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State reverses on Bells Flats polling station; Fire Hall will remain voting site
The state of Alaska has reversed itself on the location of the Womens Bay polling site. On Wednesday, the state’s elections office informed borough clerk Nova Javier that the polling site will not move to Nemetz Gazebo and will instead remain in the Womens Bay fire hall. The move was publicized at a July 26 Kodiak island Borough Assembly work session, when Javier informed the assembly that the elections office had...
Aug 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak borough assembly OKs budget modifications
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly met Thursday night to approve final changes to last year’s borough budget, but the technical alterations didn’t pass without comment. Assemblyman Mel Stephens and Assemblywoman Louise Stutes each objected to the new budget, which erases cost overruns. “I don’t think it’s a good idea to, after the fact, amend your budget so none of your departments run over budget,” Stephens said....
Aug 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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New teachers start two-day course in Kodiak 101
The Kodiak Island Borough School District’s annual new teacher orientation revealed many new faces as it began Thursday. Around 25 people attended the two-day training session for new teachers, student teachers and previous teachers who missed last year’s orientation. About half of the new faces are from other states. “I’ve lived in a lot of places,” said Colin Clark. “I think my natural affinity for the job was t...
Aug 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak-based boat briefly runs aground in Aleutians
The Kodiak-based fishing boat Afognak Strait is floating free today after briefly running aground early Thursday morning on Herbert Island, about 170 miles southwest of Dutch Harbor. Petty Officer David Mosley, a spokesman for the Coast Guard in Anchorage, said the grounding happened after the 58-foot boat lost steering overnight Wednesday. “The crew onboard the vessel reported they did not know why they ended up ...
Aug 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Murkowski optimistic about Law of the Sea treaty ratification
ANCHORAGE (AP) — Melting summer sea ice is opening up the Arctic Ocean to commercial opportunities but the United States could miss them if it doesn’t sign the Law of the Sea treaty, according to U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski. The Alaska Republican hopes the Senate will vote to sign the treaty during the lame duck session following the November election. The treaty sets up a system for resolving disputes in internation...
Aug 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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As pinks peak, a surge in silver for Monashka Bay
With the sun breaking through on Wednesday, fishermen flocked to Kodiak’s rivers and beaches. The break in the weather comes at a good time. Silver salmon hatchery returns are set to spike this week in Monashka Bay, Mill Bay and Mission Beach. Ninety thousand silver salmon smolt were released in spring 2011 in Pillar Creek and Monashka Creek. Those fish are scheduled to start returning this week, but they may be h...
Aug 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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No help coming soon to understaffed Troopers in Kodiak
For the last year the Alaska State Troopers detachment in Kodiak has been operating shorthanded, and help isn’t likely any time soon. Despite having a vacancy in his staff, Sgt. Chris Hill said the Kodiak detachment has been making things work. Having enough time to get paperwork done has been the biggest challenge with the vacancy. “It’s a lot of scheduling,” Hill said. “It prevents me from getting paperwork done...
Aug 16, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak voters have choices in all but school board race
Kodiak voters will have choices in all but one major municipal political race this October. Wednesday was the final day for candidates to sign up to run for open seats on the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly, Kodiak school board, Kodiak City Council and a handful of service area board seats. Only the school board, which has two open seats, failed to see more candidates than open seats. On the school board, incumbent...
Aug 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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