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School board approves teacher contract in brief meeting
The Kodiak Island Borough school board met Wednesday for a brief special meeting to confirm a new teacher contract and OK a vendor list for the district’s correspondence program. The school board approved the hiring of Pamela Henderson as a special education teacher in the autism support classroom at Peterson Elementary School. Henderson comes to Kodiak from the Northern Cheyenne Tribe, where she worked as the spe...
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Monday raid involved two additional homes
On Monday, the Kodiak Police Department raided four homes, seizing illegal substances, stolen weapons and around $27,500 in cash. On Tuesday, police stated they visited two homes. On Wednesday, KPD revealed that they searched more homes on Mill Bay Road, for a total of three homes on Mill Bay Road and one on Ismailov Street. Police officers, Alaska State Troopers and federal agents served warrants to the four home...
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Police raid 2 homes, seize drugs
The Kodiak Police Department and other officers seized illegal substances, stolen weapons and cash totaling around $27,500 from a home during a raid on Monday evening. Lt. Ray Ellis, interim chief of police, declined to say what type of drugs or weapons were seized at the residence, as the investigation is ongoing. On Sept. 24, KPD detectives intercepted a package containing 33.9 grams of tar heroin. The street va...
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Voters approve Prop. 1 by big margin
By almost a 2:1 margin, Kodiak voters have approved a rule forbidding the borough mayor and assembly from working for the borough while they serve as elected officials. Proposition 1, which states in part, “simultaneous employment or personal service contracts by mayor and assembly members (is) prohibited,” received 848 votes out of almost 1,300 cast in Tuesday’s municipal election. That compares to 462 votes cast...
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North Pacific Council starts meeting today in Anchorage
Government shutdown or not, federal fisheries officials will meet starting today in Anchorage as the autumn session of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council opens. On the council’s agenda is a review of the new federal fisheries observer program and renewed discussion on trawl issues in the Gulf of Alaska. Managers are expected to adopt 2014 catch limits for several fisheries and review reports about king s...
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KEA plans new electric system to support electric crane
For the future of renewable energy, Kodiak Electric Association is looking to the wheel. Last month, the KEA board of directors and the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly threw their support behind a $1.9 million grant request. The money, which may come from the Alaska Renewable Energy Fund, would be used to build a flywheel energy storage system. The system is needed if the city of Kodiak presses ahead with plans for...
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Govt. shutdown defines 'essential'
When the sun rises this morning, Kodiak’s federal government workers will still go to work. For some of them, it will be a short workday. With no Congressional action before midnight this morning, the federal government has shut down for the first time since 1995, when a budget impasse shut down operations for 21 days. Without a deal, federal government workers will wake up today and walk into work. Those deemed n...
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Senior Citizens of Kodiak awarded third national accreditation
Senior Citizens of Kodiak has been awarded its third national accreditation, the first such honor among Alaska’s senior organizations. The accreditation was awarded through the National Council on Aging and the National Institute of Senior Centers. Senior Citizens of Kodiak supports people 60 and older in Kodiak. The accreditation acknowledges that SCOK is meeting certain standards. “Having this kind of self asses...
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Windstorm knocks out power, sends Kennicott into pier
“Fall came in with a vengeance this year,” said deputy harbormaster Lon White. It’s as apt a summary as any for a second consecutive weekend of high winds in Kodiak. While the arrival of autumn and winter winds is an annual occurrence, the first storms of the season inevitably catch some people and some trees unprepared. On Sunday morning, winds gusting at 53 mph nudged the ferry Kennicott into Pier 2 as it arrive...
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City council approves police recording system upgrade
In a Thursday meeting, the Kodiak City Council approved a $30,794 upgrade to the Kodiak Police Department’s recording system. The Stancil Multimedia Logging Recording System used by KPD takes in and records emergency and nonemergency calls at the department. According to a city report, the system is often overwhelmed and unable to make recordings due to a high volume of calls the department receives. The upgrade w...
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